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Blossom - A Group Art Exhibition With a Floral Theme

Blossom - A Group Art Exhibition With a Floral Theme

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  • Mon 27 May, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Tue 28 May, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Wed 29 May, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Thu 30 May, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Fri 31 May, 11:00am – 3:00pm
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Zimmerman Art Gallery, 329 Main Street, Palmerston North


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

For the month of May 2019, Zimmerman Art Gallery is featuring "Blossom", a group art exhibition with a floral theme.

The Floral Art Society of New Zealand is holding a competitive floral art exhibition on 4 and 5 May at the Palmerston North Conference & Function Centre. With the national art competition being held within just a minute's walk of Zimmerman, this month seemed an opportune time to host a complementary exhibition here, with flowers as the theme.

Zimmerman’s exhibition includes works by a number of regular gallery exhibitors.

Artists who have created entirely new work for the show include Kate Elder, Paul Dibble, Fran Dibble, Naga Tsutsumi, Katherine Claypole, Lee-Ann Dixon and Kirsty Gardiner.

A selection of earlier pieces by other gallery artists also feature, including work by Anna Korver, Andrew Moon, Paige Williams, Tony Rumball, Angela Tier, Cam Munroe and Elspeth Shannon.

In addition to showcasing the work of artists already represented by Zimmerman, this month is a fitting time to introduce the exuberant floral paintings of Auckland artist, Diana Peel.

A first time exhibitor in Palmerston North, Peel initially worked in interior design. It was not until some 12 years later that Peel discovered the joys of painting.

"I hadn't painted since university, but this time I couldn't stop. I had this desire to create and explore something hands on. I felt like I had to get it out of my system. My paintings are an emotional manifesto; a tool of self-expression and a reflection of my world".

Peel is now a full time artist and art tutor, specialising in contemporary flower paintings.

With a mix of new and earlier works in a range of media, this month is an excellent opportunity to come and view a variety of art works at Zimmerman. We hope you will find time to stop by to take a look!

Blossom runs at Zimmerman from 1 to 31 May 2019 (open 11am to 3pm daily, free entry).

The Floral Art Society competitive exhibition runs from 4 to 5 May at the Conference and Function Centre (adult entry $12 per person, children 12 and under free entry with a paying adult. Open from 10am both days)

Featured images:
Amore, Diana Peel, oil on canvas 900 x 900 mm
Bud, Kate Elder, painted wood, 850 x 900 mm
Selected exhibition views, showing some of the works on display in this month's exhibition

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