Outstanding artworks by Anneke Bester and Rhonye McIlroy are showcased in the 18 May – 13 June exhibition at Windsor Gallery.
A follower of the neo-renaissance movement, Anneke has been painting and sculpting since she was 16 years old.
She has sculpted commercial commissions for hotel projects in South Africa, Mauritius and Dubai (including sculpting eight bronze life-size falcons for the Dubai Mall), and has also sculpted for the Chronicles of Narnia movie. Her exhibition is titled Sister Water.
Rhonye McIlroy’s background was originally fashion based. Her love for fashion, especially the top hat, has become her trademark in most of her paintings since 2011, which detailed many aspects of early New Zealand colonial history.
Current work explores Rhonye’s ancestors John and Elizabeth Guard, pioneers of New Zealand’s shore-based whaling industry in the Marlborough Sounds.
Rhonye’s exhibition is titled Stone to Flesh.
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Windsor Gallery is home to a rich variety of art, stunning exhibitions, a comprehensive framing service and now, a wedding registry.
If you or a loved one are tying the knot this season, Windsor Gallery’s recently introduced wedding registry is a beautiful and unique gift idea for any newlywed couple. Wedding guests can gift the bride and the groom with a magnificent artwork from the showroom, a commissioned piece, or the couple can take advantage of the bespoke framing service. Gift vouchers are also available and make great Christmas and birthday gifts.
Their newest featured artist is Australian painter Belinda Nadwie, who featured on The Block Australia with three of her contemporary artworks used within the beautiful interiors. She paints rich-coloured abstracts and is one of more than 35 talented creators whose artworks grace the walls of Windsor Gallery’s contemporary showroom at 386 St Asaph Street.
‘Presence’ is a collaborative exhibition by artists Sam Barrow and Aimee Shields, showing at Windsor Gallery, 386 St Asaph Street (gallery has a frontage carpark), from 5 July to 18 July and then by appointment only at the artist’s space at 888 Governors Bay Road (please walk in) from 27 July to 11 August (phone 027 922 0476). “We’re really looking forward to meeting and chatting with people about our works,” Sam says.
Sam says his fine art photography is his way of embracing the subtle voice of his homeland. “Photography is my way of entering a magical ‘Between World’ – a world that is, in fact, far more vital and real than our everyday three-dimensional illusory experience would have us believe.”
Divinely Inspired Artist Aimee says her paintings reflect the beauty of life. “My works are intuitive and, as the Divinely Inspired Artist, I use colour, the real and the abstract, intentional energies of sacred geometry, numerology and other symbols to create an extra sensory experience.“
Windsor Gallery boasts over 30 artists on exhibition in their contemporary art gallery and one of the largest selections of picture frames in the city.
Artist Rhoyne McIlroy is the gallery’s featured artist this month and after having established an international career, the award-winning artist’s latest works (pictured) draw from her native New Zealand ancestry. By recently investing in amazing new technology, a canvas stretching machine, Windsor Gallery is now able to create a tighter, smoother finish for canvas works which is difficult to achieve manually.
Their award-winning skilled staff can spend time with you to work through the framing process, showing you different matte colours and framing options to suit your artwork. Windsor Gallery is well worth a visit with outstanding artworks and sculptures on display from leading New Zealand artists. Off-street parking is available. 386 St Asaph Street, east of Fitzgerald Avenue.
For one hundred years plus, Windsor Gallery, 386 St Asaph Street, has transformed our art through its exquisite framing and has supported emerging and established artists through exhibitions in its contemporary gallery.
Owners Tracey and Philip Wynands are proud to present exhibition Kiss Gustav by New York photographic artist Lisa Powers. Inspired by Gustav Klimt, Lisa’s style is described as “enigmatic with a slightly surreal narrative”. Co-exhibiting with Lisa is artist Wilhelmus Ruifrok; his exhibition, Inline Form, deals with abstract realities. The exhibition finishes Saturday October 13, but some Powers and Ruifrok works will still be exhibited after this date.
Other artists regularly represented are: Andris Apse, Philip Beadle, John Burns, Keith Morant, Kees Bruin, sculptor Anneke Bester, and charcoal artist Mehrdad Tahan, to name a few. “We showcase contemporary artists of all genres,” Tracey says. “It’s a rich mix of over 100 magnificent works!”
A perfectly formed art space with a multi award-winning framing service, Windsor Gallery is a century-long Christchurch icon, echoing its creative vibrancy.
Formerly on High Street, the gallery and framing workshop now resides at 386 St Asaph Street, east of Fitzgerald Ave, with easy off-street parking.
Owners since 2009, Philip and Tracey Wynands offer every custom-made framing solution under the sun – from affordable and simple through to exquisite ornate gilded framing with protective museum-quality glass.
Windsor Gallery is sumptuously aesthetic, showcasing around 15 South Island artists with a diversity to appeal to all fancies, including the thought-provoking Rhonye Mcllroy, renowned photographer Andris Apse, Philip Beadle and Sue Syme. Wilhelmus Ruifrok, a framer at the gallery’s workshop, displays his own enigmatically intricate work. Artists’ prints and sculpture are also on offer.
To meet and mingle with artists at bi-monthly exhibitions, join up on www.windsorgallery.co.nz for notifications of exclusive events – or pop in to enjoy a browse and chat.