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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Jody Hope Gibbons  Northland based artist Jody Hope Gibbons is a contemporary abstract painter. Gibbons' practice explores colour, gesture, layering and light effects. Working in mixed media she is known for incorporating a range of materials in her pieces from acrylic paint to enamel, rust, inks, leaf and varnish.Gibbon's current body of works explores the materiality of paint - it pushes the boundaries of traditional painting practice and techniques. This work is ever-changing and currently becoming bolder, colourful and more gestural, however the recurring reference back to the land is also evident.Jody Hope Gibbons credits her early career in the design...

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Sarah Albisser Sarah Albisser’s background as a contemporary dancer and choreographer has had a powerful influence on both her life and her art. She is fascinated by movement and self-expression, which over the past decade has resulted in a collection of striking black-and-white portraits of female faces. Devoting herself to a unifying theme for so many years has enabled her to explore and experiment with various techniques and materials, including pens, acrylics, perspex and thread. Her art captures form, feeling and evanescent moments in time, and she often leaves a section of the canvas unfinished for the viewer to complete...

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

DR Suits Nathan Ingram, aka Dr Suits is an Ōtautahi-based artist whose work shifts between street and studio, exploring the potential of these distinct sites of creation and installation. With a background that spans fashion, graffiti, graphic design, street art and large-scale muralism, Ingram’s art constantly grapples with a deep-set interest in the outcomes of experimentation and repetition. His latest body of work extends from these origins with a new emphasis on elegance and subtlety. Shifting from the textured surfaces and torn edges of paper as his preferred media, the adoption of glass has imbued the artist’s work with new qualities. The pristine...

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SUMMER ESCAPE

Jane Blackmore

SUMMER ESCAPE

Jane Blackmore sets the scene of a beautiful summer escape with her brand new original paintings. 

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CURIOUSLY COPPER

CURIOUSLY COPPER

Copper has etched itself into a staple of art and design through history. At ORA we are delighted to host a fabulous range of copper artwork from a talented range of local artists.

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