Your place: Koru on Devon exhibitions

Jodi Naik, 25, is an Auckland-born artist who now lives in Taranaki.  She describes her style as abstract patterns and is inspired by nature, the freshness of our natural environment, animals and anything that represents freedom.  Naik is drawn to lights and anything that sparkles and shines and incorporates this into her pieces.  This exhibition is called Finding the Light.

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Jodi Naik, 25, is an Auckland-born artist who now lives in Taranaki. She describes her style as abstract patterns and is inspired by nature, the freshness of our natural environment, animals and anything that represents freedom. Naik is drawn to lights and anything that sparkles and shines and incorporates this into her pieces. This exhibition is called Finding the Light.

The Koru on Devon art gallery is opening two new exhibitions this Friday, one by Christian Nicolson and the other by Jodi Naik.

Taranaki Daily News photographer vanessa laurie went to see some of the works, which included a visit to New Plymouth’s back deck.

Christian Nicolson is a surfer, artist and filmmaker from Auckland.  He has been painting full time for 16 years and is organizing this exhibition outside of Auckland.  The region's rugged coastline features in some of the paintings.  Nicolson describes her style as expressive, quirky, dramatic and colorful.

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Christian Nicolson is a surfer, artist and filmmaker from Auckland. He has been painting full time for 16 years and is organizing this exhibition outside of Auckland. The region’s rugged coastline features in some of the paintings. Nicolson describes her style as expressive, quirky, dramatic and colorful.

Prior to his gallery exhibition, Nicolson installed some of his sculptures at Back Beach in New Plymouth.  His dog sculptures are called Where's Mummy.  These were originally for the Sculptures on Shore exhibition in Auckland, but due to Covid-19 it was cancelled.  However, it can be viewed online.

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Prior to his gallery exhibition, Nicolson installed some of his sculptures at Back Beach in New Plymouth. His dog sculptures are called Where’s Mummy. These were originally for the Sculptures on Shore exhibition in Auckland, but due to Covid-19 it was cancelled. However, it can be viewed online.

The sculptures, painted in the expressive style of Nicholson, include several breeds of dogs.

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The sculptures, painted in the expressive style of Nicholson, include several breeds of dogs.

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