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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
42 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....


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


Amberleigh
Member
Female
38 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

Claire
Member
Female

TRISTA
Member
Female
About Me


Kate Morrison
Member
Female

Pauline Nicholson
Member
Female
About Me

I live in Manapouri.  I'm married and we have one son.  I'm involved in local theatre with the Fiordland Players on the committee and as a performer.

I am also a member of the  Beehive Arts and Crafts group in Manapouri, and the Fiordland Arts Society.




In which area of visual arts are you involved?

I love working with beaded jewelery.  I began a couple of years a go and started selling.  Recently I've started doing repairs for people. 




Ash
Member
Male
60 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


Fay Mitchell
Member
Female
64 years old
About Me

I'm a lover of art since school days,have taken it up again after living on the west Coast. We also farmed at Mona Bush Southland Dairy Farming .I have enjoyed Some lessons with Brent Trolle,Richard Robinson,Ron Espin,Ben Ho and in July 12012 Wayne Egdington Which was alot of Fun and learnt as well !! Keen to hear of any great teachers who give lessons as we are always learning

I Have a 1976 Seddon which I coverted to a home in 2005, I still have my bus but now I work full time for Southern District Health as a Driver and live in a home in Mosgiel with my husband of 40 years.

I like a fast loose style of painting and paint in Oils and water colour.



Michelle Dawson
Member
Female
48 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
28 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



Katy Buess
Member
Female
About Me

Info on: www.swisters.com


In which area of visual arts are you involved?

Predominantly printmaking and also paper sculpture/mixed media


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


Claire Worrall
Member
Female
49 years old

Ange Verry
Member
Female
About Me

Hi,

Have just moved to Dipton (following my heart) after seven years as the Education Officer at the Lakes District Museum & Gallery, Lumsden. My new job is the part-time Arts Co-ordinator at Fusion Gallery, building on the fantastic work of Michelle Wallis & the NSCAI by developing the gallery further.

I love to live in a world surrounded by beautiful things and I love being able to share my skills and knowledge to enable others to appreciate the beauty around them. (My other great weakness is travel - I love it and it helps to satisfy my curiosity. That's me in the green jacket descending Mt Sinai!)

I'm looking forward to getting to know Southland artists through Fusion Gallery.


In which area of visual arts are you involved?

With a severe lack of any artistic talent personally, I appreciate the skill involved in:

Painting, jewellery, sculpture, print-making, photography, textiles, industrial design, typography, fashion and any other creative medium you can think of...


Dawn Barry
Member
Female
30 years old

Allie Eagle
Member
Female
About Me

I  want to support the Great South Artist's Network>  Recently I came and taught a workshop with a group of artist's headed up by Beverly Claridge's inspired networking and hospitalilty.  I would like to encourage the formation of this network and the larger networks in New Zealand.  This network reminds me of the fledgling days of Artist Alliance in Auckland .   Over the years that  group of people has become a massively supportive network of artists students,teachers and supporters.  They publish stuff and have really made a huge difference to the artistic life and community in this country.  Kia Kaha Great South Artists network..  May many strong artists and teachers join your ranks!  From all over the country and indeed world!

 

 


In which area of visual arts are you involved?

I am a visual artist with painting as my main concern.  I work pretty much full time as an artist. I suppliment my income with teaching art from time to time.  I am a communicator and travel to different locations and  do workshops every so often on a variety of things..including how we contextualize our art.  Life drawing, and working as a diarist with watercolour.  I like helping people sort out their best ideas and then work on a steady plan to implement doable exhibitions and exploits.

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