Kirstin Carlin

Lilac Lemon Lime

24th Jun –
18th Jul 2020

OPENING EVENT: Wednesday 24th June, 5.30-7.30pm

An exhibition by KIRSTIN CARLIN of new oil paintings and watercolours rooted in painting's history, evoking a sense of fun and enjoyment in the process of painting. "Lilac Lemon Lime" is named after colours which feature in the work but also referencing the subject matter which regularly appear and a nod to the still life genre. It is a painting project that gives a sense of joy and escapism during a time of turmoil. It is a body of work with imagery and references gathered online. Not new for Carlin but particularly fitting now, in a time of working from home and with museums, galleries and country borders being closed. 

This project treads new ground for Carlin, she will be exhibiting a large arrangement of new bold watercolour paintings alongside new larger oil paintings - which break up the highly recognisable image with more gusto than in earlier works. Taking particular cues from the mid-career work of Frances Hodgkins and the French Fauvist painter Raoul Dufy, two artists both working during World War II.

“It is a visual interpretation of what I see around me and what my eye is drawn to, what I live with and my interest in the history of painting both in New Zealand and further afield.” 



  1. Apr. 2020. Artists in Isolation: Kirstin Carlin