Well, how many Queens Birthday long weekends have been spent at the old studio celebrating the Waiheke Winter Arts Festival? – Many happy times!….now it’s the Kings Birthday Weekend..still a nice long weekend for everyone.
So as I write I’m wearing two hats, attending the RASNZ Conference https://www.rasnzconference.org.nz/ excellent! and on the breaks continuing to make improvements on the studio, primarily making room to get the piano down, lining the walls, getting the storage and lighting sorted ready for a celebration opening when its all finished! I’m open tho’ so feel free to pop in and see the progress!
The Studio gallery is now situated at 32 Mako St. in Oneroa, with a satellite studio and observatory on beautiful Aotea, Great Barrier Island.
The studio at Trig Hill, situated high on a forested ridge on the cross-island walkway between Whakanewha Regional Park and Onetangi had been my studio for many happy years and now it’s time to share it forward to a new family of creatives to work and enjoy.
The next exciting chapter with the studio observatory on Aotea, (following on from Trig Hill) will be another base for artists, writers, stargazers, hikers, forest lovers, bird watchers, and those who want to experience and contribute to the glorious natural environment that Aotea, Great Barrier Island has to offer. Cannot wait to share the journey!
Gallery hours are Sunday – Tuesday 11 – 4 or just ring 021 887819 to arrange a visit to suit. If the sign is out, the studio is open.
The new 2023 Art Map is due for launch in December 2022, with an exhibition at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery opening 16 December, see you there!
Here we are, mid May and I’m in a T shirt! It’s been a while since I’ve posted and there’s a LOT going on. We’ve had a great summer with Sculpture on the Gulf, Sculpt Oneroa, new galleries and studio’s opening on the island (check out the 2022 Art Map) and more! The project for this winter is exploring the DARK!. It’s galactic Core season, (speaking with my astro hat on) and familiar places are magic by night, it’s amazing, beautiful and inspiring!
Check out a few initial ‘sketches’ – Watch this Space!
Well, where did the time go? ….. now after another lockdown at Level 4, hopefully the team of 5 mill is getting on top of this latest outbreak ! Haven’t been posting very much as have been so busy at work, however very excited about getting back into the studio soon.
Really looking forward to working on a new suite of works and schedule of exhibitions at the studio and a quiet pop up in downtown Auckland. The 2021 Art Map is underway and exciting new shows at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery!
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So looking forward to getting back in the studio again, it’s been so busy over these last few weeks. It has flown by in its own strange way. As we all move onto the next stage of this journey, stay safe, be kind, create!