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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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Louise Craig
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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.


Gina van Wichen
Member
Female

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...


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.


Mayhla Howells
Member
Female
63 years old

Narene Lucas
Member
Female

Nick Round-Turner
Member
Male
73 years old

Amberleigh
Member
Female
39 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
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Female

John Cutt
Member
Male
About Me

Unfortunately or perhaps more fortunately, I don't have any up-to-date photos of myself.

Retired journalist. I have been an artist since 1989. My medium is pastels. I twice entered and was twice a finalist in Telecom Art Awards.

Charter member of Pastel Artists of NZ (Inc) formed in 2002. PANZ executive member and editor of NZ Pastel Artist since the society's inception and its secretary since 2010.

Also foundation member and co-spokesperson of Southern Pastel Artists also formed in 2002. Organiser of Southern Pastel Artists annual Positively Pastel Art Awards. Member of Southland Arts Society.

Contact 03 2176443 [email protected]


In which area of visual arts are you involved?

Pastel art


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. 


Marimba
Member
Female

Claire
Member
Female

sandra sparrow
Member
Female
About Me

I have live in Manapouri since 1975. during that time I have belonged to the Local Spinning Group. Now belong to the new Beehive Arts & Crafts Group. My do knitting. Have done knitting orders for several years. Have had garment go all over the World.

I am now knitting hats for sale locally for tourists who need them on cold days.


In which area of visual arts are you involved?

Knitting or as I have heard it described as Wool Sculpture


DEOW
Member
Male
About Me

Deow

Born in the southernmost city of the world in the mid 1980’s.

Deow, like most artists, exhibited a passion for drawing and scribbling from infancy. Nurtured by an artistic family, and fired with a fierce competitive spirit, he still recalls that his yearning to excel pitted him in torrid combatative brawls with pens and pencils against his equally driven cousins

Adolescence was as troubled as anyone’s but he found a new sense of balance in a fate that took him to Anaheim, California. There, a vista of highway walls stretched in endless ribbons of graffiti across the landscape. Tenement blocks were carpet bombed with the unfettered outpourings of an unruly Californian Youth – soul and heartbeat and angst floated free as the air across the Californian landscape – a signature – a vibrant reminder that artistic expression is not content to subsist, diffidently within the breast but must sport and display itself before the eyes of the world.

As a child to its mother’s milk, Deow suckled on the artistic licence of the new land. As his passions inflamed, huge gaps appeared in local spray can stocks. Armed with little more than his expressive urge and an OLD ENGLISH calligraphy font, He brought an antipodean idiom to the Los Angeles streets. His mark lingers there still – in places possible and impossible to reach.

Deow returned to New Zealand possessed by a demonic urge to smother gray, lifeless, urban walls with hues and colours and the stuff of life. As the Californians pondered the mystery of his lingering idioms in Los Angeles, Deow splashed his mark across the dusty old walls of Southland and Otago. He layered the grime of centuries with the sparkle of new life and now apologises for any coronaries that the makeover caused the more conservative beneficiaries of his noble and gratuitous art.

From then to now is but a whisper of breath - the heady anarchic days of youth are now tempered by the years; the outpourings mellowed by the experience and joy of life. Expression has taken on a new life, legitimacy and a new currency of meaning. His graffiti and street Art has found its way into the mainstream. Launched with a solo exhibition billed as Art of Fact, Deow has rehabilitated the raw rebellion of the streets into legitimate expression of soul and heart. He now teaches Art at the YMCA to young people with the same urgings as his own youth. So whilst he has the respectability of exhibiting with Southland’s best artists in the Annual Spring Exhibition , he also, now, brings an empathy to his classroom, encouraging and guiding and nurturing the creative spirit of youth

When he is not teaching or doing commissions or working collaboratively, Deow fills his days with custom painting surf boards, design work, street style art and canvass work. The rest of his days, and many of his nights, he will indulge his other passion – surfing. For Deow, the sea is yet another canvas on which to express himself. He etches his way down the smooth faces and splashes and swirls through the spume, creating patterns and forms to tantalise with a mere whisper of existence. Who knows, perhaps these images filter through to the sub conscious mind and emerge, unbidden, into the oils and the brush stroke. Perhaps, when we see Deow riding the waves along the Southern Coastline we are watching the birth of another artwork.



Gwen Chaloner
Member
Female

chris flavell
Member
Male
About Me

i love 2 paint.it takes me into another place were ime free from contact with reality or the presant.its like dreaming with my eyes open.


In which area of visual arts are you involved?

emotional art.


Chris Mclachlan
Member
Female
About Me

Hi, I am  the mother of three and Grandmother of two.  I live on an acre at Otatara, which houses 2 lambs, a Golden Retriever, 1 Black Cat and or course.. 11 chickens that provide my family plus others beautiful free-range eggs.

 

 


In which area of visual arts are you involved?

I have always been Arty-Crafty and have done many short courses over the years, including.......Pottery, Airbrush painting, Lead-light,  Mosaic, Jewellry crafting.

Now with more time on my hands I have takin up Painting again. Using mainly acrylic as a medium.   


kip brook
Member
Male
About Me

I manage artists.

I provide nationwide publicity.

 

www.wordofmouthnz.com

 


In which area of visual arts are you involved?

media - management

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