Thursday, June 9, 2011

A Tribute to Rodney Wilson

At Satellite Gallery this weekend:

 People who wear bow ties and ride a BMW motorcycle make an instant impression.
                   ROD BIELESKI

The Vernacular Lounge and the Cultural Icons project are honoured to present a tribute to Rodney Wilson, a practical visionary who has contributed so significantly to New Zealand’s cultural landscape.

As past director of the Auckland Museum, the Auckland Art Gallery, founding director of the Maritime Museum and an outstanding arts administrator and activist it would be hard to have missed mention of Rodney’s involvement in the cultural sector over the last 40 years.

Already aware of this incredible career, The Depot became better acquainted with Rodney through his interviews for the Cultural Icons project and by accolades from  other ‘icons’ relating his enormous contribution to the arts and cultural infrastructure of New Zealand.

This is an opportunity to celebrate with Rodney a life lived full of vision, belief and courage and to share with him an assemblage of personal accolades, anecdotes and acknowledgements from his friends, contemporaries and colleagues.

A TRIBUTE TO RODNEY WILSON:  11 - 25 June 2011

Cnr St Benedicts St + Newton Rd, Newton, Auckland, PH: (09)3076416

Tuesday - Friday 11am - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 4pm

Rodney Wilson by Roy Good – as artist’s model, life drawing class, Ilam 1963

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