Festival Exhibition

Private viewing with Greg O'Brien for those attending "The Whale Years" session, Saturday 4.15pm-5.15pm
Greg O'Brien
13 Nov 2015
10:00 - 16:00
Waiheke Community Gallery, 2 Korora Road, Oneroa

Festival Exhibition

RESIDENCIA 3my quarrel with whales / paintings from oceania by Greg O’Brien.

Coinciding with Gregory O’Brien’s new collection of poems and drawings, Whale Years (Auckland University Press, 2015), this exhibition trawls the greater Pacific region for vestiges of meaning, beauty, the intelligence of ages. Between the hard facts and the numinous expanse, the paintings record journeys, discoveries and the state of being cast well beyond the usual co-ordinates.

Born in Matamata in 1961, Gregory O’Brien is a Wellington-based poet, artist, curator and writer. In 2011 he co-ordinated the ‘Kermadec’ art project and his subsequent paintings have toured to Tonga, Chile, Easter Island and, most recently, the Tjibaou Cultural Centre in New Caledonia.