‘Back of the Maungatua’s’ Auction Catalogue Description

Art + Object Auction 10 August 2017 ‘Back of the Maungatua’s’ Catalogue Description by Hamish Coney. ‘Back of the Maungatua’s’: 2007, small oil (30.5 cm x 66.2cm). Grahame Sydney is a supreme articulator of the specificity of place. So many of his widescreen landscapes are not only topographically accurate but also contains resonances and moods … Read more

‘Slow Sign’ Auction Catalogue Description

Mossgreen-Webb Auction 29 November 2016. Catalogue Description by Peter Simpson: ‘Slow Sign’ (508 x 669mm. Egg Tempera. 1975). There is good reason to believe that Grahame Sydney placed a special importance on this painting since in at least two early survey exhibitions, at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery in 1981 and at the Robert McDougall … Read more