Roof Space, Chengdu, China 2019

Ai Gallery toured us through China as cultural ambassadors, visiting three cities and meeting with artists, curators, collectors, and with the great support of our Embassy staff. An exhibition of NZ painting was curated by Linda Tyler at Roof Space, a gallery in the Blue Roof district, the creative powerhouse of western China. Set in 2000 hectares to the south-east of the city are studios, galleries, a museum and apartments where the artists live. We met several major artists, including Luo Fahui and Meng Tao, visiting their studios and learning more about the art scene in China.

FEATURED EXHIBITION ARTWORKS

Silk Print 2020

Silk Print 2020

Limited Edition of 25, genuine silk satin georgette, printed 300dpi using lightfast and eco-friendly inks.
Pills, 2019

Pills, 2019

Individually painted pill tablets advertised the exhibition "until science finds a cure for our condition, remain medicated" at PAULNACHE 2019.
Artist's Suit, 2019

Artist’s Suit, 2019

Made in collaboration with tailors Strangely Normal, the Artist's Suit has been part of my practice since 2017.
24th May 2019

24th May 2019

Before painting, I collage fabrics on to the canvas – often old shirts, sometimes scraps from my tailors: Japanese and Italian cottons, Libertys.

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

Paul Nache logo

Paul Nache

October 2021

Hastings City Art Gallery

Hastings City Art Gallery

2022

NEWS

Evan woodruffe Newsletter December 2021

Newsletter December 2021

Welcome to my first newsletter! To add some colour to these fractured times, I have plenty of exciting projects scheduled over the next 18 months, and of course you’ll be hearing about them first.
Paintings for Aotearoa Art Fair in November

Paintings for Aotearoa Art Fair in November 2021

While Auckland's Level 4 Lockdown closed Akepiro Studios, I was able to set up at home to produce a new suite of paintings that will be presented at Artweek Auckland and TENT for Aotearoa Art Fair in November.
Artweek Auckland and the TENT Project for Aotearoa Art Fair

Artweek Auckland and the TENT Project for Aotearoa Art Fair

Artweek Auckland and the TENT Project for Aotearoa Art Fair celebrate the visual arts in Auckland Tamaki Makaurau in November.
Commission for the Office of the Crown Solicitors MC

Commission for the Office of the Crown Solicitors MC

Trying to fit the large commission for the Office of the Crown Solicitors MC in my studio.