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Two new Pātaka exhibitions

Press Release – Porirua City Council

Northbound, 2017 (detail)

Award-winning Pukerua Bay artist Kerry Jane Scott presents her first solo exhibition of paintings in Pātaka’s Toi Gallery this April.

Although best known locally for her large-scale mosaic artworks such as Te Ra Nui roundabout sculpture and Plimmerton’s mosaic wave seats, Kerry is also an award-winning painter. The paintings in her upcoming exhibition My Back Yard evolved from her research she did while developing her mosaic public artworks around the region and are inspired by the vibrancy of humans and natural wildlife coexisting.

My Back Yard runs until 4 June in the Toi Gallery at Pātaka.

Digital artist showcases work

Porirua digital artist Gus Hunter’s compositional design exhibition Visualising Imaginations takes the viewer on a journey to other worlds and environments. His work explores Aotearoa and wider South Pacific narratives, dynamic conflicts between humanity and beast and battles between good versus evil. Gus is a senior concept designer at Weta Workshop and his illustrations and paintings helped bring many of Peter Jackson’s films to life. The exhibition is his personal artwork.

Visualising Imaginations is open now and runs until 7 May in the Bottle Creek Gallery at Pātaka.

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