Feast of artwork at inaugural exhibition

Riverton Community Arts Centre chairman Wayne Hill shows some of the art on display at the...
Riverton Community Arts Centre chairman Wayne Hill shows some of the art on display at the Riverton Summer Art Feast. Photo: Ben Waterworth
Several up-and-coming Southland artists are showing their work in the inaugural Riverton Summer Art Feast.

The exhibition includes a variety of works from artists in the region, ranging from paintings to stitch work.

People who view the exhibition are able to purchase the works on the spot.

Riverton Community Arts Centre chairman Wayne Hill said the exhibition had been a success and was  great for Southland artists.

"We are a community art centre and we like to give new artists and people who just want to give a go at art an opportunity and platform to have a go. We give everybody a chance."

He said several of the pieces had been sold to tourists who had come through the centre during their travels to Riverton.

"The amount of people, obviously summertime and Christmas and New Year, there are a lot of people running around Riverton at the moment. It’s good.

"Our numbers have been really nice coming through the door."

It is hoped the exhibition will lead to similar events in the future,  and several exhibitions and events showing local art are already planned for the year.

"We keep on pushing the boundaries and we’ve been known as being a leader of arts in Southland because we keep on thinking outside the box and doing stuff that’s not normal," Mr Hill said.

The exhibition runs until January 20.

ben.waterworth@odt.co.nz 

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