At Home With Your Collection

Welcome to our new series – At Home With Your Collection – where collectors currently in isolation present the artists in their collections, and we let you know how you can support them.


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Alan Ibell

Artist Alan Ibell’s exhibition A Place to Put the Ghosts is on now at Jhana Millers in Wellington.

Pictured in Ibell’s living room is Ibell’s Vessel II, 2018. “I like to keep particular works around to remind me of specific breakthroughs that the works represent,” he says. Ibell is also represented by Sanderson Contemporary Art, Auckland.

The garden-scape by Esther Deans @estherdeans hangs above the shelf. Below below are two ceramic pieces by Suzy Dünser @suzydunser, and another by Amanda Ewing “The small brass wave is a very dear piece gifted me by friend and Australian-based photographer Sam Perry Dow @samperrydow,” says Ibell.

Ibell says from his studio: “I have a home studio which puts me in a privileged position and means my workday has not been too affected by the lockdown. I feel for all those artists that have had to sacrifice their studios and find alternatives at home during this time”

One of Ibell’s favourite pieces is the harness-racing horse painting by one N. Whittle, pictured with small work that Ibell traded with Leigh Martin on the shelf below. Martin is represented by Jonathan Smart in Christchurch and showed with Auckland’s Two Rooms last year.


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