Monthly Archives: December 2014

Artist studio space available at Dornwell Studios

Our lovely Maya Zilberberg moved to Hamilton over Christmas and no longer requires her studio here. If anyone is interested in a  great space in Three Kings – $61 per week for almost 26 sq metres, contact us. Plenty of parking, good community (eight other artists), annual group exhibition and open day. The studio is available now.

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Susan Thomas artist Auckland NZ

Susan Thomas has a new website at

Susan Thomas is an Auckland-based painter. She has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions and has works in the collections of the NZ Wool Board, Caltex Oil NZ and the ANZ/National Bank.

She has been part of the community at Dornwell Studios since the beginning, seven years ago.

Order:Disorder#1  2014

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Insects are the dominant feature in most of Jane’s paintings…

Graduating in 1999 with a Bachelor of Visual Arts Jane was influenced by several of her peers and tutors including Martin Ball and Frances Hansen. She has exhibited with many Auckland galleries, including Uxbridge, McPherson Gallery and Railway St Gallery and has work in private collections in Europe and New Zealand.

Insects are the dominant feature in most of her paintings as she finds them endlessly fascinating with their unique shapes and colours. Jane is intrigued by the obsessive nature of collectors and evolutionists; rather than collect the actual bugs and beetles, She hoards images and use these as inspiration for new works.

Using the medium of acrylic on wood panel for most paintings, a loose brush stroke is often used in the background with intricate details overlaying to describe with as much accuracy the insects themselves.

Jane’s work brings attention to unseen spaces and details moments that might otherwise be considered mundane often with a surreal quality. However, her work is equally influenced by snapshots of reality that have been significant in her own life, telling stories of personal histories.

Phone: (09) 820 0030
Mobile: 021 136 0109

DSW Domestic Sized Works at NorthArt

Jo Dalgety is featuring in a group exhibition coming up at NorthArt – DSW Domestic Sized Works – alongside Ross Ritchie, Peter Collis, Julie Collis, Garry Currin, Jo Gair and others.
The exhibition opens Friday 5th December at 5.30pm and continues till 19th December.