Wi Taepa | Clay Sculptor
Saturday the 7th of October
Art Talk | 11:15am – 11:55pm Wi Taepa Clay Sculptor
Workshop | 1pm – 3pm Wi Taepa Clay Sculpting Workshop Rm3  | Workshop tickets include all art talks + Day Food on the day chosen.
3pm-3.30pm Afternoon Tea
3:30pm – 6pm Wi Taepa Clay Sculpting Workshop Continued Rm4

(Ngāti Pikiao, Te-Roro-o- Te-Rangi, Te Arawa and Te Āti Awa)
Renowned for his ceramic work, Wi Taepa’s imagery evolved from his Māori heritage and the designs of the past. Wi
comes from a line of Te Arawa master carvers and with his uncle, Taunu Tai Taepa carved the pulpit in Rangiatea Church,
Otaki.
Wi is one of five original members of Nga Kaihanga Uku, a group of Maori clayworkers founded in 1987; before this Maori
clayworkers had worked in isolation. Although clay is not a traditional Māori medium, Wi believes it is ideal for expressing
Māori cultural values.
Wi shapes clay by hand to make his vessels and sculptures using coil, pinch and slab methods to create form, texture and
surface patterning. Over time Wi has redesigned kowhaiwhai, tukutuku and weaving patterns to suit the development of
his ideas and philosophy. His work is held in private collections in the United States, England, Europe, Africa, and Samoa.
He has exhibited widely in New Zealand as well as in the South Pacific, England, the USA, and Zimbabwe which he visited in
1995 as part of an extensive research trip. Although his main influence is Māori and New Zealand culture, Wi cites other
influences, such as Lapita pottery and the work of native American, African, and Fijian potters.merican, African, and Fijian potters.

Tickets Available from the Royal Wanganui Opera House
http://www.royaloperahouse.co.nz/bookings

Marilyn Vreede | Harakeke Papermaking and Box Making
Saturday the 6th of October 2017
Art Talk | 9:15am – 9:55am Marilyn Vreede Harakeke Papermaking / Box Making
Workshop | 3:30pm – 6pm Marilyn Vreede Harakeke Papermaking / Box Making Workshop Rm2 | Workshop tickets include all art talks + day food on the day chosen.
Afternoon Tea 3pm-3.30pm
3:30pm – 6pm Marilyn Vreede Harakeke Papermaking / Box Making Continued Workshop Rm2

(​Te Āti Haunui-a- Pāpārangi, Ngati Hauiti, Ngāti Tūwharetoa)
Marilyn Ngahuia Vreede has devoted the past thirty-five years of her life to teaching and celebrating the inherent beauty
within the Māori traditions. She has a national profile as a facilitator in Māori Health programmes and Rongoā Māori
(Māori Medicine), and is a contributing artist to the Manawa Ora Whanganui Collective of Māori artists.
Harakeke paper making has been a part of Marilyn’s life for over 20 years. She takes great pleasure in making artists books
and creating unique boxed whakapapa (genealogy) and wedding albums, and she enjoys painting and designing jigsaw
puzzles for preschool children.

Marilyn is the co-director of Pakohe Papers Ltd alongside her husband, printmaker Marty Vreede. Pakohe Papers is a small
business specialising in designing and manufacturing Māori Educational Resources. Pakohe Papers was a finalist in two
categories at the 2017 Te Manu Atatū Māori Business Awards.

Marty Vreede | Printmaking
Sunday the 8th of October 2017
Art Talk | 12pm – 12:40pm Marty Vreede Printmaking
Workshop | 1:45pm – 3:45pm Marty Vreede Printmaking Workshop Rm5 | Workshop tickets include all art talks + day food on the day chosen.
3:45pm – 4:15pm Afternoon Tea
4:15pm – 6:45pm Marty Vreede Printmaking Workshop Continued  Rm5

Marty Vreede was senior Fine Arts lecturer at UCOL and 20 years ago founded the Print Workshop at the Quay School of
the Arts in Whanganui – now a central hub for printmaking in New Zealand. In 2009 Marty received a Fulbright award; he
also studied papermaking and printmaking in the United Kingdom as a Nuffield Foundation Scholar.
As a Printmaker, Typographer and Papermaker, Marty is a regular exhibitor in NZ and overseas.
Marty is the co-director of Pakohe Papers Ltd alongside his wife, papermaker Marilyn Vreede. Pakohe Papers is a small
business specialising in designing and manufacturing Māori Educational Resources. Pakohe Papers was a finalist in two
categories at the 2017 Te Manu Atatū Māori Business Awards.

