Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Mark Amery reviews Liyen Chong in the Dominion Post

Two excellent public gallery exhibitions opened over the weekend featuring Liyen Chong's work.

In Auckland

Liyen Chong: of Positions and half Positions having several marks at once
(26 August - 29th October 2011)
The Gus Fisher Gallery
The Kenneth Myers Centre
74 Shortland Street

In Wellington

Knitted and Knotted
(27th August - 20th November)
The Dowse Art Museum
45 Laings Road
Lower Hutt

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Liyen Chong - exhibition opening

Liyen Chong is an emerging artist based in Auckland with exciting horizons in her practice. Having successfully negotiated her practice around diverse disciplines of painting, graphic design and embroidery with hair she has been working on expanding her oeuvre during her time at the McCahon House. Liyen has been exploring phenomenology, Eastern thought and its implications for her art practice in New Zealand.

Having grown up in both Malaysia and China, Liyen Chong migrated to New Zealand in her mid teens and completed her MFA in Christchurch. Chong settled in Auckland in late 2005 after travelling around the world on a scholarship provided by the University of Canterbury. Since then she has exhibited widely in New Zealand and Australia and her work is present in public collections such as the Chartwell Collection and the National Gallery of Australia.

Dasein (Being There.) opens at Page Blackie Gallery at 5:30pm, Tuesday 16 August.

Contact the Gallery for more details.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Dick Frizzell features in the Spring Edition of Art New Zealand Magazine

Page Blackie Gallery artist Dick Frizzell features in the Spring Edition of Art New Zealand. Edward Hanfling talks with Frizzell about how his art practice has evolved over the last twenty years, offering some fascinating insight into his recent return to landscape painting.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Page Blackie Gallery at the Auckland Art Fair 2011

The works are installed - ready for an exciting weekend ahead!

The Auckland Art Fair runs from the 4th of August through to the 7th. Page Blackie Gallery are proud to be showing work from a number of our represented artists including; Paul Dibble, Neil Dawson, Liyen Chong, Emily Wolfe, Nina Gehl, Max Gimblett, Heather Straka, Luise Fong, Sarah Munro and Andrew Drummond.