A Palette of Poetry

Poems in the Waiting Room (NZ)

cropped-artists-and-audience.jpg Audience and Artists awaiting the start of the Questions and Artists session led by Janet de Wagt – Bellamys at Five 2013.

After organising the 2012, When North meets South, and the 2013, Bellamys at Five, PoArtry exhibitions I’d planned to have a year off.  Towards the end of January I found myself wandering around websites admiring artists’ work and it wasn’t long before I admitted to myself that I was ‘itching’ to have another go!

DIGITAL CAMERA When North meets South 2012 exhibition, Dugal Armour’s response to his chosen haiku

This year’s exhibition, A Palette of Poetry, will be in the Community Gallery in Princes St, Dunedin.  And because it’s the first exhibition I’ve curated without the assistance of John and Pauline Bellamy I’ve decided to keep it simple – 20 artists will be exhibiting work which they’ve created in response to poems I’ve had published in the…

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Crossing Boundaries at Taylor Jensen Gallery.

Crossing Boundaries at Taylor Jensen Gallery..

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Bookbinding class – Art in the Garden – Glenfalloch

Bookbinding class - Art in the Garden - Glenfalloch

Sunday, 13th Ocotber. I will be teaching longstitch book binding from 1 -4:30. Places in th eclass by enrollment – $50. All materials provided. Contact me (details on the poster) if you want to learn this handy skill. https://www.facebook.com/glenfalloch.garden?fref=ts

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Believe’n diets

Bellamys at Five

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Cathy Shemansky chose UK poet Tom Kelly’s poem Believe for her pastel artwork. The  poem starts like this…

It’s happening, the odd crocus
edges out between rocks and trees,
blue tongues licking crisp sunshine

Cathy’s work is stunning, and the colours are marvellous.

Lynn's crittersLynn Taylor’s little sisters stole the show and sold like hotcakes. They were created in response to Barbara Strang’s haiku,

on a diet
she devours
recipe books

Lynn wrote the following:

Feed our sisters. Some of us are full but some sisters have been on a diet of recipe books too long and have been reduced to slinkies. Please save them so they can be stuffed with some tasty dacron or at least have a new view! (You can choose to keep your Slinky Sister as a wall piece or have her evolve into a stuffed girl)

These personalities respond to the haiku I chose and also…

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Hanging around at Bellamys

Hanging around at Bellamys.

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Some images from the Opening

Print works from Crossing Boundaries – an exhibition I am currently participating in.

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A lovely blog post about on the Glenfalloch Art in the garden

When North meets South

This afternoon it was extremely blustery at home and even though I wanted to go out for some fresh air it felt a mite too fresh. We decided to drive down to Macandrew Bay for a wander, hoping the wind might be a little less brisk. On the way down we came across Glenfalloch’s Spring Flower Festival of Art so we called in.

We felt like we’d entered another climate zone – it was so very sheltered in the gardens. Following the sound of music we came across the Cantores Choir singing in the sunshine.

After a listen we wandered on and met Pauline Bellamy painting under a tree on one of the many garden pathways. After a brief chat we set off for the Potters Cottage ducking under painted butterflies and caterpillars which were hanging above the pathways, courtesy of  the Otago Peninsula Schools.

Children and fairies were darting…

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