Always worth a visit and a must-do for visitors to the Bay of Islands, the Russell Museum is hosting another superb exhibition.
MADE IN RUSSELL is an exhibition by local artists. That equates to a rare opportunity to see the private work of an array of talented artists, past and present.
‘Works date from 1940’s to present…. Art works have been lent from private collections – the artists’ own or collectors’. Many of them arrived newly vacuumed and dusted – out of garages, spare bedrooms, under beds, or in one case from the lounge of a painter’s house.
Curated by Tracy Rewiri and Shelley Arlidge, with artistic direction from Helen Pick and Clive Arlidge.’
I don’t know what it is about the Bay of Islands but there are some incredibly gifted people living here. Don’t miss this exhibition and plan to stay at least a few days to soak in the Russell lifestyle.
AND FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY Wednesday 10th September:
A moment with…
Helen Pick, Bernard Woodcock & Clive Arlidge
If you are in town, do not miss this one. A rare chance to hear local identities share stories about their art, their lives here and recollections of Russell artists who are no longer with us.
Talks start at 6pm Wednesday September 10th. I’ll see you there.
UPDATE 11th September: Thanks for the great talks last night at the museum sharing, ‘A moment with….’.
I’ll have to go back and take a closer look at the exhibition again as the room was packed.
Russell Museum is on left hand the approach into Russell Village
2 York Street, Russell
T. 09 403 770