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Artbay Gallery - Janette Cervin and Trevor Askin

Location: Artbay Gallery, 13 Marine Parade, Queenstown
Region: Queenstown
Dates: Thu, 2 February 2023 - Thu, 2 March 2023 @ Daily

  • Artbay Gallery - Janette Cervin and Trevor Askin

Janette Cervin creates large-scale paintings that offer an invitation to an immersive antipodean paradise teeming with exquisitely detailed New Zealand flora and fauna. Vibrant hues bring plumage and petals to the forefront, creating a whimsical dance of detail and colour. An immersive illusion of depth is created through the combination of traditional painting conventions and applications of thick layers of glossy resin.

Cervin’s relationship with the natural environment, and flora in particular, is historical and ever lasting. Growing up in the family nursery business provided a childhood surrounded by beautiful blooms and the opportunity to quietly observe the wildlife they attract, along with a deeply ingrained understanding of our ecosystem’s vulnerability. Her practice is a response to those experiences, presenting works that speak to the wonderment of beauty while encouraging the viewer to acknowledge the endangerment our natural environment faces in the modern age.

Trevor Askin’s sculptures are well-known in South Canterbury. Since casting his first bronze sculpture in 1980, Askin has made about 600 works over 40 years and continues to sell his unique bronze sculptures all over the world. Most of his works are of people and birds and using the lost wax casting method (Cire Perdue), his sculptures are truly one-off pieces. He completes every step in the production of his bronze sculptures with his wife Elizabeth, from his studio and foundry in the South Island. 


Artbay Gallery, 13 Marine Parade, Queenstown