• Jacqui Colley

Orexart presents a solo exhibition by Jacqui Colley.

In 2018, Colley won the prestigious Parkin Drawing Prize with a drawing that was – arguably - a painting, which was described by the judge as ‘progressive, explorative, and extending the boundaries of what drawing can be’.

The deep and inextricable connection to drawing is clear in each and every one of the paintings that make up this new collection. The pigment sits lightly on the canvas surface, but its application draws power from unseen depths, managing to be simultaneously earthy and ethereal, spare and lush.

Colley’s compositions evolve through time, place and process. When creating these works, she comments: I was thinking about geographical transformations that take place over millions of years; from the colour of minerals to the shape of a place. The pigments and other materials offer a means of translating the natural world.

Opening Hours

  • Tuesday to Friday, 11am – 5.30pm
  • Saturday, 11am – 4pm
  • or by appointment


  • 221 Ponsonby Road
  • Ponsonby
  • Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland 1011