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Where the Wild Things Were


WHAT: “Where the Wild Things Were”
Work by Taryn Beri, Taryn Wilson and Lisa Waikari

An exhibition of new works by emerging Wellington artists Taryn Beri, Lisa Waikari, and Taryn Wilson. Linking the freedom of NZ childhood with the rawness of the collective human spirit.


WHEN: Exhibition Preview-Thursday 22nd September 2005
Duration of the exhibition: 22nd September-1st October 2005

Taryn Wilson
A journalist by day, Taryn enjoys the challenge of putting her thoughts into images instead of into words. She thrives on creating paintings that invite the viewer to think about what the work means to the individual, as well as to the artist.
A self taught artist and member of the NZ Art Guild, Taryn had her first solo exhibition only a few months after starting to paint.
At present her work is available by commission and it can soon be viewed on The Living Channel. This is her final show before heading overseas to live.

Lisa Waikari
“Where the Wild Things were” is the first time Lisa will have exhibited her works. Lisa is a self taught artist and is of Ngāti Kahungunu and Pākehā descent. Each work amasses to be a creative exploration of the layering of meanings through imagery, colour and texture. Currently Lisa is a second year commerce student at Victoria University, majoring in Marketing and Māori Business. Lisa is passionate about indigenous issues, more predominantly to contributing to the advancement of Māori economic development. Lisa intends to develop a career which respectively combines her eclectic passions of art, business and indigenous issues.

Taryn Beri
Another self-taught artist, twenty-year-old Taryn Beri’s creative endeavours span many disciplines. From painting and stencilling to fashion, graphic and jewellery design, her work and creative passions often overlap and spill into each other. She has exhibited and sold work through various café’s, shops, websites and events throughout Aotearoa and Australia. Her main artistic pursuit at the moment is the development of her contemporary Maori clothing label, Blackberi Aotearoawear, which is a fusion of both art and fashion. Her range is currently available online at She is of Ngati Toa, Ngati Raukawa, Te Ati Awa and Pakeha descent.


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