Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Celebrating with our artists

What a wonderful time everyone had at the World's Collide art exhibition. Everyone arrived dressed in their finery and enjoy the delicious baking from the Ranfurly Chefs. The music group entertained everyone with some delightful songs. Here are some photos from the event.

Embroidery and beading display
Ribbon rosettes

                                    Art spaces teepee                            Michael Jackson 'BAD' performance corner
                          Matisse inspired fruit bowls                             The flamingo pond
                                                                  Mexican skull display
Self-portraits with a twist
Monet water lily inspiration

                                     Mosaic display                                     Magic skull box
Pirate ship with the pirate dance film
Candle holders

                            Rachel with her embroidery                               African safari

                       Craig enjoyed waiting on our guests          Linda proudly displaying her beading work
Kezia standing next to her painted Mexican skull

The crowds enjoying the evening

 Laan, Dawn and Letty enjoying the flock of flamingos          Nicole with her fruit bowl

Nicole is standing beneath her decorated skull                 Chris and his self-portrait with a twist

A fabulous night was had by all
Alex enjoys catching up with family and friends                 Sam enjoying celebrating with his family

Philippa was very proud of her art and craft work

Jan admires the craft arts

Ping inspects his water lily painting

Anna enjoying seeing her teepee on display                       Rachel and Erica had a great night
The mosaic art
Spencer, Charlotte and Philippa had a great time              Vicki was mesmerized by the flock of flamingos

Bridie, Glynis and Andrea enjoying the evening                Christie with her self-portrait with a twist

Andrea was pleased to see the completed animation                Michael had a great night
on show and to receive her own copy

Watch out for that bird above your head Brett!                 Bobbie and her colleague from Elisabeth Knox
Ping enjoying watching the festivities of the night

Thank you to everyone for making the event a huge success!

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Worlds Collide Art Exhibition

Ranfurly Care Society is proud to present Worlds Collide Art Exhibition and invite you to join with us and celebrate. On Friday November 1st 2013 let your world collide with our amazing artists through the mediums of paint, printmaking, sculpture, drawing, photography, mosaics, photography and much more. Worlds Collide is an opportunity for artists with disabilities to share their world with others through a celebration of art. You will be able to meet many of the artists at the opening night between 6 and 8pm. The show is also open on Saturday from 10-2pm.

Ranfurly artists will take you on a journey through many different worlds they have explored in their creative practice over the last 12 months. Let yourself be swept into the East with prints of palaces, find yourself lost in a flock of colorful flamingo sculptures, be intrigued by the creative map making, imagine a world where humans have antlers, explore a new world of planets unseen, meet wild beasts on an African Safari and get up close and personal to volcanoes.

Journey with our artists as they encounter the works of famous artists including Matisse and Monet and respond through their creative practice producing their own water lily gardens and paper collage art works.
The mosaic artists will be displaying their tiles and mosaic sculptures including masks and menorah.
Our photographers will present their best works from the past 12 months covering a variety of themes including: portraiture, the natural world and stillness and movement.

We would love for you to join us at the opening night, share a glass of wine and some nibbles and meet some of our amazing artists at one of the biggest creative events of the Ranfurly year.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Damien Hirst meets Mexican skulls

As a carry on from our big paintings of Mexican skull paintings we have been creating sculptures combining our knowledge and experience from creating the paintings and inspiration from Damien Hirst's art work where he encrusted a human skull with diamonds.

Artist: Ghadah

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Artists at work

Here are a few photos of some of the Ranfurly artists at work during August.

Nicole - Painting Blackbeard
Ghadah - Decorating her Mexican art work
Shelley - Painting her Mexican skull
Craig - Beginning a paper mache sculpture
David - Finishing off his Mexican art piece