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The Doors to Northland - Jim Holthouse

The Doors to Northland - Jim Holthouse

What: The Doors to Northland Visual Symphony’s painted by Jim Holthouse
I’ll Never Forget my Amnesia Whimsical collages created by Anneke Cottle

3 from 5 A group exhibition from Take 5 Gerard Coe, Geoffrey Gaskell and Victoriah

When: 2 – 16th October 2003

Where: ROAR! gallery 22 Vivian Street, Wellington.

The Doors to Northland - Jim Holthouse

Auckland born, Wellington artist Jim Holthouse is a painter and cartoonist. His current body of acrylic paintings explores the themes of: Action, Horror, 1800’s Time Travel and Space Odyssey. Jim uses his art to communicate other people’s social histories, cultures and backgrounds. They can only be described as a visual symphony of fact and fiction.

I’ll Never Forget my Amnesia - Anneke Cottle Anneke Cottle is a self-taught artist, whose eye for detail is outstanding. She is a painter, collagist, an exponent of assemblage and pen and ink drawer.

In her exhibition of collages, Anneke easily places her personality into her works. Each piece celebrates her love of colour, and her quirky perspective on life itself She is able to see the silliness and whimsy in seemingly depressing situation.

3 from 5 - Gerard Coe, Geoffrey Gaskell and Victoriah A group exhibition from Take 5. Take 5 is a community based art center, based in Lower Hutt in which people are encouraged to explore, develop and celebrate their creativity through a wide variety of visual art mediums, in a sharing and supportive environment.

Gerard Coe described his oil paintings as an expression of himself. “What I put on canvas is a memoir of my imagination. It brings me satisfaction to know that I have accomplished something.”

Victoriah expressed her conviction that art and creativity are activities of immeasurable importance. “It is a soul of our universe,” she said. In her mixed media pieces she uses recycled materials with paints and stitches to express her feelings about art and “the joy and enlightenment that comes with it.”

Geoffrey Gaskell will be exhibiting mainly ceramics, with a few ink drawings and oil paintings. He says that he has been working on the wheel and making steady progress for just about one year. “Recently I have focussed a lot of my attention to creating miniature pieces on the wheel. I want to show all these little pieces simply to demonstrate that ‘less can be more’ more or less.”

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