At the Tree Gallery, we are excited to see our neighbours at the Sarjeant Gallery host the Richard Stratton Exhibition: Living History, in the upstairs gallery space at the iSite building.
"Working drawings let you connect with the artist from a first glimpse at his his initial ideas, to watching them come to fruition"
Perhaps you have read about this in Art News magazine, or perhaps seen the exhibition at The Dowse in Lower Hutt? If not, you should pop along and have a look at how Stratton uses clay making figurative sculpture as well as intricately designed teapots and vessels. Working drawings are also a part of this exhibition, which let you connect with the artist from a first glimpse at his initial ideas, to seeing how they came to fruition in the display cases before you.
We really enjoyed his constructions featured in our images; and the feeling that a piece was a resurrection of something old - even though it was made working with new materials. The colour palette he used made us hungry for more!
We would love to take home many of the works we saw at the exhibition, but instead we take home his decadent mugs, which you can find exclusively at Tree Gallery, waiting for you to take one home too!