Women’s work on dis­play

South Taranaki Star - - OUT & ABOUT -

Lysaght Watt Art Gallery hosts show

If you en­ter the Lysaght Watt Art Gallery in the next cou­ple of weeks Taranaki artists Amanda Hewlett says you will see works en­riched by lay­ers of sub­tle, glow­ing colour, based on lines of text from the po­etry of James K Bax­ter and painted by her­self.

The ex­hi­bi­tion is called Sto­ries Told and some of the paint­ings in­side in­clude The white­washed pub, on a knuckle of land over­look­ing the bay, An an­gel with a sword and A bay too small to have a name.

Hewlett said in­spi­ra­tion for this se­ries of works came while sit­ting on the banks of the Whanganui River read­ing po­etry by James K Bax­ter at a place called the Fly­ing Fox.

There are also works on dis­play by Ce­cilie El­liot. The fun and quirky sculp­tures cel­e­brate the the joy of life. El­liot was di­ag­nosed with cancer this year and dur­ing her treat­ment, she cre­ated lit­tle ladies de­pict­ing the ‘‘joy of life’’.

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