Partners in Painting
Solo Exhibition by Sarah Mitchell Munro
Opening Preview and Artist Talk led by Peter Dornouf: 5pm Thursday 21 September 2023
People rarely achieve extraordinary artistic feats without the support of others working behind the scenes. This work is often unseen and unheard. Dorothy Kate Richmond, Anne McCahon, Doris Lusk, Douglas Lilburn, Patrick André Stephane, and Rita Angus have provided inspiration and tireless support for well-known and celebrated painters in Aotearoa New Zealand. Partners in painting (2023) is a watercolour exhibition that re-imagines the lives of these inspiring people and retells often-hidden stories of their lives. It challenges the conception of the artist as an independent genius, struggling in a vacuum, to instead reveal the complex, entangled and creative interdependence of these talented individuals.