‘Gifted or Swapped’ from the Collections exhibition

The Collections exhibition, curated by Michaela Stoneman, is on now till Sat 2 Sep. LAST DAY TOMORROW – open 10am-1pm.

These artworks are from the ‘Gifted or Swapped’ collection loaned by Michaela Stoneman & Kevin Murrow, Patea.

“The selection of works from our home collection have been either gifted to us or I have swapped with artist friends. Swapping is a good way to acquire works for artists. Often we are the best fans of our friends’ work and swapping allows a different type of exchange that feels good.”

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Left: Dan Campion, Playboy Skull
Top Right: David Carman
Bottom Right: Josie Connor, On the Farm 2

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Left: Rose Marie Salmon
Top Centre: Andrew Ross
Bottom Centre: Jin Jiangbo, Freezing Works Patea: The Taranaki Scene
Right: Beck White, Meeow

‘Portraits & Landscapes’ from the Collections exhibition

The Collections exhibition, curated by Michaela Stoneman, is on now till Sat 2 Sep. ONLY 3 MORE DAYS!

These artworks are from the ‘Portraits & Landscapes’ collection loaned by an anonymous collector in South Taranaki.

“I collect whatever tickles my fancy. I have a lot of landscapes but of late I seem to be looking harder at portraits. I guess I now feel it necessary to populate my landscapes! I find my treasures at galleries, art auctions, and in my travels.”

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Left: Sharon Watson
Right: Peter Waddell, Rainbow Mountain

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Left: Stephen Allwood, Waiting For a Miracle, 2003
Right: Russell Hollings, Canyon Shadows Skipper

‘District Archives’ from the Collections exhibition

The Collections exhibition, curated by Michaela Stoneman, is on now till Sat 2 Sep. ONLY ONE MORE WEEK!

These pieces are from the ‘District Archives’ collection, loaned by Aotea Utanganui – Museum of South Taranaki, Patea.

“The Livingston Baker Archive and Reading Room contains a vast array of archives, maps, photographs, publications, films and videos… The unique archives collection relates directly to the families, histories and stories of the South Taranaki region.”

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Left: The Bank of Peace & Plenty, December 30 1919, signed by G. O’Sullivan
Right: New Zealand Centennial Exhibition Certificate, 1939-1940, for Don McCardle

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Top Left: Patea District Football Team, 1896 (2003.789)
Bottom Left: Gibson’s Peace Parade, Patea, 1918, celebrating the end of WWI
Right: Newspaper advertising the Hawera Musical Society production of ‘Patience’, 1894

Collections exhibition featured in the Taranaki Daily News

Our Collections exhibition, curated by Michaela Stoneman, was featured in the Taranaki Daily News and Taranaki Star this week. “Bits and pieces from people’s homes are the basis of a new art exhibition.” And there’s only 8 days left to go! Last day Saturday 2nd September.


Bits and pieces from people’s homes are the basis of a new art exhibition.

The Lysaght Watt Gallery’s current exhibition Collections has come from local private collectors and archives and exhibition curator Michaela Stoneman said there was a large variety of art on display until September 2.

“The exhibition shows five distinctly different collections by three private South collectors, one from Whanganui who collects many of her treasures from South Taranaki and the archive from Aotea Utanganui – Museum of South Taranaki,” Stoneman said.

Linda Morrison from Tairoa Lodge in Hawera collects paintings by well known English-born painter Bernard Aris who spent most of his life in Taranaki.

Stoneman said many of the works in this selection were borrowed from members of her family because they all had a close personal connection with Aris.

“My husband Steve and I have always been interested in paintings of the mountain,” Morrison said. “We’ve always felt that Bernard Aris captured the shape so well and it looked so real and lifelike.”

Stoneman said another collector, who prefers to remain anonymous, has more than 100 paintings covering the walls of her home.

The works show a wide range of styles that reflect her love of the diverse New Zealand landscape and interesting faces.

She said she “finds treasures at galleries, art auctions” and in her travels.

Nicky Gerard collects mid-century fabrics and papers from auctions, op shops and specialty events like ‘Fabricabrac’.

The colours and patterns draw her in and she is constantly refining her collection.

“Colour is very important to me, it influences my mood,” Gerard said. “On a dreary day I can roll out a paper and the colours will enliven and entertain.”

Stoneman herself is another exhibitor who acquired her pieces from giving and swapping art work.

“This selection of works from our home collection have been either gifted to us or I have swapped with artist friends,” she said.

“Our collection of artwork reflects different times in our life together, places we have been and the wonderful people who we have the pleasure of knowing.”

The last collection comes from Livingston Baker Archive and Reading Room at Aotea Utanganui the Museum of South Taranaki.

The archives include archives, maps, photographs, publications, films and videos from a range of categories.

– Stuff

Source: Five works come in as one | Stuff.co.nz

‘Mid Century Design’ from the Collections exhibition

The Collections exhibition, curated by Michaela Stoneman, is on now till Sat 2 Sep. A curator talk starts at 5pm TONIGHT – offering some insight into the collections. Refreshments will be available.

These pieces are from the ‘Mid Century Design’ collection loaned by Nicky Gerard, Whanganui.

