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Eade Gallery - 'Memories' by Esther Dexter.

Location: Eade Gallery
Region: Clyde
Dates: Sun, 1 December 2019 - Sun, 29 December 2019 @ Daily.

  • Eade Gallery - 'Memories' by Esther Dexter.

Communicating through art is something Central Otago artist Esther Dexter enjoys immensely, and her award-winning works hang in galleries and private homes around the world. She says her artistic talent links back to family. “I’ve been experimenting creatively all my life as both my parents were artists. For the past ten years, I have been working as a full-time artist which has been hugely satisfying. Esther’s flair for design is evident in the simple lines, contemporary colours and minimalistic style that dominates much of her work. Her landscapes, which will be featured in the solo exhibition at Eade Gallery, are entitled Memories. “I paint South Island landscapes but my work is about our emotional connections to the land rather than being about specific places, hence I paint in a dreamlike, slightly abstract way,” says Esther. “This work explores both our relationship to change and the lost, shadowy ghosts of bygone times.” Esther's technique in creating the works is influenced by a number of different cultures. “I am using hand painted broken glass, resin, acrylic and eggshells in these works. The eggshell technique is an Asian one that I learned on a course in Vietnam. I’m inspired by the colours and energy of Aboriginal art and this influence can be seen in my works. My hope is that people will be moved by the emotional intensity and the memories it stirs within them.”

'Memories' will open on Saturday, November the 30th, at 4.30 pm. The exhibition will be on show from the 1st of December - the 29th of December. 


Eade Gallery

17A Holloway Street, Clyde, New Zealand