There are some pieces in an artist’s life that have particular gravitas, that are particularly challenging to give birth to, and when they are finally complete, you feel the need to celebrate and share that journey of patience, blood, sweat, and tears as well as inspiration with the world.
Number 1 Ponsonby Rd will be brimming with contemporary paintings, Maori weaving, sculpture and photography by over 20 artists who have strong connections to Opotiki.
Five brand new original paintings by Sofia Minson will be on show at the launch of The Real Opotiki Art Exhibition at 6:30pm on Tuesday 26th July (exhibition runs until 18th August 2016).
The first piece “Mana Wahine” (pictured left) is a framed oil portrait, which celebrates the strength and endurance of Maori women. The other four pieces are highly detailed acrylic paintings from Minson’s native New Zealand bird series.