Watercolours and Acrylics
Exhibition Season: October 31 - November 27
We warmly invite you to the exhibition opening this Saturday, 28th October, featuring two award winning artist friends from Lyttelton. Adrienne Pavelka and Stephanie Crisp. Both artists are flying up for the opening and look forward to meeting you so please join us for a glass of wine or punch at the opening from 2pm this Saturday.
Adrienne Pavelka is one of New Zealand’s favourite and most sought after watercolour artists and many will be familiar with her painting “Mackenzie Country” as featured on the cover of one of our most popular art books, “New Zealand in Watercolour”. Adrienne's inspiration and compulsion to paint in watercolour is charged by the effect of light on the landscape and the atmospheric patterns of the sky. Using colourful flowing washes and transparent colours, she endeavours to simplify the forms and shapes of the land to create enthralling paintings. She has a unique ability to eliminate the detail then simplify and emphasise the effects of the sky's rhythms and light on land or reflected water. Her inspiration is often just a simple sliver of light on the edge of a shadow or a cloud, or a glowing colour on the horizon. She uses big brushes and gallons of pure colour to achieve clean fresh paintings that are a joy to view.
Stephanie Crisp paints in strong acrylic colour to create stunning paintings with well balanced and exciting compositions. Her paintings are bright and happy and often tell stories of places she has travelled to and areas she has lived in, one of her most popular being her recent boat harbour series. Her beautifully constructed paintings are sometimes delightfully enhanced with collage and use of embroidery. She has taught in secondary schools for many years and now teaches small groups and workshops.
Artspace Gallery Christmas Evening
Thursday 30 November 6 – 8pm
At the end of November we'll be hosting a special Christmas Evening for our loyal supporters. If you'd like to attend, please email us before 23 November and we’ll send you an invite.
This evening promises to be an enjoyable relaxing twilight celebration of local art hosted by your friendly seaside gallery. As well as refreshments and live music to enjoy, there'll also be a selection of spot specials, only available to you on the evening. There'll also be an opportunity for you to participate in silent auctions of art to help raise funds for the Te Omanga Hospice new building project.
Several artists will be present with new artworks including a chance to preview of an exhibition of new works from our resident jeweller Sue Shore and her group of jewellers. - The exhibition titled ‘Sea, Sun & Silver’ showcases new creations inspired by the wonders of working in and around Petone. The jewellers offer a wide range of styles and the evening gives you the opportunity to see and purchase items never exhibited before. Our upstairs Gallery will be open and feature exciting new Wellington landscape photography by Martin Warenczuk and popular local historical photographs bought to life by Brendon Graham. Leon Ramakers will also be present sketching scenes out of his new book - Sketching Around the Hutt.
Easy parking guaranteed and did you know you can park on the beach side opposite the gallery - right next to the crossing. We look forward to see you soon.
Great Christmas Gift Solutions
Alfred will be showcasing a wide selection of new prints and artwork of Wellington to suit all budgets. His popular triptychs are now available in two sizes, simply select three scenes of Wellington, that are special favourite places, for yourself or whoever the gift is for, from our catalogue of over 100 artworks of the Wellington region.
Hot off the Press, our latest CALENDAR featuring some of you favourite spots around Wellington is proving just as popular as ever. It’s the perfect overseas posting gift being light so very affordable to post and its a great reminder of home to overseas family and friends.
In addition to our popular range of art cards, we have a lovely selection of New Zealand Christmas Cards in store now.
Remember we do offer layby so now is a great time to start on your Christmas pressie list and if you can’t decide what to give from our vast array of creative gift solutions you can always gift an Artspace Gallery Gift Voucher presented in a complimentary card featuring a local scene.
Our iconic Petone wharf has featured in each CALENDAR that we've produced. This is the November page for next year. A great gift idea to post throughout NZ or overseas.