Vivid – pure – luscious – exciting Pastels

See the latest works by local pastel artists at your local gallery on the coast:

Positively Pastels Exhibition

Thursday 4 – Sunday 28 August 2022

Kapiti Gallery, 198 Matai Road, Raumati Beach

Gallery hours: 10 am -3 pm, Thursday to Sunday

Vivid – pure – luscious – exciting

“Pastels are very versatile; they can be used as both a drawing and a painting medium. By twisting and turning the pastel stick you can create several different effects – fine, precise lines; broad, sweeping strokes, and solid dense layers of colours – and these can be combined in an almost infinite number of ways.

Pastels are quick and direct, have pure vivid colours and can be mixed with a variety of other drawing and painting mediums, for example: watercolour, acrylic and oil paints, pen and ink, monotype prints, pencils and ball point pen…​

Pastel is an immediate, spontaneous and luscious medium to work with. It can be used in many exciting ways and, with proper care and attention, will never discolour or darken, crack or fade.” – Pastel Artists NZ

Fine Feathers in fibre and birdhouses

The “Fine Feathers” exhibition in May-June 2022 showcases the creativity of our Spinning, Weaving and Knitting and Felting Group members: there are many fibre forms to work with!

We’re also enjoying the quirky crafts of Bill Davies, birdhouse maker.

About Bill – from the Art Shed, Napier:

After hitch-hiking around Australia and working in Western Australia with Aboriginal groups, Bill returned to New Zealand and started a family. As he was always interested in horticulture he ended up running a commercial organic vegetable farm in Te Horo. Back injuries put paid to that so he retrained as a potter.

After 20 years potting he started dyeing fabric using plants and pigments found locally. In the background he was making bird-houses and they have taken on a life of their own. He loves searching for odd bits and pieces to decorate them with. Most are donated by people who have bought houses before. His flock is huge now, and his own house has many sparrow apartments on it!

Welcome to our new website

Follow us to see our calendar of upcoming events, explore the dozen or so groups who meet to “Create, Learn and Enjoy” our craft and art, and find out about joining and membership, and check the date and time each group meets.

You can find out about our Shop, browse our gallery of posters to see the variety of topics and themes of past (and current) Gallery exhibitions, and read a brief history of the Society.

Our next exhibition – starting on Thursday 26 September will feature the work of our Potters and Sculptors Group.
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