Up-cycling into Art
Up-coming exhibition at the Art Centre, Helensville.
Show your work in February’s Up-cycled exhibition, running February 4th-25th
Paul Donaldson turns junk into lighting.
A light went for Paul Donaldson when he was looking for a Birthday present for his brother-in-law. Seeing some bits and pieces at the Helensville Transfer Station, Paul decided to create a lamp.
This ignited his imagination and during three months off of work after a head injury led to severe concussion, Paul, who had never before been particularly creative took up up-cycling.
Along with wife Kylie, Paul enjoys finding items in the dump shops around West Auckland and re-purposing them into lamps. His dad Ross, a qualified electrician, tests the lamps until Paul becomes fully qualified himself.
Kylie, who works at the Transfer Station in Helensville had spotted the potential in the copper sieve, which Paul added to a motorbike exhaust and a plant stand, saying it “just came together organically”. Paul constantly sees things that can become lamps and yes, he has a shed full of potential.
Paul describes feeling agitated following the head injury but, in contrast, making lamps “was quite calming.”
If, like Paul, you are up-cycling to produce works of art then here is a great opportunity to show off your talent. The Helensville Art Centre is having an exhibition of up-cycled works between February 4th and 25th. There is a $3 fee per exhibit and work needs to arrive Saturday 28th January 10-3 or Tuesday 31st 10-4.30. Basement of War Memorial Hall, 49 Commercial Road.
Contact Pauline with any questions 021 158 6859 email@example.com
Kids Art Show
Art Centre, Helensville. January 14-28. Come and enjoy the imagination of our kids in this enlightening exhibition. Basement War memorial Hall, 49 Commercial Road. Any questions? Pauline 021 158 6859 firstname.lastname@example.org Centre opens Tuesday-Friday 10-4.30 Saturday 10-3
Argentinean Born Leda Daniel Exhibits her Art
Holding her first solo exhibition in the Art Centre, Helensville January 14th-28th. Leda sold six works at the opening of her ‘Fragmented Perspectives’. Inspired by a recent trip back to Argentina where she saw the reflections in windows in high-rise buildings revealing different sections of sky and landscape like a large fragmented picture. Exhibition open Tuesday-Friday 10-4.30, Saturday 10-3 Basement of War Memorial Hall, 49 Commercial Road. Enquiries to Pauline 021 158 6859 email@example.com Leda’s work can be viewed on facebook.com/LedaDanielArt