Rare Evans retrospective

Last updated 12:47 28/11/2012
Jane Evans
SCENE: Summer Siesta 1982, by Jane Evans.

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A commemorative exhibition at the Suter Gallery featuring unusual and rarely seen paintings by the late Jane Evans will survey her four-decade career as a painter.

Evans died aged 65 on June 8 at her home in Russell St after battling lupus, a chronic and debilitating health condition, for much of her life.

Jane Evans 1946 - 2012: A Commemorative Survey will include major and classic paintings sourced from local and national collections.

The selection of paintings will chart the development of Evans' work, from her early dark period of character portraits and genre scenes to the joyous garden and flower scenes for which she was best known.

It will identify the recurring themes and motifs in her paintings and the enduring influence of European expressionism.

The selection of paintings will be refreshed during the Suter Gallery's summer exhibition period. Jane Evans 1946-2012: A Commemorative Survey, Suter Gallery, opens at 5.30pm on November 30, with guest speaker Christine Boswijk, and runs until March 24. Floortalk with Dame Suzie Moncrieff, discussing Evans' role in Nelson's art community, at 2pm on December 1.

  • Lecture with Suter Gallery curator Anna-Marie White, providing an overview of Evan's career, at 2pm on March 3.

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