Railway St Gallery at 8 Railway St Newmarket, has a new exhibition opening today 15 March. It features paintings by prominent artists with an interest in the protection and restoration of Auckland buildings.
This art exhibition highlights our cherished icons such as Rangitoto baches, the Esplanade Hotel, St Mary’s Bay villas, trams and cottages at Motat, to name a few.
Artists David Barker, John Horner, Murray Dewhurst and Graham Downs have come together to showcase some of the heritage we have lost and what we could still lose.
David Barker says “the images in this exhibition show something of this precarious and often threatened heritage. These works become part of a valuable inventory, described with great care. In them lies an archival documentation worth retaining as it touches us all, however brief our history.”