ARTIST STATEMENT: Emma Charraz

Emma has been at Māpura Studios for a few years now.

Emma Charraz, Untitled Green with Lines, 2017

Emma Charraz, Untitled Green with Lines, 2017

She likes using lots of different mediums. “My favourite is paint. I like to get into my painting and get lost in it.  I’m inspired by nature”

Emma loves to sing and dance and has been creative all the time.  She loves making art outside of Māpura as well as in the studio

ARTIST STATEMENT: Ela Tukauhaua

Ela Tukauhaua, Aroha, 2016

Ela Tukauhaua, Aroha, 2016

Aroha – Ela Tukauhaua

When I first came here I was a bit shy but when I came I knew some people so I felt all good so I started painting and I felt all good.  The first time I was painting a Maori lady she was really sad.  She was named Aroha.

Anyway she dress and had a Maori coat on with a pounamu stone.  She was crying because she was thinking about her friends because she hasn’t seen them and that’s why she cried.

 

Artist profile: Noeline Bosley

Allyson Hamblett profiles fellow artist, Noeline Bosley

Noeline Bosley in the studio

Noeline Bosley in the studio

Noeline Bosley has been attending Māpura Studios for a long time. 

Noeline enjoys a creative life, attending two Māpura classes per week.  Open Studio Two on Tuesday afternoon and Open Studio Three  on Thursday afternoons.    Noeline is also a regular church goer.

Garden, Noeline Bosley, 2016

Garden, Noeline Bosley, 2016

The Open Studio classes provide a simple, dynamic format for art activities. They offer a supportive, empathetic learning environment for artists to develop a sense of creative community and be involved in meaningful creative industry. Art tutors / therapists encourage artists to be self-directed, to explore content of personal interest and significance, and to develop their own, unique style.  

Artists are guided in the use of media and techniques and encouraged to try new ideas and mediums; to tell their personal narratives through the language of visual imagery.

Noeline Bosley, Untitled abstract, 2016

Noeline Bosley, Untitled abstract, 2016

The facilitation is person-centred and accommodates each artist’s unique experience and perception.

Noeline’s family inspire her artmaking process.  Noeline loves flowers and she draws inspiration from the gardens of her brother and sister.  Noeline’s art is inspired by the plants and creatures of her family’s garden.  Her work has a vivacious, lyrical quality with dabs of colour dancing across the surface of the work.  Noeline is currently exploring dry media to keep the graphic strength of the initial drawings from being transmuted into her colour-scapes, in order to extend her practice.

Noeline’s artwork is regularly selected for exhibitions, and she loves seeing her work being exhibited through Māpura Studios Exhibition Programme.  Noeline says she absolutely loves Māpura Studios and would love to come all the time if she could.

Noeline Bosley, Been over at Brian and Jill's, 2016

Noeline Bosley, Been over at Brian and Jill's, 2016

ARTIST STATEMENT: Matthew Tucker

Living inside a prism

Living Inside a Prism, Matthew Tucker, 2016

Living Inside a Prism, Matthew Tucker, 2016

I wanted to try to experiment what it is like to live in a prism.  I like the idea of colours revolving me.  Even though these colours are not the colours of a rainbow, purely because I think that indigo and violet are not easy to make or obtain, I wanted to use unnatural colours in this painting.