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Blast from the past exhibition

For immediate release 20 August 2018 Selwyn Gallery 17 South Terrace P 03 318 8702 (Gallery) P 027 425 7356 (Arts Administrator) E W “Blast from the Past” Press Release Caroline Bartholomew Amelia Guild Rachael Inch Anneke Stewart Janna van Hasselt Join us at Selwyn Gallery this September for a creative stroll down memory lane with our exhibition Blast from the Past! Showing from August 31-September 27, these artists have all exhibited with us previously, and we are proud to play a role in their continuing journey – all juggling the demands of a busy family and working life alongside their arts practice. Caroline Bartholomew has been teaching and making art periodically for over 15 years. She gained experience exhibiting in New Zealand before pursuing a career in teaching. Currently she’s based in Petone with her family and teaching. Wellington Girls College. Caroline’s series of work ‘a flutter of colour’ is intended is intended to be enjoyed at a glance, a pop of colour and texture. The subject matter of the kea, tui and piwakawaka conjure up memories of moments shared with family – a scene of beautiful colours, creating an intricate pattern, the tapestry of life that continues to be woven. Amelia Guild is a full time artist and actress (Amelia Dunbar) amidst juggling the demands of motherhood. Growing up on a high country station, she has always been interested in depicting the world around her, influenced by rural life and creatures...more specifically cattle. Not satisfied with realistic depictions or colourways, Amelia has found great enjoyment in showing her love for cattle through texture, gesture and palette. Her bright, bold and dynamic artworks reflect her sentiments towards rural living and people. Rachael Inch has an extensive history of promoting and supporting the arts in Selwyn through founding the Selwyn Creative Network alongside her own visual arts practice. Vibrant colours take us on a path of self-discovery in her body of work for this exhibition. Acrylic and ink abstract works representing minerals and crystals spark memories of the magnificent and sometimes fleeting moments we experience throughout life – communicating without the use of words. Anneke Stewart seeks to visualise and manifest art works that personify the energy of our earthly existence, attempting to draw attention to the importance of living conscious and sustainable lives. Her main objective is to create finely crafted New Zealand made design and art works, making quality items using locally sourced materials and labour - modern and contemporary art and design that honour the Earth. The digital technique applied to her photographic imagery explores the art of the Mandala, symbolic geometric healing art from Buddhist spiritual beliefs. Janna van Hasselt studied Printmaking at the Ilam School of Fine Arts, and graduated in 2004 with a BFA and BSc in Linguistics. She then travelled extensively, undertaking residencies in the UK, Europe and the US. A NZ Fulbright Graduate Award lured her to Chicago, where her love affair with clay began. Janna graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014. During her graduate study, she was introduced to hand-building, mould-making and extru¬sion techniques as well as alternative approaches to clay. Selwyn Gallery will be open daily (except Mondays) from 10am to 4pm for the duration of this show. Please come along and enjoy the variety of works on display. A show programme will be available from the gallery. Check us out on For further information or additional photographs please contact Katrina Ellis, Arts Administrator on the contacts above.

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