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Searching – Jago Neal and Jan Huijbers

08 Oct 2019 - 26 Oct 2019


Tuesday 8 October 2019, 9.00am - Saturday 26 October 2019, 3.00pm

  • Exhibition: 8-26 Oct
  • Gallery hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-3pm, Sun closed
  • Opening event: Sat 12 Oct, 6pm-8pm
  • Artist talk: Sat 12 Oct, 11am-1pm (part of Artweek 2019)

Kumeu Arts Centre, 300 Main Road, Huapai, Kumeu, Auckland

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Behind Kumeu Library



Jago Neal and Jan Huijbers processes and outcomes differ greatly, however, their motivation can be viewed jointly as an exploration into natural forms, patterns and experimentation of their chosen media.

Neal is interested in alternative photographic processes that allow serendipitous moments to occur.

“I enjoy exploring the transformative ways you can create imagery using methods of ‘Liquid light’, ‘photo-grams’ and ‘Pinhole photography’. By incorporating other mediums into my work or transferring my images onto different surfaces I try to enhance, extend or replicate what is already suggested and elevate the feeling it conveys.”- Neal

Jan Huijbers references traditional Pacific tapa-cloth patterns, geometric and mathematical imagery and oceanic organisms.

The intentions behind his work signify the preserving of our natural recourses, specifically pertaining to aquatic life. However, Huijbers admits to needing relief from the sombre thematic concerns of this project.

The second series of work gives the artist this outlet; paintings inspired by carnival. Bright colours, shapes and liveliness that sing out from the canvas create a visual balance to Jan’s studio

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