Paula Dixon | Out Of The Ground

Paula Dixon | Out Of The Ground

I have always loved to create & have spent my life exploring a range of different media. I am both a Jeweller & Leadlighter by trade, but love to explore a wide range of activities including pottery & ceramics, leatherwork, fabric art, resin, sculpture & metalwork, to name a few.
I like to make things that are quirky & rustic & I’m always amazed by the way my pieces evolve as I work on them.

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Wild Creatures

Wild Creatures

Dear Art Lovers,
If you’re in Te Papaioea Palmerston North – please feel welcome to join us on December 9th for the opening preview of our new show Wild Creatures. We can’t wait to show you our new stuff made from ancient ideas and to transform the Main Gallery into our exhibition!
Love Dani, Becks and Lynette x 

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Moodymiss | How Much Is That Doggy In The Window

Moodymiss | How Much Is That Doggy In The Window

Manawatū based artist Moodymiss (Sarah Moody) focuses on creating works that capture character and bring a smile to your face. Having grown up between England, Zimbabwe and then New Zealand she pulls her inspiration from these locations and their respected flora and fauna.
 
Her love of dogs was further added to by spending time on her grandparent’s farm in Zimbabwe where there were 9 farm dogs to run around with (a dream for a dog obsessed kid).
 
“Painting dogs is an absolute delight and I enjoy the diversity in colours, shapes and sizes. Capturing a dogs personality in a painting is a great feeling”

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Maihi Potaka| Ngā Hua o Rehua

Maihi Potaka| Ngā Hua o Rehua

Rehua is intimately entwined with the season of raumati (summer), with Te Waru o Rehua revealing its brilliance when the warmth takes hold. Rehua, a whetū and an atua who resides in one of the highest realms once bestowed gifts of manu upon Tāne. These Manu a Rehua inspired my interpretations embodied in kōwhaiwhai, capturing the movement and dynamic essence of each of these taonga.

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Brenda Banks | Vessel

Brenda Banks | Vessel

The conceptual framework for this body of work is a collection on vessels I have created from my diversified art practices.
The timeless vessel form is a hollow receptacle, used for the storage of liquids, food and objects.
The ‘vessel form’ offers a blank canvas to apply stimulating variations of colour, the application of marks, to experiment with different mediums, textual patterns and various forms of decorations, to disguise, wrap, cut away and to visually record conceptual artistic impressions and metaphorical meanings.
The ’vessel form’ has expanded beyond its traditional function to become a contemporary, conceptual, sculptural, expressive art form.

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WAI – Celium

WAI – Celium

WAI-Celium explores the often invisible connections and social networks that run between us, supporting us and upholding us as we journey through experiences of violence and beyond.
This years WAI exhibition also proudly presents Through our Lens the photo journal of WAI-Z, our new rangatahi roopu.

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Drop Of Golden Sun | Kat Crosse

Drop Of Golden Sun | Kat Crosse

I love to dabble in mixed media with no specific goal in mind, using topographic maps, paint, ink, digital, crayon and embroidery to create art that is inspired by the beautiful land we live in and taking paths less trodden.

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