Jo Loughnan’s work captures the mood

Artists showcase work

by Mike Isle

Glimpses of a moment in time, figurative portraits and enigmatic sculptures are features of the latest art exhibition at Te Huanui, formerly Selwyn Gallery, in Darfield.

Figuratively Speaking draws on artists from across the South Island, showcasing works by Vicki Knudsen, Jo Loughnan, Odelle Morshuis and Dot Moulton.

Knudsen’s exhibition pieces earmark a change of direction for the talented artist. Usually, she works in watercolour, but for Figuratively Speaking she is showing a series of life drawings in charcoal.

Jo Loughnan has a love of portraits and figures capturing moods, expressions and relationships with a fresh, expressive style. Her mixed media works capture moments in time through likeness and movement.

Odelle Morshuis’ work creates a narrative, with each work telling a story with movement. Her paintings and steel sculptures create strong yet delicate finished pieces.

Dot Moulton’s current pottery showcases her imagination and freedom from the wheel-thrown domestic wares she made in a former pottery career. Pinching and coiling clay, Mouton loves the organic results and the opportunity to explore new techniques.

Te Huanui is the showcase exhibition gallery of the Malvern Community Arts Council (MCAC). A not-for-profit community group of volunteers committed to develop, facilitate, and support arts events and activities in the district. So that the community can fully enjoy and take part in the arts locally.

It is open 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Sunday at 17 South Terrace, Darfield.

Figuratively Speaking ends Thursday, March 16 2020.