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Five Artists Feature At Roar Gallary Nov 6-19

We are showing five artists works this time around, can we fit it all in? YES

Opening night is on Thursday 6th November 2003 from 5:30 – 7:00pm

The exhibitions run from 6-19th November 2003 if you can’t make the opening. At ROAR! gallery 22 Vivian Street, Wellington.


Artwork by Chris Edmonds

Here is dome information on all the shows

Return to Sender - Donald Buglass and Sharyn Young

A unique representation of communication’s intricate layers

Trained in different cities in Australia, in different fields of Art and living in different islands of New Zealand these two artists explore communication by working on the same paintings via postage.

"Return to Sender" is a body of work returned, knocked, docked, sanded, banded, layered and repainted the works become a tapestry of voice, thought and intent. The thoughts and feelings of artists and friends are woven together.

Like most human dialogue the paintings are modified and reworked in a continual process of searching for the best ways to express knowledge, love and truth.
There ís more to friendship and art than meets the eye.


Land by the Sea - Maxwell Marshall

This is Island Bay Artist Maxwell Marshall, first exhibition since completing his Diploma in Fine Art at Aoraki Polytechnic in Timaru.

His paintings capture, his love of the sea environment, a love he developed while spending time as a volunteer lifeguard.

“In my painting I hope to create a reality within the work, by appreciating underlying form within the subject” said Maxwell Marshall

Paintings and Tapestries - Matthew Squire

Self taught artist Matthew Squire’s quirky small paintings and tapestries celebrate scenes in and about Wellington, from the Cuba Street Bucket Fountain to Oriental Bay. Other pieces in the exhibitions explore New Zealand's flora and fauna.

Matthew’s work has a different perspective to them, which can only be described as Squire Style. What else can you expect from a guy who is very comfortable making tapestries on the bus or train or while having a beer at the local.

Matthew must be hitting the right strokes of stitches as his gems can be found in Tim Walker’s (The Dowse’s Director) private art collection.

Painting without Paint – Journey into Process Art - Nina Larisch-Haider

German born Wellingtonian Nina Larisch-Haider has called New Zealand home since 1999.

Nina has been studying the Master Class of Art and Creativity at the Learning Connection, Island Bay this year. The body of work that she is exhibiting in Painting without Paint – Journey into Process Art is a direct result of her studies there.

Nina works with oil crayons, acrylics and inks, but also has been integrating materials of all kinds, onto the canvas, using them out of their normal context and bringing them into a new context. She also cuts and pierces the canvas to create a new space and conquers the canvas in a new way. Both processes allow Nina to paint without paint.

Her formal training as a Psychotherapist, Naturopath and Healer are evident in her works, being a free spirit she doesn’t want to limit herself. When speaking about her works she defines them as creations rather than artworks because the word art is very loaded with definitions, values and expectations. For Nina “Creating is for me being part of something bigger than me, independent if I write, paint or create with different materials.”

Interiors and People - Chris Edmonds

Wellington artist Chris Edmond’s interior paintings capture wonderfully askew perspectives. Is Life Imitating Art or Art Imitating Life? He magically combines paint washes with solid paintwork in his paintings. Which gives audiences a seat to view life, through a different window.

Colour is another strong element in Chris’s work he describes his work as ”Abstract with colourfulness I like to use shapes, colour and abstract forms.”

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