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Wendy Hannah: Chroma

01 Dec 2018 - 27 Jan 2019


Saturday 1 December 2018, 2.30pm - Sunday 27 January 2019, 4.00pm

  • Opening event: Sat 1 Dec, 2.30pm
  • Exhibition: 3 Dec - 27 Jan
  • Gallery hours: Fri-Mon 10am-4pm, Tue-Thu 10am-9pm

Uxbridge Arts and Culture, 35 Uxbridge Road, Howick, Auckland

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Malcolm Smith Gallery


In Chroma, Wendy Hannah explores colour, pigment and materials to create an immersive environment, reflecting the different facets of her practice.

Wendy has been painting for fifteen years and began her practice by attending community art courses before studying at Elam School of Fine Arts.

Through her Bachelor studies she developed a keen interest in the alchemy of paint, investigating chemical reactions and the science of artmaking.

She was drawn to processes used by the old masters, particularly the necessity of the era to laboriously and purposefully concoct paints by hand.

Throughout 2018, Wendy has been working with Colin Gooch Technical Director and Mike Clowes Technical Manager of Resene Paints with a tool box of pigments to push her alchemy and create an ambitious homage to colour and form.

Having access to some of Resene’s experimental paint and base materials has allowed Wendy’s practice move to different areas with the ability to incorporate innovative industrial products in her studio.

This exhibition brings Wendy’s experimentation with pigment into a new dimension, incorporating thick, thin, sticky, glossy pigments on unexpected sculptural supports.

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