Galleria

Inspiring Creative Spaces- Painters at the Park, the exhibition and auction
In the last two weeks, eighteen selected visual artists,inspired by the Sculpture Park, worked on-site to produce a wide-range of paintings, prints, and drawings. These are available at a buy-now price or can be purchased at the Auction on the 9th March.
For some artists this was their first contact with the Sculpture Park- and for the Trust it was a chance to give two dimensional visual artists the opportunity to interact with the Park. The response was quite overwhelming.
Interpretations of the Park range from watercolour and acrylic landscape views to abstractions including representations of the confiscation line that forms a boundary of the site and stretches all the way to Mt. Te Aroha.
Pop in for a complementary tea or coffee during the next two weeks. There is free entry to the auction and exhibition site only. An entry fee, to visit the current sculpture exhibition in the Park, SUMMER” Utopia into Dystopia still applies. The auction preview and registration starts at 4pm; the auction at 5pm on Saturday, 9th March.
Participating artists include: Michael Barker (Te Aroha), Wendy Bolger,Jos Coufreur (Tauranga), Peter Dornauf, Jo Gallagher (Te Kuiti), Colin Gibbs (Hamilton), Sofia Minson (Auckland), Bernadette Parsons (Tuakau), Jill Perrott (Auckland), Donn Ratana, Carole Shepheard, Diane Scott, Jane Siddall, Gavin Smith (Cambridge), James Sutherland, Pauline Tapping, Faith Thomas (Cambridge), Pam Watson.


  • Brian Chrystall

    Tui

    Recycled copper

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  • Faith Thomas

    0—The Vessel

    Mezzotint

    This unframed edition of 25 of Faith Thomas "The Vessel" is available by order only- it won't be in the auction or on site. Initially I chose to d...

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  • Wendy Bolger

    2—Greener Pastures

    Digital photograph

    Through my art making I explore the western landscape aesthetic, representative of social values of control and ownership of the land. The art proc...

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  • Jos Coufreur

    3—Marilyn

    Acrylic on canvas

    Jos Coufreur attended the Royal Academy of Art in Den Bosch, Holland. He has developed a distinctive style over the years. ‘I paint spontaneously, ...

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  • Jos Coufreur

    4—Sir Ed

    Acrylic on canvas

    Jos Coufreur attended the Royal Academy of Art in Den Bosch, Holland. He has developed a distinctive style over the years. ‘I paint spontaneously, ...

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  • Peter Dornauf

    5—Guardianship

    Acrylic on canvas

    Artist bioPeter Dornauf is a long time Waikato artist and writer who has been painting since the early eighties. His work during this time has been...

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  • Peter Dornauf

    6—Husbandry

    Wood

    Artist bioPeter Dornauf is a long time Waikato artist and writer who has been painting since the early eighties. His work during this time has been...

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  • Jo Gallagher

    7—Towards Pirongia

    Acrylic on canvas

    Jo is an established King Country artist. She lives and works on a farm in Piopio with her husband and two teenage daughters. Jo has been exhibitin...

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  • Jo Gallagher

    8—Woven Promises

    Acrylic on board

    Jo is an established King Country artist. She lives and works on a farm in Piopio with her husband and two teenage daughters. Jo has been exhibitin...

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  • Colin Gibbs

    9—Confiscation line 1

    Mixed media on board

    Colin Gibbs was born in Whanganui. He spent his childhood in the shadows of the Parapara, and alongside the Whanganui River. Colin specialised in...

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  • Colin Gibbs

    10—Confiscation line 2

    Mixed media on board

    Colin Gibbs was born in Whanganui. He spent his childhood in the shadows of the Parapara, and alongside the Whanganui River. Colin specialised in...

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  • Sofia Minson

    11—He rests with Sky above and Earth below

    Oil on canvas

    Sofia Minson is a portrait and landscape oil painter of Ngāti Porou, Swedish, English and Irish heritage. Having spent much of her childhood in Sa...

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  • Sofia Minson

    12—She rests with Sky above and Earth below

    Oil on canvas

    Sofia Minson is a portrait and landscape oil painter of Ngāti Porou, Swedish, English and Irish heritage. Having spent much of her childhood in Sa...

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  • Sofia Minson

    13—In-between worlds

    Oil on canvas

    Sofia Minson is a portrait and landscape oil painter of Ngāti Porou, Swedish, English and Irish heritage. Having spent much of her childhood in Sa...

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  • Bernadette Parsons

    14—Arboretum views

    Watercolour

    Bernadette began painting in watercolour 20 years ago and has had enormous success in winning awards and selling her work both here and overseas. S...

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  • Bernadette Parsons

    15—Just trunks

    Watercolour

    Bernadette began painting in watercolour 20 years ago and has had enormous success in winning awards and selling her work both here and overseas. S...

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  • Bernadette parsons

    16—Nikau

    Watercolour

    Bernadette began painting in watercolour 20 years ago and has had enormous success in winning awards and selling her work both here and overseas. S...

