Two Rivers Art Gallery features contemporary art sourced from throughout New Zealand including: paintings, prints, sculptures, bronzes, glass, ceramics and jewellery.
We are located in Cheviot, on State Highway One, the main highway, 1.5 hours drive north of Christchurch and an hour drive south from Kaikoura.
The surf beach of Gore Bay is a ten minute drive towards the coast from Two Rivers Gallery.
Gallery Hours are 10am to 4pm daily.
Bruce Hunt, Convergence, 1000 x 1200, Acrylic on canvas, $14,500
Born in Wellington in 1964, Bruce Hunt was educated at Wellington College and Victoria University. He has been a fulltime artist since 1983 and has been exhibited extensively throughout New Zealand. As a studio painter he travels widely in pursuit of visual information but is drawn back again and again to those few special locations that are the vital inspiration to his work. He presently resides back in Dunedin within reach of the hinterland that has been the focus of his work for nearly 3 decades His ‘uneasy’ relationship with the landscape, and his emotional response to it remain the foundation of his work. While Hunts images are based on specific places they evoke not document. The direction of his approach has been to ‘sieve’ the landscape of ‘unruly’ elements and refine down each image until the focus of the work becomes the essence of mood and atmosphere, light and tone. The profound affects of light are an ongoing preoccupation in Hunts landscapes. Painted with skill and subtlety, the paintings are constructed with layer upon layer of pigment using a free fluid technique until the final painting is an amalgam of these many layers of vivid under painting, impatient brushwork followed by formalisation and focus.