Otago Daily Times, Marjorie Cook. Auckland interest is high in Dunedin artist Grahame Sydney’s exhibition “On the Road”. The Auckland Art Gallery this week reported more than 1500 visitors a day to the exhibition, featuring Central Otago landscapes, which opened on Saturday.
As in Christchurch, where more than 12,000 viewed the exhibition at the Centre of Contemporary Art last month, Sydney’s work is striking a chord with visitors who rarely go to art galleries. “This show has totally exceeded expectations.
There is a huge number of Aucklanders who clearly identify with Sydney and with his landscape. More exciting still, they seem to be a new audience of the gallery,” director Chris Saines said in a media release.