Contemporary Māori Artists: Ngapine Allen, John Bevan Ford and Darcy Nicholas

This exhibition is now closed

Currently on display at the Annex is an exhibition by three contemporary maori artists – Ngapine Allen, John Bevan Ford and Darcy Nicholas. John Bevan Ford, who spent his childhood in Canterbury is showing twelve large ink-on-paper works, several of which relate to Canterbury localities. Ngapine Allen's loose canvasses, interwoven with muka fibre to symbolise cloaks, comment on the 1990 celebrations, while Darcy Nicholas is exhibiting several large acrylic paintings on aluminium, some bone carvings and small sculptures.

The catalogue of the exhibition features a thought provoking essay entitled 'Notes Towards a History of contemporary Maori Art' by Johnathan Mane, lecturer in Art History at the University of Canterbury, and exhibitor in one of the first group exhibitions of contemporary Maori art at the Canterbury Museum in 1996.

('Contemporary Maori Artists', Bulletin, No.69, July/August 1990, p.2)

This exhibition was held at the McDougall Art Annex in the Arts Centre.