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Rachael Errington Art Exhibition


Wed 8 Jan 2020, 10:30am–3:00pm
Thu 9 Jan 2020, 10:30am–3:00pm
Fri 10 Jan 2020, 10:30am–3:00pm
Sat 11 Jan 2020, 10:30am–3:00pm
Sun 12 Jan 2020, 10:30am–3:00pm

Where: Exhibitions Gallery of Fine Art, 19A Osborne Street, Newmarket, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

We are pleased to invite you and your guests to meet Rachael at the opening of her upcoming solo show.

Opening: Tuesday 26 November 6 – 8pm
RSVP: or phone (09) 523 5560 or Ngaire 021 415 449

Rachael Errington’s first painting, when she was just three years of age was a brightly coloured crayon picture on the freshly painted white hallway. She grew up in the middle of an English wood where, with her brother, spent most of their time building dens and tree houses. This beginning has undoubtedly cemented Rachael’s enduring fascination with trees.

Although Rachael’s BA (Hons) is in Illustration, her studies included photography, textiles and printmaking; all of which have informed the way she paints now. After various creative endeavours and travels, including a research trip to Asia to study the influence culture has on art; Rachael relocated to New Zealand and is now absorbed in the diversity that this landscape presents.

As time has progressed, Rachael’s tree paintings have taken on a life of their own. Intricate textures of bark created with modelling paste and other ‘secret’ compounds are tactile and 3-dimensional. The colours are the depth and warmth of autumn and the fresh lime green tones of spring. Fascinated by the ever-changing play of filtered light Rachael encourages the viewer to step into the woods, to smell it, to feel it and to be soothed.

While formulating the structure and colours of the work in her mind Rachael freely admits to spending quite a lot of time staring at a blank canvas. “I’m endlessly fascinated with using different techniques to recreate colours. I love been able to squash colour across a surface”.

While Rachael states that Edgar Degas and Gustav Klimt are artists that have influenced her, she constantly draws inspiration while walking and hiking and from her extensive photography collection, to date over 5000 images.

“My work is emotive – It is all I ever want to do."

The exhibition runs until 12 January 2020.

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