My exhibition "Rugged and Ragged" at Native Agent is nearly over. It has been a great experience with lots of wonderful feedback. The Exhibition consists of Flags, Rugs and Rags all inspired by New Zealand history. My favourite piece was the shadow light box called Te Atatu, The Dawn (detail below). I love the dreamlike quality and the way the veil brought the shadows to life with its movement.
Ruritai means Sea Song or Shanty. This is a detail from a Sunshower cushion. View of the room
AROHA Blanket Flag
Collection of Coats
The "Ramshackle Day Parade" Lead Toes and chalk on Canvas
New Zealand Coat Of Arms Dress and Cloak
The following works are Flag collages in canvas. The canvas has been aged and the landscapes are painted using tea, pencil and dye Waitemata Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand
My Journey as an artist has taken me through Canterbury Art School; a career in the art department of the film industry; establishing COULTHARD fashion and design label and showing at NZ Fashion Week; co-designing the supreme award winning entry ‘Rattle your Dags’ in World of Wearable Art, and back to art with pieces now being sold in art galleries throughout New Zealand.
With a love of natural materials and history, I endeavour to capture the pioneering spirit and rugged beauty of New Zealand and its people.