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
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.”