Category Archives: Art

Not a poetry reading but a performance

 This afternoon’s advertised poetry reading at Olveston was very misleading. The poems weren’t read, they were performed. And it was a performance of the highest standard with  Louise Petherbridge, John Watson, Joan MacDonald and Jocelyn Harris  delighting the audience with … Continue reading

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A sampling from the Gallery

Dunedin artist Kiri Mitchell’s wonderful response to my poem Dutch Girl knitting a sock which was my response to the Olveston painting Dutch Girl by Jenny Wimperis.             Dutch girl knitting a sock Our mother never wore … Continue reading

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A snowy day at the Drying Room Gallery

 I turned up at the Gallery this morning in layers and layers of clothing and my snow boots. They were the first item to be discarded and left to dry in the Drying Room Gallery, of course. It was quiet … Continue reading

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The Opening

The day is nearly over and it’s been a long one. Within half an hour of arriving at Olveston this morning a camera man and reporter arrived from Channel 39. I’m not fond of cameras and I’m definitely not comfortable talking … Continue reading

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What’s happening in the gardens

Peter Gregory called in to Olveston on Sunday to deliver his exhibition pots. They are glorious. He also brought some extras for me to use as vases during the exhibition.  I had a  wander around the Olveston gardens to see … Continue reading

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PoARTry @ Olveston – the book

I’ve got the proof of PoARTry @ Olveston back from the printer. On Monday I’ll call in and give him the go ahead to print. It’s a beautiful little book – 53 pages of poems,  photographs of the artworks in … Continue reading

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Rob Piggott

I took this photo of Rob when I was interviewing him two years ago for the When North meets South exhibition blog.  Click on The Artists and select Rob Piggott to see some of his current works.

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