Opening Friday 4th May@ Kaan Zamaan:
Opening May 4th , 5 — 7pm
An exhibition by four Southern African artists living in Kerikeri.
Growing up in South Africa: the country, the people, the cultures, the art, have been a great inflence in his music and art. In this exhibition, Mike realises a dream to use and celebrate authentic Bushman art in his paintings, having seen them in caves and shelters throughout Southern Africa — these are the oldest artworks on earth dating back 30,000 years. To see some of Mike’s current paintings, go to www.kaanzamaan.co.nz/mike-nettmann/ . This year Mike has invited three fellow Southern African artists to exhibit with him in ” Out of Africa” Exhibition @ Kaan Zamaan.
Read the Bay Chronicle Interview
Keri Molloy, editor of the Bay Chronicle, loves to paint in her free time . For her “Art is fun. The richness of oil paint is a wonderful vehicle to capture beauty and express thoughts. Through exploring light, colour, shape, tone, mood, perception and scale, it’s possible to create images that give a new dimension to what we ‘see’. The scale of man in his environment is something that continues to fascinate and amaze”
“Africa is a place where you can almost see the heat and hear the colour. It’s a place of memories and a place where a little piece of my heart is tucked away. I wish it was nearer my beloved New Zealand.“
Keri has illustrated several books.
She is a graduate of the Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town.
Click on www.kaanzamaan.co.nz/keri-molloy/ for some images of Keri’s current art work.
As an immigrant to New Zealand after many years of travel, Tracey Miller has settled in theBay of Islands. Originally qualified as a graphic designer, Tracey has redefined her career path by completing a Bachelor of Applied Arts Visual and has just recently completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Education. Tracey’s recent multi media artworks have explored the relationships and connections that immigrants have to their homeland, and their importance; whether they be the values, traditions, memories or experiences, that they bring with them to a new country.
Tracy was born in Africa and lived there until she was 13 years old. Tracy feels Africa will never leave her even though she has lived in New Zealand since leaving the land of her birth.She came to Kerikeri in 1979. In 1985 she enrolled in a weekend course on how to sculpt with concrete, and she has never looked back. She has done several exhibitions and commissions including one for Michael Crawford’s home in Blacksmith Bay and a memorial sculpture for a well loved local artist.