Mike Nettmann’s review The Bay Chronicle June 14th:
The Seventh Sense at Kaan Zamaan
A beautiful collection of artworks celebrating ‘Matariki’ and perfectly interpreting our ‘seventh sense’ – emotion. Each piece conveys and elicits a series of emotions and none as powerful as Tracey Stevens’ photograph of weaver Tui Roman. Tracey is one of those exceptional photographers who use only natural light to capture every nuance in tone value across her sitter’s face. Her photos are not merely portraits but a sensitive dialogue between artist, sitter and viewer conveying an enigmatic story. Other works featured in the exhibition are a series of turned wooden bowls by Rich Hewson; exquisite kete by Tui Roman; inspired print by Sally Bristow; beautiful glass bowl by Donna Feary; an intriguing sculpture by Kap Pothan and an evocative work by Lizy deBoer. Please note this exhibition has been extended through the school holidays.
The Seventh Sense, Matarik 2012 , is a group exhibition with more than 30 northland artists using many different mediums from glass to flax, painting to mixed media, carving to sculpture…Artists include Laurence Aberhart, Richard Adams, Robin A. Anderson, Sally Bristow,Lee Brogan, Beverley Cox, Ina Claus, Lizy de Boer,Dulcie Draper, Mike Eskdale, Mike Freeman,Donna Feary, Diana Gailbraith, Joseph Hammond, Rich Hewson,Heiwarei Johnson,Libby Lamb, Fran Leitch,Edward MacKenzie, Kay McGowan, Mary McKay,Dorothy McKinnon, Rachel Miller, Keri Molloy,Tracey Miller,Mike Nettmann, Julia Reinholt, Tui Roman,Bill Snider,Tracey Stevens, Gudi Spurlin, Kathy Shaw Urlich,Wiremu Diamond Wilson.