5 days ago

Manawatu Art Expo is less than one month away!

The Feilding & District Art Society

Back for its 15th year, Manawatū Art Expo is our region’s premier art event. As well as being a cash and carry art show, it’s an opportunity to meet the artists behind the work and even see how some of it is made. There'll be 98 artists from around the country exhibiting work and some of … View moreBack for its 15th year, Manawatū Art Expo is our region’s premier art event. As well as being a cash and carry art show, it’s an opportunity to meet the artists behind the work and even see how some of it is made. There'll be 98 artists from around the country exhibiting work and some of them will even be there on the day…
Among them, this year’s guest artist, Vonnie Sterritt. She’ll be presenting demonstrations and exhibiting work right at the entrance to Manawatū Art Expo all weekend, and says she hopes that everyone who walks through those doors from July 15 to 17 thinks, “wow, this is a great exhibition.”

We’re sure you’ll be inspired by all the artwork on show for Manawatū Art Expo: 9am and 4.30pm every day from 15 to 17 July at Palmerston North Conference and Function Centre. Entry is $5 and under 14s enter for free.

11 days ago

Opening Next Week: Brilliant Colour by Katie Russell

The Feilding & District Art Society

From June 21 through to July 20, Katie Russell presents Brilliant Colour. Through the medium of relief printmaking, Brilliant Colour celebrates the vibrancy and joy of gardening. Growing plants, whether it be an indoor jungle or a frilly flowerbed, is a mindful experience that removes us from the … View moreFrom June 21 through to July 20, Katie Russell presents Brilliant Colour. Through the medium of relief printmaking, Brilliant Colour celebrates the vibrancy and joy of gardening. Growing plants, whether it be an indoor jungle or a frilly flowerbed, is a mindful experience that removes us from the stress of our busy lives. Katie translates that experience into brightly coloured, patterned woodcuts and linocuts.

Celebrate Brilliant Colour by joining us for a Meet and Make Session with Katie from 4-6pm on June 29. In this drop-in session, you can have a go at making your own print inspired by the exhibition! All materials, plus light refreshments, will be provided. Koha entry.

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13 days ago

Opening this Week: Seated Photographers

The Feilding & District Art Society

A Moment in Time: From Where I Sit. The Seated Photographers are a group of artists from around the world who happen to be wheelchair users. A Moment in Time: From Where I Sit incudes work by nine Seated Photographers and is the group’s second exhibition here at Feilding Art Centre, following … View moreA Moment in Time: From Where I Sit. The Seated Photographers are a group of artists from around the world who happen to be wheelchair users. A Moment in Time: From Where I Sit incudes work by nine Seated Photographers and is the group’s second exhibition here at Feilding Art Centre, following their successful show early in 2021. If you’d like to join us for the official opening event on Sunday 19 June at 4pm, please RSVP to info@feildingartsociety.com.



The Seated Photographers
A Moment in Time: From Where I Sit
June 17 to July 18

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20 days ago

Call For Entries!

The Feilding & District Art Society

Feilding and District Art Society want to see your tiniest creations entered into our new Small Works exhibition.

Entries are open to artists working in all mediums... The catch? Each artwork must be no larger than 25 x 30 cm.

It costs only $15 per artist to enter and we're taking … View more
Feilding and District Art Society want to see your tiniest creations entered into our new Small Works exhibition.

Entries are open to artists working in all mediums... The catch? Each artwork must be no larger than 25 x 30 cm.

It costs only $15 per artist to enter and we're taking submissions now! Head over to www.feildingartsociety.com... to enter your miniature masterpiece by 4pm August 8.

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25 days ago

Exhibitions and Workshops in June

The Feilding & District Art Society

June is the start of a busy time at Feilding Art Centre. We’ve got two fantastic exhibitions coming up, as well as some inspiring workshops for adults and kids alike!

From June 17 to July 18, the Seated Photographers present A Moment in Time: From Where I Sit. The Seated Photographers are a … View more
June is the start of a busy time at Feilding Art Centre. We’ve got two fantastic exhibitions coming up, as well as some inspiring workshops for adults and kids alike!

From June 17 to July 18, the Seated Photographers present A Moment in Time: From Where I Sit. The Seated Photographers are a group of artists from around New Zealand (and even further afield), each of whom lives with a physical disability. A Moment in Time: From Where I Sit incudes work by nine Seated Photographers and is the group’s second exhibition here at Feilding Art Centre, following their successful show early in 2021.

Opening June 21 and running through to July 20 is Katie Russell’s exhibition, Brilliant Colour. Through the medium of relief printmaking, Brilliant Colour celebrates the vibrancy and joy of gardening. Growing plants, whether it be an indoor jungle or a frilly flowerbed, is a mindful experience that removes us from the stress of our busy lives. Katie translates that experience into brightly coloured, patterned woodcuts and linocuts.

