Kaitangata art exhibition
Kaitangata photographic artist Anne-Marie Davis is in the throes of organising a major exhibition in the town next month.
It’s quite possibly the first of its type Kaitangata has seen.
The idea came to Davis when she was cleaning people’s houses.
The former Aucklander and Mt Eden gallery owner, who has lived at Kaitangata for about seven years, was intrigued by the quality and variety of art work she saw: ‘‘The people were very modest about their work, but it got me thinking about the diversity and range of creativity in our community.’’
She decided to organise an exhibition so other people could see it too.
So far, 68 artists have agreed to take part. Their works will draw from an eclectic range of media; pottery, photography, sculpture, embroidery, cake decorating, print making, water colour, woodwork, knitting, quilting, jewellery and live music, including bag pipes. They and their works all have a strong connection to Kaitangata, and Davis is hoping more will come on board.
The event ties in with the restoration of the former Kaitangata Post Office into a residence and creative space by owner Colin Smith, who will also be an exhibitor.
The downstairs will be used as a gallery for the exhibition, which will be held on Saturday March 17.
Kaitangata exhibition organiser Anne-Marie Davis with some examples of artists’ work to be exhibited at the show in March.