Two Inverlochy Artists are having an joint exhibition this month at Thistle Hall in Cuba Street between the 29th of November and the 4th of December 2011.
Rieko Woodford-Robinson is a regular student at the school and the artist called minu recently taught some classes in the technique of dry point etching. You may also have seen her work at the recent New Zealand Art Show!
'Rabbit' by Reiko.
Reiko and Minu welcome you to their show "A Curious Nature" and invite you to step inside the world of their creatures and creations.
The very old and much loved soft toys depicted in Rieko's portraits seem to be reluctant to reveal their stories. Her anthropomorphic animals seem to come from almost forgotten childhood tales. Her acrylic paintings are influenced by the pop surrealism movement while maintaining a romantic innocence. Reiko was born in Japan but now lives in Wellington. This is her second exhibition.
'Ducky Time Out' by Reiko
(NB. You may notice these are the stairs at the Art School)
Minu's creations are influenced by European folk tales and traditional book illustration, as well as the contemporary illustrations in pop and street art culture. Originally from Germany minu now works as illustrator, print-maker and toy-maker in Wellington. Her work is known from her participation in several group shows in Wellington as well as her appearances at the New Zealand Artshow in 2010 and 2011. Her prints and toys are available in selected galleries and online. The show contains a selection of her prints from 2008 to 2011 as well as new work.
For more information please see - http://minu.co.nz/en_EN/
Dry-point etchings by minu.
Opening: Tuesday, 29 November, 6:00pm
Opening hours: 11am - 7pm Wednesday - Sunday.
The artists will be at the gallery Friday afternoon as well as Saturday and Sunday.