Gary Freemantle - artist information
1984 - Diploma of Fine Arts, Canterbury University
1988 - Rita Angus Cottage residency - info
1990 - worked with Mirek Smisek in his pottery studio in Te Horo
1994 - Tylee Cottage residency, Wanganui - info
1994 - Runner up, Wallace Art Award
1997-2003 - One Eye, Paekakariki (established and ran the gallery)
2007 - winner Molly Morpeth Canaday art award for the second time
2012 - William Hodges Fellow - see Southland Times story
2014 - Exhibition at Pah Homestead
2014 - Artist residency in Sydney
'Mud and Velvet' exhibition, Feb-March '14
This exhibition includes a suite of paintings by Freemantle using pigments made with ground-up South Island earth materials, and a group of small paintings using black paint on velvet that are not so much portraits as 'ghost faces'.
Below: installation photos from 'Mud and Velvet', Feb-March 2014 at Gilberd Marriott Gallery, Wellington. Click on photos for larger view.