• Catherine Roberts

Parnell Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Catherine Roberts.

In It is, but it isn’t, Roberts engages with form and contrast to create a body of paintings where rich and vibrant colours preside.

Working in mixed media on canvas to large-scale, Roberts approaches each painting with an acceptance of serendipity; areas of paint move unhindered and colours are given reign to compose themselves. This practice allows for the full extension of Roberts’ media - flowing acrylics in contrasting and harmonious vivid hues are freely applied to the textured surface by guiding hands, sensitive to the art of letting go within a greater vision and discipline.

Roberts’ abstract works present a series of layered entanglements – symphonic silken billows mingling with potent and smoky wisps of colour offer a sense of alchemy and ethereal rhythm. Naturalistic landforms are translated into surreal, dream-like sequences through the melodious composition of an energetic palette. The result is a sublime scene of naturalistic abstraction, sparked into captivating depth through the application of a high-gloss resin, the artist’s final touch.

Opening Hours

  • Mon-Fri: 10.00am – 5.30pm
  • Sat: 10.00am – 4.00pm
  • Sun: 11.00am – 4.00pm


  • 263 Parnell Rd
  • Parnell, Auckland 1052