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"A Licence to Stare" Portrait Exhibition

"A Licence to Stare" Portrait Exhibition

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  • Sat 29 Aug ’15, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
  • Sun 30 Aug ’15, 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Sun 20 Sep ’15, 10:30am – 4:30pm


Yealands Estate Marlborough Gallery, 204 High Street, Blenheim


All Ages

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  • Free Admission

"A Licence to Stare" Portrait Exhibition by Award-Winning Artists
Opening Preview, Saturday 29th August, 6pm to 7.30pm.
Exhibition Season: Sunday 30th August to Sunday 20th September
Open 10.30am to 4.30pm daily
Yealands Estate Marlborough Gallery, 204 High St, Blenheim

Artists involved in "A Licence to Stare" are from around New Zealand and are all award-winning artists, including previous Peters Doig Marlborough Art Award and Nelson Art Award winners, and also finalists in the touring Adam Portraiture Awards (national New Zealand Portrait Gallery).

4 of the 10 artists participating:-

- The Marlborough Art Society are are proud to be exhibiting portraits by Sofia Minson of Wellington, well known for her large scale Maori paintings in oils. She is also known for her contemporary take on old New Zealand masters such as C.F Goldie, including a painting of Travis Rapana (attached).

- Jane Nicol is a previous winner of the Peters Doig Marlborough Art Awards, previously from Nelson and now residing in Queensland, we are fortunate to have Jane exhibit with us, as against all odds she has sent four of her artworks from Australia.

- Lisa White from Nelson was the 2014 winner of the Peters Doig Marlborough Art Awards and finalist Adam Portraiture Awards), and is becoming well known for her unique style.

- Emma Panting from Nelson (4th in the 2014 Peters Doig Marlborough Art Awards & finalist Adam Portraiture Awards), will be holding a portrait workshop to coincide with the exhibition.

A Licence to Stare
"A novelist Julia Donaldson discussing portraiture and how as a little girl she was always being told ' don't stare...it's rude' but portraits allow that natural instinct to gaze curiously. They give us a 'licence to stare' which perhaps explains the allure of portraits."

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