Happy New Year!
So far, it has been a busy start to the year. We are currently working hard to move my Gallery + Studio to the bigger space that we affectionately call the ‘Packing Shed’ here on the farm. Originally made by the family to pack and sell fruit from, it will also be the front of house for Riverhaven Artland (Sculpture Park).
Detail from Apple Juice Label by my Auntie featuring the Packing Shed and me back in the day in an apple bin inside the Packing Shed
Join us for the Opening Night…
What: Opening Night of the Riverhaven Artland Summer Sculpture Festival which includes the opening of my new exhibition ‘Stay Local’.
Be the first to view and purchase from the Small Works Sculpture Show showcasing the work of Artists in the Riverhaven Artland permanent collection. A James Wright Sculpture will be auctioned. Enjoy the opening night food kindly sponsored by The Corner Kitchen and Bar. All in the new larger Gallery + Studio. Then departing at 7pm Dad and I will take a guided tour of Riverhaven Artland ($25 per Adult, $15 Child which you purchase on the night) https://riverhavenartland.com/
When: Friday 29th January starting at 6pm (feel free to arrive a little earlier to park and settle in)
Where: Riverhaven Artland 331 North Road Clevedon.
Why: In support of Franklin Hospice.
How: If you are able to attend the opening please rsvp to me by responding to this email email@example.com
with the full names of those wishing to attend. It is vital that you do this as attendance is limited.
Hopefully you will go home inspired from the opening night and get some more friends and family to visit again over the long weekend as we are part of the Clevedon Art Trail Open Studio Event. See the full programme at http://clevedonarttrail.co.
nz/ including details about a free kids workshop I am doing during that long weekend.
On other news, as well as all this excitement I am also looking forward to the year ahead. I have just opened enrolments for my Term 1 After School Art Classes. For details please see my website and contact me asap if you are keen.
Also I am thinking about starting an Adult Art Class on Wednesdays 12.30-2.30pm. If this sparks your interest and you would like me to send you more information please get in touch. I will start this class if people are keen.
Lastly, I am thrilled to tell you that my work will be part of the curated exhibition below. I am excited to be exhibiting alongside these wonderful Artists. I hope you go and check it out.
Katie Blundell, Watermelon in the hot, 2018
29 January – 12 March
Katie Blundell, Claudia Kogachi, Areez Katzki, Joanna Margaret Paul, Erica van Zon
Homespun is group exhibition centred around ideas of home and handmade. Working in a range of mediums, the artists respond to their personal experiences of home during lockdown and celebrate small moments of beauty, which have stood out amidst the routines of domestic life.
Franklin Arts Centre
12 Massey Avenue
Phone 09 238 8899
Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 4.30pm
Thats about it.
Thanks heaps for your ongoing support.
Katie Blundell Artist
Please save the dates and come along to our upcoming Clevedon Art Trail Open Studio Event on Auckland Anniversary Weekend 30 Jan-1 Feb 2021.
No booking, so be organised and show up a bit early to get involved. No need to bring anything as the materials are being provided by the fantastic people at The French Art Shop.
While at the Pah Homestead you will also be able to see the 29th Annual Wallace Awards Exhibition on display.
Please share this info with anyone else that may be interested and remember to look up Art Week if you haven’t already https://artweekauckland.co.nz/ as there are heaps of things for you to see/do.
Another Art idea from me during lockdown. Once more I aim for it to be joyful, use creative thinking and be accessible.
This one I have just created with my littlest. I think it is especially helpful for kids learning the alphabet but it could be a fun challenge for any age depending on the criteria eg try only drawing from emojis. #🍎#🍌#🥒
So what to do…..You get something to draw on that has two sides (we used shells) You write a letter on one side in permanent marker and draw the first thing that comes to mind that starts with that letter on the other side. If you are hard working like we are, over time you can do the whole alphabet.
It is the 6th of April 2020 and New Zealand is currently in lockdown due to Covid-19. Many of us are at home with children. So I thought I would share some fun creative activities that you can try and/or do with your kids. I hope you check out the videos below then give the first one a go!
Katie Blundell Artist
Check out the Art Activities Intro by Katie Blundell Artist
Katie Blundell Artist will be taking a
PHOTO FOCUS WORKSHOP TOUR
at Riverhaven Artland 10am-12pm on the 26th April 2020. (CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19)
She will draw from her knowledge as an Artist, her experience teaching Photography and her knowledge of Riverhaven Artland.
This fun photography experience is suitable for all visual enthusiasts. Whether you bring along your phone camera or a professional SLR, the key ingredient is an open mind.
The group will be limited to a maximum of 20 people.
The cost is $75 per participant which includes entry to Riverhaven Artland.
Contact Katie Blundell Artist to book a place.