New shows in time for holidays

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Two new exhibitions have come to the Eastern Southland Gallery just in time for the summer holidays.

Fifty-one works by leading New Zealand potters feature in “The Frank Checketts Collection”, including Peter Collis’ porcelain Blue Orb with Gold Leaf, Rick Rudd’s earthenware Hand-built Raku Vaseand John Parker’s stoneware Blue Grooved Sphere

A collaborative work involving well-known sculptor Terry Stringer and John Dawson is also on display.

Other New Zealand artists featuring include Peter Lange and Merilyn Wiseman.

The works were given to the gallery by the late Frank Checketts, a ceramics artist with strong ties to Southland.

Meanwhile, the “South by South East: The Bosshard Browne Collection” focuses on artists who have worked primarily on the east coast of the South Island.

It showcases works given to the gallery by long-time supporters Patricia Bosshard Browne and Kobi Bosshard, and includes Philip Trusttum’s acrylic on loose canvas, Horse, and Jeffrey Harris’ 1970 pastel and acrylic on paper, Beyond the Rainbow.

Artists Barry Cleavin, Denise Copland, Joanna Margaret Paul, Russell Moses and Ian Scott also feature in the exhibition.

Admission is free and the gallery is open from Monday to Friday between 10am and 4.30pm and on weekends between 1pm and 4pm.

Copy supplied by gallery programmes officer Marcella Geddes.