Don Driver <em>Tooled Skin Pocket</em> 1982

Don Driver Tooled Skin Pocket 1982


31 May — 31 Aug 2008

Don Driver: Banners

This exhibition focuses solely on Driver’s robust banner works – texturally rich collages that began in the 1970s and remain a vital part of the artist’s practice today.

Don Driver: Banners marks the first major exhibition of Driver’s work at the gallery since his 1999 retrospective, With Spirit.


Don Driver is one of Taranaki’s most celebrated artists; his assemblages recycle and re-animate ordinary and discarded materials with wit and visual certitude. Driver was a pioneer in the use of assemblage which has featured prominently in New Zealand art, experiencing a resurgence of popularity amongst contemporary artists in the past few years.