Come to Kapiti Gallery’s Exhibition & sale of work by Society members – and see how featured artists Marion Henderson, Pauline Medhurst, Heather Chambers have responded to the challenge of this first exhibition of the year, with the theme “Morning Light or Evening Glow“.
“Clay Expressions” exhibition is now open at Kapiti Gallery, featuring work by our Pottery Group members, including guest artist Storm Davenport. Storm, a painter and sculptor, has spent fourteen years exhibiting throughout the Wellington region and greater North Island with work being held by many collectors both nationally and internationally.
Showing work her in galleries, art shows, fundraisers, community events and awards, she has won awards in both painting and ceramics.
Specializing in ceramic sculpture, she works from her home studio in Paraparaumu Beach where she has a gallery open to the public by appointment. Her work is inspired by ancient lost civilizations, and traditional firing techniques used to create refined but rustic artworks that tell a story.
From small wall-hung works to seven foot tall outdoor sculptures her works include:
- The Warrior series: life sized warrior heads, breast plates and weaponry
- Oceanic Life series: with whales, sharks, stingrays, jellyfish and kina
- Animal series: white Rhino, bulls, war horses, buffalo, bear, warthog, mammoth, bees
Large outdoor totem series:
- Black Arts
- Life’s Backbone
Current series exploring themes of human contact and connection
Collaborative lighting artwork series with artist Peter Robson
Some examples of fundraising work are:
- 5 years of gifted artworks to The Wellington Supper Club Auction for Ronald Ma Donald House with sales of over $10,000 gifted.
- Ronald MacDonald Retreat Fundraising event 2015 gifted a painting which sold for
- Wellington hospice Art from the Heart exhibition 2020
- Kapiti Vaulting art show fundraiser The Vault, set up plus donation of commission 2019
- Wellington Free Ambulance Art Show Fundraiser Artrove 2017 & 2018
CURRENTLY SHOWING AT:
- Red Peach Gallery, Ahuriri, Napier
- Artmospere Gallery, Waipawa
- Artel Gallery, Otaki
- Kāpiti Gallery, Raumati Beach
Images below include Storm’s current work and items exhibited at Kāpiti Gallery 2017 – 2019.
“Fabulous Fibre” exhibition and sale of work, with guest artist Mary Moon, will showcase the work of our spinners, weavers, knitters, fibre artists and felters. Most of the work on display will be for sale.
Mary has been an artist all her life, trained in oils and watercolour, and also has a lifelong interest in crafts. Now retired, Mary is currently focusing on Raranga (flax weaving). She did a year long course with Te Wananga o Aotearoa, learning all aspects of Māori weaving and its cultural context.
All her weaving is completed according to tikanga, from the harvesting of the harakeke to the final whiri (plait). Mary says, “I love that the items are from locally sourced materials, hand processed and biodegradable. At the end of their useful lives they return to Papatūānuku.”
Mary will be at the Gallery each Sunday of the exhibition, demonstrating the art of Raranga.
As well as spun, woven, knitted, felted and hand-crafted fibre artwork, Vivien Adams‘ prize-winning machine knitting will be on display.
Kapiti Gallery: Thursday 3rd to Sunday 27th June 2021.
Hours: 10 am to 3 pm, Thursday to Sunday.
Kāpiti Gallery is re-opening on Thursday 11th June. Our “A Song in Art” exhibition was cut short by the lockdown, so it’s continuing until Sunday 21st June. Winter opening hours are 10.00 am to 3.00 pm.
The next exhibition is “Lockdown 2020”, opening on Thursday 25th June for all Groups’ members to display work done during the lockdown period.
“Drip, Dribble and Splash” begins in July, and the revised programme for the rest of the year is on the Gallery page.
It’s great to be getting back to normal! We look forward to seeing you.
Have a look at the exciting themes for this year’s exhibitions in Kapiti Gallery by checking our website’s Gallery page.
Follow us to see our calendar of upcoming events, explore the dozen or so groups who meet to “Create, Learn and Enjoy” our craft and art, and find out about joining and membership, and check the date and time each group meets.
Our next exhibition – starting on Thursday 26 September will feature the work of our Potters and Sculptors Group.
The full programme of 2019 exhibitions in Kāpiti Gallery is now online at Gallery.
Kāpiti Arts and Crafts Society members can download a document with entry dates.