Above: ‘Tenacity’ Poplar plywood and stainless steel, acrylic painted sculpture, Katie Blundell Artist
Fantastic news! I was chosen as a Finalist for the 28th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2019. These Awards are the longest surviving and largest annual art awards of their kind in New Zealand. Although I did not win a big prize, my Artwork ‘Tenacity’ is now hanging in the Pah Homestead amongst amazing Artists that I have long admired. So yes I am very happy! You can even go and visit my work as it is on exhibition there until October 20th 2019.
I am honoured that the owners of the Mind your own Beeswax Cafe in Pokeno decided to name their brand new Cafe after my painting.
‘Mind your own beeswax‘ Acrylic and etched painting on plywood box board, 1000mm x 1000mm, 2016, Katie Blundell Artist
If you have been wondering what I have been doing with my spare time for the last few years, here it is, building dreams with my Dad. I am excited!! We plan to open Riverhaven Artland for the first time in January 2020, please read on for details…
The Blundell family has been at Riverhaven in Clevedon for three generations, with each one adding to its colourful story. Early on, a dairy farm gave way to an Orchard and now currently we are creating a Sculpture Park.
Riverhaven Artland is being built out of love. When Guy Blundell’s wife Sue died over 20 years ago he started planting trees with a view of creating an arboretum. Inspired by English Landscape Architect Capability Brown he planted thousands of ornamental trees and now many years later Riverhaven looks like a park.
Along the way he fell in love with Sculpture and a new seed was planted. He decided he would make Riverhaven a Sculpture Park, to share his love of the land and Art with others. Together with his daughter Katie (Katie Blundell Artist) they are making his dream a reality.
The aim of Riverhaven Artland is to be “A place where Nature greets Art” so Artists and visitors are encouraged to interact and respond with the living environment.
We plan to be OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT THE START OF 2020. In the meantime, please sign up to our SEASONAL NEWSLETTER on our website riverhavenartland.com and follow @riverhavenartland on Instagram and Facebook to see our progress and laughs along the way.
We are working hard to make our 3rd annual Clevedon Art Trail Open Studio Event even more fantastic! Please put the dates in your diary and come and visit us here in beautiful Clevedon. I will have my Gallery+Studio open every day of the long weekend from 10am-4pm and I will also be doing a FREE ADULT PAINTING WORKSHOP at my Gallery+Studio. For more details including how to book in please check out the 2019 programme below and/or visit: http://clevedonarttrail.co.nz/
News by Katie Blundell Artist