Joined Mar 8 2012
I believe the world needs Artists. As artists, our lives have more meaning and passion when we are creative.
We have set up Hanan Gallery at 130 Dee Street, Invercargill, above the Arts Supplies shop. Later this year we will have another room open for artists to use. I’ll keep you posted on progress.
The gallery used to be the site of James’s Hanan’s "Temple of Arts and Science", in the 1880's, where he held lectures.
Hanan had painted the twelve signs of the zodiac, constellations and stars on the temples ceiling. He described it as a place for, “self instruction and lectures on the most valuable branches of knowledge”. Visitors were lectured on geology, mineralogy, anatomy and astronomy. These lectures were illustrated by Hanan’s diagrams and specimens. He was a visionary and a character for his time.
This is a little known slice of local art history we promote. We have secured an original painting of Hanan's from the 1880's which we are going to display. Opening hours are Monday to Friday 11.30 – 5.30pm. We are also open on request, please contact us on 931 0443 or [email protected]