‘Nurturing Natures’ is a collaborative group exhibition of 12 artists being held at The Mall in Upper Hutt, Wellington on the 12-19th November.
Exhibiting are past graduates and students of The Learning Connexion – Rachael Beulah, Lynn Dick, Christine Elks, Gemma Goodwin, Tanya Green, Sheree Matheson-Harris, Rachael Hay, Helen Lenihan, Marie Lotz, Beverley Moore, Margaret Mundell and Karen Pearce.
“As a group of artists’ we wanted to create an exhibition for our local community that would be accessible and engaging. We wanted to acknowledge the nurturing and inspiration it has given us, and to share with them what we have achieved during our individual art journeys.”
‘Nurturing Natures’ is on show during opening hours at The Mall in Upper Hutt from the 12th to the 19th of November. Media on show includes jewellery, ceramics, forged sculpture, bronze, drawing, painting, encaustic, felting and photography.
A percentage of all artwork sales from ‘Nurturing Natures’ will be donated to the Upper Hutt Women’s Centre. This is to acknowledge the great work the centre does in providing support and education to empower women, and subsequently their families, within the local community, helping them to create positive change in their lives.
The exhibition is being held at The Mall, within the old Amazon shop, which has been transformed into a large white walled gallery space. Its high ceilings and concrete floors create the perfect venue to showcase the group’s work.
Opening day featured guest speaker Sarah Brock, the Course and Delivery Facilitator from The Learning Connexion, and Sheree Matheson-Harris speaking on behalf of the artists.
Those fortunate enough to have an invitation to the opening were able to view all of the artists’ artwork on display while being entertained by TLC student and musician, Stephen Shone. Catering for the event opening was supplied and funded by the Upper Hutt Cossie Club.
The ‘Nurturing Natures’ exhibition is now open to the general public. There will be working artists on-site throughout the week, so come along to watch them work at their craft, and make sure you cast a ‘People’s Choice’ vote for your favourite piece on display.
There will be a raffle running all week as well, giving people the opportunity to win an original artwork by Helen Lenihan with all proceeds from the raffle going to the Upper Hutt Women’s Centre.The Muffin Break at The Mall is kindly donating one free coffee per ticket, to all raffle ticket holders..