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Present Light Exhibition Chch


The present moment is a gift, that is why it is called the present.”

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Present Light is a Painting exhibition that brings together two very exciting up and coming New Zealand Artists, Bronwyn Abbott (Auckland) and Anneke Stewart (Timaru).

Although their style of work and choice of mediums for this show are very contrasting; Abbott using highly textured surfaces and expressive use of acrylics, Stewart stark white paper like backgrounds, Indian ink and gold leaf, similar to her works on paper; The themes of their artistic processes are almost identical.

Both artists draw their inspiration from the Moment, their participation and reaction to the divine environments that inspire their creative processes.

They are very attracted to the natural and native New Zealand landscapes that make this country so very unique and special.

The works presented in the Present Light Exhibition seek to inspire the heart of the viewer, engaging them in the energy of auspicious and breath taking voyeuristic moments in time. Even where in Stewart’s case especially, there is no relation to landscape or environment at all, rather just the presence of a pure expression, which is completely prevalent in both artist’s works.

The Present Light Exhibition opens at Clink in Sumner, Christchurch, on Saturday the 7th of December, with the artist’s present for sales between 1pm – 5pm.

There will be a number of art works available only on the opening day specifically created with Christmas Presence in mind. And all works are priced with the current financial climate.

Clink Bar and Restaurant: 29 Wakefield Ave, Sumner Christchurch.

Show curated and coordinated by Design Art NZ:

BRONWYN ABBOTT                                     ARTIST BIO


Abbott has always been a passionate artist. After gaining scholarship art she studied at Canterbury School of Fine Arts and has continued to be a dedicated painter. In 2004 she was co-founder of Fine Young Artists a premier art school for children and art manager for a number of years. Abbott has had numerous sellout exhibitions throughout New Zealand and has continuously sold her work through word of mouth and her strong following of avid art collectors. With keen intelligence she explores the beauty found in both natural and structural forms throughout the pacific. Expressing this through colour, composition and line, she portrays a sense of freedom and dynamism associated with the oceanic environment. Her unique style captures the essence but allows the viewers to create their own interpretation. Abbott has successfully commissioned various sized pieces including large-scale works for several private entities.


ANNEKE STEWART                                    ARTIST BIO

A multidimensional artist, Anneke Stewart’s artwork practice incorporates painting, sculpture, spray-painting, drawing, Indian ink, text and photography. Anneke also works with lenticular imaging, an animated 2 dimensional art form. Through her resistance to conventional artistic boundaries, she attempts to subvert expectation of what constitutes art to find new methods of expressing her visual statements.

Born in Christchurch in 1977, Stewart gained her BD in sculpture at Christchurch polytechnic, followed by a postgraduate Diploma at Elam School of Fine Art. Her diverse choices of mediums, and varying styles have been acquired through her extensive travels and education.

Stewart has the continuing project of seeking the means to visualise and manifest the energy of life. Raising questions about the nature of human programming, she works in step with the shapes and rhythms that pervade our worldly existence to express the life force that inherently occupies all existence.


DESIGN ART NEW ZEALAND                                    CURATOR AND COORDINATOR

Design Art New Zealand Limited speciialises in creating New Zealand made finely crafted design and art works. We strive to create quality items using ONLY locally sourced materials and labour. Design Art is fundamental art with purpose. Our purpose is to be as sustainable and Earth friendly, as well as contemporary in our design as possible. We create and represent art, design and objects that people LOVE to have in their homes. 100% New Zealand owned and operated, Design Art NZ also brings together New Zealand artists and designers, curating and putting on exhibitions exposing the works of talented contemporary Earth minded beings.



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