More than 150 years after its establishment, John Leech Gallery continues to specialise in the sale of historical works by some of New Zealand's most significant artists. Thus developing its commitment to contemporary New Zealand artists.
One of the contemporaries exhibiting was Michael Hight, a self-taught artist whose preferred medium is oil on canvas. His work considers the notion of the beehive as a metaphor for transformation. Set within an archetypal New Zealand rural landscape, stacks of hives become the main protagonist within each scene. An A5 brochure folding out into a panorama landscape accompanied the exhibition. The well structured typography resembles the stacked beehives in Michael Hights paintings. Design with a positive sting! This was a project by Inhouse, they own the copyright.