Llew Summers & his collection at Ashburton Art Gallery – Zeitgeist

I will be going past Ashburton on my way to Mt. Cook so I’ll call in, Wednesday or Thursday this week. Will report back (in this post).

I listened to a radio interview with Llew Summers.

Listen to the Radio interview here – MP3.

He does amazing sculptures that are all over Christchurch. Here is a quote from his website – which is inspiring because it brings in the criteria for working with the human body.

“What’s important to me is to get a balance between the physical and the spiritual in life. We’re given a soul and we’re given a body. Sculpture provides a nice balance because works can be made which are deep and meaningful, but they require your physical body to produce them. Rather than just being clever or smart the work must have soul.”

Details about the exhibition follow – and my impressions will be added about the show & the artists.

The Exhibition

Zeitgeist – Collection of the Artist is an exhibition of works loaned from the private collection of artist Llew Summers.

Artists featured include Tony Fomison, Philip Clairmont, Jeffery Harris, Nigel Brown, Marilynn Webb, Bill Hammond, Philip Trusttum and more. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to view this significant era of New Zealand’s art history. Llew Summers is a Christchurch based sculptor who has been collecting New Zealand art since the early 1970s. Summers also supports emerging Canterbury artists by providing a residency opportunity for graduates from the Christchurch School of Art.

Dates: 09 Dec 2006 – 18 Jan 2007
Location: Ashburton
Venue: Ashburton Art Gallery

2 Responses to “Llew Summers & his collection at Ashburton Art Gallery – Zeitgeist”

  1. [...] Had lunch with George, we talked a lot of art. He is now doing the 14 stations of the cross, abstract, acrylic. Makes sense as he is a Christian Atheist. (Which reminded me that Llew Summers has done sculptures for the Catholic Church here in Christchurch – must go and see them.) [...]

  2. would like to know if there has been a book or video on the controversy about llew summers stations of the cross at the cathedral of the blessed sacrament in new zealand.

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