February 1, 2007

Four Winds-an Invitation

Filed under: Exhibitions — Tony Bridge @ 12:50 pm


Kia ora tatou:

It has been three months in the making, but I am nearly there.The exhibition to mark the end(completion) of my residencywill open officially on February 16 at 6:30pm, just on four months since I moved here. I am showing it in the Rail Shed behind the Information Centre in Ranfurly, and it will run for 2 months until April 16. If any of you are abl to make it down for the opening, I would love to see you there. Come and have a glass of wine, some nibbles, and enjoy the images.

For those of you wondering about the title, it really describes how the landscape has affected my picture-making . Over the time I have been here, I have come to realise that the winds come from every direction, and that Ranfurly sits in the middle of it all. There is no question that my fascination with the skies has grown, and more significantly, with thehe patterns of the weather, and their interaction.

It is impossible however to live in a small rural service town without being fascinated by the way in which the element(al)s affect the cycle of life here, and I have tried to draw reference to that as well.

If any of you are passing by, it would be wonderful to see you.

After the opening, I will be around for a few days, then I am off to the Wairarapa for a fortnight to teach with Freeman Patterson. I will be back in Ranfurly in early March to tidy things up and start packing, for my next move to……

Ka kite ano


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