arts in the ville

arts in the ville

Monday, 11 September 2017

Fred Maynard

Fred Maynard is one of our new artists this year, but he is certainly not a new artist. Commuting between his Helensville and Canterbury home bases, Fred has many years behind him as an artist, and will bring an interesting perspective to Arts in the Ville 2017. Fred's work will be at the meeting room of the War Memorial Hall.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Jane Thomas in Pop up gallery

Jane Thomas will be showing her large, textured paintings in the main pop up gallery in the centre of Helensville all weekend. The layers of paint that go into making these paintings what they are really has to been seen in real life. the pop up is open 10 - 4 Sat, Sun, Mon. its the perfect place to collect a map at the start of your creative day in Helensville.

Mike Rowland studio open for the 2nd year

Painter Mike Rowland will have his home studio open for the 2nd year. Come and see this fine local painter at work and talk to him about his process.

Jo Dixey open studio

Jo Dixey will open her studio for the 3 year, Jo has recently publiced a book and all the samples will be on show during the weekend. Come and talk to Jo about her embroidery and see what an embroidery studio looks like when its tidy!!

Leda Daniel on show in the Pop up gallery

Leda Daniel is an Argentinian artist who has been living in Helensville for the past few years.
She gets her inspiration from New Zealand's colourful scenery and the local Kaipara River. Lately she has been working trying to merge her love of landscapes and sunsets with abstract concepts, adding textures and different techniques to her paintings. Each painting is composed of several layers, each showing through to the next, making the finished product very intricate and colourful.
"My main goal is to convey a sense of peace and happiness to my audience when they look at my work.” — Leda

Leda's work will be on show in the Pop up gallery, the meeting room by the library, open 10 - 4 Sat, Sun, Mon.

Public art on show

Helensville is lucky enough to have 3 wonderful new wooden seats. These have been carved by the community under the leadership of the Mad Wood Carver, Denise Marshall.
At any time you can have a walk around Helensville and take time to rest and admire these new pieces of public art.

The dog walking park next to the Museum

The small park next to the river, near the Grand hotel

A nice resting spot on the river walk, near where the path comes out by Mitre 10