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The Paper Art of Meg Prebble


Wed 4 Oct 2017, 10:00am–5:00pm
Thu 5 Oct 2017, 10:00am–5:00pm
Fri 6 Oct 2017, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sat 7 Oct 2017, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sun 8 Oct 2017, 10:00am–5:00pm

Where: Alfred Memelink Artspace Gallery, 223 The Esplanade Petone, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Alfred Memelink

High above the harbour and tucked away in the native bush overlooking Mahina Bay, is a busy art studio strewn with piles of colourful paper from which emerges some incredible paper art.

Inspired by the bird song that surrounds her, artist Meg Prebble has worked every spare moment that she could find and created an amazing collection of art which we are now proud to be able to exhibit at Artspace Gallery in Petone.

In addition to some wonderful watercolours, Meg’s talent extends to several other genre and she has developed her own techniques for marbling, quilling (paper filigree) and papier-mâché. She has combined all four art genres in various ways to create a diverse exhibition for visitors to the gallery to enjoy.

Her exhibits range from tiny colourful earrings through to framed watercolour/marbling combinations through to table sized impressive sculptures of native trees combining papier-mâché and quilling techniques.

Meg has been marbling for over 20 years. She learnt this art form as a child from her mother and grandmother Dora. Meg was so inspired by her grandmother that she named her small creative business 'Dora Papers' after her.

She taught herself the art of quilling later and has used this technique to advantage on her beautiful papier-mâché sculpture of Tara which features Tara underneath a pohutakawa tree reading one of Caron Dallas’ origami books.

Meg has a particular interest in paper as an artistic material. Her work reflects her interest in science, currently with a focus on natural history, in particular the birds and plants of Aotearoa New Zealand.