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Drawn: Artist friends in the 1980s and 1990s

May 28 - July 21

Drawn: Artist friends in the 1980s and 1990s

Glenda Randerson, Mary McIntyre, Jo Smith, Terry Stringer
28 May – 21 July
Opening 6pm 27 May
Boardroom and Little Gallery


Portraits by a group of artists who met regularly to draw friends, this is a collection of likenesses that were made thirty years ago. As well as the chance to line up the images to recreate the circle of vantage points around the subject, these drawings also sit the person back down in the room with us. The drawings presented are by Mary McIntyre, Glenda Randerson, Jo Smith and Terry Stringer.


Mary McIntyre started her artistic career under the guidance of Colin McCahon in the late 1960s. Drawing early influence from the style and composition of Northern Italian and Renaissance art, Mary has established herself as one of New Zealand’s foremost realist figurative painters. She has work in numerous public and private collections including the collections of Te Papa Tongarewa, Waikato Museum of Art and History, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, James Wallace Arts Trust, and the National Museum of Australia.

Glenda Randerson graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland University, in 1970 and has exhibited professionally since 1975. Her work has been included in over forty exhibitions in private and public galleries ( refer glendaranderson.com ). Randerson’s art practice includes two painting genres: still life and portraiture. She been involved with portraiture since art school and have fulfilled a number of portrait commissions. Her most ambitious project culminated in ’The Face of the Writer’ exhibition of twenty-five portraits of contemporary New Zealand Writers.

Auckland born painter Jo Smith has work in private collections in New Zealand, the U.K, New York, Australia and Hong Kong as well as the James Wallace Trust and Government House collections. Her work received critical acclaim on TVNZ’s “Big Art Trip” with Douglas Lloyd Jenkins in 2002. Jo Smith now lives and works on Waiheke Island

Terry Stringer is primarily a sculptor making bronze figures. Exhibiting widely in New Zealand since 1980, he has works in the major public collections. His most recent commission is Hygea 2018, outside the Auckland University School of Medicine on Park Road.

Image credit: Illustrated are C.K. Stead 1985 and Peter Wells 1985, Terry Stringer, both pencil on paper.



May 28
July 21
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