Partners in Painting | Sarah Mitchell Munro
People rarely achieve extraordinary artistic feats without the support of others working behind the scenes. This work is often unseen and unheard. Dorothy Kate Richmond, Anne McCahon, Doris Lusk, Douglas Lilburn, Patrick André Stephane, and Rita Angus have provided inspiration and tireless support for well-known and celebrated painters in Aotearoa New Zealand. Partners in painting (2023) is a watercolour exhibition that re-imagines the lives of these inspiring people and retells often-hidden stories of their lives. It challenges the conception of the artist as an independent genius, struggling in a vacuum, to instead reveal the complex, entangled and creative interdependence of these talented individuals.
Exhibition opening: 5pm, Thursday 21 September 2023
Opening preview and artist talk led by Peter Dornouf: 5pm, Thursday 21 September 2023
Exhibition runs: Friday 21 September to Wednesday 18 October 2023
Venue: Ramp Gallery
Ramp is a contemporary public art gallery, situated in the heart of Hamilton City at Wintec Te Pūkenga School of Media Arts.