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 March 2017

Virtual Tart Exhibition
The exhibition on the Virtual Tart site for February 2017 is:

Quelques traces de pas sur le papier
("Some footprints on paper"),
collage work by Philippe Lemaire of France

Coming Soon - (a new exhibition each month)
(email Dale if you're interested in having an exhibition on the Virtual TART site)


April -   Casting off
The last of the Frances Rookes artworks made with knitted copper wire.
On sale, with prices diminishing through the month.

May -   Art Taranaki - de retour ŕ Paris
Artistes de Nouvelle-Zélande au 59 Rivoli

See our preparations on the 59Rivoli page

June -   Body of Work
by Erin Libby, USA

July -   Paintings by Nikki Romney of Nelson.

August .....?
September -   ICE19
The 19th International Collage Exhibition/Exchange
Details for being part of this can be found here.

Percy Thomson Gallery in Stratford
Opening 31st March at 7pm
Connections 2017
Dorothy Andrews, Jenny Bielawski, Juliet Chell, Viv Davy, Antonia O'Mahony
Until 30th April.

JD Reid Gallery, New Plymouth., New Plymouth
Showcase Art
An exhibition by 15 Taranaki artists, both well-known and emerging.
Opening 31st March at 6pm
Open through April
Monday to Friday 11 - 5, Saturday 10 - 3, Sunday 11 - 2

Mokau Museum and Art Gallery
Showing now, and until 8th April 2017
Pottery by Maria Brockhill and small sculptures by Laurel Davis

Percy Thomson Gallery in Stratford
March 3 - 26
Taranaki Ki Tai by WharehokaSmith
Tracking Kuri/Diamonds are a girls best... by Gabrielle Belz

March 31 - April 30
Illumination by Paul Burgham
Connections by Antonia O'Mahony, Dorothy Andrews, Jenny Bielawski, Viv Davy and Juliet Chell

May 5 - 27
Stratford Art Society

Home Work - Taranaki Art Now, the exhibition of Taranaki art at PukeAriki
The first one, in 2014, was an excellent show - we're indebted to Puke Ariki for making it happen.
The next will be this year, June to November.

Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
Now back and working, 12 and 2pm
Flip and Two Twisters (Trilogy)

Two exhibitions,

Len Lye: Experimental Moves
until 26th March 2017

Films at the Govett Brewster, Febuary & March 2017
My Beautiful Country Sun 26 Mar 4pm FREE
Man Without a Camera (Len Lye) Daily FREE

Young Visionaries Art Classes, after school.
Sessions for ages 6-8 Wednesdays, and 9-13 Thursdays
Book online at govettbrewster.com or for enquiries ph 06 759 6715

Patea Gallery
93 Egmont Street (next to the Four Square), Main Road, Patea
The gallery is a non-profit making enterprise for the arts community.
The gallery aims to showcase local artists including those with connections to the area, to those who visit or pass through Patea, in a professional space.
The gallery will be open five days a week: Wednesday – Sunday.
10-4 Weds-Sat, 10-2pm Sunday

Taranaki à Paris
Art du Nouvelle Zélande
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It was a huge venture, and it was wonderful.
Taranaki art exhibited in Galerie 59 Rivoli in Paris, and 12 of us went over there enjoying that lovely city.
And we've been invited to go back again!!!! 8 - 22 May 2017.

Our new title:
Art Taranaki - de retour ŕ Paris
Artistes de Nouvelle-Zélande au 59 Rivoli

11 of us will travel and stay in Paris. Carrying the work of (so far) 25 Taranaki artists.
Have a look at our 59Rivoli page for ongoing news about our plans,
and artists' methods for making artwork that's easy to carry as luggage.

The 19th annual International Collage Exhibition/Exchange, 2017
Yes, there will be an Ice19 !!! In September 2017.
Some keen artists have already sent their packages!

Details for taking part can be seen here.
And names of artists already in can be seen here.

The 18th collection is now showing on its permanent home at outofsight.co.nz/Ice18

The collection, one work from each artist, has gone to the permanent collection of the Verbeke Foundation in Belgium.

See Volume 3 of the 'Collage Collection' book, on www.dalecopeland.co.nz/Press/press.htm

New Plymouth's Mine
A sculpture to display a German naval mine which washed ashore by Belt Road in 1943.
Designed by Dale Copeland, and perfectly constructed by PACE engineering,
Now installed on the Coastal Walkway, just down from Belt Road.
It's a fascinating story, from the newly-formed New Plymouth Bomb Disposal Squad in 1943 up to 2015.
The book is finished and available from Dale. See details on her website.


108 pages, 110 full-colour illustrations on high quality glossy stock. A5 size.
Art and artists from Taranaki, New Zealand.
$25 plus postage
Details are on www.dalecopeland.co.nz/Press

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These Taranaki artists have more of their work on their own Internet sites:
Paul Hutchinson at www.paulhutchinson.co.nz
and also on his "Another day" blog, at www.http://paul-hutchinson.blogspot.co.nz/
Dale Copeland at www.dalecopeland.co.nz
Mili Purpil at www.milipurpil.com
Margaret Scott at www.margaretscott.co.nz
Graham Kirk at www.grahamkirk.com
Amanda Griffin at www.gryphondesign.co.nz
Marianne Muggeridge at www.mariannemuggeridge.nz
Roger Morris at www.rogermorris.nz/
Renate Verbrugge at www.renateverbrugge/
Robert Clement at www.stainedglass-studio.co.nz
Carl Fairweather at www.carlfairweather.com
Michaela Stoneman at www.mbstoneman.com
Dorothy Andrews at www.dorothyandrewsartist.com

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