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Ten small paintings sitting on the wall.

Jo Dalgety’s ten paintings on the wall at Northart – Pocket Edition: Small Works for Large Walls.



13 July – 2 August 2015

Invited artists: Carole Prentice, Robert Ellis, Ross Ritchie, Lindsey Lirk, Clyde Scott, Frank van Schaik, Claudia Cooper, Garry Currin, John Oxborough, Brittany Myburg, Siân Davis, Heather Grouden, Freda Brierley, Frances Atkins, Aroha Gossage, Rosemary Theunissen, Felicity Swan, Malcolm McAllister, Fiona Lee Graham, Sharon Vickers, Graham Creamer, Karl Amundsen, Susan Thomas, Laura McMillan, Sonja Drake, Katie Theunissen and Hao Hu.


Harmonised Chaos 2 by Susan Thomas

harmonised chaos 2

Harmonised Chaos 2 bu Susan Thomas, acrylic on paper

One of ten paintings Susan Thomas has showing in POCKET EDITION. SMALL WORKS FOR LARGE WALLS showing at NorthArt Gallery.

– Affordable & Collectable
– 238 works by 25 artists
– Priced range: $40 – $450
– Cash and carry

Caretaker of the Imagination

Dornwell Studio’s artist Jane Thorne and writer ZR Southcombe had people lined up down the street at the launch of their children’s book “Caretaker of the Imagination” yesterday at the Pt Chev Bookshop and Resource Room. Jane did the gorgeous illustrations for Zenobia’s story. The bookshop was bursting at the seams. Great job! You can buy a print copy at the bookstore or an e book from Amazon.

Art competition for Mental Health Awareness Week 2015

Entries are now open for the Mental Health Foundation’s art competition for Mental Health Awareness Week 2015. We’re looking for artists to submit a piece of original artwork that is a visual representation of this year’s MHAW theme, GIVE, one of the Five Ways to Wellbeing.

The competition runs from 4 March to 27 April and the winning piece will be used on an A2 poster and distributed nationwide to celebrate MHAW.

The artwork should capture the concept of GIVE, not the giving of money or gifts, but rather the gift of your time, your words or your presence.

We welcome entries from amateur and professional artists, illustrators, graphic designers and students. Please see the creative brief, guidelines and terms and conditions for further information.

Research shows helping, sharing, giving and group activities are associated with an increased sense of self-worth and positive feelings so, go on, get your GIVE on!

Dornwell Studios Open Day 2014

We have our annual open day to the 9 artists studios in December – this year it is Saturday December 6th. A chance to talk directly to the artists, see their studios and plenty of their work, some for sale too. Always a popular and successful day for us.

Order:Disorder#3  2014

Order:Disorder#3 2014 by Susan Thomas

More info and details will be advised closer to the time.


What’s Trevor Bayly Up To?

Trevor Bayly

Mercury Bay Art Escape (MBAE), an open studio event for 50 artists on the eastern Coromandel peninsular. Studio open to the public during the weekends of 1st & 2nd March and 8th & 9th March 2014. Trevor’s studio is located at 13 Wigmore Crescent, Hahei.

There are MBAE group exhibitions at Hot Waves Cafe, Hot Water Beach and at Eggsentric Cafe, Flaxmore Bay. On from 1st March until end of March.

Trevor also has a solo exhibition at Mercury Bay Estate, Lonely Bay Vineyard, Cooks Beach. On now until early April.

A very busy couple of months for Trevor!