‘Landmarks’: Shortlisted for NZ Booklovers Awards 2021

The Short List for “NZ Booklovers Awards 2021” has been announced, with 6 in the Lifestyle section, including “Landmarks.” The Judges comments about Landmarks by Grahame Sydney, Brian Turner, and Owen Marshall are: “Any book containing the work of either Grahame Sydney, Brian Turner or Owen Marshall is sure to be a spine-tingler. A book … Read more

New Book: ‘Landmarks’

Order here for delivery early November 2020.  In 1995 the work of three Southern mates, artist Grahame Sydney, fiction writer Owen Marshall and poet Brian Turner was brought together in a seminal publication ‘Timeless Land’.  It went on to become a multi-award winning Kiwi classic. Twenty five years later Penguin have released ‘Landmarks’ a lavish … Read more

Egg Tempera on Gesso: ‘Morning in San Casciano’

Instagram Post: ‘A Love Letter to my Wife’. Egg Tempera on Gesso. I have been saving up the excitement of returning to my beloved egg tempera medium for more than 16 years. This painting is one of what will be a series of figure studies planned for a long time. I find the challenge of … Read more

Oil on Linen: ‘Fog on Muddy Creek Road’

Instagram Post: The metaphor of crossroads crops up again in this latest oil painting. I love the minimalism and mystery fog brings – such reductions, so much only suggested, unknown, unseen. This painting sat unfinished for nearly a year, until on a walk with our dog Teddy one all fog day I noticed a watery … Read more

Watercolour and Gouache: ‘Ramp’

Instagram Post: On a cracker ‘bluebird’ Central Otago winter day like today it seems appropriate to post ‘Ramp’. Pushing watercolour as far as it will go with over a dozen successive washes on that sky. Watercolour and Gouache 530 x 730mm 2017. Private Collection. Return to News Page

Book Launch: View from the South

Grahame has joined up with his great mate, award winning author Owen Marshall, to create a beautiful collection of poems and photography: View From The South. Book launches will be held in Cromwell at PaperPlus, 6.30pm Wednesday 22 Aug and at Dunedin Public Library, 2.00pm Sunday 26 Aug 2018. Return to News Page

Jonathan Grant Galleries Exhibition

A watercolour of Grahame’s forms part of the exhibition ‘Our People – Our Land’ Jonathan Grant Gallery, Parnell, Auckland. 14 Nov – 04 December 2017. Download the Exhibition Catalogue below. Featured image: ‘Whangaroa Bay’. Watercolour and Gouache. 540 x 720 mm. 2017. Private Collection. Return to News Page