21 May 2012 to 30 July 2012
Venue: Staff Common Room, Old Government House
An exhibition of Don Binney's works from The University of Auckland collection.
A wonderful exhibition now on at old government house gives a rare opportunity to see all the works of iconic New Zealand artist Don Binney that are held in The University’s Art Collection.
An alumnus of Auckland and a former senior lecturer and Head of Department at Elam School of Fine Arts, Don Binney still retains a strong presence at the University through his work, including Arts-Commerce Kaka, commissioned by Pat Hanly for the Arts 1 Building, and created specifically for the space.
Among familiar works in the exhibition are Requiem Te Henga, oil on canvas 1965-66 – on long-term loan from the artist in the Senior Common Room Collection - and In the Lee of a Looted Island, oil on board, 1966 – depicting a bottle-nose dolphin in front of Bon Accord Harbour, Kawau Island, purchased in 1966 for The University of Auckland Art Collection.
The exhibition also includes a portrait of Don Binney by Garth Tapper (1927-1999) who was an alumnus and later a lecturer at Elam School of Fine Arts.