The Yallop & Smith Memorial Exhibition

You are invited to the Sunday Afternoon Soirée on the 30th of October 2011  Twelve till Four at a gallery 393 Princes Street Dunedin

Drinks will be Provided Please bring a Plate

And remember to Sign the Book.

The Yallop & Smith Memorial Exhibition is based on the enduring concept of friendship and community and a chance remember and celebrate the lives of two good friends Ray Yallop and Des Smith. The Exhibition is an on going salon installation in the style of the Yallop & Smith Residence that was in Grant Street, Dunedin, New Zealand. Cluttered artworks of all kinds would vanish into a tapestry of colour, under an endless sea of style, medium and form. The collection represented an endless expanding community of artists that would meet at ‘Des and Ray’s Place’ at least once a year for unveilings of new works, birthday celebrations and even a wedding. It was a place that felt like home, where all were always welcome, and accepted for who they were.

The exhibition includes artwork by those that knew Des and Ray and those that possibly would have. Philip James Frost, Anna Muirhead, Adian Howse, Alannah Brown, Gary McMillan, Ruth Cleland, Deborah Barton, Bridget Inder, Andrew Ross, Craig Freeborn, Allan Ibell, Sharon Singer, Jay Hutchinson, Kate Belton, Anita DeSoto, Ant Scarer, Morgan Oliver, Michael Morley, Alexandra Kennedy, Donna Demente, Simon Attwooll, Annemieke Ytsma Merrin Sinclaire, L.S.D Fundraiser, Desmond Smith, Danny Brisbane, April Dolkar, Julia Loach, Sam Foley, Heather Straka, James Dignan, Sam Ovens, D. Herkes, Anya Sinclair, Daniel Roberts, Rochelle Hutchinson, Joy Kent, Dyana Gray, Rachel Taylor, Christian McNab, Ali Bramwell, DDD CC XO, Charlotte Parallel, Hamish Kilgour, Franky Strachan, Daniel Mead, Gareth Perks, Kerry Anne Lee, Cathy Helps, Mathew Gillies, Nathan Thompson, Unit, Georgina May Young, Jules Oblivion, Bryn Corkery, Aroha Anezka Novak, CC, Miss Cherry Pie, Victoria Bell, Millie Leckie, Lynda Cullen, Albrecht Dürer, Lorna Watkins-Dooley, Katya Gunn, Elizabeth Manson, Claire Ranui Thomas Lord, Justin Spiers etc.


Ray Yallop 1934-2010

Des Smith 1920-2009


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Conceived as a two-year project, ‘a gallery’ opened in February 2011 at 393 Princes Street, Dunedin and closed in September 2012. Strategically placed south of the center of town nestled between tattoo studios, sex shops and a needle exchange. What was integral in the selection of the gallery space was that it would be able to be viewed from the street through the street level floor to ceiling windows. This would allow the artists showing to be exposed not only to viewers visiting the gallery, but also those walking past, as a gallery was to represent artists that did not fit within the commercial gallery context or the so called experimental project space’s, this would be the best way to expose a particular group of artists selected by gallery curator/manager Jay Hutchinson, artists he respected and admired and felt were not being represented in the gallery scene at the time.

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