This week Friends of the Tauranga Art Gallery were treated to another informative talk by Director Penelope Jackson on the exciting exhibition of Terry Stringer artworks entitled ‘Landscape of the Head’.
First learning how the bronze sculptures are made and how they were installed with lots of man power was just a taste of the interesting exploration of the sculptures which usually stand in the grounds of Terry Stringer’s Zealandia Sculpture Garden north of Auckland. One piece was made for the exhibition and there was a great variety in size but the style is very striking. Each piece has three sides – one may be a face, another a foot, another a hand – but the seamless integration is extremely clever. Time needs to be taken to slowly walk around each piece, beautifully laid out in the upper gallery.
This is an exhibition highly recommended, made more interesting by the great floor talk by Director Penelope Jackson – just one of the many reasons for being a Friend of the Gallery.