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Artists at Work makes welcome return

Posted on 06 April 2021

Following the disappointment of cancellation in 2020, Artists at Work makes a welcome return to Te Awamutu in 2021. And we are grateful to have retained the support of our original artists.

Take a glimpse into the creative process as local artists work on current projects in the Te Awamutu Library Community Room or come and join in with one of the variety of art classes which are available for both adults and children.

One local artist is Jack Kirwan, who is both a full time Tattooist at Lustrum Invictus and artist of 21 years. 'I love the freedom of painting and creating a piece from the ground up. All I desire is for the viewer to experience something; A thought, a feeling, an emotion. This is my passion and how I sing my heart's song.'

View Jack at work alongside Rebecca Dowman-Ngapo (visual artist), Nick Bartosiak (oil painter) and Elle Freestone (abstract expressionist) on Saturday 24 April from 10.30am.

Artists at Work Festival
Friday 23 April
Introductory Māori Art Workshops: with Te Aroha Tauroa
Children 12.30-2pm, Koha/gold coin: Register here.
Adults 3-6pm, $10: Register here.

Saturday 24 April 10.30am-12.30pm
Artists at work: Rebecca Dowman-Ngapo, Nick Bartosiak, Jack Kirwan, Elle Freestone
FREE to attend

Tuesday 27 April 10am-12noon
Artists at work: Enrich + (Stevie Cook, Hannah Macfarlane and Brittany Edwards with Theresa Siemonek)
FREE to attend

Wednesday 28 April 10am-12noon
Artists at work: Rosebank Artists (Artists may include Sue Gordon, Linda Bannister, Angela George, Ngaire Randall and Robyn Cudby)
FREE to attend

Wednesday 28 April
Art therapy workshops: with Cass Hendry
Children 4-5pm, $10: Register here.
Adults 6-7.15pm, $10 per class: Register here.

Thursday 29 April
Beginner’s Clay Workshops: with Gerlinde Weinzettl
Adults 10am-12noon, $5: Register here.
Children 1-2pm, Koha: Register here. (BOOKED OUT)

Spaces are limited for classes.

Some artwork will be for sale direct from the artists.

All events are in the Te Awamutu Library Community Room. Viewing of artists at work is free.

Enquiries: Dee Atkinson.

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