Mangawhai represented at Northart
Northart’s twice-yearly members’ shows are always much anticipated and very special events, highlighting as they do the considerable achievements of the painters, photographers, print makers and craftspeople who make up the dedicated group of artists associated with the gallery.
Currently running through three galleries, this year’s summer exhibition is particularly diverse and lively, with 58 artists providing works in oil, linen, drumsticks, wood, and decorative cords.
Mangawhai is represented by a vertical exhibit from Gayle Forster (pictured). Entitled ‘Crescendo’ it reflects both intensity of sound and upward movement symbolising the tides of life – the rise and fall and the rise again. The vertical format is based on the Japanese kakemono or kakejiku (hanging scroll) and can be hung then rolled when not in use. Decorative ribbons can also be used as part of the work or tucked in behind to enhance or elicit a change of mood.
Northart, Norman King Square (Opposite the Library), Ernie Mays Street, Northcote, Auckland. Online northart.co.nz.