In episode #5 of a filmed conversation series with the galleries and artists that help make Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington area as dynamic as it is, Suzanne Tamaki talks to Grace Ridley-Smith and painter Darryn George (7.24min). McLeavey Gallery is something of an icon in Cuba Street, present here upstairs for 52 years, and Darruyn george has been showing with the gallery for more than 20 of those. Grace speaks about her connection to the gallery since childhood, and Darryn both his special relationship with the gallery and a bold change in his painting practice. His exhibition All Kinds of Trees runs until April 27. The full series of 14 interviews with galleries and their artists is being filmed and distributed via social media over June and July. You can go here on the CubaDupa website to read more and see all the videos. Videos are being posted to CubaDupa and ArtExplore social media channels as they are rolled out. Curators of Cuba: presented by CubaDupa and ArtExplore. Produced by Mark Amery for the Wellington Independent Arts Trust. Videography by Oscar Keys. Music: Pashtag. With major funding from the Wellington City Council and galleries.
Curators of Cuba: McLeavey Gallery with Darryn George