Marlon Hart - Pacific Crossing
Exhibition - 7th April - 1st May
Opening night 9th April. 5pm -7 pm
Muriwai resident Marlon Hart has drawn on his childhood experience and impressions of growing up on Canada’s Pacific Northwest coast - the inspiration for his latest series of limited edition fine art prints. His early years spent in the forests and by the sea around Vancouver instilled in him a deep love of nature, and culturally left a lasting impression. These influences are evident in this series, aptly named PACIFIC CROSSING.
Kumeu Arts - WHO WE ARE
This group exhibition by Kumeu Arts staff, tutors and committee members aimed to give our community more insight into our not-for-profit organisation. Alongside the artworks on display were accompanying interviews which explained the roles of the people involved here (many voluntarily) and highlighted the experience and skills they each bring us. Who are we? We hope you found the answer in this exhibition.
Info Evening and Exhibition Opening
Friday 26th March. 5 – 7 pm.
At the Info evening visitors were able to meet some of our team and learn about classes, upcoming workshops and concerts. The exhibiting artists also gave talks about their practice, artworks on display and inspirations.
‘This Must Be The Place’ (Naïve Melody)
Exhibition 23rd Feb - 3rd April
Opening event: Fri 26th Feb, 5-7 pm
Naive art theoretically derives from the unschooled artist. Works in this genre therefore operate in a way that is not commonly seen of those trained in the arts. Paintings by the naive artist are unique to the individual - an expression of their take on the ‘every day’. The naive artist forgoes traditional compositions, colour and painterly formalities which are supplanted with individualistic interpretations, creating a visual uniqueness not seen before.
While Marion is not ‘naive’ to the art world visually or intellectually, her works however inhabit the beautiful traits of the naive or ‘outsider’ artist. Humble and homely narratives, simplistic yet consciously considered painting techniques and familiarly quaint subject matter. Her works are reminiscent of Henri Matisse, flat interior planes, joyful blocks of colour and patterned linier capabilities.
Marion’s solo exhibition at Kumeu Arts marries her love for painting and tangible comforts of domestic life, people and places.
Margie Phillips and Madelaine Abey Koch
Seeing the Unseen
Exhibition 20th Feb - 20th March
In our Homo Sapien centered world we often neglect to recognise the web of life surrounding and sustaining us.
Concealed beneath the waves or hidden in leaf litter a multitude of creatures exist with complex lives and extraordinary abilities.
The effects of climate change combined with destructive human activity, in the deep sea, in the air and on land can adversely affect the
biodiversity of life forms in a variety of eco systems. All play a part in the inter-related ecological balance of the earth.
On Now until 13th February
A summer exhibition celebrating NZ’s natural environment and beauty - Focusing on the things and places we love.
We thought our first exhibition of the year ‘Our Aotearoa’ might be relatively small but the entries flooded in and had 65 stunning artworks on display! We were thrilled with the response and the high standard of entries.