A blast from the past

by Kent Caddick

The Malvern Community Arts Council is inviting local art lovers to take a stroll down memory lane for its latest exhibition at the Selwyn Gallery.

The Blast from the Past exhibition opens at the gallery in Darfield on Friday, August 31 and runs through until September 27. Featured in the exhibition will be works from Caroline Bartholomew, Amelia Guild, Rachael Inch, Anneke Stewart and Janna van Hasselt.

MCAC arts coordinator, Katrina Ellis, said these artists have all exhibited with us previously.

“We are proud to play a role in their continuing journey as they all juggle the demands of a busy family and working life alongside their arts practice.”

Rachael Inch has an extensive history of promoting and supporting the arts in Selwyn through founding the Selwyn Creative Network alongside her own visual arts practice.

Ms Ellis said of Mrs Inch’s work that “vibrant colours take us on a path of self-discovery in her body of work for this exhibition. 

“Acrylic and ink abstract works representing minerals and crystals spark memories of the magnificent and sometimes fleeting moments we experience throughout life — communicating without the use of words.”

The Selwyn Gallery will be open daily (except Mondays) from 10am to 4pm for the duration of the exhibition. A show programme will be available from the gallery and for more information go to the gallery’s Facebook page: facebook.com/selwynartgallerynz.