2022 AGM on 23 February

The Society’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday February 23rd from 7.30 pm.

We will be electing a new President and Vice President, and the newly amended Constitution will be presented. If you would like an advance copy, please email the Secretary Anne White.

Notices of Motion should be with the Secretary 14 days prior to the AGM (by Wednesday 9 February).

A copy of the reviewed accounts for the year will be on the notice board in the workroom 14 days prior to
the AGM.

Address and COVID-19 requirements here.

Morning Light or Evening Glow?

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“.

Storm Davenport guest at Clay Expressions exhibition

“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

Paintings:

Current series exploring themes of human contact and connection

Collaborative lighting artwork series with artist Peter Robson

FUNDRAISING

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.

Oil painters’ monthly challenges

Our group is having a monthly challenge to paint or draw subjects we don’t usually paint.


For February it was a self portrait. We had produced some lovely ones and had a lot of fun showing them to each other. The March subject was a bird and some found that hard but all the same did some great paintings and drawings.

See more of our artworks on our Oil Painting page.

We’re still here – from home

Kapiti Arts and Crafts Society Shop, workrooms and Kapiti Gallery closure

In the interests of our members and the general public, Kāpiti Gallery and our workrooms at 192 Matai Road will also be closed in the meantime, and we have decided to close our arts and crafts shop at 20 Raumati Road for at least the next 4 weeks.

As soon as we’re “open for business” again, we’ll let you know!

Many of our shop’s volunteer minders are seniors, and with other society members compromised health-wise, we do not have the numbers to keep the shop open just now. (We thank all who have worked in the past week and all have said they were happy with the precautions we put in place.

We wish our valued Shop customers and Gallery visitors good health and hope you remain in good spirits.

Keep in touch with us and each other via Facebook – share photos and updates of your art and craft projects https://www.facebook.com/kapitiartsandcrafts


UPDATE: We are closed until the government advises Level 4 restrictions are lifted

New Zealand’s four-level COVID-19 alert system specifies public health and social measures to be taken against COVID-19.

Level 4 Eliminate: Likely that disease is not contained.

  • People instructed to stay at home
  • Educational facilities closed
  • Businesses closed except for essential services (e.g. supermarkets, pharmacies, clinics) and lifeline utilities
  • Rationing of supplies and requisitioning of facilities
  • Travel severely limited
  • Major reprioritisation of healthcare services

UNITE AGAINST COVID-19 official website

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Doll of the Show and Best Antique in Show Winner!

Kapiti Arts and Crafts Society member, Carol Prockter, was a winner at the NZ Doll Federation convention, with her beautiful Beatrix Potter themed doll. Carol, who belongs to the Dolls ‘n Bears group, was a winner at the Convention in Hamilton in September 2019.

Baby Doll 2

As Carol’s theme was Beatrix Potter, the doll’s knitted toys are Jemima Puddleduck & Mrs Tiggywinkle, and Peter Rabbit is embroidered on her blanket. The lining of her carry basket also features Beatrix Potter characters. She is sitting on a hand knitted cushion with her knitted blanket next to her.

 

 

The reproduction porcelain doll is a German baby doll originally made by Kämmer & Reinhardt from years 1912 to 1928+. Carol poured her from a mould taken from a K*R 122 antique doll. She has sleepy eyes and a wobbly tongue.

Her clothes, with the exception of the material petticoat, are hand-knitted in 1 ply wool from a baby knitting pattern called “Princess Marina Layette” printed in the Australian Women’s Weekly of the early 1950s. Because the wool and needles were so fine, Carol reduced the full size baby pattern with modifications, to fit her doll.

Congratulations, Carol, from your friends and colleagues in the Society!

Continue reading “Doll of the Show and Best Antique in Show Winner!”

Society Showcase

Kāpiti Arts & Crafts Society groups are in the Deane Community Art Space at Paraparaumu Library during August 2019.

  • Ask about the groups who meet regularly in our workrooms
  • Learn about Kāpiti Gallery’s monthly exhibitions & sales
  • Buy artwork and crafts made by Society members—all Kāpiti locals
  • Enjoy craft-making demonstrations
  • Join the Society now—pay just $55 for the rest of 2019

Saturday 3 to Friday 9 August: Spinners, Weavers & Knitters and Felters

Saturday 10 to Friday 16 August: Jewellery, Quilters and Teddies & Dolls

Saturday 17 to Friday 23 August: Painters—oils, watercolour, pastels