Bar­gains ga­lore at Mys­tery Box ex­hi­bi­tion

Whanganui Chronicle - - 48 Hours/Arts - Liz Wylie liz.wylie@wan­ganuichron­i­

I need to re­place my kiln so I’m hav­ing a sale

Fifty dol­lars buys a Mark Rayner orig­i­nal for a lim­ited time only at the Mys­tery Box ex­hi­bi­tion.

If you fancy own­ing Zom­bie in a Toupee, a mod­i­fied Bos­son Head named Bruce or Shirley, or even a Prozac Poo­dle you can pick them up at the Rayner Broth­ers Gallery in Glas­gow St, Whanganui.

“I need to re­place my kiln so I’m hav­ing a sale,” Rayner said.

The multi award-win­ning artist said the works are a mix of old and new. “Some of the works are from past ex­hi­bi­tions and oth­ers are new ideas I’m try­ing out.”

Most of the Mys­tery Box pieces have red sold stick­ers although Rayner said he is re­plen­ish­ing the works. “There is a cash and carry op­tion so some peo­ple have al­ready taken theirs home.”

Rayner and his brother Paul moved from their Guy­ton St gallery to the con­verted Glas­gow St villa owned by Bryce Smith and Sue Cooke in Au­gust 2017. As well as the Rayner Broth­ers’ Gallery, the arts cen­tre houses Gallery 85 for guest ex­hi­bi­tions, stu­dios, the Cuban Belle Cafe and a flat and stu­dio for artistsin-res­i­dence.

The Wally Kirby ex­hi­bi­tion Mid­Cen­tury Mod­ern is show­ing at Gallery 85 at the mo­ment and Ro­torua pain­ter and sculp­tor Sarah Zeis­sen is the cur­rent artist-in-res­i­dence. Mys­tery Box is open for view­ing at the Rayner Broth­ers Gallery from 11am to 3pm each Wed­nes­day to

Satur­day un­til Novem­ber 17.

Photo/Stu­art Munro

A se­lec­tion of Mark Rayner’s art­works are sell­ing for a bar­gain price of fifty dol­lars each at Rayner Broth­ers Gallery.

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