Art celebrates life’s journey
Seven artists will be taking Aucklanders on an unusual journey on Karangahape Rd to launch Ironbank’s new artistic space.
Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s famous line ‘‘For we think through our mothers, if we are women’’, Lineage is showcasing a collection of multidiscipline artworks representing seven different journeys at The Salon until December 19.
The exhibition is the first to be held at the shared space and presents the works of Jillian Friedlander, Sue Dickson, Dorota Broda, Susan Wells, Alvie McKree, Denise Murphy and Jill Varani.
First-time exhibitor Ms Friedlander says The Salon is a haven for non- established and established artists to exchange creative ideas and inspiration.
Ms Friedlander’s collection of raw black and white photographs and bold colourful paintings celebrates autumn in Arrowtown and the ‘‘popcorn carnival’’ of summer.
‘‘It’s all about the layers of life,’’ she says.
‘‘I want to show people as they are. Wrinkles, freckles – they’re all characteristics of life. Whether it’s good, bad or in between, the wonders of age are what give you wisdom.’’
Lineage is showing at Ironbank, Unit 8, 150 Karangahape Rd, from 11am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and 11am to 3pm, Saturday and Sunday.