Energy & Form

Great trip this afternoon to Taiaroa Head! Returning to the city we drove past Robert Piggott Art Gallery and noticing it was open we thought we’d call in and catch up with owner/artist Robert who also exhibits other artists’ work. His current exhibition Energy & Form opened last night and runs until 20th October – highly recommended! Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Robert Piggott Art Gallery, 8 Jetty Street, Dunedin 021-1062744
(check first for opening hours, here’s the gallery Facebook Page)

Energy & Form

As you’d expect I took huge interest in the brightest, most colourful artworks. The art by both artists was really fine but Marian McKenzie-Cone’s work was very much about colour so her paintings are featured in this post.

“Marian has developed a series of art works that she hopes others will see as ‘feeling the color in ourselves and the world around us.’

“After many years of engaging with and enjoying the friendship of different cultures, Marian sees colour as being like all the different ethnic groups of the world. While each one is so different, it is these differences that enrich Life, โ€ฆand by working together, brings so much more to our own lives.”

The above information is copied from this summary:

Here are the photos.. taken with Robert’s assistance as he took over my camera to take those in which Nigel and I appear ๐Ÿ™‚

All the works with one exception are named Fields Of Colour and numbered individually. The exception is the yellow painting, second from the left below, which is titled Feminine Arising (pre-sold).

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We really enjoyed our visit and recommend you pop in and take a look on or before the last day – 20 October 2020.

Text by Liz, photos by Liz / Robert; Exploring Colour (2020)

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    1. The yellow one grabs attention! I told Robert about you … with reference to the blue painting … I told him about you and how one of your poems begins “I hear you calling, in shades of blue”. First thing I thought of when I looked at the painting ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Thankyou for your generous words I enjoyed doing this series on colour and hope to do a smaller sized series and some much larger pieces over the next while.

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  1. A lovely sharing Liz. Marianโ€™s paintings are well deserving, and Iโ€™m glad they have struck a chord of appreciation from you. It was also great meeting you and Nigel again after such a hiatus of a year! And loved hearing of your enjoyment of the Dunedin Botanical Gardens at this time of year โค๏ธ

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    1. Thanks very much for the warm welcome and for the time spent with us! You’ve created such a special exhibition space in which to enjoy these beautiful works.


    1. Very colourful experience.. lovely. And this particular gallery is a very special space to be in. Robert also had very contemplative music softly playing in the background. Beautiful.

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