It is pleasant that the grounds of Auckland University and Old Government House are open to the public. The main hall of the mansion is often a venue for modest exhibitions and, at the moment, is host to Anima locus, an exhibition by two painters. Jo Dalgety adds a soft, misty sense of spirituality to her rich landscape paintings and Amy MacKinnon makes spirited images of things as diverse as baby teeth and the Easter Bunny.
What: Anima locus, by Jo Dalgety and
Where and when: Old Government House, university grounds, to March 12
TJ says: Landscapes softly suggest a spirit in the hills and ordinary objects are given a charge too.
NZ Herald, T J McNamara, Herald arts writer, 7th March 2010