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Denys Watkins: If these walls could Talk

August 5 - August 28

Denys Watkins, Tequila, 2018. Acrylic on wood panel, 20 x 20cm. Courtesy: the artist and Jhana Millers Gallery, Wellington.

Denys Watkins is a highly respected contemporary artist with a career spanning 5 decades. In the early stage of his career, he was widely regarded as one of New Zealand’s finest printmakers, a media since superseded by painting and watercolour.

Watkins’ distinctive abstract paintings show a keen fascination and curiosity about the world. While lately his attentions have focused more on environmental concerns, over his career he has drawn on a wide visual encyclopedia of cultural references, taking source inspiration from any area deemed relevant or necessary to a particular composition or series.

This new exhibition brings together recent paintings, supplemented by works from the last few years, that complement and extends Denys’ visual language.

Watkins taught as a senior lecturer at Elam School of Fine Arts from 1980-2011 and his work is held in several major collections throughout Australasia, including the Australian National Gallery, Te Papa Tongarewa, The Govett-Brewster, The Chartwell Trust, and many others.

Exhibition opening: Thursday 5 August, 5:30pm.

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Details

Start:
August 5
End:
August 28

Gallery Name

Jhana Millers Gallery
Phone:
+64 21 1670 896
Email:
jhana@jhanamillers.com
Website:
jhanamillers.com

Venue

Jhana Millers Gallery
Level 1/85 Victoria St, Te Aro
Wellington, New Zealand
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Details

Start:
August 5
End:
August 28

Gallery Name

Jhana Millers Gallery
Phone:
+64 21 1670 896
Email:
jhana@jhanamillers.com
Website:
jhanamillers.com

Venue

Jhana Millers Gallery
Level 1/85 Victoria St, Te Aro
Wellington, New Zealand
+ Google Map