Celebrate Matariki by designing your own glimmering piece of sterling silver jewellery with Rholene Singleton – June 25 from 8.30am to 1.30pm. During the workshop you will learn how to design, measure, saw, anneal, shape, solder, texture and polish your own version of a basic ring band, which you get to take home at the end of the session! Tickets are $155 per person and available at www.rholenesingleton.com... – classes limited to 4 participants.

On June 29 from 4-6pm, you’ll have the opportunity to try out printmaking for yourself. In a special Meet and Make Session, enjoy some light refreshments while Katie guides you through the process of making a print from pre-cut blocks, inspired by the works of Brilliant Colour. This is a drop-in session, come for as long or as little as you like! Entry is free and all materials are provided but we do recommend a koha of $5 to help cover costs.

31 days ago

Notice of AGM - The Feilding and District Art Society

The Feilding & District Art Society

The Feilding and District Art Society AGM is just around the corner!

On Sunday June 12 at 3pm, join us for afternoon tea as we reflect on the past year and look at what’s ahead.

At the AGM, we’ll present our end of year financial reports and elect our committee for the 2022/23 year. This … View more
The Feilding and District Art Society AGM is just around the corner!

On Sunday June 12 at 3pm, join us for afternoon tea as we reflect on the past year and look at what’s ahead.

At the AGM, we’ll present our end of year financial reports and elect our committee for the 2022/23 year. This is your chance to play an active role in shaping the Feilding and District Art Society, as all members hold voting rights.

Not a member yet? Join now via our website and come along to the AGM so you too can play a part in the future of the Feilding and District Art Society.

A full agenda and nomination forms will be distributed to members via email in June.

38 days ago

Opening May 20: Peace on Earth

The Feilding & District Art Society

Feilding Art Centre has undergone a transformation. From tomorrow, when you pass through the doors of 104 Manchester Street, you’ll find yourself immersed in images of the natural and spiritual world, all representing Michael Angelo’s vision for Peace on Earth.

We’ve decided to share some… View more
Feilding Art Centre has undergone a transformation. From tomorrow, when you pass through the doors of 104 Manchester Street, you’ll find yourself immersed in images of the natural and spiritual world, all representing Michael Angelo’s vision for Peace on Earth.

We’ve decided to share some sneak peaks of today’s install, but nothing will prepare you for the world Michael has created. Fish swim up toward the ceiling, native trees grow out from the floor, and colourful birds appear to fly across the walls.

Peace on Earth is an experiential exhibition featuring artwork inspired by New Zealand’s natural environment as well as icons from Michael’s own imagination. Visit Feilding Art Centre between May 20 to June 16.

45 days ago

Ring Making with Rholene Singleton

The Feilding & District Art Society

Friday May 20: learn the art of ring making with Rholene Singleton!

This class is the perfect introduction to the ancient craft of jewellery making - in the space of 3.5 hours, Rholene will teach you how to design and craft your very own sterling silver ring. Take it home, wear it, or give it to… View more
Friday May 20: learn the art of ring making with Rholene Singleton!

This class is the perfect introduction to the ancient craft of jewellery making - in the space of 3.5 hours, Rholene will teach you how to design and craft your very own sterling silver ring. Take it home, wear it, or give it to a friend!

By the end of the workshop, you will know how to design, measure, saw, anneal, shape, solder, texture and polish your own version of a basic ring band. Make yourself a set of stacking rings, a personalised name ring or a textured band. A patina can also be added to give your finished ring an antique look.

Each workshop is intended for a maximum of four participants so book now to ensure you don't miss out!

47 days ago

Opening Next Week: Peace on Earth by Michael Angelo Burke

The Feilding & District Art Society

From May 20 to June 16, experience Peace on Earth: an Exhibition by Michael Angelo Burke.

Michael is a master carver and painter of wooden murals, the inspiration for which comes from the spiritual aspects of nature. In Peace on Earth, Michael presents a series of works that bring us closer to … View more
From May 20 to June 16, experience Peace on Earth: an Exhibition by Michael Angelo Burke.

Michael is a master carver and painter of wooden murals, the inspiration for which comes from the spiritual aspects of nature. In Peace on Earth, Michael presents a series of works that bring us closer to native New Zealand flora and fauna - transforming Feilding Art Centre into a forest of trees, flowers and birds, all carved in Michael's unique style.

Make sure you visit Feilding Art Centre from next Friday so that can discover Michael Angelo Burke's vision of Peace in Earth:

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55 days ago

Casual Life Drawing

The Feilding & District Art Society

Casual Life Drawing is on tomorrow from 12pm to 2pm.

Bring your pencils, paper, and settle in for a social session of untutored drawing. An unclothed model will be your reference, presenting a range of poses throughout the session.

Entry us $20 per person. Bring a friend and they'll pay… View more
Casual Life Drawing is on tomorrow from 12pm to 2pm.

