Taranaki Arts Trail
Saturday 29 May – Sunday 20 June
Although the Taranaki Arts Trail is now part of the Taranaki Garden Festival calendar later in the year, the annual exhibition retains its time-slot in the middle of the year.
The exhibition, with one work from each Trail artist, provides an opportunity for people to get a feel for the artist’s work and decide whether they would like to visit the artist’s open studio during the Festival.
During the Taranaki Arts Trail in October visitors will be treated to an up-close and personal experience. Whether it’s a purpose-built studio, workshop or dining room table, the artist’s space is open to anyone who wants to lift the lid on how all types of art is created. Some ‘old’ faces are returning to the Trail this year and there are a number of artistic newbies who will stir the mix.
There is a refreshingly broad spectrum of career stages, from the emerging artist through to the established and world-renowned, using all manner of methods and materials. Visitors will see some finished works and can also investigate the artistic process; material, vision, philosophy etc.
Right around the mountain there are so many studios to discover, and if last year is anything to go by, it will be hard to pick a favourite. Visitors can lap up the majestic scenery as they hop from studio to studio on their voyage of artistic discovery, enjoying the warm hospitality that Taranaki folk are famous for.
All artwork is offered for sale.
Artwork: (top) Weevil, by Laurel Davis, Mixed media—$350
(above) Paper Doll Memories, by Brenda Cash, Mixed media—$1350
Oil on canvas—$3100
Acrylic on ACM—$2700 ⬤ SOLD
A Glass of Tea
Charcoal powder on board —$10,000
Aquarius Black Moon
Acrchival art print, reproduction of handcrafted collage—$375
Reclining in a Volcanic Landscape
Iconic Park View
Fine art photo print—$1325
Mixed media—$180 ⬤ SOLD
Cartoon Swamp Jazz
DAVID LE FLEMING
Ink on board (detail)—$14,000
Acrylic, plaster and resin—$350
Essence of Being I
Acrylic on canvas—$3400
Farmer to E5
David putting on his make-up
SURAYA SIDHU SINGH
Acrylic and oil on paper parasol—$5900
Woman on the Moon
Acrylic on canvas—$4000 ⬤ SOLD
Silver and amethyst—$250
Stone sculpture—$450 ⬤ SOLD
An Alternative History of J L Sullivan's Tattoos
Oil and aerosol on canvas —$5000
Acrylic on canvas—$950
Acrylic on canvas—$850
Artifact Series #9
Mixed media assemblage—$375
Grated not Sliced
Acrylic—$5500 ⬤ SOLD
Ink and gold leaf—$790
Acrylic on canvas—$1100
To Come To
Collagraph print and chine collé on Thai kozo paper.
Ink, graphite, ironsand—$1200 ⬤ SOLD
The Ocean Power Message
Acrylic on canvas—$2950
MIHWA ANNE KIM
Wooden chair, textiles—$1250 ⬤ SOLD
Girl with Comb beside Piano
Oil on canvas—$4500