Mangawhai Artists Gallery
Mangawhai Artists Gallery becomes a community art space!
Mangawhai Artists Inc (MAI) 2018 creative community art project began today.
Magical Mangawhai Goes Bush was opened by Deputy Mayor Peter Wethey.
There was a hubbub of expectancy as people gathered in the Mangawhai Artists Gallery. Mary-Anne Boyd, Chair of MAI, welcomed the community to the Gallery and the art project which celebrates our native bush and the flora and fauna that make it so special. She acknowledged and thanked the sponsors. Rosina Kamphuis, who has created and leads this event, thanked the many people helping her and was thrilled so many people had come to paint on the first morning, encouraging them to tell their friends and come back again.
Rosina handed the Deputy Mayor a painting apron, he then declared the workshop open and was the first person to choose some bush material and paint. Peter Wethey remarked that ‘every year Mangawhai Artists go from strength to strength. The stingray project last year was wonderful, this year’s project will be too.’ He thanked Mangawhai Artists for their work encouraging and expanding the creativity of Mangawhai, ‘it’s extraordinary the number of creative and talented people here in Mangawhai, and Mangawhai Artists Inc is great in taking thatforward’he went on to thank Rosina and the artists supporting this project because ‘everyone has some degree of creative flair and needs occasions like this to be able to find it in themselves and demonstrate it’. The Gallery fell silent as people selected their tree, bush material, stones or banners and began to paint, concentrating at the same time as working together exploring colour and pattern.
Opening in time for the school holidays, the workshop is open every day from 10am, including ANZAC day and weekends up to Tuesday 1 May. The Mangawhai Artists Gallery has been turned into a community art painting centre for the duration of the workshop. All ages can come along, children, adults, family groups. No art experience or painting skill is required. Everyone is encouraged to work with paint and natural bush materials, river stones and paint on banners – call in and paint!
‘One moonlit night .....’will follow the many days of workshop; the Mangawhai Artists Gallery will be a creative experience evoking our beautiful native bush at night. Mayor Jason Smith will be opening the exhibition on Saturday 5 May at 3pm.
Why a community art project? Mangawhai Artists Inc promotes, supports and nurtures creativity of all art forms in the Mangawhai community. The vision for this project is:
Logos of sponsors can be found here mangawhaiartists.co.nz/exhibitions-current
Kaipara District Creative Communities
Resene the paint the professionals use
Mangawhai Landscape Supplies
Eagle Eye Trimming
Creative Community Arts
Magical Mangawhai Goes Bush
Magical Mangawhai Goes Bush is a free community art project led by Rosina Kamphuis (who led last year’s successful Stingray project) for Mangawhai Artists Inc. Magical Mangawhai Goes Bush celebrates our native bush and the flora and fauna that make it so special.
Opening in time for the school holidays, on Friday 19 April by Peter Wethey the Deputy Mayor, the workshop is open every day from 10am, including ANZAC day and weekends up to Tuesday 1 May. The Mangawhai Artists Gallery has been turned to a community art painting centre for the duration of the workshop. All ages can come along, children, adults, family groups. No art experience or painting skill is required. Everyone is encouraged to work with paint and natural bush materials, river stones and paint on banners – drop in and paint!
An exhibition in the Mangawhai Artists Gallery follows the workshop. ‘One moonlit night .....’will use all of the painted material from the workshop to make an exhibition and installation evoking our beautiful native bush at night. Mayor Jason Smith will be opening the exhibition on Saturday 5 May at 3pm.
‘We hope that lots of people from every age group will come along and paint, then come back and explore the exhibition’, Rosina says, ‘this art project is for the Mangawhai community, families, artists, businesses, EVERYBODY!’
For more information mangawhaiartists.co.nz/upcoming-events
Friday 20 April – 10am doors open; Peter Wethey Deputy Mayor
Tuesday 1 May workshop closes
Saturday 5 May exhibition opens – 3pm by Mayor Jason Smith
Sunday 13 May – come and collect, exhibition closes 3pm
Mangawhai Artists Winter Workshop Programme
Beginning Saturday 9 June, there are nine weekends and eight packed weeks of creative workshops offered by Mangawhai Artist tutors. There are half day, whole day, weekend and weekday options. There are workshops on drawing, painting, mosaics, printmaking and more. ‘Nicola Everett, who coordinated the programme, explains, ‘we have something for all levels of experience, workshops are suitable for beginners, you only need an urge to learn and play. Our tutors are experienced artists and teachers and welcome people new to art or returning to art. With the range on offer there is plenty for more experienced artists as well – this is an opportunity to try something new; how about silver clay work or learning how to photograph your art work?’
For more information on the Winter Workshop Programme, the courses, tutors and how to book look at the Mangawhai Artists website mangawhaiartists.co.nz/learning-opportunities
Free Community Art Project 2018
Rosina Kamphuis and Mangawhai Artists
Thursday 19 April – Sunday 13 May
Remember Project Stingray held in the Mangawhai Artists Gallery this time last year? Remember all the wonderful stingrays painted by the Mangawhai community? Have you seen the resulting iconic Stingray installation on the exterior gallery wall? Rosina has created another exciting Free Community Art Experience from 19 April to 13 May 2018 for all ages! This year we invite the Mangawhai community to celebrate our native New Zealand bush with two weeks for the community to “drop in and paint” a bush theme on amazing natural bush materials, river stones and paper banners.
The Mangawhai Artists Gallery, on 45 Moir Road in the Village, will be transformed into a community painting studio. Then Rosina and her team of Mangawhai Artists helpers will create a spectacular two week installation of the community’s artworks: Magical Mangawhai Goes Bush! One moonlit night……… bathed in the night sky inside the Mangawhai Artists Gallery!
Come into our gallery, paint and create. Join Rosina and her team of artists and share your work within your community? Families, artists, businesses - everybody! All paints and materials provided. Just come in your painting clothes and enjoy a fun time for all. See you at the Mangawhai Artists Gallery for Magical Mangawhai Goes Bush!
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