Gallery trilling to the art of vases
By Anne-Marie McDonald
9:38 AM Saturday May 28, 2016
Tree Gallery co-owner Angela Tier with a vase by Andrea du Chatenier.PHOTO/STUART MUNROTree gallery has gone crazy for vases.
Its current exhibition, Vase, runs at the Moutoa Quay gallery [along from the i-Site] until June 4.
Twelve artists contributed vases for the exhibition and they come in all shapes and sizes - from a tiny polka-dot one by Laura Pearce to a huge textured one by Andrea du Chatenier.
"It was a good opportunity to take on some artists who are new to the gallery," co-owner Emma Camden said. The new artists include Janet Green and Ms du Chatenier.
"This is a little bit different for us. Last year we just sold artwork; this year we're doing exhibitions as well."
The gallery's first exhibition was work by co-owner Angela Tier, and the next one will feature the work of photographer Emma Bass.
The artists taking part in the exhibition include Andrea du Chatenier, Jinho Jeong, Merilyn Wiseman, Laura Pearce, Richard Parker, Janet Green, Renee Boyd, Steve Fullmer, Cheryl Lucas, Paul Maseyk, Aaron Scythe, David Murray and Ross Mitchell-Anyon.
-Tree is open Thursday and Friday 10am to 2pm, and Saturday 9am -2pm.
- Wanganui Chronicle
By Anne-Marie McDonald
You are welcome to join us for the new exciting exhibition of Vases from leading New Zealand ceramic artists.
Tree Gallery is part of Open Studios 2016
If you are planning a weekend away on the 12/13 March or the 19/20 March out of the big smoke or driving in from the farmlands, Whanganui is the place to be! Every year Tree Gallery takes part in Open Studios where you get to visit lots of talented creative people in their places of making and exhibiting. This year we are showcasing a fantastic collaborative ceramic installation work between David Murray and Catherine Macdonald. So come along and check it out! We also have extended open hours during Open Studio weekends:
Thursday and Friday 10am - 2pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am -4pm.
Opening at TREE object | space | desire @ 5:30pm on the 18 February 2016.
Unveiling is an exhibition that explores the symbolism of birds in relation to grief and death. Artist Angela Tier has created photographs and ceramics which investigate this subject, leaving the viewer open to reflect upon their own beliefs about the connection between birds being the passing carriers of loved ones’ souls to a place beyond our mortal world.
This is not an uncommon idea when you relate it to popular cult movies such as The Crow, religious depictions of angels having the bodies of humans and the wings of a bird, as well as the Egyptians, who believed in the afterlife and placed great significance on birds.
TREE was saddened to find our beautiful gallery had been affected by the recent flooding here in Whanganui. We were very glad that we had some warning and were able to remove the artworks in time to minimise possible damage.
We count ourselves very lucky to have such wonderful friends who came to help us clear out the gallery and begin the clean up! Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts!!
We will be having a big re:opening once we are all clean and sparkly! Keep an eye on our facebook page and website for details on this event! We would love you to come along and support the TREE. In the meantime our webstore is always open.
Artists supporting artists! TREE celebrates creativity.