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  • Bernadette Parsons

    17—Untitled

    Watercolour

    Bernadette began painting in watercolour 20 years ago and has had enormous success in winning awards and selling her work both here and overseas. S...

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  • Jill Perrott

    18—Colour is light

    Mixed media

    In the early 1990's Jill returned to her lifelong love - painting - having been a pupil of Colin McCahon and others at Elam in the sixties. Travel,...

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  • Jill perrott

    19—Waitakaruru

    Mixed media

    In the early 1990's Jill returned to her lifelong love - painting - having been a pupil of Colin McCahon and others at Elam in the sixties. Travel,...

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  • Jill Perrott

    20—Waitakaruru II

    Mixed media

    In the early 1990's Jill returned to her lifelong love - painting - having been a pupil of Colin McCahon and others at Elam in the sixties. Travel,...

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  • Donn Ratana

    21—Ruru IV to VI

    Acrylic on canvas

    Donn Ratana is a senior lecturer at the University of Waikato Faculty of Education. He is an Art Educator, Sculptor and painter who develops socio-...

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  • Donn Ratana

    24—Ruru I-III

    Wood and aluminium

    Donn Ratana is a senior lecturer at the University of Waikato Faculty of Education. He is an Art Educator, Sculptor and painter who develops socio-...

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  • Carole Shepheard

    25—Suspended

    Acrylic on canvas

    Dr Carole Shepheard is a widely recognised New Zealand artist. Before retiring to Kawhia she was a Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Auck...

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  • Carole Shepheard

    26—Float

    Mixed media on board

    Dr Carole Shepheard is a widely recognised New Zealand artist. Before retiring to Kawhia she was a Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Auck...

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  • Diane Scott

    27—Tripping of Light

    Mixed media

    Diane Scott holds a Masters Degree with first class honours from the Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland. In 2012 she received the Ela...

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  • Diane Scott

    28—Overland

    Mixed media

    Diane Scott holds a Masters Degree with first class honours from the Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland. In 2012 she received the Ela...

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  • Jane Siddall

    29—Ripple and Splash

    Graphite and colour pencil on paper

    Jane Siddall was born in England in 1970 and moved to New Zealand in 2000. She is currently based in Te Pahu near Hamilton.After receiving a BA (Ho...

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  • Jane Siddall

    30—Asia in the Waikato

    Graphite and colour pencil

    Jane Siddall was born in England in 1970 and moved to New Zealand in 2000. She is currently based in Te Pahu near Hamilton.After receiving a BA (Ho...

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  • Gavin Smith

    31—Sculpture Park I

    Watercolour

    Gavin is a well established watercolour artist who paints and teaches from his studio at Lake Karapiro just 6kms south of Cambridge.His artworks gr...

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  • Gavin Smith

    32—Sculpture Park II

    Watercolour

    Gavin is a well established watercolour artist who paints and teaches from his studio at Lake Karapiro just 6kms south of Cambridge.His artworks gr...

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  • Gavin Smith

    33—Sculpture Park III

    Watercolour

    Gavin is a well established watercolour artist who paints and teaches from his studio at Lake Karapiro just 6kms south of Cambridge.His artworks gr...

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  • Gavin Smith

    34—Sculpture Park IV

    Watercolour

    Gavin is a well established watercolour artist who paints and teaches from his studio at Lake Karapiro just 6kms south of Cambridge.His artworks gr...

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  • James Sutherland

    35—Goldfish

    Acrylic on canvas

    James Sutherland studied painting at Edinburgh College of Art. Since moving to New Zealand in 2000, Sutherland has produced work in photography, fi...

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  • Pauline Tapping

    36—Scotsman Valley

    Mixed media on board

    Pauline has been painting for over 10 years and nearly all her work has been based on her love of the New Zealand landscape. Her work has been ex...

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  • Pauline Tapping

    37—Sculptural Pine

    Mixed media on canvas

    Pauline has been painting for over 10 years and nearly all her work has been based on her love of the New Zealand landscape. Her work has been ex...

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  • Faith Thomas

    38—Vessel

    Mezzotint and graphite

    Originally from Auckland I completed my Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Printmaking major in 1982 from Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland University.I...

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  • Faith Thomas

    39—Across the Land

    Mezzotint and graphite

    Artist bioOriginally from Auckland I completed my Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Printmaking major in 1982 from Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland Un...

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  • Pam Watson

    40—Summertime, Dry Land and Down the Drive

    Mixed media

    My paintings are usually a personal response to the Waikato landscape. Certain places haunt me until I paint them. The weather, time of day, cultur...

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  • Karin Barr

    43—Lola

    Oamaru stone

    Originally from Germany I arrived in the Waikato in 1994.In 2003 I had the opportunity to take part in the Matamata Sculpture Symposium and discove...

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  • Karin Barr

    44—Pinnacles

    Hinuera stone on basalt base

    Originally from Germany I arrived in the Waikato in 1994.In 2003 I had the opportunity to take part in the Matamata Sculpture Symposium and discove...

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Artists in the Park
07 November — 08 November 15
Curated by Sybille Schlumbom
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