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"The Kapiti Invasion" Exhibition

posted 6 May 2013, 21:11 by Dana Jackson   [ updated 6 May 2013, 21:12 ]

Along with 38 Kapiti artists, we have combined forces to produce an outstanding exhibition.

It’s well worth a visit.
Think reinvented artworks like recycled Golden Syrup tins transformed into a saint’s robes, carved flowing Oamaru stone birds, paua embedded lighthouses made from Kapiti driftwood, a richly coloured ceramic rendition of an old Southward’s car, chain maille and steampunk jewellery, delicate and haunting Italian inspired handmade masks, abstract and realistic paintings, wood and glass creations plus more delightful works.

Emerging and renowned artists include Alan Wehipeihana, Debbie Pointon, Bodhi Vincent, Wendy Masters, May Iremonger, Sonia Savage, Jan Waterfield, Vinny Thompson, John and Edna Stuart, Phil Quinn, George Thompson, Olinka Heath, Kimbra, Donna Clarke Taylor, Joan Coleman and me.

The plan is that this may become a biannual event, with Hutt artists invading our shores next year.

The Odlin Gallery is open from 10am to 4pm daily at 9 Myrtle Street, Lower Hutt (a stone’s throw from the Dowse).

 “The Kapiti Invasion” exhibition runs until 12 May with free admission.

Rotary Art Show

posted 21 Oct 2012, 02:48 by Dana Jackson   [ updated 21 Oct 2012, 02:55 ]

Come along and see works in all media from around the country.
Local and global landscapes, flora, fauna, portraiture and abstracts - it's all there.
Now an annual event on the Kapiti Coast.
I had great fun painting the interior of a room with some of my favourite things, including the other painting entered in the exhibition of a Mona Lisa version of a cat!
Until 22 October at Southward Museum, Otaihanga Road, Paraparaumu. Admission $2.
The proceeds go towards promoting fine art in the Kapiti district.

Diamond Jubilee Watercolour Exhibition

posted 21 Oct 2012, 02:46 by Dana Jackson   [ updated 21 Oct 2012, 02:51 ]

I was delighted to be part of the watercolour society's fabulous Splash exhibition at the NZ Academy of Fine Arts at Queens Wharf, Wellington.
Closed 21 October 2012.
Outstanding artwork from all over New Zealand.

Paekakariki Concert

posted 23 Jun 2012, 15:13 by Dana Jackson

Sunday 24 June 2.30pm - Beautiful music from the Aroha String Quartet at the Memorial Hall accompanied by paintings by Dana and Shirley Sutton and mulled wine!

Bouncing off the Walls!

posted 13 Feb 2012, 13:14 by Dana Jackson   [ updated 13 Feb 2012, 13:21 ]

Four of us have teamed up to present our work at the Artelier Gallery at Lindale just a few kms north of Paraparaumu.  Two of us are from Kapiti, one from Wellington and the fourth comes originally from France but has fallen in love with New Zealand’s natural beauty. So you’ll be treated to European inspired works by Shirley Sutton and Dana Jackson and Kiwi inspired works including butterflies by Héloïse. Molly Barclay brings us roses, mountain landscapes and birds.

 You should be able to recognize all of the subject matter even if some of it is a bit quirky.

I have gone mad on cats and aslo had some fun turning some images of cows and castles and poizza into clocks. Our Kapiti Mayor purchased one at the opening.

If you are keen on a bit more abstraction there is a huge array of styles, colours and concepts on display in the rest of the gallery created by the regular Artel artists.

Now showing at the Artelier Gallery, Lindale Tourist Centre just a few kms north of Paraparaumu.
The exhibition has been extended until 29 February.

Come along and let us know what you think.

Rotary Art Show - Southward Theatre, Paraparaumu

posted 21 Oct 2011, 14:42 by Dana Jackson

Until 23 October 2011 - 10am to 4pm daily

You can find Dana's work amongst 300 other paintings from all over NZ.
Great variety from total realism to wild abstracts there - something for every art lover and profits go towards supporting local art projects including a competition and exhibition for under 20 year olds next February.

Have a cruise up the Kapiti Coast and have a look!
Entry by gold coin

Demonstrating at the NZ Academy of Fine Arts

posted 14 Oct 2011, 18:38 by Dana Jackson

Sunday 16 October 2012

Dana will be doing acrylic demonstrations from 10.30am to around 3pm at the Academy.
Come along for a catch up or a chat.
Wellington's fabulous any day!

Watercolours for everyone

posted 6 Oct 2011, 14:08 by Dana Jackson

Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington
Until 10 October
Exhibiting with dozens of other watercolourists.
Framed and unframed works.
Great variety and a lovely show all for sale.
Demos every day from 12noon to 2pm.

Kapiti Arts Trail 1 & 2 October 2011, 9am to 5pm

posted 23 Sep 2011, 05:01 by Dana Jackson   [ updated 6 Oct 2011, 14:09 ]

  • Art, cards and fascinators
  • With friends Nancy and Caron of fascinator fame, Dana will be exhibiting at the Raumati South Hall in Tennis Court Road.
  • Lots of fun and lots of arts and crafts people displaying their works. Come and join us.



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