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Nadine Smith

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Super Positions: Stanley Street Gallery

Super Positions: Stanley Street Gallery

 Merilyn Installing Nik Hanton's pendants A trip to Sydney to be part of the Handshake Show Super Positions at Stanley Street Gallery provided a great opportunity to make connections with other Handshake artists,  art appreciators and collectors. Liza and Merilyn, the...

Grid-lines – Process at Toi Poneke

Grid-lines – Process at Toi Poneke

Gabby O'Connor worked with us wholeheartedly for our install at Toi Poneke.   The Grid-lined drop sheet  installation challenged the conventional wall plinth gallery display.  Hand drawn with crayons, the grid lines resembled a page in a workbook.  These were hung...

Brace yourself

Brace yourself

Brace yourself - get ready for the roller coaster ride of creativity. This year I returned to creating from home.  I'm finding new ways of working and yes, procrastination techniques too.  In my city based studio, to fill in time I could chat to studio mates, and shop...

Trash or treasure – material beginnings

Trash or treasure – material beginnings

  Most artists I know are collectors of stuff.   Its become a bit of a habit collecting things I see potential in.   I get great joy turning the discarded into the regarded.     Just like our planet is getting bogged down with the trash from human consumption so is...

White Trash

So another idea is to collect all the white trash out of ours, and anyone who is willing to save it for me to turn into a sculptural form and install it in The See Here Gallery.  I'm imagining it pouring from ceiling to floor. Why white: I'm interested in the process...

Our Coast lines – trashed

Increasingly our environment and the animals that live in it are under threat.  Unfortunately our small population belies the potential problem for the clean green image that New Zealand portrays. I love our coastlines and the beauty and respite in nature they offer. ...