24th June - 25th July 2021
Join us for the opening of new work by Mark Mitchell and Stanley Palmer,
on Thursday 24th June, 5.00 - 7.00pm, at The Central Art Gallery.
Award winning ceramicist, Mark Mitchell, has always loved creating. As a child, (when not making “mud pies in the back garden”), he was “always curious what his instrument maker father, “was creating in his studio”. As one of New Zealand’s leading ceramicists, Mitchell creates mesmerisingly beautiful vessels, whose graphic surfaces, fascinate and delight.
Artist, Stanley Palmer born in the Coromandel in 1936. He studied at Dunedin Technical College during the late 1950s. Through images of our coastlines, themes of colonisation, concerns of conservation and how we exist and interact with the landscape, Stanley Palmer’s iconic paintings and unique prints capture a quintessential New Zealand.