Pat George Two Day Workshop Pass | Contemporary Mosaics
EARLY BIRD $569 ( Limited Spaces and Limited Early Birds Available till the 4th of September 2017 unless sold out prior)
Standard Pass $749 ( Limited Spaces and Limited Early Birds Available till the 4th of September 2017 unless sold out prior)
Pat George Two Day Workshop Pass | Contemporary Mosaics Will Inlcude:

will be all day on the Saturday 7th October 8.30am-5:45pm,
Colour In Your Life Gala Evening 6pm Saturday Evening | Guest Speaker CEO ” Put Some Colour In Your Life TV Series”
Then Sunday the 8th October  Pat Georges Art Talk 8:30-9:10am  ( Plus attendees will be able to attend all of sunday mornings art talks included in the price)
Workshop Continued Sunday Afternoon 1:45-6:45pm

Pat George’s mosaic art can be found in galleries around New Zealand. Her large commissioned pieces can be seen
throughout Northland, including the entrance way to the newly built NDHB Maternity unit in Whangarei.
Pat is a self-taught artist and has been a Ceramic Artist for over 30 years. While living in England she worked with Harry
Frazer, a well-known English potter at Potclays in Stoke on Trent, and tutored in ceramics in the Lambourne Studio in
Berkshire.
Pat’s mosaic panels feature materials such as stained glass, vitreous glass tiles, tempered glass, mirror tiles, ceramic tiles,
glass nuggets, stone pebbles, milleflori, flax, pāua, shells, driftwood, and even bull kelp: “whatever the sea leaves me on
the beaches”. She enjoys the interplay of light and texture when these materials are used in combination with fine bone
china. Pat hand paints and glazes her ceramic tiles to enhance the mosaic panels and give them their unique design.

Tatyana Kulida | Oil Painting
Saturday the 6th of October
Art Talk | 10:30am – 11:10am Tatyana Kulida Oil Painter
Workshop | 1pm – 3pm Tatyana Kulida Oil Painting Workshop Rm3 | workshop tickets include all art talks + day food on the day chosen.
3pm-3.30pm Afternoon Tea
3:30pm – 6pm Tatyana Kulida Oil Painting Workshop Continued Rm3

Tatyana Kulida is a Russian-born painter now based in Wellington. She is a graduate of the Florence Academy of Art in
Florence, Italy, where she also taught drawing and painting. A prizewinner of the ARC scholarship and the John F. and Ann
Lee Stacey Scholarship, her work can be found in private collections in the UK, USA, Europe and New Zealand as well as in
the permanent collection of the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, Connecticut.
Tatyana’s recent showings include The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2014, London, UK; Chiaroscuro,
New York, NY; and The Royal Society of British Painters Exhibition 2015, where she received the The de László Award for
Classical Draughtsmanship.
Tatyana was elected a finalist for the 2016 New Zealand’s Parkin Drawing Prize.bition 2014″, London, UK, “Chiaroscuro”, New York, NY, and “The Royal Society of British Painters Exhibition 2015” where she has received the ‘The de László Award for Classical Draughtsmanship’.Tatyana was just elected a finalist for the 2016 New Zealand’sParkin Drawing Prize.

http://tatyanakulida.com/

Jenny Coker | Creative Watercolours
Sunday the 8th October
Art Talk | 9:15am – 9:55am Jenny Coker Creative Watercolour.
Workshop | 1:45pm – 3:45pm Jenny Coker Creative Watercolour Workshop Rm2
4:15pm – 6:45pm Jenny Coker Creative Watercolour Workshop Rm2

Creative Watercolourist Jenny Coker hails from Tauranga. After fifteen years as a freelance architectural illustrator Jenny transitioned to the watercolour botanical illustrations and garden vignettes for which she is most well known.
Largely self-taught, she has experimented with many different media and styles including Flemish-style oils, charcoal and pastels and trained with Nancy Tichborne, Susan Harrison-Tustain and Susanna Blaxill  Australian Botanical artist extraordinaire.
Jenny is also an accomplished portraitist and has been a member of the Portrait Society of America for many years.
Technical knowledge combined with the best conservation and archival methods, and materials, have always been a
passion for Jenny and she is buoyed by the resurgence of interest in traditional techniques and realism in art.

