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EXHIBITION

Our Annual Mixed Media Exhibition, celebrating 51 Years of Riversdale Arts, will commence with a Gala Opening on Friday 19th July at 7pm. The exhibition will be open 11am - 5pm  20th - 27th July & 11am - 3pm  28th July

We are excited to announce our Guest Artist for 2024 is the highly esteemed Linda Hannan. Her passion for contemporary realism captures the natural environments of New Zealand. With oils being her preferred medium, the dramatic works accentuate the dynamics between realism & surrealism, textures & light, & contrasting colour. Individually selected artists to feature at the 51st Mixed Media Exhibition include

Andrew Hill

Isaac Weston

Leah Ingram

Freddie Leela

Val Enger

Paul Malpass

Katie Metcalfe

Chris Diedrichs 

Some of our prestigious guest artists have included Stephen Martyn Welch (portraiture artist); Andrew van der Putten (pottery); Mandy Dempsey (painting); Mandy Angus (glass); Randall Froude (painting); Katie Gold (pottery/ceramics); Peter & Jeanette Shearer (pottery/ceramics); Tony Shatford (wood); John Toomer (painting); ‘Naked Art’ (body sculpture); Murray Swan (metal sculpture); Peter Viesnik (glass); Rick Rudd (pottery); Annemieke Farmilo (pounamu and glass artist); Phil Newbury (glass); Nathanael Provis (painting); Lou Pendergrast-Mathieson (cast glass) Odelle Morshuis (visual Artist), Stephen Martyn Welch (Portraiture), Ben Foster (sculpture), Renata Karena (Tattoo Artist)

Today, the Exhibition is a ‘must see’ event on the provinces’ Arts calendar, annually showcasing more than 500 artworks from over 80 artists, in a wide variety of mediums. The Exhibition is for invited artists from throughout New Zealand, along with our own local artists also able to exhibit. One of the many drawcards for artists is such a varied high standard of artwork viewed by a large audience from Otago and Southland and also our policy of paying for return freight on unsold exhibits. Our exhibition in our large community centre is unique to our small town (approx. 400). Many of our artists travel to attend Opening Night. 

Emerging Artist Award: $1000 prize awarded on opening night from a limited selection of works from Southland artists aged between 13 and 25 years.  These artworks are displayed for the duration of the exhibition. Entry form and entry information is available here.

Gift Shop: Is a cash and carry adjoining room at the Exhibition, featuring invited craftspeople and also invited Exhibition Artists with items of lesser value.

Country Manor Pop up Café: on site during our exhibition period. The cafe features a selection of meals & treats. You can find them on facebook for daily specials during the Exhibition.

Art Classes: Follow us on Facebook for further updates.  The local Wednesday Art group is open to new attendees, email us for further details.  Details of our exhibition workshops here

2024 51st Annual Mixed Media Exhibition:

Opens 7pm Friday 19th July, open daily from the 20th - 28th July 11am - 5pm. Closing 3pm Sunday 28th July
Friday 19th 51st Gala Opening:
Doors open 7.00pm to Riversdale Arts Mavor Room Tea/ Coffee/Wine/Nibbles, Meet & Mingle

Exhibition Opening 

 

 

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