After 10 group shows over the past 4 years, I felt more than ready to hold my First Solo Exhibition. Embarking on my Master of Fine Arts degree, we were to plan a major creative project alongside our written thesis. Even though only 1 piece of artwork was needed, I saw this as my opportunity to do something big. Having created over 30 artworks, I am proud to present my First Solo Exhibition at PotockiPaterson Art Gallery. The show runs from 15th - 27th February, 41-47 Dixon Street in Wellington City.
These artworks I have created at my studio, over the past year throughout my Masters degree. It's been really wonderful being able to share the progress with you on Instagram & Facebook, I'm excited to now be able to show you the final outcomes! The artworks are now available for purchase - click here
The opening night was incredible! Over 300 people attended, both familiar and fresh faces. I was honoured to be supported by some of my favourite brands, and in turn I was able to support some amazing local creatives and talent. A massive thank you to Crafters Union - Wine, Organic Mechanic - Kombucha, The Big Pic - Printing, MilkCrate - Savoury catering, Half Baked Catering Co - Sweet catering, Jasper Rain - Photography, Ali Jansen - Videography, Heavy Chest - Live music, Potocki Paterson - Art Gallery.
I was sent flowers by two of my lovely friends, Milla & Emilie, and my childhood best-friend Brittany & her mother flew to Wellington from Auckland for the opening night. Blown away by everyone's love and support.
While I was making finishing touches at the gallery, I received a photo from boyfriend Paul (who lives in Canada) of his passport.... I immediately knew what was happening and had to throw my phone down to deal with all my gushing tears!!! The best surprise ever. Paul flew all the way from Canada to New Zealand, to be here with me for my exhibition opening. He landed the day before the show - on Valentines Day, which is also around our 3 year anniversary date! We enjoyed a wonderful week together, joined by my little dog George. My whole family flew in from Auckland a few days later to celebrate too. How amazing is that?!
OFFICIAL GALLERY PHOTOS
Artworks available to purchase at the PotockiPaterson Art Gallery, or through my online shop.
Photos of individual artworks & the complete artwork catalogue list can be found on my online shop
OPENING NIGHT PHOTOS
Photography by Jasper Rain
INSTAGRAM STORY TAKEOVER
On the opening night, the one and only Ali Jansen - creative genius - took over my instagram story
Before the gallery doors opened, I was interviewed by QT Hotels for their blog - they asked some really great questions actually, I loved it! Best interview yet - here's the link! Have a read :)