“On a Wing and a Birdsong” - Oil Paintings by Iris Reesby

Your invitation to attend the exhibition opening Saturday 21 July from 1pm

Please join us for the opening of our latest exhibition featuring oil paintings by Iris Reesby. Meet the artist and enjoy refreshments and live jazz in the friendly ambience of Petone's seaside gallery.

In celebration of our wondrous native bird life, Artspace Gallery is hosting one of Wellington regions most talented bird artists, Iris Reesby. Iris has a magical passion for painting birds, the popularity of her cards, prints and originals since we opened Artspace Gallery, has always been very positive. This is her first solo exhibition at our gallery and we are very excited to see a collection of approx 40 of her paintings hung together. Iris paints exclusively in oils and her skilful and realistic portrayals of New Zealand birds and bush will hold you spellbound. Each painting tells a story, with well thought out quirky titles that will make you smile. In some, it almost feels as if you are walking through the bush. Iris is also skilled at painting florals (the iris of course being quite a favourite) and painting pets/animals, which she is often commissioned to paint.

Her exhibition season runs from 1pm Saturday 21 July until 5pm Sunday 19 August.

Iris will be present at Artspace Gallery over the opening weekend to meet visitors and talk about her passion as well as demonstrating her painting skills.

Artworks by over 300 Local and NZ Artists to View

In addition to regularly changing exhibitions, Artspace Gallery features art by over 300 local artists and has a strong focus on paintings and photography of Wellington.

Explore the other five exhibition rooms at this gallery and discover what else is new on display. Remember if you'd like a break from the weekend traffic congestion that can sometimes be encountered at the big box retail end of Petone, drive on along the foresehore, you'll find free and easy parking right outside the Gallery or along the sea front.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Alfred, Gillian and the gallery team

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