Art on show at Keirunga
Keirunga Artists are holding their first selected exhibition of 2016 at the Havelock North Function Centre in Te Mata Road.
The exhibition runs until Sunday April 17, from 10am to 4pm each day. The selector is artist and yoga teacher Linda Trubridge and the works by the Keirunga Artists include oils, acrylics, watercolours and prints in a wide range of styles.
The guest exhibitor is ceramic artist Mandy Olson from Napier. Her quirky and colourful sculptured figures have been exhibited with the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts in Wellington and have been in many other exhibitions throughout New Zealand.
Entry to the exhibition is free, and visitors can vote for the popular People’s Choice, to be awarded at the close of the exhibition.
Keirunga Artists are grateful for prize money and sponsorship from Humanity Books and Fine Art Supplies, JW Picture Framers, Milton Andrews, Conroy Removals and Infinity Foundation.
Linda Trubridge was born in Bermuda in 1950. Her art training was at Loughborough and Exeter Colleges of Art (BA Hons) from 1967— 1972. She qualified as an art teacher and has taught at high schools in London, the Caribbean and New Zealand. Since 1970 she has practiced yoga and trained as a teacher. Combined study of yogic philosophy and world mythology continues to inspire her creativity. In 1981 she left Britain, sailing on a yacht to New Zealand with her husband and two small children. During these five years of travel, and during her time in New Zealand, she has worked at teaching art and yoga, helping her husband design and make furniture, educating her children and making new art works.
I began my journey into the world of clay in the mid 1990s, after dabbling in weaving, knitting and craft work from natural objects.
Initially I attended weekly evening classes at Wellington High School for several months and then spent the following two years at adult sculpture classes at Petone College, Lower Hutt. During my second year I began exhibiting with the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts in Wellington. As well as producing work for their general exhibitions, Iwas part of a group exhibition called Going Solo 12 in 2000. I also entered work in the 2000 Norsewear Art Awards and my pieces sold well in both these exhibitions.
During this time Iwas approached by several galleries in both North and South Islands and Sydney Australia and I began supplying my work commercially. Iwas a member of The Bakehouse Gallery in Cuba Street Wellington, as well as supplying for Wellington Potters Co-op Gallery in Woodward Street Wellington.
SELECTION: Linda Trubridge selects art to be displayed at the Keirunga Artists Selected Exhibition in the Havelock North Community Centre.
QUIRKY: Ceramic artist Mandy Olsen is the guest exhibitor for this month’s exhibition.