We warmly invite you to join Tim Jones and the Parnell Gallery team in celebrating the opening of Jones’ exhibition of new paintings, Tales of Light.

“We can hold a world in our hands, all is revealed by light.” – Tim Jones

In his latest exhibition, Tales of Light, Tim Jones engages with metaphor and abstraction, interlacing the notion of revelation with the presence of light through a series of expressive and engaging paintings. Themes of subconscious engagement have persisted through the evolution of Jones’ work, with the artist observing the myriad of layers and connections that make up the multi-faceted world we inhabit. His gestural and fluid abstracts in large scale project his own perceptions, while also offering the viewer space to engage with their own presence, their own contemplations, and their own ‘Tales of Light’.

“My work is a process of revealing, unlocking hidden layers and a new way of seeing. The paintings are ethereal, a story untold, something completely new”.

For this body of work, Jones was inspired by an experience with his young daughter, “During a beach walk, we came across a finely detailed Nautilus shell and held it to the light. The strong sunlight unlocked the hidden intricacies inside the shell and we were in awe of the world revealed within, the history of its formation illuminated.”

Please email art@parnellgallery.co.nz to confirm your space (walk in’s are welcome on the evening).


  • Tue 14 Jun


  • 5:30 pm — 7:00 pm


  • 263 Parnell Rd
  • Parnell, Auckland 1052