Author Archives: ruth arnison

A wonderful outcome

During the second week of our Bellamys at Five exhibition Janie Porter, one of our artists, contacted me saying if her painting didn’t sell she’d like to donate it to somewhere in Dunedin – the library, or the hospital, or … Continue reading

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Going, going, gone!

This afternoon we held the last event, Questions and Artists, for the 2013 Poems in the Waiting Room exhibition, Bellamys at Five. Clockwise: Janet De Wagt, Peter and Laura Gregory, Pauline Bellamy, Lew Walsh, Kate Fitzharris, Cathy Shemansky, Claire Beynon … Continue reading

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The art of poetry

This evening I’ve been lazing by the fire enjoying some quiet reflection as opposed to the excess reflection in the photo above!!! The Bellamys at Five exhibition closes tomorrow at 5.00pm. But before then we have one last event. Do … Continue reading

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This morning there’s a note

David Kelly-Hedrick used recycled pallets to recreate Alyson Hallett’s poem How the World gets Bigger. David’s work resided at our house while awaiting the exhibition. Being such a large work of art the only space for it was in our … Continue reading

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Chamomile, lemon balm and giraffes

Annelyse Gelman is the fastest working artist in the exhibition. I only met her 10 days before the exhibition and in passing conversation I happened to mention that one poem had just lost an artist. She immediately offered to take … Continue reading

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Who’s counting?

Merrill  Simmons-Hansen decided she would like to work with James Scruton’s poem, Counting the Days. Pauline Bellamy, the better half of the Bellamys Gallery partnership (oops apologies John, I meant to say one half!!) is the only artist with three … Continue reading

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Trace of clouds

Catherine Day entitled her artwork Trace. This contact print is her response to Canadian poet Michael Lavers’ poem, Coda.   And below Trace framed and under the spotlight on the Gallery wall. Mike Glover chose to interpret Brian Turner’s poem, … Continue reading

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