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23 September 2017 - 14 January 2018

Free entry

Artists from almost every culture create art that is based upon geometric shapes. Everything in nature has a shape, so the very nature of drawing from nature is an attempt at recreating geometric shapes. At times, abstraction employs only pure shapes to create imagery. Pure geometric abstraction is interested in nothing other than creating illusion of depth, distance and scale by the use of line, colour, tonal scale and contrast.

Education programmes are available for this exhibition.


Image: Detail, Hone Papita Raukura “Ralph” Hotere, ONZ (1931 –2013) Te Aupouri, Te Rarawa
Untitled Lacquer on board, circa 1970s. Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato.