Gallery 4 &5


9 to 25 October

BookWorks is a fascinating display of 35 handmade and bound books created by members of the Association of Book Crafts. All are highly imaginative in shape, size and the use of materials, which range from paper, card, felt, lace and fabric to plastic, and some are adorned with thread, beads, paper collage and more. A number of the books on display have also been entered in the ABC annual competition, and winners will be announced by judge David Ashman at the opening function.


9 to 25 October

Also opening during Artweek is a group show by painters Wendy Leach, Janmarie Thompson and Christine Tizard, as well as printmaker Jacqueline Aust. While Jacqueline, Janmarie and Christine are regular exhibitors at the gallery, this is the first occasion Wendy has shown her work at Northart. A graduate of both Elam and Whitecliff, she recently returned to New Zealand after a long period overseas. Wendy and her fellow exhibitors focus on the importance of mark-making as a mode of expression in their practice.