Situated in the heart of Methven is the Heritage Centre's Art Gallery. View stunning art at no charge, relax at the Heritage Centre's cafe and visit the Methven i-SITE and NZ's Alpine and Agriculture Encounter all in one spot.
Robin Arnst, Margaret Digby and Ngaio McKee are featuring this month at the Methven Heritage Centre Art Gallery and we are delighted to present this joint exhibition by three well known Ashburton artists, who are showing both conventional and contemporary works.
Robin is best known for her multi layered or collage contemplative works. This way of working allows her the freedom to talk within the work about the feeling and spirit of the painting. Her last two exhibitions have been solo shows in the Ashburton Art Gallery in 2010 & 2012.
Margaret has always wanted to be an artist and studied the subject at the Wellington Correspondence School and in 2003 gained a Diploma of Painting, Timaru Polytechnic. She has two artistic styles - conventional and a more recently developed contemporary style. She says, "I have always wanted to be an artist. Art is like a language. You have to learn it and then you have to keep on painting and challenge yourself."
Ngaio enjoys sketching on location, favourite subjects being mountains rivers and lakes, old buildings, flowers and still life. Her style is usually traditional but sometime ventures into abstraction. Although she prefers watercolour for some subjects, Ngaio is competent with other media and has a sound knowledge and enthusiasm for all aspects of drawing and painting.
Located at the base of the popular Mt Hutt Skifield & Hakatere Conservation Park, Methven is just 1 hour south of Christchurch. With a wide range of accommodation and eateries to suit all budgets, Methven is a great place to be based while seeing the best of what our area has to offer.