Following on from Kerry Ann Lee's commissioned project Life shoud be simple and good, Te Uru is delighted to present a series of workshops and talks that consider how local artists find creative inspiration working with the most familiar of materials.
Come and meet Phillip Fickling, a paper engineer who creates extraordinary pop-up books and sculptures. You might be familiar with his pop-up books SWELL: The Art of Judy Millar written by Trish Gribben and The House That Wonky Built illustrated by Katz Cowley. He is highly skilled at creating incredible feats in card and paper that bring book illustrations to life.
Saturday 17 March, 11am-12pm
Kohl Tyler-Dunshea is an Auckland-based artist who works with a variety of mediums, but is particularly known for her watercolour paintings. In 2017, she was the first place recipient of the Estuary Art and Ecology Awards, and also collaborated with footwear company Merchant1948 to produce Kohl for Isabella Anselmi, a line of footwear which showcases exclusive watercolour textile designs. Join Kohl to create a small botanical drawing to place within the Learning Centre Gallery exhibition.
Friday 6 April, drop-in from 10.30am-12pm
Image: Kohl Tyler-Dunshea: Taurepo, 2017. Watercolour on paper.