Saturday, 22 November 2014

Inspired by Nature ?

A pendant which was a birthday present last year, and a leaf I picked up on the roadside while walking the other day. I wondered momentarily as I held it in my hand, could it have been a leaf from this kind of tree that inspired the artist? Nature and art are so often bedfellows/

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Twitter Feed Art

Cab Life, one of a series called Twitter Feed Art  by  Elisabeth Alani. It was inspired by an overheard conversation. Elisabeth is a Samoan/Chinese artist who is also the administrator at Tautai.

'We are all Indian but we come from Different Countries."

This artwork is part of an exhibition called In Situ by three young Pacific artists, Lana Lopesi, Elisabeth Alani and Salome Tanuvasa on  at the Lake House Arts Centre Cafe , 13 Fred Thomas Drive, Takapuna from Sunday November 16-Sunday November 30.
Drop by, have a coffee and enjoy!

This small exhibition challenged me, amused me and inspired me.

 "Through language we have an innate ability to transcend culture, age and class. The everyday encountering of language through conversation, enables us to understand each other. Types of language even among a small geographical area such as Auckland varies immensely crossing suburbs and therefore socio-economic barriers. Elisabeth, Lana and Salome come from South, West and East Auckland. While on paper they may appear similar as NZ born female artists of a shared lineage, they all have incredibly varied experiences of being Pacific Women."

Friday, 14 November 2014

Crochet Tree Art in Devonport

Discovered recently, outside the spot where the new Devonport Public Library is being built, a living piece of crocheted art. Part of the Devonport Festival or simply a warm and cosy statement by some local tree lovers? ( As they do in Devonport )

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Kolose: The Art of Tuvalu Crochet 2. The Opening Night at the Lake House Arts Centre

The wonderful opening night  of The Art of Tuvalu Crochet by the Fafine Niutao i Aotearoa at the Lake House Arts Centre in Takapuna last night. This exhibition of colourful and creative crocheted garments by a very talented group of women ( Fafine Niutao i Aotearoa) is not to be missed!

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Children's Murals at Corban's Estate Arts Centre

As we walked through the grounds of the Corban's Estate Arts Centre this morning I thought these children's murals displayed on the walls were rather enchanting.