A Pop-Up Collaborative Gallery and Open Studio Space
with Wilson Dorset
Last day Saturday 18th February - The artists are doubling their donations to the
Wanaka ArtCell Student Scholarship to 20%!!!
BBQ and vino from 3pm-come celebrate with us
ArtCell is a Pop-Up Collaborative Gallery and Open Studio Space, founded by 9 established Wanaka artists. We have taken over the former Police Station in Wanaka for the months of December, January and February. We have a joint desire to nurture the collective creativity of Wanaka, foster relationships between established and emerging artists as well as school children.
7 days a week
10am - 6pm
28 Helwick Street. Wanaka New Zealand
10% of sales will go into art scholarships for Mt Aspiring College Students
over $1500 raised so far!
Jane Kellahan is an internationally exhibited and award winning artist with 20 years experience. Jane works with sensuous oils to create thought-provoking works, crafted onto canvas, wood, and paper. Japanese tissue mixed with mediums and oils are layered, rubbed down and painted over. These organic textures produce rich paintings with resonant depth, and imbued with light and potency.
Sonia Richter blurs the boundaries between fashion, painting and sculpture. By repurposing vintage clothing using a unique process, Richter transforms the clothing into bold contemporary artworks.
Vintage shop finds and long-treasured pieces, from boyfriends’ shirts to vintage dresses, provide the foundation for these artworks which might be theatrical, thought-provoking, humorous, nostalgic or seductively cheeky.
Richter is just back from her solo show in New York City, in May 2017
Stephen Martyn Welch is a New Zealand portraiture artist.
"I have been painting portraits full time since 2005 and in this time I have been described as "New Zealand’s leading portrait painter without question".
As an artist I’m not trying to tell a story or make my motives clear, I’m showing you a split second in time that you, the viewer, can interpret as a narrative or decide where the split second will take you next."
Natashia studied art through out her schooling in Wanaka and then Dunedin and attended The Bachelor of Fine Arts Course in 2001. Natashia is so passionate about creating and inventing new ways to express art rather than just on a canvas. The art on skulls evolved from experimenting with artwork on antlers and the demand just took off.
Neal’s work focuses on natural forms using scale, colour and pattern to create dramatic and emotive paintings. Neal has been a full time artist since 1999 and has participated in group shows and events including: Artists in Eden, the Los Angeles International Biennial Art Invitational, ‘35 K’ at Artspace, and as a finalist in the Molly Morpeth Art Awards (Merit winner), Margaret Stoddard, and the Wallace Art Awards. He has had 20 solo shows in that time, and been reviewed and recommended in various publications with feature articles in: Art New Zealand, Art News, the Sunday Star Times and the NZ Herald.
Mara Modlin grew up in the USA receiving her B.A. from the University of Arkansas. She continued her pursuit of art, studying lithography, intaglio, ceramics, welding and sculpture resulting in a career spanning 35 years.
She now resides in Wanaka creating thought provoking, figurative sculpture.
Interweaving her love of fashion, glamour and the female form Melissa has created an amalgamation of ideas fusing the commercial constructs of Pop Art with Photorealism, Her works exude sensuality, seduction, beauty and artifice, yet challenging the viewer with juxtaposed visual references and layered meanings, all the more intriguing in the photorealist style she employs
I am a recent graduate of the master’s programme at the Dunedin School of Art and work from my home based studio. I work predominantly in textiles but also use the mediums of print and paint. My most recent exhibition Ninety is an installation of ninety individual textile works which are predominantly hand stitched. Ninety was my attempt to negotiate and record the construction of my identity as an individual living in contemporary New Zealand.
Martin Hill and Philippa Jones have collaborated for 20 years to make ephemeral land art in wild natural places which Hill photographs. They utilise both the processes and forms that reflect nature’s cyclical system. The intention is to illuminate how our unsustainable way of life can be reversed through better design informed by nature’s regenerative principles. They live and work in Wanaka and their award-winning work is exhibited and published internationally.
Mark and Sonia Richter have been traveling up to the Arctic regions of Canada and Alaska for the past 3 years. One of the focuses has become getting photos and video footage of the Aurora Borealis to bring back home to create an art instillation project for 2019...ArtCell is hosting a 'teaser' of this footage in Cell #2...some on in, be brave enough to close the cell door behind you, lay in the dark and watch the amazing phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis.
ArtCell is hosting an exhibition of local ex Mount Aspiring Collage art student Noah Regan-Roach's work for the coming weekend, before he heads of to artschool in Sydney! More information coming soon....