Regional Art and Craft News

March 2018

Have you checked out Toi Art at Te Papa yet? 

I went last Wednesday on my afternoon off and can highly recommend a trip.  I will need to go back as I ran out of time to see Pacific Sisters.

Highlights for me:

  1. I loved the quirky Michael Parekowhai sculptures in his installation Detour.
  2. The Lisa Walker jewellry exhibition will challenge your perceptions on what a necklace is.
  3. The abstract exhibition is worth a second look, the Tiffany Singh ribbon work appears simple but is eloquently executed.

City Gallery has re-opened and if you can play the piano, then book a session on the gorgeous red Maori carved piano again by Parekowhai.

August 2017

Karori Camera Club hosts successful competition.

Karori Camera Club (KCC) played host this year to the annual Wellington Interclub Print competition. Over 100 people crowded the Centre to support their photography club and to appreciate the adjudicator Bruce Girdwood’s comments about the prints.

With 6 clubs competing and 10 categories covered there was a wide variety of images on display. Bruce repeatedly commented on the ‘high quality imagery’ and the ‘fantastic quality prints’ he was presented with.

Categories included : abstract, graffiti, silhouette, zoo animals, rocks, patterns and textures, multiple exposures, body parts, hands, rainy days.

KCC images were captured by Mark Robinson, Fiona Grey,  Justin Blakie, Hugh Davies, Mary Livingston, X

While the evening is principally a photographic competition, it’s also a time that members across all clubs really look forward to – to meet up, socialise and swap stories with old friends (and to make new ones too) from all the other Wellington clubs. In that spirit, the evening started off with a selection of nibbles and drinks.

As for the results, the winner on the night by a clear margin, and presented with the winner’s cup was Kapiti Coast Club. Competition was fierce with only 1 point separating the next three clubs. Karori Camera Club was just pushed into 4th place. Our most notable category results were a first for Silhouette, Zoo Animals, and Patterns-Textures.

Congratulations to all the winners, and we look forward to next year’s competition. 

Zoo animal catergory winner

Karori Camera club's winning image, Zoo animals category. Image by Fiona Grey.

Karori Camera club's winning image, Patterns-Textures category. Image by Justin Blakie.

Bruce Girdwood evaluating and providing comments, before announcing his winners.