Upstairs Exhibition - Steve Tollestrup

On show Friday 16 August - Sunday 1 September


The Upstairs Art Gallery

Opening Hours

Open daily, 10am to 4pm

Entry is free

Closed Good Friday and Easter Sunday

Upstairs Gallery is located on Level 1 of Lopdell House

Steve Tollestrup Solo Show: ‘A Book Of Hours’

On show Friday 14 June - Sunday 30 June

A Book of Hours is an artistic journey into a mythic and elemental realm of deeper organic time beyond a fabricated measure counted in increments of productivity and schedule. This series comprises eight large oil paintings (each 1200 x 900), drawing inspiration from the medieval tradition of illuminated manuscripts found in monasteries. These manuscripts delineated the passage of day and night into eight sacred intervals for devotion and reflection. Observed here from the West Coast and viewed toward the Tasman horizon, each canvas presents a phase of this cyclic odyssey. Intended as more than decorative these paintings serve as ikons offering a pause to ponder the spiritual depths of time and the transcendence present in these sacred moments.

Steve Tollestrup is a West Auckland Artist working from his studio in Henderson Valley.

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Solo Exhibition