15 November – 8 December 2019
The Stratford Arts Society exhibition, is a vibrant, exciting, and eclectic mix of artwork and tends to fill every spare corner we have.
This exhibition boasts approximately 250 works, most for sale, and showcases the diverse talents and skill-base of the group’s members.
The Stratford Art Society plays a pivotal role in fostering the arts in the Stratford region and further afield. It organises workshops for its members and encourages social events where members can build relationships with other like-minded people.
The spring exhibition is made up of a wide range of works including pottery, jewellery, prints, photography, original paintings, sculpture, fibre, textiles, woodwork and crafts.Prices are always reasonable and individuality and creativity abounds.
The society is enjoying continued vitality at the moment with increasing membership, with more than 200 members, and with interest from artists from as far afield as Wellington and the Waikato.
The groups also supports and encourages artists, both emerging and established, at local, regional and national levels. Members are all ages, all backgrounds and a myriad of different styles and medium.
Stratford Art Society is fortunate to have so many different artists, from such different backgrounds, producing art in so many different mediums.
The opening event, particularly, allows artists who often work in isolation to meet up and network, strengthening the connections in the district’s art community.
Towards Tomorrow by Ian Axtell
Hooked by Christine Chesswass
Taranaki by Arno de Vaan
Woven scarf by Maree Liddington, pendant by Voniiques Bijoux
Nin's Bin, Kaikoura by Kerry Walker
Feeding Frenzy by Margaret Bailey
Penny the Highland by Jill Evans
Tuty Spring by Christine Chesswass
Struggle by Cherie Dodds
Ladies by Cecilie Elliott
Handmade felt cloche by Jessica Taunt
Games by Lois Parkes
Teapots by Margaret Foley
Florafauna, Collage and Sourpuss by Cherol Filbee
Four and twenty by Sue Ellis
Wrap by Bernice Mitchell
Tom and Tui by Vicki Price
Martian flowers by Rick Wood