July brings the annual Riversdale Art Mixed Media Exhibition back to the Southland arts arena. In its 48th year Riversdale Arts Inc have a wealth of experience in delivering a polished exhibition.
This year we are delighted to have Renata Karena of Queenstown our guest artist. Ren is a Maori artist descending from Ngati Kahungunu, Te Aupouri and Ngai Tahu. He attended the Manukau Institute of Technology where he completed a Bachelor of Arts.
Ren specialises in Maori and Polynesian Tattoo, and is passionate about art, he enjoys creating stunning pieces for his clients blending elements such as native New Zealand flora and fauna with traditional Maori design. Ren is currently based at Otautahi Tattoo, Queenstown. Riversdale Arts is looking forward to both displaying Ren’s work and hosting his “pop-up” studio at this year’s exhibition.
Riversdale Arts invite up to eighty mixed media artists from around New Zealand to exhibit in Riversdale’s large Community Centre for ten days. We have a large variety of mediums covered with Paintings, Photography, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Glass, Pottery, Ceramics, Jewellery and Textiles and the price range of exhibits is varied. We enjoy being able to showcase artists from through-out New Zealand with artworks displayed in the heart of Northern Southland.
Exhibition is open daily after the Gala Opening on Friday 2nd July. From Saturday 3 until Sunday 11 July 11am-5pm Door sales $8