Bring your pencils, paper, and settle in for a social session of untutored drawing. An unclothed model will be your reference, presenting a range of poses throughout the session.

Entry us $20 per person. Bring a friend and they'll pay only $10.

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61 days ago

Art Classes Coming up in May

The Feilding & District Art Society

Feilding Art Centre is set to be a busy place in May. Not only is our Members Awards Exhibition on show, but we also have a range of classes for artists of all ages and abilities.

Starting May 3: Budding Artists with Eris Newson, our after school classes for ages 5-9 (fully booked)

Starting … View more
Feilding Art Centre is set to be a busy place in May. Not only is our Members Awards Exhibition on show, but we also have a range of classes for artists of all ages and abilities.

Starting May 3: Budding Artists with Eris Newson, our after school classes for ages 5-9 (fully booked)

Starting May 5: Future Masters with Katie Russell, after school classes for ages 10-14

May 10: Make a Cyanotype with Marolyn Krasner, a print-making class suitable for all ages which will see you take home your own portfolio of nature-inspired artwork.

May 20: Basic Ring Making with Rholene Singleton is your chance to design and craft your own ring from sterling silver.

And of course, we have casual life drawing running from 12-2pm on the first Wednesday of every month!

If you want to know more or sign up for any of our upcoming classes, be sure to visit www.feildingartsociety.com...

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74 days ago

After School Art Classes

The Feilding & District Art Society

After school art classes are returning to Feilding Art Centre in term 2 - read more below or head over to www.feildingartsociety.com... to enrol now!

Starting on Tuesday May 3rd, Budding Artists with Eris will see your tamariki aged 5-9 learn all about art, from colour to perspective, through a … View more
After school art classes are returning to Feilding Art Centre in term 2 - read more below or head over to www.feildingartsociety.com... to enrol now!

Starting on Tuesday May 3rd, Budding Artists with Eris will see your tamariki aged 5-9 learn all about art, from colour to perspective, through a range of fun exercises. Thanks to the support of Manawatu District Creative Communities, this class is only $3 per session ($30 per term).

From Thursday May 5th, Future Masters with Katie is an opportunity for your talented 10-14 year olds to build on their existing skills in a series of project-based classes. With a focus on mixed media and print-making, these classes will be as exciting as they are educational. $20 per session ($200 per term).

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76 days ago

Artist Showcase: Julia Tanner

The Feilding & District Art Society

Julia Tanner is a Palmerston North artist whose paintings draw inspiration from the works of Van Gogh. When she was starting out, Julia would enlarge some of Van Gogh’s Iris and Sunflower paintings using a similar technique – thick paint, no blended brushstrokes. In developing her own style, … View moreJulia Tanner is a Palmerston North artist whose paintings draw inspiration from the works of Van Gogh. When she was starting out, Julia would enlarge some of Van Gogh’s Iris and Sunflower paintings using a similar technique – thick paint, no blended brushstrokes. In developing her own style, Julia she continues to use thick impasto and minimal blending with the aim of producing paintings reminiscent of stained glass.

Recently, Julia has been focusing on painting other flowers, including New Zealand natives such as the kowhai.

Julia joined the Feilding and District Art Society in March this year and will be exhibiting Flowers - an exhibition exploring her Van Gogh-inspired works – in January 2023.

81 days ago

Silent Art Auction - You're Invited!

The Feilding & District Art Society

You’re invited to our Silent Auction on April 14 at 3pm…

The collaborative canvases created as part of Take a Line for a Walk are nearing completion, with the last day of painting happening THIS SATURDAY!

After that, the works will be touched up, ready to put on show for our silent … View more
You’re invited to our Silent Auction on April 14 at 3pm…

The collaborative canvases created as part of Take a Line for a Walk are nearing completion, with the last day of painting happening THIS SATURDAY!

After that, the works will be touched up, ready to put on show for our silent auction event. Come along, enjoy a drink, and place a secret bid on your favourite piece. All funds raised will help us put on more fun, family friendly events in the year ahead.

See you there!

81 days ago

Mentors Wanted to Support Creative Kids

The Feilding & District Art Society

We are still on the hunt for skilled artists to share their knowledge with the next generation of New Zealand creatives.

In a partnership with Kawakawa Kahui Ako, and supported by Eastern and Central Community Trust, we're running a mentoring program that will pair artist mentors with … View more
We are still on the hunt for skilled artists to share their knowledge with the next generation of New Zealand creatives.

In a partnership with Kawakawa Kahui Ako, and supported by Eastern and Central Community Trust, we're running a mentoring program that will pair artist mentors with ambitious mentees. With your help and support, our mentees will set and work toward their creative goals over three terms, starting May 2022.

If you're someone who can help our local tamariki thrive by sharing your artistic knowledge, apply to be an artis mentor today!

Just email a CV and short bio to info@feildingartsociety.com. We're also happy to answer any questions you may have.

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