Wild Southland coast features in artist’s exhibition

Janet de Wagt. Photo: Laura Smith
Janet de Wagt. Photo: Laura Smith
Southland’s coastline is the longest in the country and its wild expanse is on display at a new exhibition in Invercargill.


Otago and Southland artist Janet de Wagt (left) has spent the last 25 years visiting the region’s seashores, painting on location wherever she goes.

Her inspirationis clear.

From depictions of stormy seas to the calm water of the Fiordland sounds, de Wagt’s thick brushstrokes offer a glimpse of how dynamic her subject can be.

She said there were three elements to the exhibition; her art, museum collections and a community art project which enabled children and adults to craft using plastic.

‘‘This is away of telling a deeper story.’’

Four-year-old Luca Pryde visited the exhibition on Saturday. Photo: Laura Smith
Four-year-old Luca Pryde visited the exhibition on Saturday. Photo: Laura Smith
You, Me and the Sea aimed to teach how plastic impacted on the ocean environment, as well as showing how to reuse it by turning it into art.

Four-year-old Luca Pryde (right) visited on Saturday with her family, and made an octopus out of a bottle and its label.

• Coastal Murihiku will exhibit at He Waka Tuia inInvercargill until July 18.

 

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