Otago Daily Times, Majorie Cook. Otago artist Grahame Sydney caught the public eye a long time ago. But until this year his popular Central Otago landscapes had never been exhibited in the Auckland City Gallery.
The exhibition works were selected by Hocken Library curator Linda Tyler and assistant curator Claire Finlayson.
“Certainly it is a bit of a coup for a living artist to be shown there,” Ms Tyler said, when contacted. It was unusual for the Auckland City Gallery to choose a traditional realist such as Sydney, she said.