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Janet de Wagt: Painting the Land

Janet de Wagt: Painting the Land

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When:

  • Wed 6 Jun ’12, 10:00am – 7:00pm
  • Thu 7 Jun ’12, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Fri 8 Jun ’12, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sat 9 Jun ’12, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun 10 Jun ’12, 10:00am – 4:00pm
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Where:

Ashburton Art Gallery and Heritage Centre, 327 West St, Ashburton

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Janet de Wagt is an Ashburton born artist who has lived and painted throughout the world. Janet’s paintings reflect the landscape at the ‘bottom of the world’. She paints on-site in all weathers; rain, hail or shine, capturing the mood and emotion in the southern most depths of New Zealand. Janet paints images we drive past, places we call home - New Zealand raw and unfiltered. Each painting is unique with its own energy exploring Janet’s passion for the environment. Completing the painting on location is a performance piece in itself.

Some of these large paintings in the exhibition of ‘Painting of the Land’ are about people in the landscape. “The more I paint in the landscape on location the more I wonder and question the role of people on that landscape - who planted that tree there and why? How have people using the land affected it and how has the land been changed.” - Janet de Wagt

Opening & artist talk: 21 April, 1:30pm.

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