Curves of Illusion, Janie Gummer
8/2 cotton set at 20 epi/layer
Perception, Jo Reeve
Hints of Florentina Pakosta, Robyn Parker
Mostly wool with a small amount of cotton
1 + 1 =3, Agnes Hauptli
Tencel warp, silk weft. Each panel can be hung individually,
or grouped together as one display.
Pucker Up, Margaret Hill
Linen, cotton, copper wire
Sgr A*, Tania Habrle
Bauhaus Inspiration, Ann Boniface
Baubles and Beads, Dianne Dudfield
Hand woven, hand dyed mulberry silk
This Is Not A Nikau 1–5, Marilyn Rea Menzies
Black felt covered wooden blocks with tapestries attached.
Cotton warp, wool, linen weft
Three Taranaki artists; Holly Smith, Henriette Reason and Brenda Cash, all recognised for their vivid use of colour, line the walls with rich and flamboyant collage, fluid painting and floral still life.
Holly Smith’s whimsical sense of humour and love of collage is evident in her work where cats, dinosaurs and anything else that takes her fancy, are mounted on bright backgrounds. They often provide a smidgen of social commentary, or a play on words when married to the title of the work. One can’t help but smile when you are drawn into the simple complexity of Holly’s imagination.
305mm x 305mm $150
760mm x 760mm $250
Brenda Cash’s florals are bold and vibrant, with bold splashes of colour outlined in black to lift them from the canvas. The artist embraces vibrant colour, nostalgia, fun and experimental techniques. Brenda has achieved acclaim as a singing, dancing, step-counting artist with a zest for the pleasure that creative endeavour brings to her life.
Henriette Reason’s fluid acrylic paintings invite the eye to experience pattern, colour and form. Pigment is allowed to run amok, sometimes five or more colours interlacing to form their own dance of colour. Some of her abstract paintings are left for the viewers to decipher, much like the ink blot test, while others are carefully orchestrated animals and dancers.
Consumed, Holly Smith, Mixed Media Collage
760mm x 760mm $250
(above) A Rare Breed, Henriette Reason, Fluid Acrylics
900mm x 600mm $675
Carnival Glowers, Brenda Cash, Mixed Media
600mm x 300mm $400