Gallery gifted artworks

A birthday gift of more than 40 art-works has been graciously accepted by the Tauranga Art Gallery, which celebrates its fifth birthday tonight.

The gifts include 39 works such as woodcuts, silkscreen, lithographs, paintings and pencil works from New Zealand artist Nigel Brown.

Gallery director Penelope Jackson said the works were "a wonderful addition and extend Nigel Brown's 2007 gift of 44 works".

"This is a substantial gift from an artist with a long association with Tauranga."

Born in Invercargill in 1949, Brown grew up in Tauranga and had artist Fred Graham as an art teacher at Tauranga Boys' College. Brown left Tauranga when he went to the University of Auckland but in 1975 he and his family returned briefly.

Tauranga Art Gallery is on the corner of Wharf and Willow Streets and is open daily from 10am to 4.30pm. Admission is by donation.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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