Art beat

Ackworth showing

The mixed-media exhibition at Inglewood's Fritz Reuter Gallery is back by popular demand.

Members of the 22-year-old Ackworth Art Group use oils, watercolours, acrylics and, for craft, work in collage, knitting, silks as well as decoupage. Most have had no formal tuition and get together once a week to enjoy their art.

The exhibition runs until January 9. The gallery in Rata St is open daily from 10am to 4pm.

Govett-Brewster's International Artist in Residence for 2013, Shilpa Gupta, will be the guest speaker at next Tuesday's Monica Brewster Evening. Gupta is in New Plymouth for November to research and develop work for her coming solo exhibition. She usually lives and works in Mumbai, India, and creates artwork using interactive video, websites, objects, photographs, sound and public performances to examine ideas of desire, religion, notions of security on the street and on the imagined border.

Her work has been shown in leading international institutions and museums and collected in public and private collections.

The evening starts at 6pm at the gallery. Entry is $12; Friends of the Govett-Brewster, $8; and students with ID free.

Taranaki Daily News