Exhibitors 2016

Michael Eaton

Michael Eaton

Guest Artist

Michael Eaton lives and paints in North Canterbury, is one of a group of New Zealand artists who trained in the 1950s. As Eaton says ‘change was in the air’ it was an exciting time to be at art school and many of his contemporaries went on to illustrious careers in the art world such as Bill Culbert, John Coley, Quentin Macfarlane, Hamish Keith, Dick Frizzell and others. This was a time that, as in literature, artists began to speak with a New Zealand voice. They were influenced by art movements in Europe and America but lived and worked in New Zealand. Grounding their work with the concerns of New Zealand and the landscape and society of New Zealand. New Zealand was ‘home’ not England.

Eaton has exhibited widely both in group and solo exhibitions. He recalls representing New Zealand alongside Ralph Hotere and Ray Thorburn at the XIth Biennale in Sao Paulo in 1971. He also remembers being invited in 1964 to exhibit with now internationally acclaimed, Colin McCahon at the Globe Theatre Gallery, Dunedin. McCahon’s paintings sold for between $40 to $60 and Eaton’s for $8.00. Values are very different today. The list of artists with whom Eaton has exhibited reads like the Who’s Who of New Zealand art.

Llew Summers

Llew Summers

Guest Artist

Llew Summers was born in 1947 and has lived in Christchurch all his life. Encouraged by Tony Fomison, he had his first exhibition in 1971, and since then has shown regularly all over NZ. His work celebrates the human body and soul, often juxtaposing couples or groups in movement. Occasionally horses and birds also appear in his work.

He works initially in stone, wood or sometimes clay, then makes molds and casts his work into small edition multiples from bronze, glass and ceramic. His very large public works are scaled up from these originals, and although in the past they were cast into concrete, over the last decade or so they have also been cast in bronze. His highly recognizable public sculptures can be seen from Kaitaia to Wanaka and many places in between.

Sculptors 2015

 

Bill Clarke
Elisha Jordan
Sarah Clarke
Gunnel Claxton
Moira Crossman
Jane Downes
Nick Dryden
Anna Korver
Jay Lloyd
Maria Lloyd
Bob McQuarrie
Steve Molloy
Lorraine Polglase
Trevor Polglase
Daniel Pye
Rebecca Rose
Debbie Templeton-Page
Nikolaus Thomsen
Matthew Williams
Tusha Midgley
Helen Perrett
Anneke Bester
Win Oliver
Karen Walters
Melissa Young
Ken Laws
Mark Mitchell
Allan O'Loughlin
Russel Papworth
Tuscan Papworth
Pete Wells
Bon Suter
Olaf Mengeringhausen
Graham Snook
Kiya Nancarrow
Johnny Turner
Germán Pereiro
Jim Wheeler
Julie Butler
Kerry Tunstall
Michelle Clarke
Ian Dalzell
Susan Pidgeon
David McCracken
Simon Lewis Wards
 

Painters and Photographers 2015

 

Beth McGill
Henry Turner
Janie Porter
Alison Hale
Kate Calder
Liz Rowe
Renata Przynoga
Richard Adams
Toni Duffy
Elspeth Shannon
Ben Reid
Michael Eaton
Helen Nutt
Bianca van Rangelrooy
Sarah Cummins
Nicolas Dillon
Deb Fuller
Glenys Croft
Geoff Williams
Simon Edwards
Elise Rutherford
Svetlana Orinko
Christine Lang
Jane McIntosh
Amy Hoedemakers
Suzy Abbott
Liz McAuliffe
Merthyr Ruxton
Bianca Scrimgeour
Lucy Hunter-Weston
Tom Calder
 

Ceramic & Glass Artists 2015

 

Anne Hudson
Bruce Hamlin
Rosie Little
Merryn Jones
Julie Collis
Peter Collis
Kiya Nancarrow
Renee Boyd
Suzy Dünser
Helen Perrett
Sue Newitt
Vicki Fanning
Luke Jacomb
Ian Dalzell
Susan Pidgeon
Bob McQuarrie
Philip Jarvis
Madeleine Child
Peter Lange
John Parker
Aaron Scythe
Simon Lewis Wards
 

Jewellers 2015

 

Ilse-Marie Erl
Vaune Mason
Ailish Roughan
Andrew McGregor
Barry Clarke
Nicola Roake
 
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