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Risking success pays off

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‘Nurturing Natures’, a collaborative exhibition by 12 artists, closed its doors after a successful talk of-the-town opening night, that saw the Upper Hutt show extended for a further two weeks and approximately $6,000 worth of sales* spread across the three weeks.

I managed to catch up with each of the artists in person – 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 – to see what they each took away from the event and to discuss in depth one of their favourite pieces of work on show.


Meet the artists:

Lynn Dick Rachel Beulah MargaretMundell Tanya Green
Marie Lotz Beverley Moore Sheree Matheson-Harris Christine Elks
Rachael Hay Gemma Goodwin Karen Pearce Helen Lenihan

Click on each artist to find out more about their work.


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* A percentage of the exhibition sales was donated to the Upper Hutt Women’s Centre as an acknowledgement of the work the Centre does in providing a wellbeing service to the local community, nurturing women and helping them create positive change in their lives.


  • Leigh Macnicol
    21/02/2017 12:01am (7 years ago)

    Great works! and fabulous to read what each artist says.
    Nice to see :)

  • Anna
    20/02/2017 1:27pm (7 years ago)

    Great work, great story - thanks for sharing.