Contemporary art enthusiasts will enjoy a rare chance to quiz
a master on his life, career and latest work when Max
Gimblett introduces his sixth solo exhibition in the Nadene
Milne Gallery, in Arrowtown.
The artist will present ''Max Gimblett: All That Is'' on
Tuesday, March 12.
He gives his floor talk, entitled Creativity and My Practice,
in Dorothy Brown's Cinema at 7pm. The function then moves
next door into the gallery for the exhibition opening at 8pm.
People are invited to call the cinema to book their seats. A
fee of $8 will be charged to cover cinema costs.
The 77-year-old former Aucklander travelled around Europe in
the late 1950s before eventually settling in New York in 1972
with the intention of studying works of art in the city's
Abstract expressionists Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock
were among the artists to make lasting impressions.
The painter, sculptor, ink drawer and author was the first
New Zealand artist to have work selected for exhibition in
the Guggenheim Museum. He has had scores of exhibitions
during his career and in 2011 his work was shown in the Andy
Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh.
However, Gimblett never forgot his homeland and gave about
200 of his works on paper, worth up to $2 million, to the
Christchurch Art Gallery in February 2011.
The owner of the Arrowtown gallery, Nadene Milne, said
yesterday Gimblett largely earned his artistic reputation by
persistently exploring the intersections of Eastern mysticism
and Western abstraction.''
Max Gimblett is a senior New Zealand artist who is gaining
significant international recognition for his work,'' she
''We are privileged to see an artist of this calibre
exhibiting here in Central Otago.''
Picks of the
8pm: Les Richardson on keyboard and Pat Monaghan on
double bass and violin perform for the Friday Jazz Club in
Les Alpes. Free.
8.30am to 1pm: Remarkables Market continues to offer a
variety of produce and products every Saturday during its
last summer month, to end on March 30.
Entry forms will be available at the market and on its
website for its inaugural dog show, to be held next Saturday,
Dog lovers can enter their faithful furry friends in the
categories of best dressed, best bark, best groomed, best
trick and best discipline, for a donation and/or a can of cat
food for the Queenstown Cat Rescue charitable trust.
9pm: The Laugh Club NZ returns to SkyCity Queenstown
Casino with more stand-up comedy acts. Nick Rado, the 2011
and 2012 winner of the New Zealand Comedy Guild best master
of ceremonies award and television panel show regular, plays
host, with Jeremy Elwood, TV3's 7 Days regular, and Anil
Desai, top impressionist and star of the BBC's Goodness
Gracious Me. Tickets are available for $25 each from the
6.40pm: From New Zealand's Got Talent, ''JGeeks'' bring
their national Tu Meke Tour to the Queenstown Memorial Centre
with special guest Tawaroa Kawana in a high-energy show for
The ''metro Maori'' deliver their own brand of
tongue-in-cheek dance, music, singing, skits and pop culture
and will perform their hits Maori Boy, Icky Sticky and their
latest hit Best Day I Ever Had. Tickets are $16.60. They play
the Lake Wanaka Centre the next Monday.