Thank you to all who came to Donna Jones' talk, 'Art and Interior Design' at our Auckland gallery, despite the less than favourable weather! For those who couldn’t make it we’ve put together the main points and tips of Donna’s fantastic talk.
On Thusday 16 March, we enjoyed another evening of artists’ demonstrations. This time we watched three distinctively different styles of art develop with Jo Dalgety, Kirsty Black and Keron Smith.
A fun opening of the Mercury Bay Art Escape, celebrating it's 10th anniversary.
We had a chat with artist Jo Dalgety on process, poetry and art communities ahead of her demonstration next month!
A fantastic evening with our artists Vjekoslav Nemesh and Gary Brooks sharing their creative processes at our Auckland gallery.
Kirsty Black is one of The Little Gallery's painters and artist volunteers.
At The Little Gallery we are known for hanging 'salon style' - that is, filling our walls completely with works of art, rather than the sparse hang of a few works on each wall that is the convention of many modern galleries.
Works of art make for a thoughtful and well-appreciated gift, something to be treasured for many years to come.
With The Little Gallery's recent move to open a second branch in Auckland we thought we would reflect on some of the other art movements which aren't limited by location but rather, they are defined by style.
There’s something special about gallery sold artwork and we’re not just talking the art itself!
This collection of oil paintings conceptualises the idea that everything in the universe is linked to you and you to it.
We had a fantastic opening! Thank you for all your support and encouragement. It's a great space and we're very proud of what we've achieved and how far we've come.
A lovely crisp winter's day is perfect for coming inside The Little Gallery to enjoy a demonstration by local artist Susan Dunster.
The Little Gallery is unique in having two branches of the same gallery. We envision The Little Gallery becoming not only a talking point, but an essential must-visit destination for art lovers.
Julie tells us about her paintings - the inspiration behind them and the techniques she uses.
What a fantastic result for this fantastic cause! It gives me great pleasure in knowing that The Little Gallery, with the support of our local artists, were able to raise $4000 for the local kiwi care and rescue group.
The Little Gallery is hosting a silent art auction between 9-22 July 2016 at their gallery in Tairua, featuring donated original works of art from local Coromandel artists. Proceeds from the action will be given directly to the Whenuakitie Kiwi Care Group, a local charity who work to protect the Coromandel brown kiwi and brown kiwi habitat on the Coromandel Peninsula.
As the rained poured down outside, people poured inside The Little Gallery to watch impressionist artist Liz Hart demonstrate her process.
The Coromandel is home to The Little Gallery, which can be found in Tairua on the east coast of the peninsula. This region is also home to many great local artists who take inspiration from the beautiful scenery, while enjoying the laid back lifestyle it offers.
Despite the rain outside we still had a lovely group join us for our discussion on Art Creation, led by artist and gallery curator Paula McNeill.
Have you ever considered that there is more to frames than meets the eye? Frames are the finishing touch to a piece of artwork. They are the setting for the diamond and as such, they complete the artwork and help present it in the best possible light to the viewer.
Last Thursday we had a very insightful and informative talk around art appreciation and how to read a painting. One of the main points was around the ability to appreciate a piece of art, even if you don’t like it.
If you are anything like me it can be difficult to decide where to hang a piece of art in your home and what the magic formula is to ensure that it looks great.
My girlfriend and I went to check out some of the studios open during the Mercury Bar Art Escape which is a self drive tour around the beautiful coastal area of Mercury Bay.
The launch of the Mercury Bay Art Escape Open Studio Tour at Hot Waves Café in Hot Water Beach.
Uncanny: seemingly supernatural, mysterious Nature: 1. thing’s essential qualities 2. kind, sort, class 3. inherent impulses determining character or action ... about Carole's current exhibition 'Uncanny Nature'...
What comes first - the art or the interior design? Read the article to find out more.
Last year Dr Carole Shepheard was the guest speaker at the opening of the Mercury Bay Art Escape – this year she is going to be one of the artists you can visit on the tour!
When I first met Kirsty we clicked straight away – which isn’t a surprise when you consider that we met through a mutual friend.
Like a wave off the beautiful ocean beach in Tairua it has hit me that it is coming up to the anniversary of buying The Little Gallery of Fine Arts in Tairua. Two years on and it is still as exciting as when I first bought the gallery and saw so much potential in it. As a business I continue to see the potential and I still get excited about the next steps and seeing the positive results of what
Carole Shepherd has been kind enough to share the speech she gave at the opening of the Mercury Bay Art Escape on Friday 6 March 2015. It was very relevant to the artists and the Bay’s community feel and was well received by everyone.
What is your preferred medium and why? Mixed media: it allows the artist/painter to express, create, experiment and have fun with new and unusual mediums. It suits my personality and where I want to be.
A few spaces are available… Tairua artist Paula McNeill is organising another series of art classes by renowned Australian artist PETER GRIFFEN and because of last minute cancellations there are a few spare places in 2 of the 2-day sessions.
Summer has arrived in the Coromandel and certainly north of the central plateau. The sweet scent of wisteria proudly hang off the pergolas of a bach in Tairua, strands of jasmine peek from unstained fence palings in Whitianga, and the spicy fragrance of some ground hugging freesias in Port Road, Whangamata, confirm the welcome reality.
Julie Cameron and Tina Carey started off winning art prizes at high school together forming a friendship that has lasted the test of time. After leaving school art was put aside while life took over until finally it was time to pick up the paintbrushes again and enjoy the Hikuai Art Group.
One of our most respected and talented artists, Jane Galloway, took the time to tell us about her art and what it means to live by your art. Her style is diverse from contemporary print designs to detailed watercolour work and there is no denying her professionalism, continually striving for perfection and building on her already well developed skills.