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A Matter of Debate, Beverly Claridge

Oil on Board, warratah, gilding, copper wire,  430 x 1200 mm


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beverlyclaridge
Member
Female
About Me

I'm Beverly Claridge and I have a real passion for seeing the Great South become the best place possible in which to create and experience visual arts.



In which area of visual arts are you involved?

Co-Founder of Great South Professional Artists Association

In 2011 I opened my studio for art classes.

I am a visionary surrealist working with oil on board for many of my works;  also I create mixed media abstracts from using found objects.


Ben Christensen
Member
Male
44 years old
About Me

From leaving school I ventured into the world of glass design and construction, gaining the qualification of a New Zealand Flat Glass Trade Certificate.

Having an artistic mindset led me to using the product to create an extensive range of designer glass works over the span of fifteen years.

Following the experience in the glass industry I returned to full time study for five years to gain a Diploma in Architectural Design and a Bachelor Degree in Applied Arts.

Academic study has given me a passion for modern technology. Coupling this passion with an understanding of the ancient product of glass, I am investigating the potential of glass in the sculptural field. Areas of focus at present are light reflection, refraction and projection.

I also enjoy drawing, painting, graphic design and photography.

To view a portfolio of my art works visit the following link.

www.flickr.com/photos/ben_Christensen 

You can contact me by email at [email protected] 


In which area of visual arts are you involved?

Sculpture, graphic design, etc....


Kate Morrison
Member
Female

Ash
Member
Male
62 years old
About Me

I have been into art since I was a kid. I have been to Art Schooland having a Dip of Craft Design from Christchurch Polytech. I currently work at Anderson Park Art Gallery which is great, working amongst an Art collection of National significance. Originally trained as a photographer in the New Zealand Airforce. I have moved back to Invercargill after a thirty year absence.


In which area of visual arts are you involved?

I work in acrylic paint and waterbased printing ink. Having picked up a cheap commercial pastry press from Todds Auctrion house I have converted it into a reasonable printing press . I am making collagraph prints at the moment and having alot of fun


Nicole.
Member
Female
31 years old
About Me


Marion Metz
Member
Female
About Me

Marion creates different kinds of artwork, with jewellery and photography being her main focus.

She also creates mosaics with a variety of materials.

In 2007 her gift cards were sold at the Kapa Design Gallery in Queenstown.

From 2008 until 2010 Marion's necklaces and mosaics were sold exclusively at the Something Special Gallery and Gift Shop in Riverton.

Now Marion's work can be found in various Galleries and Exhibitions, and on her website www.marionnz.co.nz


In which area of visual arts are you involved?

Wire work, Photography, Mosaics


Michelle Dawson
Member
Female
49 years old
About Me

Heres my blog containing some of my recent work- http://michelledawson70.blogspot.com/

Born in Wellington, schooled on the West Coast and adopted by Southland. My blood line is Waikawa Marae in Picton (Te Atiawa) and my father was a Maori carver. I'm a painter, using mostly acrylic and mixed media, occasionally doing portraits in oil and I dabble in small scale sculpture.


In which area of visual arts are you involved?

I co-founded an art studio for people with disabilites 7 years ago called C.S. Art. We have just finished an exhibition at the Community Gallery at the Southland Museum where 25 artists exhibited (likely next exhibition same venue in 2012). I also work for Southland Education as an art tutor with the adult program on Esk St and the Kidzart program in the school holidays.


Courtney Gaudion
Member
Female
29 years old
About Me

Courtney currently paints from home in Gore NZ, where she currently lives with her husband John and son Thomas. A love of God, craft, art and her surroundings has led to a developing journey of artwork ranging from the more serious exploration of portraiture, to lighter whimsical and imaginative scenes.

Currently the majority of work is completed in acrylics. While motherhood and domestic goddess life take most of her time, art is snuck in to any free minute as a portfolio and collection are established



Lynn Taylor
Member
Female
About Me

I am hoping I can squeeze into being a member - despite being on the rim of the membership area - I live just out of Dunedin at Portobello. (But did my time teaching in Winton and teaching art at Longford Intermediate, Gore, many years ago so Southland always feel close to heart!)


In which area of visual arts are you involved?

I am primarily a printmaker and am attracted to working with processes that utilise light in the processing - photopolymer plate, cyanotypes, laser cutting and photostencil screenprinting. My art work is research based - usually with historical and nautical flavours. I teach alongside my making and some of my updates can be seen on my blog http://lynn-taylor.blogspot.com/  or facebook page http://www.facebook.com/lynntaylorartist


Nicole O'Connor
Member
Female
55 years old
About Me

I have recently returned to ART full time - I am doing what I love the most - being creative. I was a Zimbabwe Bird, but am now a Kiwi Chick. Have had lessons from well established artists, but love experimenting with various mediums and techniques.

* Have had three pictures published for puzzles.

* Have written and illustrated two children's books.

* Have sold artworks for cards.

* Have sold works in South Africa and New Zealand.

* Have decided to start something new... so stay tuned!

:)


In which area of visual arts are you involved?

Experienced in watercolours, accrylic and oil.  Love oil the best! :)


Louise Craig
Member
Female
About Me

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]


In which area of visual arts are you involved?

I enjoy painting, making jewellery, drawing, felting and writing poems.


Lynley
Member
Female

Gina van Wichen
Member
Female

Nick Round-Turner
Member
Male
74 years old

Amberleigh
Member
Female
40 years old
About Me

Amberleigh Carson is the administrator for Artists Alliance. 


 

 



In which area of visual arts are you involved?

Artists Alliance is the national organisation for visual artists. Established in 1991, Artists Alliance has represented and advanced the professional interests of the visual artists of Aotearoa/New Zealand for 20 years. In providing resources, career advice, networks and advocacy, Artists Alliance is the trusted source of information for the visual arts sector.


J.M.Jones
Member
Female

Maggie
Member
Female
About Me

A writer, an artist, a frustrated writer, a gardener, living a moment on the planet.


In which area of visual arts are you involved?



Chavah
Member
Female
About Me

I'm a young Mum of four originally from Auckland, New Zealand but now living in Invercargill. I LOVE to blog. I work from home as an Artist exhibiting nationally and selling internationally. I keep a blog about life as a Mum and an Artist at http://blog.chavahkinloch.com It has creative how to's and talks about fashion, parenting, babies, home decor, kids, life experiences, my favourite finds and more. I also have an artist website www.chavahkinloch.com where you can see my paintings, photo prints and cards. I would love to hear from other GSPAA Members so please don't hesitate to add me as a friend or email me at [email protected] . I look forward to meeting as many of you as I can.


In which area of visual arts are you involved?

I'm into all things creative but right now I focus on acrylic and mixed media abstract paintings. 


Kim Lowe
Member
Female
About Me

Displaced Christchurch printmaker currently staying in Arrowtown.



In which area of visual arts are you involved?

Printmaking, painting and teaching


Claire
Member
Female
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