Women’s work on display
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’’.