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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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sharlenenga
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Female

Jen Hung
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Female
About Me

I am a New Zealander originally from Taiwan.  Hard syones and jade carving Certificate from Tai Poutini Polytech in Greymouth. Before this, I have reserched  Art History for more than 10 years.    


In which area of visual arts are you involved?

Mainly hard stones carving, but sometime, I do like to paint, and platting.    


Jill Nicholls
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Female
76 years old
About Me

Since my grandmother taught me to knit before I started school I have always had busy hands and a mind seeking the new and refining the known.

 My large weaving studio ran from 1977 until recently when I set up the Something Special Gallery in Riverton.

 

Undertaking the Diploma in Art/craft  Design at Christchurch Polytechnic from 1988-91 gave me a broad experience of a range of crafts. Followed by a B.Sc in Geology with a Philosophy of Art paper thrown in 1995-8, has given me the the technical background for my passion for clay which I am at last following!

 I believe strongly that real art and craft are vital to the wellbeing of humankind. It seems unfortunate that commercial considerations blur the margins of what is good art and what has been 'sold' as good. Much of what I see today has been made primarily to sell, not for the challenge and the joy of masterful creation.


In which area of visual arts are you involved?

Both as a gallery owner and a potter.


Kathryn Bennie
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Female
About Me

Landscapes, wild New Zealand coastal scenes, native bush, high country tussock, stockmen, horses, mountains ... if it's remote & rural I love it. Only now, after many years & a 'herd of kids' have I decided to pick up a paint brush. What more can I say than I love it, I am getting great enjoyment & pleasure from painting. I am learning heaps & painting a great variety of subjects. 

I regularly attend the Wayne Edgerton Borland Lodge art weekends & find these very rewarding. Not only do I gain valuable tuition from a very talented artist but I very much enjoy chatting &  mixing with like minded people. Next one is mid July.

I am currently preparing for my next exhibition where I team up with fellow artist Helen Scott for "Off The Brush". This will be at the City Gallery in Invercargill from the 31 Ausust to the 21st September.

If you are in Bluff, pop into The Lighthouse Gallery & check out some of my works. 




In which area of visual arts are you involved?

Oils is my medium of choice just now although I am keen to explore water colour & pastels in the future. 


Lynley
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Female

Gina van Wichen
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Female

Catherine
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Female

Julie Greig
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Female
About Me

Hello! I'm a realist artist mostly, working in soft pastel or oil, sometimes acrylic, or charcoal, plus oil mono-prints when I have a spare moment.

I'm currently living in Wanganui, working daily as a full-time artist, (since 2001). I've been drawing or painting since I could hold a crayon. I have a Diploma (Honours) in Art & Creativity, but really I just practise my skills daily, and study the work of artists I admire. I teach workshops regularly, Summer Schools and Winterschools, plus some evenings and weekends, and travel to teach nationally when I can fit it in.

A growing series of my work is published as prints by the Image Vault, in the NZ stockman genre. From this has been created a set of placemats & coasters by Jasons, available throughout NZ and Australia.

I've won many awards over the years, which is a thrill, but the biggest thrill I get is when I see people really relating to my paintings, and when a pupil really gets what I'm trying to teach - that light-bulb moment!

view my work at www.juliegreig.co.nz/



In which area of visual arts are you involved?

Painting in soft pastel, or oil.

commission enquiries welcome, especially equine.

workshops.


Mayhla Howells
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Female
63 years old

Jude
Member
Female
65 years old

michelle
Member
Female
About Me

I am a young mum and abstract artist with a huge enthusiasm for art and artists! I currently run Fusion Gallery and Studio in Lumsden and am the Chair person for the Northern Southland Creative Arts Inc. We are a newly formed group aimed to support and encourage particapation in the arts in what ever form that may be. I personally have a unusual style of art that i have never come across which makes me feel very unique. I hope to continue to exhibit in Southland and New Zealand and perhaps even Internationally one day! (UPDATE! i am about to paticipate in an international exhibition art exchange with The Women artists of new River Valley in Virginia. A great opportunity!)


In which area of visual arts are you involved?

I am mixed media artist that prefers to work in oil but have recently begun to work in acryilics. I also co ordinate events and exhibitions on a daily basis for Fusion Gallery in Lumsden so if you are keen to exhibit there get in touch with me :) xo


kate springford
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Female
54 years old

Suzyq
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Female

Rhonda Hall
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Female
About Me


ellie
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Female
About Me

First year student in visual arts degree at SIT. Did you know there are 29 students in the year one class at SIT this year and a new drawing and painting suite is under construction there, opening in May?


In which area of visual arts are you involved?

Studying drawing, printmaking, painting, sculpture, carving, photography, digital imaging and art history.


MAREE WILKS PHOTOGRAPHER
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Female
63 years old

laben
Member
Male
61 years old
About Me

I am a photographer at heart. Love covering sport and landscape. Do this as a release from my job as a deputy Principal at a local College. Have had the opportunity of sending my photos around the world and some are hanging on walls in parts of Africa.


In which area of visual arts are you involved?

Am the President of the Southland Photographic Society.


hannahgray
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35 years old

Narene Lucas
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Female

Gordon Ballantyne
Member
Male
About Me

My wife Raylene and I are both creatively involved in our 'arts'. We both enjoy the creative processes,Raylene wih her fabrics,and yes doing some stunning'stuff' with acrylicsand has recently started watercolours and has taken to this like a duck to water. She has never painted until 6 months ago .

I am retired now and  am really involved with my painting . Am loving it ! Having the time to 'do stuff' is pretty special  and exciting. 


In which area of visual arts are you involved?

I enjoy creating art ;absolutely! I am fond of using oils and watercolours and now with more time to paint and create , my intention is to really 'get into it'. I have a great love of the outdoors ,the moods and conditions , the atmosphere and the sensations of light in its infinite arrays.

I believe that we live in the most artistically exciting part of the world .Recording it is a privilege and sharing it is an absolute pleasure. I am excited about the future.

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