A virtual weekend to The Central - part 3

Although we're closed, here's what you would see!
We hope we are in our last 'virtual weekend' at The Central!
Click on the artwork photos below to head to our website where you can view more images.

This weekend we are happy to announce a new artist to The Central, Chauncey Flay. Read about him below and sign up to receive a preview of his exhibition in October. We've also put together a selection of unframed artworks for you to browse from print drawers in the gallery. Send us an email to art@thecentral.co.nz if you would like any more information about them.

Very best and stay safe,
The Central Art Gallery team
Laura, Jane, Folina, Jonathan and Richard.
Introducing a new artist to The Central:

We are happy to announce a new artist to the gallery, Chauncey Flay. Chauncey celebrates the natural object by repurposing found rock, dead corals, stone and metal which he then works with compositionally and makes it shine (literally). Often adding two segments of rock and stone to the sculpture, Flay connects these pieces by using neodymium magnets, polyfiller or even simple concrete. The finished artworks are sublime in their juxtaposition between light and dark, rough and smooth, emptiness and solidity and speak to a world of space and time.

Pictured here is ‘Osterns quarry greywacke bunker 39’ that has been produced from a single piece of greywacke split in half then reconnected. One half polished and the other raw as found in the earth. We have this stunning piece in the gallery but we look forward to Chauncey exhibiting at The Central from 14th October - 14th November 2021.

Artwork pictured:
Osterns quarry greywacke bunker 39, 2021
Greywacke, neodymium magnets
390 x 345 x 300mm

Contact us to be on the Chauncey Flay preview list
What's in the print drawers:
Here are some gems from the print drawers:
Julia Morison
Flotsam and Jetsam III, 2006
Intaglio etching
520 x 380mm
Ed. 9 of 20
Lonnie Hutchinson
Sista II, 2004
750 x 560mm
Ed. 15 of 30
Michel Tuffery
Moana Toroa Heads, 2016
Emboss Graph Stencil Woodcut
600 x 560 mm
Ed. 20 of 23
Jon Jeet
I Know This To Be True, Contents Visual Contents Page, 2019
Woodcut print
700 x 1000mm
Ed. 1 of 9
Martin Poppelwell and Dick Frizzell
The Sun is in the Window, 2020
890 × 620mm
Ed. 28 of 80
Veronica Herber
Grey picket small, 2021
Grey foto tape and pencil on Hahnemühle paper
297 x 210mm




View all of the unframed works on our website

September 5, 2021