11 June – 19 July 2015
Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre | Free
Wellington artist Sandy Rodgers (Ngati Raukawa and Tuwharetoa) has been creating art from a young age. Sandy gained a Diploma in Creative Arts (Honours) and spent two years learning traditional Maori arts under artist Erenora Puketapu-Hetet and her family.
Sandy tours and researches New Zealand and her delvings into history are captured in her works. Each work comprises a combination of elements from collaged images of her previous works to thick layers of smoky shellac. The works are covered in a layer of tissue which is then worked over with delicate designs and images in watercolours, inks and graphite. She has travelled extensively throughout New Zealand and in fact the world, taking her inspiration from the many museums and historical sites she has visited.
“I am endlessly inspired by the posters of our past. The messages passed on through the combination of image and text. Some of the world’s most famous artists have delved into this medium and created imagery that has stirred nations.” Sandy Rodgers
Sandy has been a full time artist for over 17 years, exhibiting throughout New Zealand, London and Spain.