Artist Stanley Manthyng at home in Dunedin yesterday with
Coronation Street character Hilda Ogden. Photo by Peter
Art is a way of life for glitter artist Stanley Manthyng.
The Dunedin composer, musician and artist celebrates his
career next week with an exhibition that pays tribute to the
cultural identities who influenced him.
''I wanted to start the year with something positive and
colourful, that would be fun for Dunedin, and pay tribute to
the people who were important to me,'' Manthyng said
''They are all people who influenced me as a performance
artist and a songwriter. They were part of my culture,
''Icons'', at the Dunedin Community Gallery from January
17-28, features a dozen 80cm by 100cm glitter on canvas works
of identities such as Grace Jones, Farrah Fawcett, the Queen,
Debbie Harry and Wonder Woman.
''Hopefully, there's something for everyone,'' Manthyng said.