Exhibiting work is often challenging for artists, especially those trying to establish themselves. The Art Collective aims to minimise these challenges by providing artists with exhibition space. Recently established by artist Hamish Southcott, their first exhibition will form part of the First Thursdays event inside The Colombo 4 June, 5-9pm.
FEATURED ARTISTS 4 JUNE
Cecilia is a ceramic artist who grew up in Venezuela, in a colorful and eccentric environment surrounded by artists and designers. She obtained a BA in Ceramics at Central School of Art, London. Over the years she has exhibited ceramics in numerous collective exhibitions throughout the UK, Venezuela and Spain, as well as solo exhibitions.
Cecilia views her art as a place where both viewer and artist meet, most recently her work reflects the impact and challenges she has faced and how she interacts and come to terms with the changing face of her new home - Christchurch.
Jinx in the Sky
Originally from Austria, Jinx in the Sky moved to New Zealand 8 years ago.
She taught herself how to paint and mostly uses acrylics on paper or canvas. Her work has been exhibited in galleries overseas as well as in New Zealand.
With her paintings she aims to reflect life through a mirror of dreams - the dimension of symbols and metaphors that disguise the wonderful and the terrible, our fears, wishes and hopes.
You can see more of Jinx in the Sky's work here:
Emma is an artist based in Shirley. She likes to use workshop offcuts and reclaimed resources in her creations. Emma has enjoyed painting and drawing for many years but only had her first exhibition earlier this year, in the Rekindle Gallery on New Regent St. Her artwork for this exhibition, is a combination of painting/illustration on cupboard doors salvaged from a deconstructed Christchurch School.
Check out Emma's great work on her Facebook page:
Hamish Southcott is a graphic designer and artist producing environmentally focused art through mixed-media, printmaking, sculpture and furniture. Much of his work addresses environmental issues and he prefers to use reclaimed materials such as rimu, iron and number eight wire. Hamish has exhibited throughout Canterbury and his work is held in private collections.