Fresh offerings at exhibition

Despite it being held year after year, the ‘‘Edge of the World’’ art exhibition in Waikawa continues to offer something fresh.

Organised by the Southern Districts Arts Trust, the exhibition opens at Waikawa Hall on Saturday and runs until next Sunday.

Trust chairwoman Janice Broad said some new artists were among the familiar local artists whose works were always popular.

‘‘The local school children have entered in the special headwear section and we are looking forward to seeing what creative ideas they have come up with.’’

For the first time, the exhibition had a guest artist specialising in watercolour pieces — Sophie Melville.

The Wa ¯naka woman had a fine arts degree and had held various solo exhibitions.

‘‘Her work is in collections worldwide,’’ Ms Broad said.

Joining her as a guest artist was Robert Franklin, a ceramic artist from Bannockburn who had exhibited locally and nationally.

‘‘His work is influenced by early Japanese and Chinese ceramics,’’ Ms Broad said.

‘‘Robert works in many genres including raku, saggar, stoneware, and porcelain.’’

The guest artists would give a presentation at a dinner at Niagara Cafe this Saturday, which could be booked for $45 a person.

Other events taking place over the course of the exhibition included a children’s print-making class tutored by Moira Short this Saturday, which could be booked for $20 per child.

On the final day of the exhibition there would be a presentation about poi from Suzanne Shaw, accompanied by a group demonstration and the opportunity to ask questions and interact.

The exhibition runs daily from 9am-5pm.

For more information or to register for the dinner or print-making class, contact Ms Broad on 021 167-0110 or [email protected]