Malcolm Warr

Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts is hosting a most unusual art buying opportunity. Over 40 silkscreen prints, many framed, amassed by a local collector will be exhibited and sold on a Cash & Carry basis. Artworks by New Zealand graphic artist Malcolm Warr (b. NZ 1939) will be both hung on the walls of the gallery’s changing exhibition space, displayed in a print bin and others simply leaned against the gallery walls enabling potential buyers to view all the works in this unique collection. The works are being sold ‘as is / where is’ enabling the collection owner to offer them at much reduced prices. Information on locating a paper conservator and/or a conservation framer will be supplied for those buyers whose purchase require conservation or re-framing. Retro-Spective is based on a single-owner collection of Warr’s work from 1978 to the mid-1990s. Malcolm Warr is still New Zealand’s maestro silkscreen and intaglio printer. His soft colours, representative New Zealand landscape and his often soft-focus, romantic scenery continue to be a favourite of today’s retro enthusiast. The significance of these prints can be summed up by pointing out that out local Manawatu Art Gallery (a branch of the regional history, science and art museum, Te Manawa) owns 35 examples of Malcolm Warr’s silkscreen prints. In recent years Warr has turned to painting and continues to be a recognisable name in the art world both in New Zealand and throughout the world.

Malcolm Warr was born in Wellington in 1939; he graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts in 1960 with a Diploma in Fine Arts (Hons). He worked as a commercial artist before commencing his teacher training. Warr produced paintings in oil, watercolour and acrylic throughout his art career but is best known for his silkscreens and intaglio prints. Warr’s silkscreens featuring his pioneering work in developing the gradations of colour which was a different approach than laying down colour in blocks as was done by previous silkscreen artists. This innovation helped him to become a popular artist whose work is still found in offices, clinics, banks, school halls and in private homes throughout New Zealand. Warr worked almost exclusively as a printmaker from 1975 to 1995. Since 2002 he has concentrated on painting. Malcolm Warr has exhibited extensively around New Zealand; he has also shown in Australia and England. Work by Warr can be found at the Auckland Art Gallery; the Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru; the Canterbury Public Library; the Dowse Art Museum, Petone; MTG Hawke’s Bay; the Hocken Library and as aforementioned, Te Manawa Art Gallery.

Retro-Spective: Cash & Carry Sale of Prints by Malcolm Warr will open on Saturday 23rd February and continue through Tuesday 19th March at Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts, 33 George Street, Palmerston North. The public is cordially invited to attend and view this unique assemblage of work by one of New Zealand’s notable print artists.

Other Upcoming Exhibitions.

Previous Exhibitions.

The Mountains and the Sea
By: Paul Lyons
- 22 Mar 19

RETRO - SPECTIVE: Cash & Carry Sale of Silkscreen Prints
By: Malcolm Warr
- 22 Feb 19

SUMMER FLIGHT: New Zealand Birds and Landscapes
By: Jayeta Valentine
- 25 Jan 19

By: Michele Theobald & Val Jones
- 30 Nov 18

By: Te Wananga o Aotearoa Graduate Weavers 2018
- 12 Nov 18

By: Rachael Smith
- 26 Oct 18

“Licorice All Sorts”
By: Georgia Lambert
- 11 Oct 18

The Art Room (Term 3)
By: Manawatu Art Teachers Association
- 24 Sep 18

By: Willie Docherty
- 25 Aug 18

“A Bouquet of Paintings”
By: Mary Mulholland
- 03 Aug 18

The Infinite Smallness of Being
By: Raemon Rolfe and David Lupton
- 13 Jul 18

Land & Water
By: Timon Maxey
- 22 Jun 18

By: Don Hill & Steve Leurink
- 01 Jun 18

By: New Paintings by Ross Whitlock
- 07 Apr 18

By: Roger Staples
- 02 Mar 18

A Family Affair
By: Colin Hoare and sons James and Alex
- 02 Feb 18

By: Vivian McKenna
- 12 Jan 18

Echoes Of Fiordland
By: Annabel Neall
- 12 Dec 17

By: Te Wananga o Aotearoa Graduate Weavers 2017
- 13 Nov 17

By: Sue Weterings
- 20 Oct 17

IRIS: Photography Exhibition
By: 2017 Epsom/NZIPP Award Winners
- 06 Oct 17

Land and Water
By: Jacky Pearson
- 08 Sep 17

Moments of Transcendent Beauty
By: Paul Lyons
- 11 Aug 17

“Exploring the Intersection Between Detail and Suggestion”
By: John Tidball
- 15 Jul 17

‘The Spaces Between’
By: Anne Morris
- 17 Jun 17

‘The Primacy of Gesture’
By: Ross Whitlock
- 12 May 17

By: Alfred Memelink
- 23 Mar 17

By: Vivian McKenna
- 03 Mar 17

Across the Ditch
By: Australian and New Zealand Print Artists
- 04 Feb 17

“GIVEN TIME AND SPACE” Abstracted Imagery
By: Colin Hoare
- 06 Jan 17

By: Watercolours by Celia Guy
- 03 Dec 16

E Toru nga Mea
By: Weaving and Carving Graduates Te Wananga o Aotearoa, Papaio
- 14 Nov 16

Dot's Nice
By: Elka
- 21 Oct 16

Colour Blast: Work That Jump Off the Canvas
By: Boyd-Dunlop
- 10 Sep 16

Heart Standing Still
By: Rachael Smith
- 30 Sep 16

SAMPLING: Paintings by Jayson Rollon & WARMING BODY & SOUL: Caohagan Island Quilts
By: Jayson Rollon & WARMING BODY & SOUL
- 25 Jul 16

Head for the Coast New Work
By: Beth Charles & Robert Charles
- 11 Mar 16

Extraordinary Art: Paintings
By: Paula Novak
- 12 Feb 16

Window to the Falling Sun: Paintings
By: Annabel Neall
- 04 Dec 15

By: Paul Lyons
- 14 Nov 15

An exhibition of Maori Art - Maunga Kura Toi degree artists of Te Wananga o Aotearoa
By: Te Koru
- 03 Nov 15

Country to Coast
By: Nicholas Hayter
- 11 Oct 15

Anything Goes: Annual Exhibition
By: Manawatu Spinners and Weavers Guild
- 28 Sep 15

By: Dennis Greenwood
- 15 Sep 15

"Soul Is Eternal":
By: Wayne Hansen
- 29 Aug 15