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Art News February 2016

by Sarah C

AUTUMN ART TRAIL - 2 & 3 April 2016
Held in Conjunction with a Group Exhibition in the Gallery and
The Mangawhai Walking Weekend.

If you would like to participate in the Autumn Art Trail,
please contact Jeanette Vickers



Congratulations Leslie Cleary - winner of the 
TNZAM / WatercolourMate / Winsor & Newton Twilight Range Competition
Name of artwork: Sunrise over Mt Manaia
Medium: Oil on stretched canvas 20 inch x 40 inch.
Leslie is a member of the Mangawhai Artists Inc. "I am an experienced New Zealand Fine Artist endeavouring to capture the beauty and passion I have for nature in its true form through the use of oils" Leslie Cleary - NZ Artist.




Upcoming Workshops


If you want to have fun with acrylics, oils, watercolour or if you want to improve your

artistic skills - welcome to my classes!

On Thursdays, from 10am till 1pm. 5 weeks left of this term.
address: Warkworth, Shoesmith Hall, Shoesmith Street

Suitable for any level of experience. Contact Elena Nikolaeva to book



Painting and Drawing class with Mandy Thomsett-Taylor

Start Date Thursday 31st March 10am to 4pm

6 Week course - $400

Contact Mandy on 021 843 590 /




Community Art Work


The Guardians were installed near the Mangawhai Museum just before Christmas.
This was a project that was funded by Creative Communities Kaipara and Place Makers Mangawhai. The Guardians project was initiated by Brenda, Elena and Gayle of the Mangawhai Artists Inc education group.



Gallery News


A series of very successful exhibitions have been held in our new gallery since opening in December.


             These included



From Small Beginnings - members opening exhibition

Brilliant display of work from 49 members with 47 sales recorded


Fusion by Elena Nikolaeva

Display of  Sculpture and paintings with 13 items sold


Layers by Mark Graham 

Debut exhibition of large works by Mark with 5 sales recorded


Expressions by Pauline Gough  
          A selection of colourful and expressive artworks by award winning Northland artist, Pauline Gough.  Acrylic and mixed media in a variety  of subjects from her signature cows to musicians,  racehorses and seascapes.


Landscapes by Russell Hill 
Featuring works reflecting the artist’s passion for painting
and his interpretation of inspirational scenes experienced in travels throughout Europe.


The Originals Group Exhibition - Points of View  
Wednesday 10 February to Monday 22 February


Current Exhibition


Something Different - Jeanette Vickers, Donna Curtis, Leslie Cleary, Marina Bagley

and Wendy Clifford



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