Don Peebles <em>Painting No.9</em> 1969, acrylic on canvas. Govett-Brewster Collection

Don Peebles Painting No.9 1969, acrylic on canvas. Govett-Brewster Collection


10 Mar — 29 Apr 2018

Abstractions: Works from the Govett-Brewster Collection

This exhibition focuses on the history and influence of geometric abstraction (particularly from the west coast of the United States) on artists in New Zealand.

It connects the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery Collection to Fiona Connor’s new commission, Object Classrooms, presented in Gallery 1, and also gives our audience the chance to see a broad range of formal, abstract works from the 1970s to today.

Curated by Tendai John Mutambu and Sophie O’Brien


Abstractions reflects regional and national practice, as well as the priorities and fashions in collecting artworks for a public institution over that period.