Stanley Palmer

Chart of Aotearoa

26th Apr –
19th May 2018

OPENING EVENT: Thursday, 26 April, 5.30 - 7.30pm
Please note that this differs from our usual opening night due to ANZAC Day as a public holiday.
ARTIST TALK: Saturday, 28 April, 11am

Works are available for purchase prior to the opening event. To register interest, please email the gallery.

A new series of paintings by STANLEY PALMER that explores and revisits favourite locations around New Zealand – from Otago Peninsula and Karamea in the South Island; to Rangitikei and Great Barrier Island in the North Island, these are quintessentially New Zealand places captured by one of our most admired landscape artists. This exhibition will feature nine new works - the first in an ambitiously planned series of fifty paintings revisiting and charting his favourite locations throughout New Zealand.

More than simply a depiction of place and topography, Stanley’s landscapes attempt to touch something far deeper. Through his work he asserts the potency of the New Zealand landscape as a metaphor for ourselves, allowing it to ‘reflect our own experiences and perceptions, as well as the inherent fragility and isolation of living in a country surrounded by a vast ocean’ (Isabel Haarhaus, The North Shore Years, 2004)


  1. Apr. 2018. Public Programmes | Stanley Palmer Talk