Mangawhai Artists are staging two different group exhibitions at their Moir Street gallery during December, with one aimed squarely at Christmas shoppers.
The first show, Brushstrokes, is open now and runs until Wednesday, December 6, featuring work by 11 artists from The Originals Art Group. This group consists of artists who meet weekly to explore different methods of making art, and organisers promise some unusual, experimental and even quirky pieces on display at their exhibition.
Janine Broughton, one of The Originals Art Group, with one of her experimental works.
Then, on Friday, December 8, the annual Mangawhai Artists Christmas Show opens, featuring a wide range of images, paintings, prints, collages and abstract pieces, plus dramatic and fun 3D works.
The artists group says the aim of the Christmas exhibition is not only to support artists, but also solve locals’ gift buying dilemmas, with prices set to make original works of art as affordable as possible. The maximum price of any artwork will be $150, and the maximum size is a very portable 25.4cm x 25.4cm.
Visitors can ‘pay cash and carry’ their chosen artwork at this show, and new works will replace anything bought and taken away throughout the run up to Christmas Eve. The gallery will also open on Boxing
Day and Wednesday, December 27, for anyone wanting to splurge any Christmas gift money on a work of art.
Both exhibitions are open daily at 45 Moir Street, from 10am to 3pm, and entrance is free.