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Current exhibition


Moniek Schrijer
Kāryn Taylor
Erica van Zon

6 – 21 December


Millers O'Brien Art Gallery Wellington Moniek Schrijer

Moniek Schrijer, Surface no.8, 2019. Sterling silver, citrine, uranium glass, patina paint, cotton cord. 130 x 100mm
Moniek Schrijer, Surface no.11, 2019. Sterling silver, cubic zirconia, patina paint, cotton cord. 130 x 100mm



Millers O'Brien Art Gallery Wellington Kāryn Taylor

Kāryn Taylor, Square Folded (2), 2019. Cast acrylic. 400 x 400 mm. Edition of 3 + AP



Millers O'Brien Art Gallery Wellington Erica van Zon

Millers O'Brien Art Gallery Wellington Erica van Zon

Erica van Zon, Noodles, 2019. Embroidery cotton on linen (framed). 373 x 373 mm



Millers O'Brien Art Gallery Wellington Erica van Zon

Erica van Zon, Coconut Water, 2019. Embroidery cotton on linen (framed). 252 x 301 mm



Millers O'Brien Art Gallery Wellington Moniek Schrijer

Moniek Schrijer, Surface no.9, 2019. Copper, swarovski, patina paint, cotton cord. 130 x 100mm



Millers O'Brien Art Gallery Wellington Kāryn Taylor

Kāryn Taylor, Stella Electric II, 2019. Cast acrylic. 400 x 400 mm. Edition of 3 + AP



Millers O'Brien Art Gallery Wellington Erica van Zon

Erica van Zon, Mibar Window, 2019. Glass beads on linen (framed). 303 x 327 mm



Millers O'Brien Art Gallery Wellington Moniek Schrijer

Moniek Schrijer, Surface no.8, 2019. Sterling silver, citrine, uranium glass, patina paint, cotton cord. 130 x 100mm



Millers O'Brien Art Gallery Wellington Erica van Zon

Erica van Zon, Mibar Bathroom Tiles, 2019. Glass beads on linen (framed). 380 x 428 mm



Millers O'Brien Art Gallery Wellington Erica van Zon

Millers O'Brien Art Gallery Wellington Erica van Zon

Erica van Zon, Separated Juice From The Juice Bar, 2019. Embroidery cotton on linen (framed). 235 x 280 mm



Millers O'Brien Art Gallery Wellington Moniek Schrijer

Moniek Schrijer, Surface no.7, 2019. Sterling silver, jade, carnelian, patina paint, cotton cord. 130 x 100mm



Millers O'Brien Art Gallery Wellington Kāryn Taylor

Millers O'Brien Art Gallery Wellington Erica van Zon

Reluctant Daphne, 2019. Embroidery cotton on cotton (framed). 298 x 298 mm



Millers O'Brien Art Gallery Wellington Moniek Schrijer

Moniek Schrijer, Surface no.11, 2019. Sterling silver, cubic zirconia, patina paint, cotton cord. 130 x 100mm



Millers O'Brien Art Gallery Wellington Kāryn Taylor

Kāryn Taylor, Square Folded, 2019. Cast acrylic. 600 x 600 mm



Millers O'Brien Art Gallery Wellington Moniek Schrijer

Surface no. 10, 2019. Sterling silver, smoky quartz, onyx signet stones, cotton cord



Millers O'Brien Art Gallery Wellington Erica van Zon

Millers O'Brien Art Gallery Wellington Erica van Zon

Erica van Zon, C.A.B., 2019. Glass beads on linen (framed). 305 x 305 mm



Millers O'Brien Art Gallery Wellington Moniek Schrijer

Millers O'Brien Art Gallery Wellington Moniek Schrijer

Moniek Schrijer, Surface no. 12, 2019. Copper, vintage czechoslovakian glass gemstones, patina paint, cotton cord. 130 x 100mm



Millers O'Brien Art Gallery Wellington Kāryn Taylor

Portal, 2019. Cast acrylic. 600 x 600mm



Millers O'Brien Art Gallery Wellington Erica van Zon

Erica van Zon, Coconut Water, 2019. Embroidery cotton on linen (framed). 252 x 301 mm
Erica van Zon, Art Craft, 2019. Glass beads on cotton (framed). 273 x 171mm



Millers O'Brien Art Gallery Wellington Erica van Zon

Erica van Zon, Art Craft, 2019. Glass beads on cotton (framed). 273 x 171mm



Erica van Zon

Erica draws inspiration for her practice from her fascinations, memories, and encounters with the local and wider world. Peppermint slice, Coconut water, a gallery window and Phở noodles are recreated and repurposed by van Zon using craft-based materials of embroidery, ceramics, beading and tapestry. Her playful and infectious works tap into the language of visual trickery, pastiche and parody. Bordering on obsessive, each work acts as an entry point into a network of wide-ranging ideas. This grouping of works talks to the architecture, businesses, surrounds and history of the Mibar building at 85 Victoria Street.
Erica holds an MFA from Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland, 2007 and a BVA from AUT, Auckland, 2001. Recent exhibitions include: Peppermint Twist, Millers O’Brien; Six Days in Samoa, Auckland Art Fair; Verdant Geometry, Scape Public Art, Christchurch, 2018; Opal Moon, Local Lime at the Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui and Objectspace Auckland 2017-18; Coffee Perhaps, The Dowse Art Museum, 2016-17; and Dogwood Days, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 2014-15. She was Artist in Residence at Tylee Cottage, Whanganui 2016, visiting artist at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery in 2014, and the recipient of the Asia NZ/ Wellington City Council WARE Residency, Beijing 2011.

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Kāryn Taylor

In her large-scale installations and wall-based works, Kāryn manipulates light, form and shadow to challenge perception. Informed by geometric abstraction and the concepts of metaphysics (concerning the existence and nature of things) and quantum physics (concerning the behaviour of matter and energy), Kāryn’s works play with our version of reality.
Kāryn holds an MFA from Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland, 2013 and a BFA from Massey University, Wellington. Her work has been exhibited widely throughout New Zealand and Australia, most recently at Gallery 9 in Sydney, Te Tuhi, Auckland, Melbourne art Fair with Anna Pappas Gallery and the Sydney, and Auckland Art Fairs with Sanderson Gallery. In 2017 she was included in Personal Structures, Pallazo Mora, Pallazo Bembo, Venice, Italy and at Art-Athina Contemporary Art Fair, Faliron Pavilion, Athens, Greece. She was a finalist for the Wallace Art Award, 2014, and received a Merit at the Parkin Drawing Prize, 2017.

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Moniek Schrijer

The transformative potential of used and often discarded materials fuels Moniek’s contemporary jewellery practice, exploring notions of time and timelessness, the known and unknown. She is drawn to attributes in items that are reflections of the past, imaginings of the future and observations of the everyday. These new works explore surface, texture, and tone using a variety of traditional and non-traditional jewellery materials to create contrasts, produce shadow, give depth, and form illusion.
Since completing a BappA and a PGDip in Jewellery and Printmaking at Whitireia NZ, Moniek has been the recipient of numerous awards and residencies. Her most notable accolades include the 2016 Herbert Hofmann Preis and the 2015 Françoise van den Bosch artist in residence in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Moniek has exhibited widely in group and solo exhibitions in New Zealand and Internationally. Her work is in the collection of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and The Dowse Art Museum.

See Moniek's artist page here