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Which Way from Where we Came

~ 19 October – 1 December 2019

Iain Cheesman

~ Which Way from Where we Came

~ Mature, playful, and deeply thoughtful ~ it’s work that continues to question, lament ~ and sometimes smile about ~ the shared disparate life that we all find ourselves living in

In the North Gallery, we welcome back Iain Cheesman. Iain’s career has blossomed – he was one of the stars of Spring1883 in Sydney this year – and this new work shows why. Mature, playful, and deeply thoughtful, it’s work that continues to question, lament, and sometimes smile about, the shared disparate life that we all find ourselves living in. With over 60 works on show, this is one of our show picks of the year.

As well as Iain’s playful and profound wall works, he’s produced a limited number of affordable poems – each with a unique original drawing. (And don't miss the free postcard with a love poem to send signed or anonymously!)

~ Downloads for this show

Iain Cheesman 'this is a Pipe', 2019 (Detail)
Iain Cheesman 'this is a Pipe', 2019 (Detail)

~ Iain Cheesman

Learn more about Iain Cheesman in their Artist Profile.

SOLD
VIV-1875

'Past Punk DNA' , 2019

Wool felt, coloured pencils
200 x 250 x 100mm

VIV-1917

'6th May 2429' , 2019

$ 1,900

Wool felt, coloured pencil
200 x 200 x 50mm

VIV-1870

'Adam' , 2019

$ 1,200

Wool felt, coloured pencil, embroidery, Walnut
250 x 250 x 250mm

VIV-1957

'Alternate Universes' , 2019

$ 1,550

Walnut, wool felt, embroidery
200 x 200 x 200mm

VIV-1906

'Anarchy' , 2019

$ 1,900

Wool felt, Kauri
100 x 300 x 100mm

VIV-1865

'Astronomy' , 2019

$ 1,900

Wool felt, coloured pencil, Walnut, Bamboo knitting needles
250 x 600 x 100mm

VIV-2005

'Bed (framed)' , 2019

$ 250

Glicee print on 200gsm watercolour paper. Edition of 10. 1/10 framed, 9 unframed. 8 available ($50 unframed)
260 x 350 x 30mm

VIV-1885

'Biology' , 2019

Wool felt, wooden comb
100 x 300 x 50mm

SOLD
VIV-1943

'Charles Darwin' , 2019

Wool felt, Kauri
50 x 200 x 100mm

VIV-1962

'Diaspora (installation)' , 2019

Domestic cleaning brushes, broom handles, paint. A series of works of varying heights.
280 x 1000 x 50mm

VIV-1993

'Diaspora (mid blue)' , 2019

Brushes, Rimu rod, wool felt, acrylic paint
220 x 470 x 80mm

VIV-1987

'Diaspora (pale green)' , 2019

Brushes, Rimu rod, wool felt, acrylic paint
220 x 700 x 80mm

VIV-1986

'Diaspora (pink)' , 2019

Brushes, Rimu rod, wool felt, acrylic paint
220 x 530 x 80mm

VIV-1992

'Diaspora (red)' , 2019

Brushes, Rimu rod, wool felt, acrylic paint
220 x 470 x 80mm

VIV-1991

'Diaspora (yellow)' , 2019

Brushes, Rimu rod, wool felt, acrylic pain
220 x 660 x 80mm

VIV-1994

'Dilemma' , 2019

Brush, PVC rod, wool felt, acrylic paint
780 x 4000 x 480mm

VIV-1880

'Donald Trump' , 2019

$ 500

Wool felt, wooden combs
50 x 300 x 50mm

VIV-1961

'Duh' , 2019

$ 1,900

Felt, Kauri, Walnut
250 x 300 x 50mm

SOLD
VIV-2006

'Each Breath (framed)' , 2019

$ 250

Glicee print on 200gsm watercolour paper. Edition of 10. 1/10 framed, 9 unframed ($50 unframed)
260 x 350 x 30mm

VIV-2007

'Earth Unearth (framed)' , 2019

$ 250

Glicee print on 200gsm watercolour paper. Edition of 10. 1/10 framed, 9 unframed ($50 unframed)
260 x 350 x 30mm

