GREAT SOUTH ARTISTS' NETWORK

Helping make the Great South the best place to create and experience Visual Arts

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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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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


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.


Dawn Glynn
Member
Female
About Me

My work is about a show of warmth and understanding. 

A sensitive genuine engagement with the subject.

Each drawing and painting shows what I admire and love to share.

They reveal and confirm my experiences.

Show my discoveries and reflection.

My hope is that they engage the viewer.

Translating my thoughts and visions into paint is a most personal revelation

and always a challenge.




Lynley
Member
Female

Dawn Barry
Member
Female
31 years old

DEBBIE BROWN
Member
Female
45 years old
About Me

HI,

I AM A MUM OF TWO WONDERFUL BOYS, JACK 10, HARRISON 6 AND MARRIED TO CLARKE BROWN, I WORK FROM HOME, SO I CAN BE THERE FOR THE BOYS WHEN NEEDED.

I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A CREATIVE PERSON FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEBER.

I HAVE BEEN MAKING JEWELLERY FOR THE LAST 10YRS.


In which area of visual arts are you involved?

I AM CURRENTLY MAKING JEWELLERY, AND HAVE JUST STARTED TO DO THE ODD PAINTING....(ALOT OF WORK STILL TO GO).


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.


MAREE WILKS PHOTOGRAPHER
Member
Female
64 years old

laben
Member
Male
62 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
Member
35 years old

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.


Nick Round-Turner
Member
Male
73 years old

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.



Gael Ramsay
Member
Female

Gwen Chaloner
Member
Female

Greenwitch
Member
Female
About Me

I am 53 years old and live in Lawrence Otago. I am not an artist just a lover of art.

I am also chairperson of our local museum who are running the "Arty Goldpan' Exhibition (see "what's on" for details



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.

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