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DES HELMORE b. 1940  
 

Born 1940 Takapau, Hawke's Bay, NZ

1966 - 68 lived in London.

1975 lives in Auckland.

EDUCATION

1959-62 Diploma of Fine Arts (Hons), Ilam School of Fine Arts University of Canterbury, Christchurch.





Parallel Universe 2011
Oil on board, 505 x 610 mm
James Wallace Art Trust Collection.


Solar Receptor, Cass, 2010,
oil on board, 485 x 600 mm.
Collection of the Christchurch Art Gallery.


Exhibition catalogue, 2005
SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011
Being there. Where? Jane Sanders Art Agent, Auckland.

2008
Cold Front, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland.

2006
Recent Paintings, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland.

2005
Random Encounters, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland.

1990
Landscapes, Lopdell House, Titirangi, Auckland.

1975
Canterbury Society of Arts, Christchurch.

1968
B.H. Corner Gallery, London, UK.

1966
Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North.

1965
Hawke’s Bay Art Gallery and Museum, Napier.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012
Selection 6 - The Artist's Selection Jane Sanders Art Agent,Auckland.

2010
Selection 010 -011, Jane Sanders Art Agent, Auckland.
METROLAND, Ruth Cleland, Kirsty Bruce, Graham Fletcher, Derek Henderson, Des Helmore, Patrick Pound, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland.
Creative Hawke's Bay Invitational group exhibition, curated by Tim Walker, Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings.
New Folk, group show, Gavin Hurley, Sam Mitchell, Des Helmore and Martin Poppelwell, Ramp Gallery, Waikato.

2006
Bugged, Lopdell House, Titirangi , Auckland.

Group Show, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland.

2004
Land/Landscape, North Art Community Arts Centre, Auckland.
Landscapes, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland.

2002
Exhibition with Stanley Palmer and Johanna Pegler, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland.


2001
Landscape, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland.

1995
Late 20th Century Landscapes, Claybrook Gallery, Auckland.

1994
Exhibition with Gerda Leenards, Claybrook Gallery, Auckland.

1993
Small Works, Claybrook Gallery, Auckland.

1992
New and Recent Work, Claybrook Gallery, Auckland.

1991
Exhibition with Yvonne Coleman, Claybrook Gallery, Auckland.
Perceptions of Place, Hawke’s Bay Art Gallery and Museum, Napier.

1976
Land 1976, Canterbury Society of Arts, Christchurch.

1972
Benson and Hedges Art Award, Christchurch.

1971
Thirty Plus, Robert McDougal Art Gallery, Christchurch.

1966
Manawatu Contemporary Art Competition, Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North

1965
Manawatu Contemporary Art Competition, Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North. Awarded a Merit Prize.



Drawings of New Zealand Insects, written
and illustrated by Des Helmore.
Published by Entomological Society of New Zealand 1982.



Earthquake Damage Inspector

Oil on board, 400 x 533 mm, 1989


COLLECTIONS

Christchurch Public Art Gallery
Hocken Library, University of Otago
University of Canterbury
Canterbury Public Library
Canterbury Society of Arts
Hawke’s Bay Art Gallery and Museum, Napier
The James Wallace Trust Collection

PUBLICATIONS

2010
New Folk come to Ramp Gallery. MediaArts, Waikato, website.

2009
Walker, Zoe. Set Piece, NZH Aug 15.

2008
Hurrell. J. Herne Bay show - group exhibition Anna Bibby, eyeContact. Feb 19.

2006
The Galleries: Inventive web to capture dreams. NZH Feb 22.

2005
McNamara, T.J. The Galleries: Stark and unsettling perspective. NZH May 25.

2004
McNamara, T.J. The Galleries: Trivial Ornaments seen in new light. NZH April 28.

1982
Helmore, D. W. “Drawings of New Zealand Insects”. Bulletin of the Entomological Society of New Zealand 8. 52p.




Grapefield 1988 oil, 40 x 53 cm



Man with superphosphate 1985,
oil on board, 31.5 x 39 cm.
Collection: The James Wallace Arts Trust.