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Out Of The Woodwork

Out Of The Woodwork

Melanie Ede

Makeup Design and Production students from the Design and Arts College of New Zealand (D&A) will be displaying their ‘bodies of work’ at the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu at 11.30am on Monday 3rd August. The Christchurch Wizard will be leading the procession from the college on 116 Worcester St, down to the Gallery at 11.20am.

Students will be using elements of all that they have learnt so far, including Body Painting, Body Art, Prosthetics, as well as Hair & Makeup to create creatures for their assignment Myth, Magic & Folk Law, based around fairy tales and mid-winter magic.

Students will be creating various themed works including tales from the sea, a medusa, queen of hearts, nature goddess and invented creatures from other worlds.
“With this project we wanted the students to create something magical to share and interact with the public” explains Katz Cowley, Makeup Tutor at the D&A. “winter is all about staying in and keeping warm, where as these creatures have crept their way out of the woodwork to explore Christchurch Art Gallery in the middle of the season”.

The public are encouraged to attend and witness the temporary release of these creatures at 11.30am on Monday 3rd August in the foyer if the Christchurch Art Gallery.


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