Te Awahou Arts Collective

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 Te Awahou Arts Collective formed in 2021 for the purpose of enabling a Horowhenua based group of artists to exhibit collectively at Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom in Foxton. We exhibited as a group of 12 artists from Dec 2021-April 4 2022. We are 3 of those artists gathering together for the Manawatu Arts Trail.

Albert McCarthy- A pioneer in the Maori Contemporary Art movement. Born in Taumaranui, he is an award winning artist who has exhibited extensively both nationally and overseas. His work is in public collections in Australia, USA and Europe. He is an artist who works in a multi-disciplinary fashion including painting, sculpture and installations.

Bruce Falloon- Learning the principals of photography at the rightful age of 10, from reading a book, and learning how to capture the best images, has helped me progress to greater things of today. I’m a self taught photographer, From Box Brownie – Pentax DSLR. There’s a lot of technology in between, and different techniques as well. Being a first time exhibiter recently in Kotahi Tonu te Wairua o Nga Mea
Katoha exhibit, which was in Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom Foxton, has set me on a new path with the possibility of over million images that are yet to be captured. A contributer with articles in the Horowhenua Chronicle.

Sherilyn Bury Vilela- Sherilyn recently completed a level 6 Diploma in Art and Creativity. She lives, works and plays in Foxton Beach. Inspired by the environment her current works depict the degradation of the oceans by creating her own soot based pigment for her paintings, complimented with freestanding mixed media totem like sculptures representing sea polyps which provide a quarter of the oceans oxygen. Sherilyn uses a variety of materials to express the artworks she wants to achieve. Boldness of colour and the tactile quality of texture feature prominently in her art.


Multi media, painting, photography

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