Eden Arts – The First Karekare Residency

Featuring: Krystie Wade, John Horner, Neal Palmer and Nicholas Pound.
11 Dec–10 Feb 2019
Opening: 10 December, 2018
The Pah Homestead TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre
72 Hillsborough Rd, Auckland

The new Eden Arts residency at Karekare House has been home to four artists since its launch at the beginning of 2018 – Krystie Wade, Neal Palmer, John Horner and Nicholas Pound.

With their four entirely different responses to the West Coast environment, this show brings together artists at differing stages of their career who have all spent periods of time this year creating art at this historic homestead close to Karekare Beach. Their work variously references the ocean, the native flora, the Hillary Trail, light and moods, sinking sand, and the beauty yet potential savagery of the landscape. While all four artists are best known as painters, the residency has also inspired them to explore new techniques such as frottage and charcoal drawing, or to revisit old passions such as photography and teaching.

The Karekare Residency is offered by the Eden Arts Trust in partnership with the newly formed Karekare House Trust. Eden Arts recently celebrated 30 years of supporting the arts and was pleased to offer the inaugural year’s residencies to artists who are regular participants in Artists in Eden Day, the trust’s flagship event held every March in Mt Eden Village.

For further information about Krystie please click HERE.

Image: After The Storm 2018
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