Taranaki Art News
 May, 2022

Now showing as the Virtual Tart exhibition:
Glued to it   3
new collages by Noniann Lier of Melbourne, Australia

Lysaght Watt Gallery, Hawera

... still thinking ...

Exhibition of Dale Copeland's assemblages, and walls covered with collages from 20 years of the International Exchange.
And assemblages by Carl Fairweather in the Members' Corner.
Exhibition runs until 28th May.

Emerging from lockdown.
There was a well attended opening on Monday 2nd May.
It was so good to be able to get together and enjoy the art, and to party with people of like mind.

On Saturday 7th May, a collage/assemblage workshop at the Creative Space in Hawera, with Dale Copeland and Carl Fairweather.
All places filled now.

Gover St Gallery, New Plymouth
The Silent Auction, raised more than $10,000 for the Red Cross working in Ukraine!

1st - 31st : Gallery themed Exhibition "Birds " - open to everyone to take part.
$20 entry fee and 25% commission.
Any artworks sold can be replaced by another for no extra entry fee for the duration of the exhibition.

8th - Mothers' Day. Gallery open 12 - 4pm

11th - : First of a 9 week term of art classes at the Gallery. 4.15 - 5.30pm Children's Classes
6 - 8.30pm Adults   limited spaces, booking is essential.

15th and 16th : The Gallery will be CLOSED as I will be in Wellington for my son's graduation celebrations  JUNE
1st - 30th : Gallery themed Exhibition "Ocean" - open to everyone to take part.

1st - 31st : Gallery themed Exhibition "Taranaki " - open to everyone to take part.

1st - 31st : Gallery themed Exhibition "Floral " - open to everyone to take part.

Requests :
A customer has requested a painting of Tongaporutu 3 sisters.
If you have any available then please send me an image with measurements.
Budget max. $2000, any medium.

Another customer would like some wooden balls made smaller for a billiards game she has.
Everything (2 x wooden balls and one for scale) is at the Gallery to be picked up.

Shannon Novak is doing a community project to 'uplift/create opportunities for local (Taranaki) LGBTQI+ artist voices
to be seen and heard e.g. through sharing the work they do with their permission to do so'.
If you would like to have your say get in touch : shannon@shannonnovak.com

Gover St Gallery, 19 Gover Street, New Plymouth 4310

Now closed on Tuesdays.
If you want more info ... goverstgallery@gmail.com
And we're on Facebook & Instagram ... goverstgallery

The Collaboration

Contemporary Printmakers exhibition.
Until 15th May.
In the Pop Up gallery, 83 Devon Street East, New Plymouth

Percy Thomson Gallery, in Stratford

An exhibition by the Stratford Art Society. Always worth a visit.

NOTE: All visitors to the Gallery must comply with conditions of entry that require you to sign in,
wear a face covering, comply with physical distancing and sanitise your hands on entry.

Koru on Devon, now in new premises, 13-15 Devon Street West, New Plymouth

Lovely new space, and a grand exhibition.

Datura Child - Seventh Mutation by Brent Parks
and ... Walk With Me by Linda McFetridge
A walk through the my latest series of work which also gives you an insight into the somewhat surprising mix of the real, surreal and abstract methods in my creative process when producing a series of works.
I'm also donating 10% of sales from this show to the 4 Groms (young surfers) selected from coastal Taranaki to represent NZ at the World Surf Champs in El Salvador in May).
Incredible to have not 1 but 4 national champions from a small Taranaki community doing us proud.
You can still throw your support behind them without having to buy art, more info to contribute to their fundraising got to FB page Coastal Carver.

...as well as extending the 2 current shows:
Bright Side by Maria Brockhill
Fountainhead by Dan Mills
....as well as work by the Koru Artist Collective.
A huge range of stunning art to be seen so do pop on in and take a look.
Love to see you there!!

Coming Soon on the Virtual Tart website. - (a new exhibition every month)
(email Dale if you're interested in having an exhibition)


- - - marking 25 years of the Virtual Tart website !!

Now showing, through May Glued to it 3
new collages by Noniann Lier of Melbourne, Australia

Coming Soon

June A Time For Healing
Collages from the P/Q/C (Pandemic/Quarantine/Covid-19)) by Mansa Mussa of Newark, New Jersey, USA.

July The love of printing
Linda Larsen and georgie Raulerson, USA

August ORBIT, an exhibition by Marian Hoffman Ting

September Jenny Bielawski and Dorothy Andrews

October The Last Chance Saloon
climate change, end scenarios, No Plan B .... two groups of artists from opposite points on the earth explore our future.
Artists from Taranaki in New Zealand and from Cornwall in UK show their hopes and fears.

November New work by Glenys Howland

December Cordula Kagemann of Germany


January . . .?

Koru on Koru Gallery & Garden
283 Koru Rd, Oakura
Open each weekend 10am - 4pm or by appointment.
New artists welcome to view this free space.
The historic Koru on Koru site offers garden space for sculpture exhibition at no cost to Artist.
Ph. 06 7527807 / 021410030
FB oakuraartgallery

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