Graham Fletcher

Graham Fletcher

A New Zealand-born artist of Samoan and European descent, Graham Fletcher is interested in Pacific colonial history. Referencing visual and material cultures of Samoan and European heritages as well as objects that are found in the Pacific collections of museums throughout New Zealand and Europe, Fletcher’s paintings reflect his interest in the collection and display of Pacific ethnographic material. In his paintings, Pacific ethnographic material is placed within modernist interiors, in what he describes as a kind of ‘lounge room tribalism’.

Fletcher completed a Doctorate of Fine Arts at Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland in 2010. Since 1997, he has exhibited throughout New Zealand and abroad, including in Future Primitive at Heide Museum of Modern Art (2013) and the 7th Australia Pacific Triennial at Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (2012). Fletcher’s work is held in major collections including at the National Gallery of Victoria, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, University of Auckland, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki and Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand.


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20/02/2018

GRAHAM FLETCHER AT THE AUCKLAND ARTS FESTIVAL

As part of the Auckland Arts Festival and in association with Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust, the Gus Fisher Gallery at the University of Auckland presents The Third Space: Ambiguity in the Art of Graham Fletcher

The Third Space will survey works from across Fletcher’s oeuvre, demonstrating how he harnesses the ambiguous to bring together Pasifika culture and European art history in a cultural limbo.

The exhibition runs from 2 March until 28 April 2018, with the opening held on 1 March 2018 from 5.30pm. No RSVP necessary. 

Image: Graham Fletcher, Untitled (Sun and Moon), 2015


21/02/2017

GRAHAM FLETCHER AT GLEN EIRA CITY COUNCIL GALLERY

Graham Fletcher's paintings are included in Home at Glen Eira City Council Gallery. Curated by Diane Soumilas, the exhibition explores the private realms of the domestic spaces we inhabit, personal and cultural identity, relationships, history and memory. 

The exhibition will be on display from 2 March until 2 April 2017.

Image: Graham Fletcher, Spirit rooms (yellow II), 2017


Showing all 19 artworks

Graham Fletcher Untitled (Head, basket and lamp) 2019 acrylic on canvas 122 x 76.5 cm
Graham Fletcher Untitled (Head, newborn and totem) 2019 acrylic on canvas 122 x 76.5 cm
Graham Fletcher Untitled (Shield, clubs and young bird) 2019 acrylic on canvas 122 x 76.5 cm
Graham Fletcher Untitled (Column, paintings and orange seat) 2019 acrylic on canvas 122 x 76.5 cm
Graham Fletcher Untitled (Head, shield and red seat) 2019 acrylic on canvas 122 x 76.5 cm
Graham Fletcher Untitled (Clubs, bird and orange chair) 2019 acrylic on canvas 122 x 76.5 cm
Graham Fletcher Untitled (Bags, head and cock) 2019 acrylic on canvas 122 x 122 cm
Graham Fletcher Untitled (Weapons, torso and yellow chair) 2019 acrylic on canvas 122 x 122 cm
Graham Fletcher Untitled (Shield, weapons and Princess X) 2019 acrylic on canvas 122 x 122 cm
Graham Fletcher Spirit rooms (yellow II) 2017 oil on canvas 152.5 x 122 cm
Graham Fletcher Spirit rooms (blue II) 2017 oil on canvas 152.5 x 122 cm
Graham Fletcher Spirit rooms (blue) 2017 oil on canvas 122 x 122 cm Sold
Graham Fletcher Spirt rooms (yellow) 2017 oil on canvas 122 x 122 cm Sold
Graham Fletcher Spirit rooms (red II) 2017 oil on canvas 122 x 122 cm
Graham Fletcher Spirit rooms (red) 2017 oil on canvas 122 x 122 cm Sold
Graham Fletcher Spirit rooms (purple) 2017 oil on canvas 122 x 122 cm Sold
Graham Fletcher Spirit rooms (courtyard) 2017 oil on canvas 122 x 122 cm
Graham Fletcher Untitled (Sun and Moon) 2015 oil on canvas 61 x 51 cm
Graham Fletcher Untitled (Red stripe and shield) 2019 acrylic on canvas 122 x 122 cm
Graham Fletcher Untitled (Head, basket and lamp) 2019 acrylic on canvas 122 x 76.5 cm
Graham Fletcher Untitled (Head, newborn and totem) 2019 acrylic on canvas 122 x 76.5 cm
Graham Fletcher Untitled (Shield, clubs and young bird) 2019 acrylic on canvas 122 x 76.5 cm
Graham Fletcher Untitled (Column, paintings and orange seat) 2019 acrylic on canvas 122 x 76.5 cm
Graham Fletcher Untitled (Head, shield and red seat) 2019 acrylic on canvas 122 x 76.5 cm
Graham Fletcher Untitled (Clubs, bird and orange chair) 2019 acrylic on canvas 122 x 76.5 cm
Graham Fletcher Untitled (Bags, head and cock) 2019 acrylic on canvas 122 x 122 cm
Graham Fletcher Untitled (Weapons, torso and yellow chair) 2019 acrylic on canvas 122 x 122 cm
Graham Fletcher Untitled (Shield, weapons and Princess X) 2019 acrylic on canvas 122 x 122 cm
Graham Fletcher Spirit rooms (yellow II) 2017 oil on canvas 152.5 x 122 cm
Graham Fletcher Spirit rooms (blue II) 2017 oil on canvas 152.5 x 122 cm
Graham Fletcher Spirit rooms (red II) 2017 oil on canvas 122 x 122 cm
Graham Fletcher Spirit rooms (courtyard) 2017 oil on canvas 122 x 122 cm
Graham Fletcher Untitled (Sun and Moon) 2015 oil on canvas 61 x 51 cm
Graham Fletcher Untitled (Red stripe and shield) 2019 acrylic on canvas 122 x 122 cm