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Two Brothers Two Journeys

14 Oct 2020 to 16 Oct 2020
Wednesday, 14 Oct -10:30 am Friday, 16 Oct
Art Auction - 15th October 5.30 - 7.30pm Open for viewing 14th & 15th October 10.30am - 4.30pm
Event type: 
Art, Exhibition, Live event
Alberton House
100 Mount Albert Road Mount Albert, Auckland 1025


Art Auction - 15th October 5.30 - 7.30pm
Open for viewing 14th & 15th October 10.30am - 4.30pm

John and David Penman are twins born in Auckland 13 September 1947 whose lives have taken very different pathways and reconnected over painting.

John, the oldest and wisest, lived through disability from cerebral palsy to become an amazing person with warmth, humour and humanity. His life was supported through his Remuera and Mt Albert family, CCS, institutions and in supported living as part of the IRIS community of houses in Mangere Bridge. Through the foresight of Paul ….. John discovered the joy of art and he was a longstanding artist within Māpura Studios

David was educated in Auckland through St Kentigern School and College then to Lincoln College for to study agricultural science, to the US for a PhD, then a career as Professor of Entomology at Lincoln University culminating as Research Director at Landcare Research. There David recognised the synergies and insights which could emerge from collaboration across science and the creative arts. Transition towards retirement saw David put principles into practice through painting with ongoing learning through Art Metro in Christchurch.

Proceeds of the exhibition and Auction will go to Māpura Studios
Panacea Arts Charitable Trust CC20808 Māpura Studios

Written by

Māpura Studios

8 Sep 2020

Interests Māpura Studios is a creative space offering innovative visual art and art therapy programmes for people of all abilities, with particular care given to ensuring those with disability and impairment are provided for.