Eyes closed

By now you’ll be familiar with my photographic struggles when dealing with glass and reflection. Rob provided me with a photo for the Exhibition booklet, before his artwork was framed, so move on over and click on The Exhibition and select Eyes closed to see a reflection free version of Rob’s artwork! Jenny Longstaff, Ron … Continue reading

Rob Piggott

Rob Piggott is a Contemporary Abstract painter and printmaker based in Dunedin. His comprehensive website made me wonder whether I should just direct our readers there and skip the interview. But Rob was happy to make an appointment to share afternoon tea and take the opportunity to show me around his studio workshop. To read … Continue reading

Down to two

Radio Network sent me their first draft of the When North meets South advertisement today. We’ve yet to decide which stations it will be aired on but I’ll let you know as soon as the decision is made.  October 15 is the date I’ve chosen to start our  general advertising promotion –  any sooner than … Continue reading

Look out for

Look out for this poster around Dunedin next week. It popped in to my email box this morning courtesy of Jenny Longstaff. I’d given Jenny a list of my requirements and here’s the result. It says it all really. The poster features Jenny’s exhibition painting which is her interpretation of André Surridge’s haiku –                                                                             the … Continue reading

The Braithwaite Centre auction

Rob Piggott is one of the artists exhibiting in the When North meets South exhibition. A few days ago he sent me an invitation to come along to an art auction at Kaikorai Valley College’s Braithwaite Centre. Rob teaches art to the students in this special needs unit. We found our way to the centre … Continue reading

Manu Berry

Back in 2007 Manu spent 6 weeks in the outback of Australia staying on a property of a fellow artist. It was so vast and alien. I took a while to adjust to it. You know if a tree fell it didn’t rot, it just dried up. The minute I sat down I’d be covered … Continue reading