Artist Talk

Artist talk: Simon Morris in conversation with Dr Martin Patrick Saturday 19 June, 2pm.

Simon is well known in Aotearoa for his tightly geometric, methodical, and richly-­layered paintings whether large-scale wall works, or smaller more intimate works on linen. His painting practice explores the structures and boundaries of abstraction, considering the way that colour and form can activate and inform our sense of a space. Simon’s approach is meditative and frequently mathematical, exploring the possibilities offered by self-imposed restraints of time, scale and pigment.

In his practice, Simon thinks about control and change, about the body and about contemplation, meeting the busy demands of life in the modern world at the moment of painting – they encourage him, and us, to take time, to be still.


  • Free


  • Sat 19 Jun


  • 2:00 pm


  • Level 1 Mibar Building
  • 85 Victoria Street, Te Aro
  • Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington, 6011