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8/01/2019 2:00 p.m.
A new exhibition coming to Taupō Museum has been assembled to showcase the beauty of our wonderful Tongariro National Park. The concept for this unique exhibition came about following remarks made to one of the artists, Sue Graham, that she must have painted the mountains from every angle. From this came the unique idea of positioning the artworks in the middle of the room and for visitors to walk around to get the full effect. Alongside Sue, five additional artists have been invited with works complimenting the theme of the Tongariro National Park, displaying their own series of artworks around the walls of the gallery, including photography, sculpture, drawings and paintings of New Zealand native flora and fauna of the area. Sue Graham’s paintings depict our iconic volcanic mountains: a magnificent sight from every angle. The paintings express her impressions of Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe from every aspect, featuring a variety of sizes, both acrylic and watercolour mediums, in realistic and interpretive genres. Robbie Graham will exhibit his photography showcasing the beauty of the Central Plateau, as well as sculptures in metal and wood, inspired by our volcanic mountains. Carole Cornes’ precision botanical studies illustrate the native fauna and flora that inhabit the bush of the central mountain area. Doug Anderson’s kinetic outdoor sculptures use concrete, stone, steel and wood - often from reclaimed and recycled sources. Di Michels presents Nga tamariki a Tane - The children of Tane: A visual celebration of native fauna of Tongariro National Park and its surrounds. Mari Moore will showcase her quirky acrylic paintings and illustrations based on sayings about the mountains. The artists all bring something unique to this exhibition, which runs from January 19 to February 25 at the Taupō Museum.
January 8 2019 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:Matt Mortimer • Communications advisor • 07 376 0641 • 022 407 4990Andy Taylor • Senior communications advisor • 07 376 0781 • 027 570 4651