Tini­est can­vas hosts cre­ations

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It took Vir­ginia King more than three weeks to cre­ate her tini­est piece of art­work to date.

The St Marys Bay artist has trans­formed a 5cm by 7cm matchbox into a minia­ture mas­ter­piece as part of Amnesty In­ter­na­tional’s art ex­hi­bi­tion Strike.

Each matchbox will be auc­tioned on Trade Me to raise funds for the hu­man rights or­gan­i­sa­tion.

This year’s theme is Chas­ing the Dream.

Artists Shane Hansen and Michael Sass and mu­si­cians Jon Too­good and Tiki Taane are among those who have cre­ated work on the tiny can­vases.

Ms King’s stain­less steel de­sign rep­re­sents the wings of a night bird in­spired by the idea of people need­ing ex­tra pro­tec­tion at night.

‘‘It’s very fid­dly work­ing with an ob­ject of that size but also quite lovely.

‘‘It was a won­der­ful con­trast from a 10.5 me­tre piece I’m work­ing on at the mo­ment.,’’ she says.

The tiny works will be dis­played at The De­pot Art Space in Devon­port from March 1 to 6 be­fore mov­ing to Waikato Mu­seum and Welling­ton’s Matchbox Stu­dios.

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