April 2024 Newsletter

April 2024 Newsletter

Welcome to the Kiwi Art House Gallery's April newsletter.

  • New Art and news from the artists
  • April Feature Artist: GEORGE THOMPSON
  • Exhibition finishing up PETER AUGUSTIN

April: Feature Artist George Thompson

Waikanae based George Thompson has always been one of the Gallery's most popular artists with his exuberant and versatile style, painting in oils, acrylics and watercolours.  From Saturday 6 April in the gallery a series of new George Thompson watercolours and acrylics.

Right: 'Fiordland' Please click on the image to see the new paintings in the New Art page

New from Iwen Yong

In March Iwen was accepted as a finalist in the New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Awards 2024 and in January won a Merit Award in the NZ Academy of Fine Arts Waterworld exhibition. This week Iwen brought in three new dramatic  Wellington south coast oil paintings, including his biggest size to date, a one metre square scene from Breaker Bay. In 2023 Iwen won eight different exhibition awards and his art is now selling regularly from several galleries around the country and is becoming  one of New Zealand's most talented emerging young artists.

Please click on the images to see these paintings on the website New Art page.  More of Iwen's art can be seen on his page on the website here


Heimler and Proc News

Gabriel Heimler's mural 'The Wall Jumper' painted on the Berlin Wall in 1989 has been recognised as one of the world's influential murals in a new book of international mural art published by the Getty museum in Los Angles. Click on the image of 'Metamorphosis' (right) below to see their available work and also images of the Berlin 'The Wall Jumper' mural and it's cousin the Wellington mural 'The Mover'.  

Heimler and Proc's new series will be unveiled in the gallery in May. If you are a collector of Heimler and Proc or are interested in acquiring one, we will have a pre-opening dinner in the gallery to unveil the new series. Please contact me for more information.


More New Art

Some of the New Art available. From left to right, Escha van den Bogerd's 'Classico' (not currently in the gallery but can be made available on request) Stephanie Lockwood's 'Poppies and Sunflowers' and Monique Jackett's 'Be Where Your Feet Are' Please click on the images to see these on the website New Art Page


Finished this week, Peter Augustin's Exhibition

Peter Augustin 'Colours of our Coast' has now ended and although only a few of the paintings are now at the gallery,  you can see the art online for the next week on the gallery website Current Exhibition page

Right 'Tempest' (still in the gallery)


Thanks and I look forward to seeing you here again on your next Gallery visit!

best wishes

Alan Aldridge

The Kiwi Art House Gallery, 225 Cuba Street, Wellington

04 385 3083

Posted: Wed 22 May 2024