Society members exhibit art
The Matamata Society of Arts is once again holding its Members’ Exhibition along with the work of guest artists at the Matamata Memorial Centre from October 14 to 16.
Guest artists this year include Carole Hughes of Cambridge who is well known for her figures and cafe scenes, John Hoby from Tokoroa who is an abstract painter and Janine Harbottle, a potter from the Thames Coast.
An art award worth $500 is up for grabs for an emerging artist who creates a work of art under the topic ‘‘The Storm’’.
The Matamata Needlework Group will be displaying some of their work as will the Waikato branch of the New Zealand Calligraphers.
Young artists from Matamata Primary and Matamata Intermediate schools will also have work on display.
The exhibition will be officially opened by Charlotte Giblin of the Wallace Gallery at a wine and cheese evening on Friday night at 7.30pm to which members of the public are welcome.
On Saturday at 1pm, Campbell Smith artist and playwright from Hamilton will address members and the public.
Campbell is a wood engraver who is known throughout New Zealand.
He has been involved with national organisations over the years and is a long standing Hamilton art identity.
The Storyteller will once again have a display of up to date books for sale.
Demonstrations will be held on Sunday at 1pm including fabric work with Shirley Frew, card making with Alex Randrup and papermaking with Mary Cullen.
The exhibition closes at 4pm on Sunday when all work must be uplifted.