“I most like to collect Mid Century furnishing fabrics and wallpapers. It began just for the colours and designs but now I use them in my collage work. I find things at auctions, opshops and recycling centres. Sometimes I buy online if it’s a piece I really want. Also, fabric sales like ‘Fabricabrac in Palmerston North.”

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‘Bernard Aris – Paintings’ from the Collections exhibition

The Collections exhibition, curated by Michaela Stoneman, is on now till Sat 2 Sep.

These artworks are from the ‘Bernard Aris – Paintings’ collection, loaned by Linda Morrison, Hawera.

“My husband Steve and I have always been interested in paintings of the mountain… Aris captured the shape so well and it looked so real and life-like. Having lived in both New Plymouth and South Taranaki we love to see the various sides of Mt Egmont/Mt Taranaki and Bernard Aris depicted the farmland around it so well too. ”

All artworks pictured are by Bernard Aris.

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Left: Mount Egmont/Taranaki
Centre: 214 Courtney St, New Plymouth – The Home of Bernard Aris for 25 years
Top Right: Sugar Loaf Islands
Bottom Right: Mount Egmont/Taranaki

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Left: St Marys Cathedral, New Plymouth
Top & Bottom Right: Mount Egmont/Taranaki

Collections – curated by Michaela Stoneman

A new exhibition Collections is on at the Lysaght Watt Gallery, curated by STDC Arts Co-ordinator Michaela Stoneman. The exhibition runs from 9th August to 2nd September.

The exhibition shows five distinctly different collections by three private South Taranaki collectors.

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Portraits and Landscapes

An anonymous collector from Whanganui finds many of her treasures from around South Taranaki. She has a large collection of over a hundred paintings covering the walls of her home. Predominantly landscapes and portraits, her works shows a wide range of styles that reflect her love of the diverse New Zealand scenery and interesting faces.

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Bernard Aris – Paintings

Linda Morrison from Tairoa Lodge in Hawera collects paintings by well known English-born painter Bernard Aris, who spent most of his life in Taranaki. Many of the works in this selection are borrowed from members of her family, as they all had a close personal connection with Aris.

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Mid Century Design

Nicky Gerard collects mid-century fabrics and papers from auctions, op shops and specialty events like ‘Fabricabrac’. The colours and patterns draw her in and she is constantly refining her collection.

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District Archives

A diverse collection from the archives at Aotea Utanganui – Museum of South Taranaki. The Livingston Baker Archive and Reading Room contains a vast array of archives, maps, photographs, publications, films and videos. The unique archives collection relates directly to the families, histories and stories of the South Taranaki region.

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Gifted and Swapped

There is also a collection loaned by Michaela Stoneman and Kevin Murrow. The selection of artworks from their home collection have been either gifted to them or swapped with artist friends.

A curator talk at 5pm on Wednesday 23rd August will offer some insight into the collections. Refreshments will be available.

Recent Work – Kevin Bone

Award-winning South Taranaki photographer Kevin Bone’s latest offering is on display at the Lysaght Watt gallery in Hawera.

The exhibition, Recent Work, features the artist’s trademark old building captured against a glittering, evening background as well as shots from around the region and abroad.

In addition to Bone’s work, the exhibition features a retrospective show of his grandfather, William Bloy’s photography which was rescued from going to the tip.

Oozing nostalgia, the photos taken in southern Otago show circus visits, town parades, scenic shots and ships at the port of Dunedin.

On Sunday, July 30 Bone will speak about his work from 4pm to 6pm at the gallery.

– South Taranaki Star, July 25 2017


They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, so Kevin Bone took it to the next step and created an art exhibition.

Bone’s exhibition is currently on display at the Lysaght Watt Art Gallery in Hawera and is a mix of his recent photography, and his grandfather’s photography from the 1950s.

“I’d always known that the slides were there, I remember always going through it when I was a kid and investigating it,” Bone said.

“Maybe that’s why I got into photography.”

His grandfather, William Bloy, had taken “thousands” of coloured photographs of scenery, family and events in the south of the South Island more than 60 years ago.

“He was a child prodigy. He could play the violin when he was four, he was an artist,” Bone said.

“He’s got an artist’s eye, a very keen artist’s eye.”

Bone said his grandfather’s photographic slides had been passed down the family until they sat in a garage for years.

“They were going to be biffed and I rescued them,” he said.

Bone said he never truly appreciated the slides until recently. His favourite photograph is the elephant at a circus.

“It’s just a social statement. Imagine doing that now,” he said.

There were also multiple photographs of bare land, which Bone said were the “most valuable” pieces of real estate in New Zealand now.

Bone’s photographs are from around Taranaki, and also overseas.

“This is my journey, and it’s really trying to find things that people aren’t photographing,” he said.

“I like the idea of abandonment, and its history.”

A few of his photographs were from his time in Tonga where he went swimming with whales. “I was right beside the mother whale, which was the size of a bus, and her calf, the size of a sedan.”

As president of the Hawera Camera Club, Bone has a great input and recently helped bring home awards for the annual interclub competition between the region’s four photography-loving groups.

The Hawera club won first place in the Club Set Prints, and an individual won the Overall Champion Print too.

Bone’s exhibition runs at the gallery until August 5.

Source: Photos about to be ‘biffed’ now displayed in exhibition | Stuff.co.nz

 
 


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