Artist going solo

Christopher Wright displays some of his art work which is being exhibited at the Grainstore...
Christopher Wright displays some of his art work which is being exhibited at the Grainstore Gallery in Oamaru. Photo by Sally Rae.
Oamaru artist Christopher Wright (above) is excited about his first solo art exhibition.

Mr Wright (20), who was placed third in the 2007 Telecom IHC Art Awards, discovered art at Waitaki Boys High School and his talent was fostered by Idea Services; he also took pottery at community classes.

Ceramic, stone sculpture and mixed media works he has created over the past three years will be exhibited at the Grainstore Gallery, with the official launch on Thursday night.

The works are diverse, ranging from sculptures of St Paul's and St Luke's Churches and the Hall of Memories at Waitaki Boys, to glazed figures of Alice in Wonderland, singer Linda Ronstadt and Disney characters.

Mr Wright's favourite piece was an Oamaru stone sculpture of Television New Zealand's TV One logo.

Donna Demente, from the Grainstore Gallery, loves his work.

"I think it's completely unique. It's got a sort of innocence but sophistication that makes it totally in its own league," she said.



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