Exhibitions in the main gallery change each month. All information about upcoming exhibitions will be placed here.
Vibrancy and Peace
2 October - 1 November 2020
Ursula McCulloch and Kevin Mackay
Ursula McCulloch is an artist and clinical psychologist who paints landscape because she enjoys the vibrancy and peace nature offers. She works mainly with acrylic on canvas. “Acrylics capture the energy and immediacy of the landscapes I choose to paint”, says Ursula. This exhibition features iconic and lesser-known scenes from around New Zealand, where she came to settle from South Africa nearly 25 years ago.
Ursula’s paintings are accompanied by a display of wooden toys and other objects handcrafted by Kevin Mackay, who began making things with wood after he retired to Charteris Bay. Using mostly recycled rimu, as well as quilla and pine, each object is finished with an appropriate coating, either Danish oil, varnish, bees wax polish or brightly coloured paint. “I gain great satisfaction when someone buys one of my products and appreciates the work that goes into it”, he says.