Artists

Meet the artists exhibiting at the Ivy Box gallery this season. Selected for their skill, passion and ability to create art without inhibition. We invite you to step into our gallery to see the artworks in person – that’s the only way to truly appreciate their art.

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Artist Sue Hartly in Queenstown

Sue Hartley

Sue Hartly is a contemporary surrealist artist based in Queenstown, New Zealand. She has exhibited her work in Europe and Australia. Her large oil paintings and ink works depict the sea, sky and landscapes. They are snapshots of her well-travelled life. Sue pours the emotions of her life into her art, often showing scenes of spirituality and the nurturing role of women. Intricate figures and hidden gems adorn her work. There’s always something new to see and experience in Sue’s artwork. Sue harmonises nature and women so well, for a moment the viewer is lost in a dream-like, tranquil world.

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Anoinette Beck

Taupo-based artist Antoinette Beck takes inspiration from our natural world, from moody skies to microbiology. Antoinette has always felt the need to create and over her career, this has taken on many forms. She’s worked as an art teacher and as an interior designer. Though she is still fascinated by design and architecture, Antoinette’s focus has moved from selecting artwork for clients' homes to creating it! Working primarily in oils, Antoinette paints onto a variety of materials. She uses driftwood, recycled native timber and board as her canvases. Antoinette’s artworks are ethereal and evoke memories. Her slightly out-of-focus landscapes remind the viewer of somewhere they’ve been before.

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Portrait of Roimata Taimana

Roimata Taimana

Roimata Taimana uses fine ink drawings to express journeys and life stories. His artworks describe the light and dark moments that everyone experiences. The musician, artist and mental health worker draws intricate and expressive artwork in fine ink pens. Primarily working in black and white, his artworks are complex and layered. Born in the West Auckland Titirangi region, Roimata spent time playing on the wild West Coast beaches. Then, in the early 80s, Roimata moved to the Coromandel region. Roimata is inspired by these beautiful coastal and bush landscapes – nature and wild creatures often feature in his work. Roimata is driven by a passion for creativity and loves to share this with others. He says: “Wherever my art takes me, it’s good, so long as people get to see it and travel in it.”

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Odelle Morshuis sculptor and artist

Odelle Morshuis

Central Otago artist and sculptor Odelle Morshuis has exhibited her paintings and sculptures around the world. Odelle creates sculptures from repurposed mild steel. Whether it’s scrap metal, or a 100-year-old pipe found in a paddock, Odelle enjoys the sense of history, time and story the repurposed materials have. The sculptures depict the human figure in motion and explore time, change, and how we interact with our environment. Light and shadows play an important part in her artwork. Odelle has a Masters in Fine Arts from London University, (Wimbledon College). She has won many awards, including Best Contemporary award at the Queenstown Art awards (2019) and First prize, Dunedin Art Awards (2008).

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Hana Coleman

Hana Coleman

Hana Coleman is an emerging artist based on the Coromandel Peninsula. Her artwork explores themes of self-care and self-identification, particularly for Maori people. Painting almost exclusively in acrylics, Hana’s artworks tell the story of a Maori person exploring their identity, language and ancestors. This talented young artist’s work appears for the first time in the South Island at the Ivy Box gallery in Spring 2021.

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Jasmine Clark

Jasmine Clark

Jasmine is an artist and weaver skilled in the art of basketry. She creates unusual sculptures woven from natural and recycled materials. Bull kelp, flax, willow, rattan and recycled copper wire often feature in her work. Jasmine grew up in Kare Kare on Auckland’s West Coast, where she developed a deep appreciation of nature and natural forms. As a youngster, she was a serious shell collector. Her grandmother and mum were rug weavers and introduced her to the art of weaving, but it was a night class on flax weaving that got her hooked on the art form. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Three-Dimensional Design and has a certificate in Visual Arts from Nelson Polytechnic.

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Hannah Bailly

Hannah Bailly is a beadwork artist with more than 34 years’ experience. Her intricate designs are inspired by different ages and cultures. Originally from Northern California, Hannah started studying the art of beadwork at the age of 18 with lessons in Native American beadwork. She is also inspired by African beadwork traditions. Both cultures valued beaded adornments for spiritual and social significance. Hannah’s technique involves intricately weaving seed beads into tapestry-like creations that can be worn or admired as an art piece. Her bead jewellery has appeared in high-end fashion magazines and won awards. She is based in Dunedin, where she also teaches beading workshops.

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Jane Sutherland

Jane Sutherland is a jeweller and fashion designer. Growing up watching her father teach jewellery workshops inspired Jane to pursue a career in jewellery design. After training with a master goldsmith, Jane played with sewing her designs onto clothing. Her edgy designs were an immediate hit with the regional fashion industry. In 2004, the Jane Sutherland fashion label was born. Based in Kingston, she creates sleek, moody and androgynous pieces which are trans-seasonal. Using new and recycled materials, Jane is known for melding metalwork and fabrics harmoniously. Recently, Jane has been pulled back to metalwork and is creating striking pieces that can be worn as fashion accessories or jewellery.

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