Overlooking Petone Beach, the Alfred Memelink Artspace is one of New Zealand’s a must visit galleries.
More than just a gallery, this space is aimed at supporting the local art community by exhibiting a variety of different artists works and providing classes and space for local artists to expand their knowledge and refine their technique.
Alfred’s landscape art mirrors his love for the city and the seaside.
DOUBLE EXHIBITION OPENING
Paintings & Sculptures by Mark Dimock + Oil Paintings by Ronda Turk
Sat 3 Feb - Sun 4 March
Join us between 1 - 5pm this Saturday, 3rd February
, to view our latest exhibtion and meet the artists. Enjoy a refreshment whilst a cool summer sea breeze and the mellow notes of some jazz provided by Don Franks and friends, wafts through the gallery.
Both artists, Mark and Ronda, now live outside Wellington but this exhibition features artworks inspired from when they lived here during their youth. Mark grew up playing on the beaches and climbing the cliffs in Titahi Bay, and these landscapes continue to influence his paintings and sculptures today, particularly for this exhibition. Rondas oil paintings feature memories of childhood summers centred around Wellington bays, beaches and pools, with holidays spent in the beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound.
Above - A collection of sculptures and paintings by Mark Dimock
Below - Three paintings by Ronda Turk or the Marlbrough Sounds and Wellington
COLOURISED HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS
by Brendan Graham
Also on view in our new upstairs gallery are two photography exhibitions. The exhibition of colourised historic photographs by Brendan Graham is drawing a great deal of interest. On the opposite wall is a striking collection of landscapes by Martin Warenczuk
. Both these exhibitions are open until Sunday 18th February
Address: 223 The Esplanade, Petone
We are open 7 days 10am - to 5pm for your art viewing pleasure.
If you haven’t visited Artscapce gallery yet and would like to from afar, here’s your chance, explore it right through. Many visitors who have come in for the first time are real surprised at how big the gallery is. Here, with a click of the mouse you can see for yourself:
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