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Barry Brickell is one of New Zealand’s foremost potters. He prefers to be known as a “clay worker”. He is also a railway engineer. He has been drawing and painting since early childhood and has kept the majority of this work to himself.

As a science student during the mid to late 60s, Brickell spent much time at the Auckland Art Gallery. Keith Patterson was his first art mentor and he introduced Brickell to “real art” - that which speaks, not looks. Brickell became involved with the Auckland Art Gallery team and was influenced by Erik Westbrook, Peter Tomory, Colin McCahon and Hamish Keith.

Brickell feels these early influences are found in the exhibition Signals, where many of his paintings will received their first public viewing.

Of this Brickell says, "The long tunnel is curved at each end; the train is emerging into the light. There are signals ahead but the driver can’t yet see them. The old engine is slowly losing steam pressure. Will the signal turn green? This is a question that [Signals] may be able to answer".

To read John Madden's account of his unforgetable friend Barry Brickell, click here.

signals

12 - 29 May 2015

OREXART is proud to present Barry Brickell's Signals, where many of his paintings will receive their first public viewing.
Click to view catalogue.

The Cross As But A Station On The Line, 2006. Oil on canvas, 950 x 1230mm

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Forest Fire, 2010. Oil on canvas, 1253 x 1005mm

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Ref. BB366, 1996. Pencil on paper, approx. 297 x 210mm

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Ref. BB119, 2011. Colour pencil on paper, approx. 297 x 210mm

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Ref. BB353, 2006. Pencil on paper, approx. 297 x 210mm

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Northlandscape, 2008. Oil on canvas. 602 x 452mm

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Ref. BB335, 2011. Pencil on paper, approx. 210 x 297mm

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Pohutakawa I, 2005. Oil on canvas, 685 x 585mm

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Ref. BB137, 1996. Colour pencil on paper, approx. 297 x 210mm

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Ref. BB139, 2011. Colour pencil on paper, approx. 297 x 210mm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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