Monday, May 28, 2007

The shock of the new

Tonight Hamish McKay is opening his new gallery space on the first floor of 39 Ghuznee Street in Wellington. The gallery is just round the corner from Peter McLeavey and Enjoy, Mary Newton and Bowen Galleries and are on the same block. The opening exhibition is a two person show by Australians Rose Nolan and Anne-Marie May. McKay’s first exhibition in his Willis Street space was in March 1993. It was a group show with l budd, Derrick Cherrie, Shane Cotton, Barnard McIntyre, Anton Parsons, Peter Peryer, Patrick Pound, Richard Reddaway and Ronnie van Hout. Times change, four of the nine artists will be represented in the new gallery.
Image: Rose Nolan preparing her work Halfhearted for the opening exhibition