Exhibition Opening


Elderton’s practice draws inspiration from a wide historical range of painterly traditions, recently focusing on landscape and still life subject matters. His technical process involves loose impasto brush work, painting into and over his depictions, layer upon layer. In his landscape works, horizon-lines are blocked and tilted out of the picture frame, emphasising the geometry of surfaces (both representational and material). His recent paintings depict a singular focal motif that is both central to the subject and part of its background. The built up pentimento bring about a matter-of-factness that reinforces the tangibility of the painted surface. It is as if the surface of the painting is one and the same as the represented reality. Through his work, Elderton introduces unique interpretations of traditional conventions and cultural sensibilities and combines them into a visual language of his own


  • Free


  • Tue 28 Sep


  • 5:30 pm — 7:00 pm


  • 181 High Street
  • Ōtautahi Christchurch