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Watercolour New Zealand Newsletter-2019





Watercolour New Zealand Splash Exhibition

Splash-2019

From the Committee

After Kimbra Taylor’s popular and successful Watercolour Portraits workshop, the focus became Splash + Ceramicus 2019, our joint exhibition with the Wellington Potters’ Association where over 300 watercolours and 130 ceramic pieces were on show.

This year we had less time to set the exhibition up but a solid effort from the team, aided by two hangers provided by the Academy, resulted in our having the show hung in two days, ready for the opening – a most enjoyable evening of art, music, food and wine.

Guest artist Min Kim’s vibrant, colourful paintings provided a stunning centrepiece. Min’s demonstration on the first Saturday of the show attracted a large, appreciative audience.
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AWARDS

Supreme Award Winner: "The Salt Marsh Meadow and Mont Saint Michel" by Roger Daniell

Merit Awards
-The Letter by Caroline Kelly
-Karamea Lagoon by Adrienne Pavelka
-A Man and His Cat by Jacky Pearson
-Tui Resonance by Kimbra Taylor
-Wild Things by Michael Barker

People Choice Awards sponsored by The French Art Shop
-The Letter by Caroline Kelly (83 votes) – featured in the merit awards.
-A Hint of the Hive by Dianne Taylor (61 votes)
-A Man and His Cat by Jacky Pearson (55 votes) – featured in the merit awards.
-Karamea Lagoon by Adrienne Pavelka (50 votes) – featured in the merit awards.
-Tui Resonance by Kimbra Taylor (50 votes) – featured in the merit awards.

The Gordon Harris Award For Innovation in Watercolour: Red Sail by Gordon Knight Patron’s Awards For Small Works
-Poppy by Pavithra Devadatta
-Bev Painted Earnestly by Jane Smith
-Ice Cream Sundae City by Kit Ong

Gordon Harris Award For Best Painting by a Junior Artist (Under 18 years): Dutch Sunset by Emily Bergman


WORKSHOPS-2020

WEEKEND WORKSHOP: POWER OF TONE

Tutor: Min Kim – Guest artist for Splash 2019

Dates: 28-29 March 2020

Times: 9.30am–5 pm

Venue: Karori Arts Centre, 7 Beauchamp Street, Karori, Wellington

Class level: Any level

Student fee: $180

Min: I will teach the ideal brush work to give a painting clear tone. I think tone is the main bone in the painting. It creates space, form and mood.

With this important basic concept you will learn how to complete the painting step-by-step from a tea tone to a deep dark tone. I always feel delicate freedom and connection with nature when I work with watercolour. It is the perfect medium to capture my fresh impression in life.

KARORI ARTS AND CRAFTS

CLASSES FOR TERM 1 2020

Daytime Watercolour Painting With Robyn Eastgate-Manning (suitable for those with some experience). Tuesdays 4 Feb to 24 March 9.30am–12.30. Cost: $185 inc annual membership

Or Evening Watercolour Painting With Robyn. Suitable for beginners. Wednesdays 5 Feb to Apr 7-9pm. Cost: $200 inc annual membership

Daytime Drawing (Suitable for all levels) with Makara Artist Helen Casey. Monday 3 Feb to 23 March 1–3pm. Cost: $185 inc annual membership

Further details/enrol online at www.kacc.org.nz or email info@kacc.org


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