Now showing: “90 PORTRAITS IN 90 DAYS” by Colin Probst

    Tuesday 26th September to Sunday 15th October 2017

    Colin lived in France and India for 3 months in 2016 and set out to photograph people he encountered, essentially answering the question, “What were the people like?” This exhibition shows the distinctive character of the subjects. Some subjects were aware of being photographed while some were blissfully going about their daily activity when their image was captured.
    The portraits are bold in nature offering a positive, pleasing look for the subjects identifying, in the main, contented responses to the camera. The 90 portraits in the exhibition highlight the range of characters, facial expressions and distinctive clothing encountered during the 90 days.
    The pictures are archival pigment ink prints on calico/canvas mounted, borderless, on museum board. All printing, editing and mounting etc., has been carried out by him. No outside resource has been used.
    The exhibition “90 portraits in 90 days” involved using 2 Nikon digital cameras – the most simple models – one with a moderate wide angle lens and one with a moderate telephoto lens, with quick release hip mounted holsters. The “decisive moment” nature of the portraits required unobtrusive cameras that could be used very quickly.

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    Coming up: “Taonga – our Paradise” by Gina Weigel (painter) and Huriana Collecutt (printmaker)

    Tuesday 17th October to Sunday 5th November 2017

    Gina loves nature in all its forms. Growing up exploring the West Coast beaches of Auckland, water, light and the landscape is in her DNA. Gina moved to Whangarei five years ago where she discovered another wonderful world of beautiful scenery. Gina paints places that are personal, inspiring, and which portray paradise to her. She likes a raw landscape and paints as she sees it. This body of work is a collection of local scenes in and around Whangarei.

    Huriana did a Bachelor of Applied Arts – Visual in 2014 and art became a personal journey of self discovery during her studies. Her mix of cultures (Maori and Swiss) has given her a rich background on which to draw from in her art. Huriana attempts to foster a relationship between the viewer and the creature within her work that maybe they will recognise the preciousness or taonga of God’s creation.

    Also coming soon: “Mix & Match” by Margriet Bruin and Beb Hearn

    Tuesday 17th October to Sunday 5th November 2017

    Art has always been a part of Margriet Bruin’s life from growing up on the family farm in Bergen, the Netherlands. For many years Margriet was actively involved in pottery, however it was as a night class teacher in Art at Morrinsville College she realised that painting on canvas was a fantastic way to express herself. She totally loved the endless use of mediums and textures which she could add or take away.

    Beb Hearn’s interest in art also began in early childhood in the Netherlands where her sketchbook was with her constantly. Beb developed her skills in drawing, pastels and watercolours, later expanding her portfolio to include acrylics, where she learned to ‘loosen up’ and be bold. The colourful palette of acrylics and working with a palette knife greatly appealed to Beb, as this medium contrasted strongly with her previous work in pastels and watercolours.

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