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ANDRÉ HEMER, LONNIE HUTCHINSON, KERRY ANN LEE, SAM MITCHELL
PAPERWORK, 7 - 22 DECEMBER 2016
To end the year we're celebrating some recent achievements, new work and looking forward to what 2017 is going to bring. Paperwork includes new unique prints by André Hemer, a suite of Lonnie Hutchinson's woodblock prints not previously exhibited in Wellington, a taster of work from Kerry Ann Lee, who will be having her first solo exhibition with us in March 2017, and new watercolour works from Sam Mitchell.
André Hemer, who has a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Canterbury and a PhD in Fine Arts from the University of Sydney, now lives in Vienna and is carving out a global career: in the past 18 months, exhibiting in London, Paris and Los Angeles as well as New Zealand and Australia. He is also gaining significant recognition, this year winning the Wallace Art Award and The Arts Foundation's 2016 New Generation Award.
Lonnie Hutchinson, who has been described as a 'trail-blazing' Pacific woman artist, has been exhibiting nationally and internationally for 20 years and is in many public and private collections. A survey show with an accompanying hardcover catalogue was shown in Auckland and Wellington in 2015 and in the same year she was awarded the Creative New Zealand Pasifika Contemporary Artist Award.
Kerry Ann Lee is a Wellington artist with a background in graphic arts having completed a Master of Design at Massey University, Wellington. Her work explores cultural intersections and is included in public and private collections throughout New Zealand, Australia, Europe, US and China. She is also known internationally for her work with self-published fanzines.
Sam Mitchell, who has a Masters from the Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, has been the recipient of many awards for her work including the Paramount Award at the Wallace Art Awards (2010), the William Hodges Southland Trust Residency in Invercargill (2014) and the Tylee Cottage Artist in Residence in Whanganui (2015). She has exhibited widely and has work is in collections in NZ, the US, the UK and Egypt.