Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Bartley + Company Art, on Ghuznee Street in the heart of the Cuba art quarter in Wellington, reflects its philosophy in its name. Art is essentially social, it is about communicating and to do that it needs company – the company of artists and the company of supporters and collectors. Any gallery is only as good as the company it keeps. Bartley + Company Art values the company it keeps and enjoys the connotations of the name – reliable and inclusive, interesting and expansive.
Alison Bartley has a first class Honours degree in Art History and a background in media and communications. She is an enthusiastic promoter of the visual arts and was an inaurgural member of Wellington’s public art panel, established by the Wellington City Council, to provide advice on art in public places.
Exhibited Artists: Roger Mortimer, Peter Trevelyan, Marie Le Lievre, Kate Woods, Sofia Tekela-Smith, Mary-Louise Browne, Peter Roche and Cat Auburn.
Image: Roger Mortimer The great and deep blushing of Te Rakitamau (2012) Acrylic and lacquer on canvas, 1370 x 1215 mm.