 

Morag Stokes | Certified GOLDEN Artist Educator
Saturday the 6th of October 2017
Art Talk | 8:30am – 9:10am Morag Stokes Creative Acrylics
Workshop | 1pm – 3pm Morag Stokes Creative Acrylics Workshop Rm1 | Workshop tickets include all art talks + day food on the day chosen.
3:30pm – 6pm Morag Stokes Creative Acrylics Workshop Continued Rm1

Morag Stokes is a Scottish-born NZ painter and art tutor. Her work is largely inspired by the material possibilities of paint,
with Celtic, Aboriginal and Pacific Island art forms also being strong influences for her.
Moving to art from a background in psychology, social work and management training, Morag began painting seriously 16
years ago – coinciding with her move to New Zealand. During this time, Morag gained an Advanced Diploma in Art and
Creativity and certification from the USA based GOLDEN Artist Colors to work as a GOLDEN Artist Educator.
Morag enjoys the challenges of abstraction in painting, and her finished works reflect the interplay of materials and
processes. Dragging paint over and off surfaces, and working with what is left behind, her paintings explore the pattern
generation possibilities of different letter combinations, with the literal meaning of the words being irrelevant to the work.
Morag states that the "words are invented purely for the flourish of their letters".
Morag has exhibited widely in New Zealand and her paintings are held in collections around the world. Her teaching and
painting methods have been featured on New Zealand television and in art magazines; images of her work were chosen to
illustrate a recent series of five NZ Law text books.
www.stokes.net.nz

Art Talk | Learning path and philosophy behind what photograph and why.
Workshop
Skills Required:  DSLR and be able to shoot in manual mode

Tutorial: Camera craft and composition
·Understand the photographic fundamentals of exposure and composition­­­ so that this knowledge can be applied to the creative process.
· The importance of play and the importance of practicing how to play.
· Being OK in your own skin and being free of dictum’s.
Workshop Continued
4.15 – 5.15 Practical session.
In camera capture challenges
5.15 – 5.30 Download 5 images for review
5.30 – 6.45  Feedback and review

Jackie Ranken | Creative Photography Artist
Sunday The 8th October 2017
Art Talk 10.30am-11:10am
Workshop 1:45-3:45pm ( Workshop tickets include all morning art talks + day food on the day chosen)
3:45-4:15 Afternoon Tea
4:15pm – 6:45pm Jackie Ranken Creative Photography Artist Workshop Rm3

Jackie Ranken GM NZIPP, GMPhotg. I AIPP
Jackie Ranken is well known to photographers worldwide as an award-winning fine art photographer, international judge and lecturer. Born in Australia she is now based in Queenstown where she and her husband, Mike Langford, run the Queenstown Centre for Creative Photography.
Winner of both the Landscape and Travel categories at the 2017 Infocus Awards, Ranken firmly believes that you need to
learn the craft of photography before you can truly express your creativity. Her own craft was learned through fifteen
years working within the industry as a darkroom technician, commercial photographer, freelancer and photojournalist. She
considers her "art" to be classic black-and- white landscape photography, where the "fine art print" is the most important
end result of the photographic process.
Jackie’s many prestigious awards have culminated in her being named a Grand Master of both the Australian Institute of
Professional Photography and the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography, and a Canon Master. Despite her
numerous awards, what matters most to Jackie is that she can express her creativity through her photography.

Julie Greig | NZ Master Pastellist
Sunday the 8th of October
Art Talk | 11:15am – 11:55pm Julie Greig NZ Master Pastellist
Workshop | 1:45pm – 3:45pm Julie Greig NZ Master Pastellist Workshop Rm4 | Workshop tickets include all art talks + day food on the day chosen.
3:45pm – 4:15pm Afternoon Tea
4:15pm – 6:45pm Julie Greig NZ Master Pastellist Workshop Rm4

Julie Greig lives in the historic village of Burkes Pass, Mackenzie Country, painting from her studio and gallery and
exhibiting at the Queenstown Gallery of Fine Art, The Artists Room Gallery, Dunedin, and her own gallery in Burkes Pass.
Born in Raetihi, then living in Canterbury and the Wairarapa, Julie developed a love of mountains and wide-open spaces.
Working mainly in dry pastel or oils, she renders fine details, texture and atmosphere in her favoured themes of the New
Zealand landscape, stockmen and women, still life, horses, and portraits.
In 2016, Julie was elected a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA), and in 2017 she was awarded the
status of Master Pastellist by Pastel Artists of NZ (MPANZ) in recognition of the work and awards she has achieved. To date,
she is the third to achieve this honour in New Zealand.