Labour Weekend 2022 in the Mercury Bay promises to be full of inspiring art, sculpture, print and design with two fantastic exhibitions in the offering celebrating the strong creative communities on both sides of our Bay.
10 Artists Exhibition
The 10 ArtistsExhibition in Kuoatunu, which was postponed from January due to Covid, will feature 10 diverse artists who live, work or holiday in and around Kuaotunu and will celebrate the strong representation in this close-knit Coromandel community, of visual artistry from a wide variety of mediums, from photography to painting and drawing, sculpture, woodworks and more. The 10 artists on display are all somehow connected to Kuaotunu, and range from very experienced exhibitors like Claire Elliot, with her iconic mixed media paintings of local coastline and seascapes to design and woodwork on hand selected woods by Dave Bryant. A new guest artist for 2022 will be Annemeike Kregting who we all know and value from her amazing work with the Kuoatunu Bird Rescue. Over the years Annemeike has also become known for her wonderful mosaics honouring beautiful avian creatures that she works so hard to nurse back to health.
Other artists include sculptor, Chris Charteris, paper artist Phillip Fickling, ceramic and sculpture artist, Lutz Gaebler, multimedia artist, Peter Matai Johnston, weaver, Lizzy Leckie, photographer and organiser, Ian Preece, ink drawings by Roimata Taimana, and sculptural and design works by Colin Verner.
10 Artists runs in the Kuaotunu Hall from Saturday 21, of October through Monday, 24 October from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Admission is free
X-Press Artists, Painters and Printmakers Exhibition
In the beautiful Coroglen village, we can look forward to the X-Press Artists, Painters and Printmakers Exhibition This exciting showcase will feature a very special group of Coroglen-based professional and emerging artists using a variety of painting and printmaking mediums. The exhibit will include a diverse selection of exciting conceptual works from a group of artists who have previously been known as the Printmakers Combined. The group name has been augmented to properly confer the diversity of work shown over the past years and give their old and new followers a better idea of the range of talent. This is the group’s first exhibition for 2022 and will include over 100 fabulous works of art, from traditional to contemporary original handmade printworks to intimate and compelling paintings. It is a “Must See”.
X-Press Artists, Painters and Printmakers Exhibition runs in the Gumtown Hall on Saturday, 21 October and Monday, 24 October from 10:00am to 3:00pm. ( Sunday is given over to the Coroglen Markets. Admission is free.