Monthly Archives: September 2013

Believe’n diets

Cathy Shemansky chose UK poet Tom Kelly’s poem Believe for her pastel artwork. The  poem starts like this… It’s happening, the odd crocus edges out between rocks and trees, blue tongues licking crisp sunshine Cathy’s work is stunning, and the … Continue reading

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Four Poets

By the time I arrived at Bellamys this morning John and Pauline had not only collected the seating but also arranged it so everyone would be able to view the poets. All I had to do was set out the … Continue reading

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Visitors to the Gallery

It was blustery and wild down at Macandrew Bay this afternoon. Visitors were blown in the door and the blazing fire was an immediate attraction. There’s something about a weathery day, people’s conversations are softer, words are slower, and hugs … Continue reading

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When penguins come home in the evening

Back in my teens I spent many weekends exploring the Otago peninsula. I never failed to be enthralled by the evening sight of penguins surfing onto the beach on their bellies, waddling over the sand and hopping up the dunes … Continue reading

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Beaches and cabbage trees

Lesley Towart’s take on Rosalind Horsman’s poem, Beach. This artwork took some placing as it is intricate, small, and exquisite. The large walls of the Gallery were too overpowering so we found a small nook where it looked at home. … Continue reading

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Connections

Last year John Holmes created a tiny concertina book for the exhibition which featured several of the haiku poems. This year John has printed and bound several poems into another beautiful concertina book and it comes with its own slip … Continue reading

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How everything is

Kevin Dunkley’s two works have been the most commented upon artworks in the show. A number of visitors shared their stories with me about how the artwork below reminded them of family holiday homes, childhood holidays and even a long-held … Continue reading

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