New Collectors Art including The Ian Scott Collection

Wednesday 21st February 2018

6.30pm - 3 Abbey Street, Newton, Auckland

Art+Object is delighted to announce that it will offer the ‘Ian Scott Collection of Twentieth Century Landscape Paintings’ as part of its first New Collectors catalogue of 2018.

Ian Scott (1945 – 2013) was one of New Zealand’s foremost Twentieth Century painters, his work especially notable for the manner in which he pursued an international vision within a local context dominated by local and ‘regionalist’ concerns. Despite being best known for colourful abstract paintings such as his series of ‘Lattice’ and ‘Quiver’ paintings, Scott had a lifelong love of landscape painting, which began from an early age when he accompanied his grandfather, an amateur landscape painter, on trips across the Yorkshire moors near Bradford in England where Scott was born.
Scott won the junior section of the Kelliher Art Award in 1965 at the age of twenty. Established by Sir Henry Kelliher ‘so that our artists here might be encouraged to record the beauty of the country for posterity’ and with its strict requirements that entries be representational landscapes, the award was seen by many modern critics and artists as regressive. Ian Scott continued to paint landscapes alongside his modernist abstractions throughout his life and enjoyed the duality of being both a ‘serious’ modernist artist and a landscape painter. Perhaps, however, as his son Chris Corson-Scott remarks of the collection: ‘Most of all Ian enjoyed the landscape paintings he collected for their idealized, apolitical vision of New Zealand as a sun-drenched Utopia—the kind of aspirational dream that led people such as himself to immigrate here, and which was also reflected in the tourist imagery that advertised New Zealand’.


Friday 16th February 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 17th February 11:00 - 16:00
Sunday 18th February 11:00 - 16:00
Monday 19th February 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 20th February 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 21st February 09:00 - 13:00

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Leigh Melville, Director, Art
0800 80 60 01
+64 9 354 4646
+64 21 406 678
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