A statement in wood
The artistic labours of three Southland woodworkers will headline a Labour Weekend exhibition in Te Anau.
Woodworkers Adin Cockroft, David Caughey and Maurice Caughey will join another 20 artists in displaying at the Fiordland Arts Society Multimedia Art Exhibition, opening at Labour Weekend.
Fiordland Arts Society president Glenda Bell said Maurice Caughey pushed the boundaries of what was possible with wood, while his brother, David, created stunning works out of burrs and other unusual pieces.
Cockroft specialised in scroll saw work, making outstanding decorative pieces, she said.
With pottery, painting, photographs, sculpture and even work by local primary school pupils also on show, Ms Bell believed there would be something for everybody at the exhibition.
The society had been staging Labour Weekend exhibitions for 32 years, and although other events had also been established over the weekend, the art event kept on "quietly chugging along". A team of volunteers worked hard every year to put the show together, she said.
"We just do it for the love of it and the joy of being able to bring art to Fiordland and allowing local artists to showcase their work."
The Fiordland Arts Society Multimedia Art Exhibition will open on Saturday, October 26, at the Te Anau Club, and will run until Monday, October 28.
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