If you haven’t made your way to the Tauranga Art Gallery to check out their latest exhibition, there’s still time.
Mr G: Home will be exhibiting at the art gallery until February 6, 2020.
This inaugural solo exhibition celebrates local and internationally recognised artist, ‘Mr G’ Graham Hoete, best known for his large-scale, spray painted portraits.
Mr G’s international profile was launched when he offered to paint a portrait of ‘The Dog Whisperer’ Cesar Millan’s pit bull, Daddy, as part of his early 2010 project called Dogathon 100 - painting 100 dogs in a year.
This led to a dog portrait for Hollywood stars Ice T and Coco, then onto large-scale portraits of world-famous celebrities including Prince, Pink and Lebron James - spreading his work around the world from Sydney to the United States and Scotland. Mr G has also painted portraits of many Kiwi legends including Joseph Parker, Steven Adams and Sir Edmund Hillary.
Mr G: Home will explore the theme of haukāinga (home), including Graham’s connection to Matakana and Motiti Islands and his deep affection for his whanau and whenua.
For more information, visit: www.artgallery.org.nz