Cinzah Merkens – Salt Dirt Sky

1-30 November, Tennyson Gallery, Napier New works from Cinzah Merkens flirt with the commodification of bird images. They are not depictions of birds IRL, they are representations of bird imagery, more boldly: iconography. Hints of gold remind viewers that these images are valuable, not the veneer-thin red-dot variety of value but true, robust, deep-set value….

Buggar

1-31 October, Tennyson Gallery Jo Blogg on the wall, Bernie Winkels on the plinths As a Londoner, venturing into the Natural History Museum from the chic, well-to-do streets of Kensington, I expect to see a vast array of specimens, arthropods to arachnids, paired jointed appendages and Nudibranchs with tufts and nodules, but in Napier on…

Urban Ambience

Until 30 Sept, Tennyson Gallery, Napier The Tennyson Gallery is having a show. The title, Urban Ambience is a perfect fit for its location, on the corner of Tennyson and Hastings Streets, in the commercial and cultural heart space of Napier’s CBD. It marries art, Anthony Chiappin’s poppy, whimsical two dimensional pieces, or Episodes, as…