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Still Life: Roger Staples

07 Oct 2018 - 24 Oct 2018

Roger Staples, Strelitzia 2018

Sunday 7 October 2018, 5.00pm - Wednesday 24 October 2018, 4.00pm

Opening event Sunday 7 October, 5pm

Gallery open daily 10am–4pm except on public holidays


Northart, Ernie Mays Street, Northcote, Auckland

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In his first solo exhibition in Auckland in many years, recently retired art teacher Roger Staples uses objects from nature that attract him – rocks, stones, shells and plants amongst them – as his still life elements.

Arranging them on wooden tables or inside crates, he plays with and often discards objects, but some combinations suggest the beginnings of a painting.

“Things evolve. It is an intuitive, creative process. I hope my work provokes thought, rewards repeated viewing and retains a sense of mystery.”