Angela Buchanan and Edie Chappell
Opens Thursday 30 August 6pm
Two artists combine in this exhibition expressing their diverse creative techniques and subject matter with paint and mixed media. Abstract design by Edie Chappell sits alongside formed designs and clean lines by Angela Buchanan.
In her out-of-world vision, Edie encourages viewers to see, to look and be intrigued by the visions they see. Loving semi abstract landscapes, Edie mixes both smooth work and a chunky look, exploring different subject matters. Edie explains, ‘Art for me is very therapeutic; I love the process, and love seeing the end result. Hours can vanish quickly when I’m in my studio. It’s a continual learning experience; you discover new ways of expressing your feelings when you put them onto paper.’
In this exhibition, Angela Buchanan produces paintings with formed lines and clean designs with a comical edge and local scenic, photographic print works.
Angela established her art career on completing her apprenticeship as a traditional sign writer, making traditional hand painted signs using multiple techniques and in varying and sometimes challenging positions and places. Her canvases include honours boards and window sign painting, airport towers and fixed wing planes.
Angela now paints using her dreams as her main inspiration, focusing on incorporating her brush skills into her artwork.
More about the Artists
The Diverse Creative Universe is at Mangawhai Artists Gallery until Tuesday 11 September. 10am to 3pm daily, entry free.
Kaipara Art Awards
Opens Friday 10 August at 5.30pm
The Kaipara Art Awards exhibition has arrived in Mangawhai Artists Gallery and launches their 2018-19 programme of exhibitions with a high calibre creative bang!
A large collection of amazing and thought provoking art is on display at Mangawhai Artists Gallery. The stunning collection of over 50 works has been praised for diversity, skill and beauty. Many of the artists have reflected on where they live and taken Kaipara to the heart of their entries for the 2018 Kaipara Art Awards.
Mary-Anne Boyd, chair of Mangawhai Artists said, ‘the exhibition is outstanding with fantastic artistic contributions – a marvellous showcase for local art’. The Annual Kaipara Art Awards are hosted by Mangawhai Artists Inc and Dargaville Art Association with the prize ceremony alternating each year. Judge, Richard Cranenburgh, awarded the prizes at the Dargaville opening last month. On judging the awards for the second year in a row, he said his choices came from many years of looking at art as well as ‘from the heart’. He praised the work on show, ‘This year l did see an overall step up the ladder from last year, especially in the three-dimensional work - such diversity and high quality craftsmanship”.
The prizes were:
First Christine Moginie
Judges Award Peter Bradburn
Second Shelia Shadick (see photo)
Third Annie Kitchener
Merit Carlyn Condon
First Samala Waipouri
Judges Award Margot Symes
Second Evonne Tana
Third John Ecuyer
Merit Terry Haines
The Kaipara Art Awards are at the Mangawhai Artists Gallery until Tuesday 28 August
Flax and Fibre
The last few weeks might have been chilly and wet but for many people in Mangawhai it has been a productive, creative and energising time. Rain, frost and bursts of sun – the painting, drawing, printmaking and so much more made the Mangawhai Artists Gallery Winter Workshop programme the place to be to avoid winter blues. With over thirty six learning opportunities, at times the Gallery was as busy as summer exhibition weeks.
Learning coordinator for Mangawhai Artists, Nicola Everett thanked the tutors who made sure the workshops were well run, stimulating and provided for beginners and the more experienced. People participating were thrilled at the variety with many remarking it was great it have so much choice but they hated not being able to do all the workshops. Many are planning ahead to next year and considering what they might do.
Mangawhai Artists Inc (MAI) is planning to expand their current Gallery to build a year round workshop space. Mary-Anne Boyd, Chair of MAI explained, ‘we know there is demand for lots of learning opportunities. We are delighted that with a designated art workspace we can offer so much more. Fund raising will begin soon’.
Print Week was supported by Kaipara Creative Communities.
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