Rachel Walker & Rika Nagahata - Ink & Watercolours

Exhibition Season: Saturday 28, 2020 to Sunday December 20, 2020


Alfred Memelink Artspace Gallery is excited to present two sought after Wellington artists, Rachel Walker & Rika Nagahata for a collaborative exhibition featuring New Zealand Nature in ink and watercolours.

After their successful exhibition together last year, Petones' seaside gallery is excited to welcome back Rachel Walker & Rika Nagahata for another exciting, collaborative exhibition.

Rachel 'Walker has had two previous sell-out exhibitions at Artspace Gallery and as well as presenting new, original paintings for this exhibition, Rachel will also exhibit a new series of limited edition prints. Rachel's pen and ink artworks draw on her awe and love of New Zealand nature, her drippy, energetic style is both loose in form and precisely detailed, capturing the attitude and beauty of our birds, sea creatures, reptiles and wild animals. Rachel graduated at Massey University in Wellington and her career to date has included a number of successful solo gallery exhibitions, creating cover art for magazines, school journals, album covers and wine labels.

Rika was born in Japan and studied at the Osaka Art University where she majored and graduated in printmaking. She moved to New Zealand in 2008 and now mainly uses ink and watercolours to create originals instead of prints. Her exquisite patterns and fine lines reflect the intricate process of etching and this unique connection gives her works a special feel and presence that enables the viewer to be entranced and get lost in Rika’s amazing art.


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