JEWELLERY AND OTHER JEWELS
I meet him on a winter’s evening.
We are in a small room with wine, books, food, and art, verbal and visual. He is wearing a long coat, and in the pockets: two small pieces of wood.
He takes them out as if they are something he has just found and we are to look at them together. A small circle of people gathers.
Painted on the wood: a dark cloud landscape of the Wairarapa. On another: a portrait of a woman, the neck bare, the browns and golds warm. We can feel the influence of the Flemish in his oils, in his aesthetic.
Ru Haines works with the materials available to him. While studying at Central St. Martin’s School of Art and Design (from 2005 to 2010), he mostly painted on canvas, but here in the Wairarapa, he has also been using stacks of firewood.
“I play with what is front of me. I exploit what is here,” he says.
Ru has now assembled 38 of these small pocket-sized paintings for a viewing.
I have always loved the smaller, the intimate, and I named the title of one of my books: ‘delicate access’. I also named the collection of Ru Haines’ paintings: pocket
“Habber” and “Dashery”, Leanne Taylor
Lisa Boucher’s “Dreamscape”
“SINGER” by Carolyn Waite
Angie Van Manen’s “The Handywoman’s Altar”
Kathy Bartlett’s “Our Lady of the blue rollerskates”
Rose Adam’s “Boyhood”
ANGIE VAN MANEN
Angie is opening her Exhibition of vintage jewellery on Sat 5-30 where she will showpiece an amazing eclectic array of vintage original pieces.
TEAPOTS AND CUPS IN STORE BY LOCAL POTTERS,
Paul Melser and Sam Ludden
Nicola McIvor’s pen and acrylic drawings
|Irena Stenner Susannah Tucker’s photographic prints|