Still Life with Landscape – Adrian Jackman

21 September – 11 October, Muse Gallery, Havelock North There is a ginormous jar of jelly jets on the gallery counter. And the lolly palette is reflected in the small, tight collection of works on show from Adrian Jackman. They are a drone-eye view at first glance, of the plains and ravines and patchwork fenced-in…

Garry Currin and Susan Mabin

Until 13 September, Muse Gallery Nearing the end of their winter series, MUSE Gallery presents works from Susan Mabin and Garry Currin, alongside smaller/singular presentations of works from Myfanwy Pugh, John Gisborne and Sean Crawford. Susan Mabin recently completed her Masters in Professional Creative Practice through IDEASCHOOL at EIT and presented MUSE with several figurative…

Reconnection

25 May – 7 June, Katie Mouat, Muse Gallery, Havelock North A harried messenger is pounding up towards the Village precariously balancing an outsized display of white orchids: big heads on thin green threads. She in her domestic best; they arrogant and outrageously out of scale, a flock of seagulls signalling shore. It’s a poignant…

Muse Gallery

If proof were needed of the triumph of capitalism, and its unruly stepchild, consumerism, then one need look no further than the bizarrely popular phenomenon of ‘unboxing’ videos. This is a practice in which the unpackaging of a new, usually desirable consumable is filmed and uploaded to YouTube. The viewer experiences the vicarious thrill of…