Exhibition has local connections

Former Mahurangi College art teacher Craig Tucker and wife Nicola are exhibiting a range of woodcut prints and sculptures at Leigh Sawmill Cafe until February 16.

After leaving Mahurangi, Craig moved north to take up a position as head of the arts at Kaitaia College.  The Leigh exhibition includes a series of NZ landscapes, as well as a second series called the ‘Like’ series, where Nicola has placed popular images beside the emoji like image. Craig, who was born in Warkworth, has done a series of sculptural woodcarvings, lighting some with high-powered LEDs.

He recently successfully exhibited in the major Wild Flower Sculpture exhibition in the Hawkes Bay. “We are excited to be back showing our works in Warkworth,” he said.