Queenstown artist Rachael Errington with her piece, The
Peaceful Place, which will be offered by silent auction.
Photos by Tracey Roxburgh.
An exhibition this week by Queenstown artists Rachael
Errington and Emma Butler will raise money for Cure Kids, with
all money over the reserve price of one piece to be given to
The joint exhibition - ''A Moment in Time'' - incorporates
images from the past and present, which are represented by a
path, character or memorable moment from the women's lives.
Included will be a piece by Errington, with a retail value of
$3250, which will be sold by a silent auction that will run
until May 29.
Proceeds over the reserve price will be given to Cure Kids, a
charity which funds research into life-threatening diseases
that affect children.
The painting, titled The Peaceful Place, was inspired
by a pair of tuis living in Errington's garden, and features
several native New Zealand birds in and around a beech tree.
Emma Butler's piece Lift Me Higher.
''It's about companionship.
''People might have an emotional connection to it - it's
something New Zealanders can relate to.''
The exhibition will also include Butler's published
character, ''Ruby'', along with new portraits featuring
vibrant colour and ''creatures'' to emphasise an emotion.
''I've always loved painting and drawing and colour is a
passion of mine. After graduating with a first-class honours
degree in textiles, I made the decision to make my passion my
job and I'm still doing it, continually exploring narrative
in my work,'' she said.
Errington's award-winning ''Light Changing'' series would
have a new twist, introducing whimsical characters or paths
based on shadows of the past and reflecting the history of
the local landscape.
Her style of sculptured, textured trees created depth to
allow the viewer to believe they were almost part of the
''I mainly work with acrylics and modelling compound.
''I combine them on the same painting to create texture.''
• A Moment in Time opens to the public on Friday and runs at
Artbay Gallery until May 29, from 11am-5pm. Bids for the
silent auction can be made at the gallery, or at www.artbay.co.nz.