by Helen Martin
The huge increase in online activity during lockdown included the Art Centre Helensville initiative Create While We Wait, curated by manager Heather Steadman, which included in the monthly newsletter photos and descriptions of artwork people were creating under lockdown. During lockdown Heather caught up virtually with other arts organisations in our area, attended to funding matters and researched future opportunities for the Centre.
In June the Art Centre is holding its Festival of Photography 2020, which opens on Saturday 6h June and closes Saturday 27th June, showcasing local photographers, Dyanne Kerr-Taylor and Craig Rogers.
Dyanne Kerr-Taylor studied with the Photography Institute and has been capturing images for the last eight years and loves all things nature, from fine detail to landscapes. Her journey behind the lens began after the loss of her daughter and the realisation that sharing moments is priceless. “Photography for me is a journey of constant growth and discovery. It is my time, my go-to where I relax and unwind, my
moments of peace.”
Craig Rogers has a knack of being in the right place at the right time. “Most of the images here are based at the NZ border, but they are unique, as I was fortunate to get behind the scenes in the first few days after the border was closed.”
Opening hours at the Art Centre are currently Thurs/Fri 10am – 4.30pm and Saturday 10am – 2pm.