Artists

Throughout the festival we have an exciting mix of local & national artists exhibiting or speaking on their chosen subjects.  The artists display a wide diversity of mediums such as sculpture, jewellery, ceramics and paintings with a myriad of inspirational content.  Come and discover these talented, sometimes colorful, characters over the four days of the Festival.

 

Andrea Green

Andrea Green is launching a concept at our festival. Over the years she has been developing a process for creating…
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Annie-Marie Sale

Landscapes dominate the works of Annie-Marie Sale who has always been fascinated by light and atmosphere and strives to recreate…
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Benjamin Cooper

Benjamin Cooper wasted no time in showing his artistic talent. From a young age he displayed an aptitude for looking…
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Chris Pointon

Chris Pointon creates wooden sculptures specifically for the garden, terrace, patio or outdoor spaces. Each is individually crafted from native…
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Clive Armstrong

Clive Armstrong’s distinctive sculptural works are cleverly crafted from recycled steel. He is inspired by his life experiences and has…
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Dave Roy

Dave Roy produces contemporary mixed-media wall assemblages, bronze and stainless steel sculpture and paintings. His work is based on his…
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Debbie Tipuna

Debbie is excited to be sharing this diverse range of new works.  Meticulously painted images on paper range from Tiki…
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Emma Prill

Emma Prill’s work is travel influenced – inter-weaving memories and imagery from flower markets in India, Frangipani trees in the…
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Fay Thomson

Fay Thomson began painting about 20 years ago and her work reflects the beauty of nature she sees around her.…
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Fibre Floozies

A name like this offers plenty of promise. It’s promise delivered by four women who create with felt, each expressing…
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Gill Brodie

Gill is generally described as a digital artist. Her work starts from a photographic image that is then blended and…
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Graham Crow

  At the request of the Trinity Wharf management, Graham Crow will once again install large, three-dimensional paper flower-like assemblages…
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Group 55

Mary Hayward has gathered a cluster of artists in her studio over the years. Twelve years ago she established Group…
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Helen Rejthar

"The photograph reports; the painting examines, interprets, expands," cites Helen Rejthar who has been painting for many years. Helen, who…
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Jeanette McCracken

Old farmhouses, African wildlife, people and portraits, landscapes, nature… Jeanette McCracken hardly limits her subject matter. Jeanette loves to experiment…
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Jo Tricker

Jo Tricker uses kiln-forming and flameworking techniques to make a variety of beautiful glass objects – both functional and decorative.…
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Kate Anstis

Kate Anstis is a self-taught Tauranga Artist who has always been interested in light, composition and simplicity. Her art reflects…
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Knox Welsh

Mention the word “passion” and chances are Knox Welsh will mention the word “art”. The two have long been synonymous…
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Lee Kleiman

Lee Kleiman is a contemporary abstract painter inspired by an aesthetic of imperfection. Her paintings are a celebration of well-worn,…
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Linda May

Linda May dabbles in a variety of art forms with an emphasis on artistic jewellery.  She is inspired by colour…
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Lorraine Browne

Lorraine Browne paints from her Katikati studio “Gallery on Mulgan”. Her painting style is organic, vibrant and uplifting. Design, collage,…
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Lynne Brown

Visit Lynne Brown's art stop at her home and studio to see her latest paintings. She has spent several months…
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Mary Paton

Mary Paton studied ceramic design at Waikato Polytechnic and glaze technology at Otago Polytechnic and has sculpted with clay for…
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Melody Downie

It’s floral blooms that can usually be found on Melody Downie’s large (about 120cm x 90cm) canvases.  Melody uses acrylics…
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Michelle Arnold

There’s no place for rule of thumb in Michelle Arnold’s creative life – it’s more about what pleases her eye.…
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Nicolle Aston

Nicolle Aston's work reflects how she sees life - vibrant and delightful, yet delicate and layered. Her signature style is…
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Paul Foote

The wild, west coast of the South Island is where Paul Foote hails from. Given he grew up amongst that…
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Paula Knight

Paula Knight has a background as a watercolour botanical artist although now paints mostly New Zealand coastal sea/landscapes in acrylic.…
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Paula Petherick

Paula Petherick is a fine-art photographer based in Waihi. She has been involved in the photographic industry for 25 years,…
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Peter Cramond

Peter Cramond’s name features prominently in the Bay of Plenty art scene and beyond. More than three decades as a…
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Rob McGregor

Artist Rob McGregor’s colourful and vibrant images inspire and excite. Coastal scenes, barbeques, marinas, cafés, nudes and jazz players populate…
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Stephen Simpkin

Stephen Simpkin works with wood and metal to create sculptures, carvings and even furniture. He brings to the creative process…
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Suzy Cel

Suzy Cels has been painting and selling her art since 2000 and many pieces now hang in homes in Canada,…
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Tania Minnell

Exterior garden art is Tania Minnell’s focus. Tania uses mirrors to reflect and bring colour to outdoor spaces. There’s an…
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Wayne Vickers

Wayne Vickers is a professional landscape/seascape artist living in Papamoa. Wayne’s work plays with the moods of the New Zealand…
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Yana Meech

www.yanameech.co.nz  Yana’s style ranges from contemporary landscape to abstract, experimenting in her home art studio with the old and the…
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