Due to recent Covid restrictions in Wellington, the Michael Smither event has been rescheduled to the 17th - 18th July!
Bread and Butter Gallery Ltd are excited to announce that we are growing our reach nationally and we’ll be having our first pop-up event in Wellington showcasing New Zealand's renowned artist Michael Smither's original artworks and screenprints!
The address of the pop-up event will be held at 4/410 The Esplanade, Island Bay, Wellington (next door to The Beach House Cafe), between hours 11am - 4pm.
Michael Smither is one of New Zealand’s most sought-after master artists today. His iconic contemporary abstract and highly coloured harmonic paintings and screenprints capture a unique and often very personal observation of his world. In 2004 Smither was made a CNZM for his services to art. "It is important to acknowledge and celebrate the work and achievement of this New Zealand artist who shows us so much of where we come from and of what shapes us." - Helen Clark, former Prime Minister & Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage.
Michael Smither has been painting for more than 60 years and his works are held in numerous public collections including Auckland Art Gallery and Te Papa Tongawera Museum of New Zealand and prominent private collections. During his long and prolific career, Michael Smither has found continuing inspiration from his immediate environment. This has resulted in a large body of work that is synonymous with the New Zealand landscape and culture. He paints coastal and mountain landscapes, family and children, domestic objects and religious symbols. He also has a continued interest in reflections with a large collection of famous colour works that are strongly influenced by his knowledge of music and harmonics. In October 2019, Michael Smither set the record for the most expensive painting sold that was painted by a living New Zealand artist when his 1967 painting entitled 'Sea Wall and Kingfisher' sold for $342,000.
Join us to view some of his more recently painted original masterpieces, as well as screen-printed versions of his artworks.
Michael Smither’s nationwide art dealer Christine Rabarts Dip Art (Hons) is curating the show in Wellington and will be available for private consultation appointments after the show and while in the area.