In conjunction with 'Five Impressions' exhibition our five Mangawhai printmakers will each be demonstrating a different printing process.
Two award winners who couldn't attend the gala evening of the Kaipara Art Awards, have received their awards subsequently. Photos below show Elena Nikolaeva, winner of the 3D art award for her work 'Tony the Tui from Tawharanui' being presented her award by MAI Chair Mary-Anne Boyd on behalf of Westmoreland Homes, one of the principal sponsors of the exhibition. Also Logan Simich-Burr who is a 12 year old Mangawhai Artists Inc member. His work 'Stingray Waters' was awarded a merit award in the 2D section. and the judge, Richard Cranenburgh, made positive comments about his artwork, calling it 'simple yet powerful'. Logan is our youngest member.
On 26 & 27 August a group of us joined Rosina for a theatrical themed charcoal workshop. Great fun, great results!
Mandy's group The Paint Club will exhibit at Mangawhai Artists gallery 7 - 21 March 2018.
Photos of Mandy Thomsett-Taylor from the 'Art House' studio in Mangawhai Heads taking a six week drawing and painting workshop. Another six week series started on 31 August. Mandy can be contacted at email@example.com.
What a huge response! The Mangawhai Community came through the doors of the Mangawhai Artists Inc. Gallery in droves from 9am to 4pm on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April to paint their connection to Mangawhai on a plywood stingray. “Over 300 visitors and painters came through to enjoy this Free Community Painting Weekend in a relaxed and spontaneous atmosphere, where young and old painted and chatted together,” says Rosina Kamphuis, creator of Project Stingray’s iconic concept and design, and the project ‘s organiser.
By Sunday morning there were no more of the 101 plywood stingrays left, and the community continued to paint on plywood off-cuts and floor to ceiling stingray banners, until the end of the week that followed, on the same “drop in and paint” basis. The results are amazing. 58 of the 101 stingrays are now constructed on the 2 giant rays on the exterior gallery wall facing the Village library as a permanent installation, a collaborative, community work of art, unveiled on Saturday afternoon 20 May by the youngest painter Mac Clews, accompanied by the Patron of Mangawhai Artists Inc., Malcolm Roberts. How were the mini-rays selected? “They represent all of the 101 painted”, says Rosina, “ all ages, kids and families, artists, businesses, everybody!
Mayor Gent honoured the Opening of Project Stingray’s Exhibition with his presence, and the community flowed into the Gallery to see the brilliantly painted exhibits. Wow! We want more Community Art Experiences! Brilliant! Thank You! was the overall community message to Mangawhai Artists Inc.