Gallery name a nod to own­ers

Wanganui Chronicle - - 48 Hours/arts - By Liz Wylie

Talula Hod­der and Eli La­mont are a busy artis­tic duo rais­ing a young fam­ily and about to open a new Whanganui art gallery.

ET Gallery is sched­uled to open in the Guy­ton St “arts precinct” on June 22 next to Sue Cooke’s gallery and down­stairs from In­ferno De­sign where La­mont works.

Cooke will be the land­lord as well as neigh­bour and Hod­der says Cooke is won­der­fully sup­port­ive of the new ven­ture.

The cou­ple hope their new gallery will be­come a wel­come ad­di­tion to the block, which in­cludes art galleries and Paige’s Book Gallery as well as a hair­dresser, pic­ture framer, photo shop and up­stairs stu­dios.

“We want it to be a space where our own chil­dren can come to work with us, and we want other fam­i­lies with chil­dren to en­joy the gallery and feel wel­come too,” says Hod­der.

With three young daugh­ters be­tween them and a new baby due in Septem­ber, the cou­ple say the gallery idea came about be­cause they wanted space to work away from home.

There will be a stu­dio at the rear of the gallery and they will dis­play their work as well as affordable dig­i­tal prints and T-shirts with their de­signs.

La­mont has ex­hib­ited his work at sev­eral Whanganui galleries and com­pleted a 6m-high psy­che­delic cat mu­ral in Palmer­ston North’s Ber­ry­mans Lane last year.

Hod­der com­pleted a Bach­e­lor of Com­puter Graphic De­sign in 2017 and pub­lished her first

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