New paintings
11 October – 10 November, 2019
Pataka, Porirua, New Zealand

Vista, an exhibition of recent paintings by Irene Ferguson mixes references to the Chinese tradition of ‘eight views’ with Western traditions of en plein air and early colonial art.  These landscapes are embellished with the fictional narratives of willow pattern dinnerware, popular culture, and a hint of absurdity like a ‘good’ Greek myth.

The exhibition includes work made in China and work completed by Ferguson upon her return to Melbourne, Australia, where she lives. Ferguson was artist in residence for three months at Red Gate, Beijing, China in 2019. This residency and exhibition were made possible by the generosity and encouragement of a large group of supporters through a crowdfunding campaign and all the people associated with the Red Gate residency.

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