Masquerade – Elements of disguise

Posted: August 27, 2010 in Uncategorized

An Exhibition of Masks and more.

Masquerade – Elements of Disguise

This exhibition brings together ‘elements of disguise’ created by artists, costumiers, participants in the recent mask workshop and items from private collections.

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Including works from Iona Matheson (local artist -fibre), Sean Hurst (fabricator for the film industry), Joyce Taylor (local artist-fabric), Ellen Kerssens (local artist -papier mache) and Sally Blyth (creativationist – also see ‘The Story of Masks’),

Also includes works from the mask workshop, created by creative people within the community .   Margaret Russell,  Ljubica Radonich “Ribana”,  Stafford Flood,  Ila Selwyn and  Isaac Gilich.  Revealing an alternative image…

Peter Van Rooyen is the President of the Manukau Volunteer Coastguard and also a master craftsman.  We invited him to create a mask, cast in metal.  This was sold in a Silent auction as part of the fundraiser for the new Coastguard  Base in French Bay.

David Van Diepen – artist, carver…  his element in this exhibition is wood.

We are also displaying collections from people with a passion for the beautiful and unique.

Inventive and original works on display   …  in materials ranging from mixed media, metal, wood, ceramics, fabric, feather, fibre and much more …

A selection of works will be available for sale.  Others are purely for your enjoyment!

Venue:  Upstairs Gallery, Lopdell House, Titirangi

When:  5-29 August 2010

Opening Night: Thursday 5 August, 6-8pm



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