Following hot on the heels of our fantastic debut ART HOUSE with Fleur Wickes, we have united three talented and diverse local artists – all with a fascinating perspective in celebration of our natural environment.
High country artist; Amelia Guild will not only be presenting you with some of her familiar handsome farm creatures, but also revealing brand new work which will be sure to excite her fans!
Joining Amelia and her bold, painterly style, is up and coming Christchurch talent; Harriet Millar whose rich local vistas and streetscapes will have you viewing your region through fresh eyes. Superbly balancing our painters is the moody floral portraiture from photographer Stacey Weaver of Just South West, offering you the chance to meet blooms in both intense clarity and size!
Our artists will be showing a selection of limited edition prints in various sizes, originals and the opportunity to commission your own modern heirlooms. There will be something for everyone, making this is an unrivaled opportunity to meet talent from your own town.
Once again we will be opening the gate from 3 -7pm, (don’t forget your $5 per adult cash gate fee) from which you can sink into the experience with a glass of rosé from our friends The Winemakers Wife. You are welcome to wander the house and garden at your leisure, chat with the artists, time your visit with our artists panel Q+A at 5.45 pm OR ask me the paint colour of our bedroom! There are no secrets kept on that front!
To top it all off, our friends from Ico Traders will be dotting their furniture throughout to give all art lovers a place to rest (and purchase if you so please!).
As always, the aim of the ART HOUSE pop up is to offer YOU the chance to learn about, appreciate and buy art in a friendly domestic environment.
We hope to see you on Wednesday the 5th Dec! Cheers, Julia on behalf of Amelia, Harriet and Stacey
T and I have lived in this 1912 Christchurch villa for just over a year and a half. We were extremely lucky to land in a property with such fantastic bones and have relished making it our own. Painting rooms, falling head first into a flower gardening obsession (well one of us..) and even our own wedding ceremony in the back yard is all part of our life here so far.
Over the last year, the focus of my own writing has headed more and more into the realms of encouraging others to make spaces that reflect themselves. Ways to recognise their individual aesthetic values and relish slowly building a home that is both a personal refuge and teller of their own stories.
The ART HOUSE concept feels like a natural extension of these ideas and my 10 years of profiling artists on both sides of the Tasman. Inviting people in the doors to wander an art filled home in person shuns the perception that art exhibitions are somehow shrouded in snobbery and expense. My only goal is to encourage people to find value in owning art the same way they would spend on a new dress or holiday. Art will stick round for longer!