Saturday, September 19, 2009

#836 ... Pacific Art

Rumi shot this from his iPhone during the Pacific Art opening session at the Exhibitions Gallery in Wellington on Thursday night. Middle of the picture is Daniella Hulmes, one of the 5 artists involved in this exhibition.This picture was shot though a hole in one of the wooden sculptures on display.

Pacific - 5 Women 5 Journeys
Alison Gilmour, Daniella Hulme, Juliet Best, Sylvia Marsters and Tui Hobson.

The art exhibition celebrating the diversity and influence of the Pacific region on five women artists living in New Zealand. 5 selected artists feature in ‘PACIFIC’ a very special group Art-Exhibition being held at the Exhibitions Gallery of Fine Arts, Wellington in September from the 17th September to the 10th October (including during the period of World of Wearable Arts for 2009).

The honourable Georgina te Heuheu (QSO)officially opened the show on Thursday.
The show features the eclectic styles and talents of the 5 very individual artists whose focus is entirely on the Pacific region. Inspired from the stories contained within their research and from their personal journeys.

“...delving into New Zealand's and the Pacific's historical and contemporary events has been one of the most stimulating and exciting pieces of research. We are truly blessed to live here in the Pacific and we are such a unique country within the overall region. It is definitely a privilege to be working as an artist and collectively with other artists to such an invigorating theme. We really hope people love this show as much as we have loved painting it...” - Artist Alison Gilmour

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