Thank you - a true exercise in team work - from a vision, with passion, hands on [Josephine, Annie, Barbara and Lee Woodman] - and working together with staff from Nelson City Council - and for their support, their guidance and forward thinking. Special thanks to Kirsty Kennedy, Jules Read, Jock Edmondson, contractors Bev Goodall, Luke Ashby & teams [garden], Duane Pratt, [building] Able Roch, Goleman and his team [Constructions/Painting].
Opening preview, tonight at the Refinery Art Space tonight, 5:30 - 7pm.
'CONNECTIONS' a juried traveling exhibition by members of the Studio Art Quilts Associates. All welcome.
At Refinery Art Space - only one more week to 'consume' these three installation based shows by three local artists.
Feel, listen, think. Three key words that describe well these offerings and what it means to be human.
Left to right: May it be Jane Tan with 'Every Thread I ever...' [feel], or John Cohen-Du Four with 'Sonic Tarot' [listen] or Maggy Johnston 'Our Place Our Time' [think].
We welcome Georgie Merry in our Foyer Gallery with her work 'Submerging Artist'.
A wonderful collection of Limited Edition prints and other trinkets.
Georgie Merry is currently completing her studies at the Learning Connection in Wellington.
In the artist's words...
'Making things allows me to put things out into the world gently.
I feel less pressure communicating through visual art.
I am slowly learning to navigate sadness & frustration in our social and political existence & in the world or close by.
Accepting that life and being valuable, is not about happiness, or being loved by/ loving everyone I meet.
This multi-media collection of works are conversations with myself and reflections of what I see. A commentary on identity, politics, and life in a world where we are constantly reminded that the end is nigh. This collection is inspired by the internet, magazines, commedia dell'arte and political newspaper cartoons.'
It feels like an archeological adventure - uncovering stories from the past, now being retold. We are looking forward to welcome Billy Apple in the near future. Please keep updated with our 2019/20 programme starting July - we hope it will be feast, with varied topics, media - a little for everyone. www.acn.org.nz/the-refinery-artspace.html
Meet the artists Saturday 11 May, 1 to 2pm. These upcoming three shows, by three local artists have a mutual concept, the Human conditions within our environment.
'Sonic Tarot' by John Cohen-Du Four offers a listening experience in the aim to allow for a meditative moment. Maybe come with a question to encounter how sound is an essential tool connecting our brain waves for a heightened perception of our inner surroundings and quests.