NEW WORKS 

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All works available for viewing and purchase from The Black Door Gallery.

'Harbour crossing' 120 x 100 cm, oil on canvas 2024
'Harbour crossing' 120 x 100 cm, oil on canvas 2024

 In this new body of work, titled 'Markers' and exhibited jointly as  'North and South', recurring elements and themes speak to the concept of 'Nga Tohu Pumuhara', The survey pegs of the past. These pegs or memory markers connect us to the land, through differing and sometimes confronting histories. The marker here can offer the viewer a opportunity to read our past through a shared lens of time, change and hope.

'Mahurangi Marker' 60 x 60cm Oil on canvas 2023
'Mahurangi Marker' 60 x 60cm Oil on canvas 2023

The 'Marker', paintings capture a moment of time, a moment before massive change to the people, and to the environment. The markers are placed in the landscape here by a unknown hand, the ribbon or rag flows in the wind, denoting a change in the air.

The red ribbon shown here, might represent...

Papatuanuku, the earth mother, the sustainer of all living things.

Te Whei Ao, The realm of coming into being, the forest.

Rahui, a prohibition, here to protect a resource.

'Commercial Bay' 60 x 60 cm , Oil on canvas, 2023
'Commercial Bay' 60 x 60 cm , Oil on canvas, 2023

Here the Wai-Horotiu flows freely down the harbour, through a jumbled street scene.

'North Head Marker' 80 x 80 cm Oil on canvas 2024 SOLD
'North Head Marker' 80 x 80 cm Oil on canvas 2024 SOLD
'Onward to the Island' 80 x 80 cm, Oil on canvas 2024 SOLD
'Onward to the Island' 80 x 80 cm, Oil on canvas 2024 SOLD

A map of the Hauraki Gulf, re-imagined with all the implicit promises of routes new and old, in and out of the unknown.

Readings of history, the ocean, flora and fauna of the gulf, all come together in maps that speaks of a culture rather than a direction.

'Tkapa Moana, Hauraki Gulf', 60 x 80 cm 2024
'Tkapa Moana, Hauraki Gulf', 60 x 80 cm 2024
'Moehau, Coromandel' 80 x 100cm, oil on canvas 2024
'Moehau, Coromandel' 80 x 100cm, oil on canvas 2024
'Through the Gulf', 60 x 80 cm, oil on canvas 2024
'Through the Gulf', 60 x 80 cm, oil on canvas 2024
'Forest Bridges', 60 x 100 cm, Oil on canvas 2024
'Forest Bridges', 60 x 100 cm, Oil on canvas 2024

From the West coast to the East coast, corridors linking stands of forest to neighbouring stands, creating safe passages for birds and wildlife to meander between coasts.

'Tamaki-Makaurau marker', 60 x 60 cm, Oil on canvas, 2024
'Tamaki-Makaurau marker', 60 x 60 cm, Oil on canvas, 2024
'Huaturu from Leigh', 80 x 80 cm, Oil on canvas 2024
'Huaturu from Leigh', 80 x 80 cm, Oil on canvas 2024
'Bush Town' 50 x 50 cm, oil on canvas 2024
'Bush Town' 50 x 50 cm, oil on canvas 2024

A clearing in a forest/bush. Development and growth in a changing landscape. A move to the town, from wood to brick, from old quiet to new clamour.

'Town View, Waitakere' 40 x 56 cm, oil on canvas 2024
'Town View, Waitakere' 40 x 56 cm, oil on canvas 2024
'Kauri Island', 80 x 80 cm, oil on canvas, 2024
'Kauri Island', 80 x 80 cm, oil on canvas, 2024

  'Mark Wooller' virtual gallery

Click on the above image or the red font, to see the 'Markers' exhibition. The actual works you can see in the flesh at the Aotearoa Art Fair April 18 - 21 and 'Land and history' at the Black door Gallery, May 30 to June 14th 2024. Parnell Auckland. 

'Tamahunga II' 80 x80cm Oil on canvas 2023 SOLD
'Tamahunga II' 80 x80cm Oil on canvas 2023 SOLD
'Tamahunga' 80 x 80 cm, 2023 oil on canvas, Omaha cove
'Tamahunga' 80 x 80 cm, 2023 oil on canvas, Omaha cove
'Markers', 120 x 100 cm, 2023 Oil on canvas SOLD
'Markers', 120 x 100 cm, 2023 Oil on canvas SOLD

Three 25 x 25 cm, oil on panels, 2023

Five bush panels, 20 x 20 cm Oil on board 2023

Five panels, 20 x 20 cm, Oil on board, 2023.

From the studio, 2024
From the studio, 2024

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