VIV-1956

'Evolution' , 2019

Walnut, Oak, Kauri
300 x 100 x 50mm

VIV-2000

'Ex TV Addict' , 2019

Wool felt, pencils
250 x 300 x 50mm

SOLD
VIV-1889

'First day at School' , 2019

Wool felt, coloured pencil
250 x 250 x 100mm

VIV-1878

'George Orwell' , 2019

$ 850

Wool felt
100 x 300 x 50mm

SOLD
VIV-1922

'Habits' , 2019

Wool felt, coloured pencil
200 x 200 x 200mm

SOLD
VIV-1876

'Harry Enfield' , 2019

$ 650

Wool felt, coloured pencils
100 x 100 x 100mm

VIV-1937

'Have To Behave' , 2019

Wool felt, Rimu
100 x 250 x 50mm

SOLD
VIV-1891

'Iain Cheesman' , 2019

$ 500

Wool felt, coloured pencil
50 x 50 x 250mm

SOLD
VIV-1916

'In a Dream I Saw Stephen Hawking Looking Up At The Black Hole' , 2019

Wool felt, coloured pencil, Walnut
100 x 250 x 100mm

VIV-1873

'John Fowles' , 2019

Wool felt, painted Rimu arrow
50 x 50 x 300mm

SOLD
VIV-1874

'John the Revelator' , 2019

Wool felt, coloured pencil
100 x 200 x 100mm

VIV-1938

'Just Human' , 2019

$ 500

Wool felt, Kauri
250 x 50 x 50mm

SOLD
VIV-1894

'Kraftwerk' , 2019

Wool felt, coloured pencil
200 x 300 x 100mm

SOLD
VIV-2003

'LIKE' , 2019

Wool felt, brass tube
50 x 600 x 50mm

VIV-1921

'Neo Classic Nuclear Age' , 2019

Wool felt, Walnut, plastic
50 x 200 x 100mm

VIV-1929

'Odd Even' , 2019

$ 500

Wool felt, coloured pencil
200 x 200 x 200mm

VIV-1941

'OLD' , 2019

$ 1,550

Wool felt, Oak, Walnut, Kauri, plastic
200 x 100 x 50mm

VIV-1872

'Pinch me' , 2019

$ 650

Wool felt, coloured pencil
100 x 200 x 200mm

VIV-1897

'Pisces' , 2019

Wool felt, coloured pencils, Kauri
150 x 300 x 100mm

VIV-1959

'Religion' , 2019

$ 1,900

Walnut, wool, felt
50 x 250 x 100mm

SOLD
VIV-1892

'Salvador Dali' , 2019

Wool felt, coloured pencil
200 x 100 x 50mm

VIV-1919

'Science Fiction' , 2019

$ 1,200

Wool felt, Walnut, Oak
100 x 200 x 100mm

VIV-1909

'SIS' , 2019

Wool felt, coloured pencil
200 x 200 x 100mm

VIV-1954

'Taxes' , 2019

Wool felt
100 x 300 x 100mm

VIV-2009

'The 100' , 2019

Wool felt, coloured pencil, Walnut
750 x 2300 x 230mm

VIV-1934

'The B52s Is Not Just A Band' , 2019

$ 850

Wool felt, coloured pencils
200 x 100 x 100mm

VIV-1857

'The Church' , 2019

$ 1,200

Wool felt, coloured pencil, Walnut
300 x 200 x 100mm

VIV-1857

'The Church' , 2019

$ 1,200

Wool felt, coloured pencil, Walnut
300 x 200 x 100mm

VIV-1931

'The Family' , 2019

$ 1,550

Oak, Walnut, plastic
50 x 200 x 100mm

SOLD
VIV-1861

'The First Love Poem' , 2019

Wool felt, Rimu arrow, paint
100 x 100 x 300mm

VIV-1881

'The First Trip To The Moon' , 2019

$ 1,550

Wool felt, coloured pencil
200 x 300 x 50mm

VIV-1900

'The Hanging Gardens of Babylon' , 2019

Wool felt, coloured pencil
200 x 200 x 100mm

VIV-2002

'The inevitable eruption' , 2019

$ 850

Wool felt
150 x 280 x 50mm

VIV-1914

'The Nights Sky' , 2019

$ 850

Wool felt, Walnut
50 x 300 x 50mm

VIV-1930

'The Them' , 2019

Wool felt, coloured pencil
200 x 200 x 200mm

VIV-1908

'The Universe' , 2019

$ 1,900

Wool felt, coloured pencils
100 x 500 x 100mm

SOLD
VIV-1877

'This is a Pipe' , 2019

Wool felt, Birch pipe
50 x 100 x 100mm

VIV-1913

'This is not a P Pipe' , 2019

$ 1,900

Wool felt, Walnut
50 x 100 x 300mm

VIV-1879

'This is not a Peace Pipe' , 2019

$ 1,550

Wool felt, Walnut
50 x 300 x 100mm

SOLD
VIV-1935

'We Drive To Watch The Birds' , 2019

Oak, coloured pencil, Sterling Silver
200 x 200 x 200mm

SOLD
VIV-1958

'We Only Use Half Our Brains' , 2019

$ 1,900

Wool felt, found wooden bowl, Oak shelf, Sterling Silver. A collaborative work of Iain Cheesman and Rainer Beneke
300 x 100 x 50mm

VIV-2008

'Which way from where we came (framed)' , 2109

$ 250

Glicee print on 200gsm watercolour paper. Edition of 10. 1/10 framed, 9 unframed. 8 available ($50 unframed)
260 x 350 x 30mm

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