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Peter Latham

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During the late 80’s Peter Latham dreamt of becoming a landscape photographer as he would capture the incredible scenery on his Canon T70. Peter realised his dream after a bicycle expedition touring New Zealand’s beautiful and rugged South Island. He spent the following years travelling the world as a photographer on cruise ships, until returning home to New Zealand in 2003, where he began experimenting with images on canvas. 

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Jane Blackmore

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Wellington based artist Jane Blackmore has been painting florals and landscapes for over twenty years. Jane’s work invites us to reflect, feeling the calm, emotional intensity and assuredness of her unashamedly spiritual work.

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TRADED NOT FADED EXHIBITION

Paora Tiatoa Traded Not Faded

TRADED NOT FADED EXHIBITION

On Thursday October 29th ORA Gallery hosted “Traded Not Faded”, a solo exhibition featuring Paora Tiatoa.   “My main source of inspiration is from ‘Taonga Maori’ book that was published by the British Museum about artifacts that had been traded and are currently stored there.  I make The Taonga into characters, I bring them to life, give them energy and personality, and create a humorous fusion of them and my own life experiences.  I held myself at a distance from things Māori for many years. My upbringing was dysfunctional and I am a relatively late starter to the art world. However, the process...

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Sofia Minson

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Sofia Minson: Indigenous Art on the World Stage Inspired by her Ngāti Porou Māori, English, Swedish and Irish heritage, Sofia paints striking and sacred art.For Sofia, making art is about connecting our modern human experience with the wisdom of our ancestors.With each brushstroke, Sofia explores powerful themes that are both deeply personal and profoundly universal; of Māori mythology, Mana Wahine (Divine Feminine), and the mana (integrity) of generations past. Hine-nui-te-pō limited edition print by Sofia MinsonRegular archival print on paper 805 x 500mmEdition of 95Unframed $950Framed $1,950 I drew visual inspiration for this portrait from dozens of black and white 19th...

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Paula Coulthard

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Paula Coulthard - Wairarapa, New Zealand   My flag paintings try to capture or resonate with our emotional connection to place. I love the way there is timelessness in our landscapes. The landforms are recognisable even with the addition or subtraction of trees and buildings. My processes are very tactile. I stone wash and age the canvas I am painting on to relax it and give it life. My landscapes are often suggestive but still very recognisable. Sometimes the paintings symbolise an event that exists in memories of the landscape, real or imagined.     The New Zealand flag has...

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