Exhibition Details


Join {Suite} Ponsonby on Friday 23rd February, 5.30 - 7pm, to celebrate the exhibition opening of Wayne Youle, Vernacular

Wayne Youle's new exhibition of neon wall sculptures takes inspiration from Colin McCahon's Scared series, painted in 1976. This iconic series included one of McCahon's most recognisable paintings; AM I Scared Boy (EH). The inclusion of the word EH providing a contemporary and unexpected punctuation point to the painting's text.

Nearly 50 years later, Youle has referenced this significant work, focusing on the word EH, its varied meanings and use in conversation.

“For such a tiny word it has many connotations: it can provide confirmation, indicate doubt, act as a question and can be used to show surprise. I want the works to talk to each other, the room to create chatter. Obviously no sound is involved nor required, instead we read the lights as words, with half having exclamation points and the other half with question marks at the end. The viewer can see them as two or more ‘voices’ in the space”.

Please join Wayne at the gallery between 5.30-7.00pm to celebrate the exhibition opening.


  • Free - All Welcome


  • Fri 23 Feb


  • 5:30 pm — 7:00 pm


  • 189 Ponsonby Road
  • Ponsonby, Auckland 1011