SCAPE Studio 125 is holding its seventh exhibition since opening in 2017, profiling a series of paintings by Simon Kaan, Heather Brown and Josh O'Rourke, and work from Kate Woodley, Rachael Dewhirst, Mitch Donaldson, Bridie Gillman, Gill Gatfield, Chiara Corbelletto, Kevin Osmond and Jon Jeet.
Over the past two decades Simon Kaan’s, (of Chinese, Ngāi Tahu and Pākehā descent) paintings and prints have demarcated an experience of the land, sea and sky that is intimate and eternal - abstract and symbolic. Among the works in his current exhibition at Studio 125 Gallery is Tio II. Tio is Māori for ‘rock oyster,’ an idea and symbol of sustenance not merely as food but also in a cultural and spiritual sense. It is also a sentiment also shared by Heather Brown in her abstract figurative landscapes and her response to the natural world.
Studio 125 Gallery is supported by Heather & Neville Brown through their sponsorship of the gallery space which profiles and sustains the work of local, national and international artists throug their representation and sale, as well as contemporary public art in Ōtautahi Christchurch. To date, more than $300,000 from sales has been invested back into artists and public art in Christchurch.
Studio 125 Gallery
125 Aikmans Road, Merivale
- Josh O’Rourke, A Long Embrace, 2020, acrylic, 24 carat gold leaf on birch ply
- Simon Kaan, Tio II, 2018, acrylic and Chinese ink on board