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The Beach – Paper, Books and Baskets.

22nd December 2022 – 30th January 2023

Invitational Collection of works from 8 artists.

This collection is to celebrate being on Surf Highway 45 at Opunake over the Christmas – New Year Holidays.

The gallery has approached 8 artists around New Zealand to explore paper, book forms and baskets, creating works reminiscent of time spent in this lovely part of New Zealand.

There is a uniting theme in the exhibition where all 8 artists will work on a base art work created by Wendy Watson. They will all start with a similar item and then work on it to overlay their own creativity on Wendy’s Foundations. The results will be a creativity collaboration, collectable NZ art.

Who the artists are is a secret until closer to the time but they do include previously exhibiting artists accompanied by several high profile new to us artists. It will be an exciting, creative and stimulating. collection. A not to be missed part of your summer calendar.

Wendy Watson describing the idea behind The Book Exchange.

03/12/2022 Update:

The works that have so far arrived in the gallery include those from the following artists:

Jeanette Verster:

Lynn Taylor:

Tanya Green:

Toni Hartill:

Ildiko Vigh:

Wendy Watson:

Francis Salole:

Julz Coffey:

22nd December 2022

The works are all unwrapped and displayed around the space in the gallery. It is feeling very serene and in tune with our beautiful location at Middleton’s Bay, Opunake. How lucky we are to be surrounded with these works to enjoy across the beach holiday season.

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