Magic in the moonlight

Mangawhai artist Rosina Kamphuis and Lukas Adams, 6, had fun at the Mangawhai Artists Gallery creating masterpieces for the latest exhibition

A bright new community art project has hit the walls of the Mangawhai Artists Gallery and aims to connect people with their environment.

The materials used in the exhibition were created and crafted during a two week ‘drop in’ community art project, which was spearheaded by Mangawhai artist Rosina Kamphuis — the woman behind the 2017 art initiative titled Project Stingray.

“The public enjoyed the project so much last year so I started thinking of another idea. I wanted to do something to connect people with their own environment and it has worked,” she said.

“This time I wanted to make it a little more theatrical. It’s really important to put a bit of magic into your life. This project meant people were creating something with people they did not know. There is an element of becoming aware of your environment and everything that comes with it. 

“I also hope it will inspire young people and give people the chance to do some painting.”

The One Moonlit Night exhibition was opened by Kaipara Mayor Jason Smith on Saturday, May 5 and the exhibition will run until Sunday, May 13 when people are invited to come in and collect their painted items. 

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