Monthly Archives: May 2015

Our Jane Thorne is part of the Art in Action!

I will have paintings in the exhibition space, be doing a live painting demonstration (me doing what I normally do just not in my own studio!) and for the children and those who act like children (me) I will be hosting a pet rock painting activity during two workshop slots.
Tickets are available now and it looks to be a really fun event! See you there!

Jane Thorne


Be first in line to meet some of Auckland’s Most Loved Artists

Art in Action

Make, Create, Appreciate!

For the first time, Art in Action is joining ARTerslie, June 13th 10am – 5pm.

Art in Action is your unique chance to watch award-winning NZ Artists create, perform and develop their art in front of your eyes. Then take part in their workshops and discover your own creativity.

Tickets are now available online and purchasing early is recommended as spaces in workshops are limited. Buy online and you’ll also SAVE with our early-bird ticket.

Don’t miss our Art Gallery with work from Greer Twiss, Sally Fagence, Nigel Smith, Jane Thorne and more.

Take part in workshops, demonstrations and performances across a wide spectrum of art: visual arts, ceramics, dance, music, performance, food, textiles and other crafts.  Join a quality line up of experienced artists, including Claudia Slaney, Sophie Lankovsy, and Brett McGregor (Masterchef winner) in focused workshops with all the materials you need supplied.

Also enjoy our Spectacular busker trail, international food and Auction.


‘Die gemalten Schleier’ (the Painted Veil). Paintings by Chris Dennis.

While we get prepared for our own group show here in NZ, one of our previous studio artists, Chris Dennis, is about to open an exhibition in Switzerland. Opening night is 12 June. Get there if you can!

‘Die gemalten Schleier’ (the Painted Veil). Paintings by Chris Dennis.
Macelleria d’Arte Gartenstrasse 11, 9000 Saint Gallen

Four Dornwell artists selected for Northart Members Show

Northart Members Selected Exhibition  8-24 May 2015
The mid year Northart Members show this year was selected by Jennifer Buckley,  the director of Auckland Art Fair and co-director of Orex Gallery. 33 works – painting, photography, textile, ceramic and bronze.

Jesper Sundwall, Susan Thomas, Jasmine Kamante and Jo Dalgety were selected to be part of this show opening on Thursday evening at 5.30pm-7.30pm. A great coup for our studio!  Come along, we’ll be there!

'All the promise in your eyes' watercolour and charcoal 2015 by Jo Dalgety

‘All the promise in your eyes’ 2015 watercolour and charcoal by Jo Dalgety

'Reclining Nude Sketch' oil on panel 202 x 254 mm by Jasmine Kamante

‘Reclining Nude Sketch’ oil on panel 202 x 254 mm by Jasmine Kamante