Three new exhibitions opening at Mahara Gallery in Waikanae this weekend, will feature photographs, contemporary hand weaving and A Girl Named Alice.
On Saturday 4 August, Kapiti Mayor K Gurunathan will officially open an exhibition of photographs of children from a Southern Indian home founded by Wellington author Jean Watson.
"A Lens into the Lives of the Illam Children” is a collection of photographs taken by London-based Kiwi photographer Mo Greig, and the children who live in DHAN Karunai Illam Children’s home in the Tamil Nadu.
The second exhibition “Chain Reaction” features 22 works by members of the Professional Weavers Network of New Zealand.
While “A Girl Called Alice” is an exhibition built around Alice Capewell, the Paraparaumu girl who sat for Frances Hodgkins during a painting trip to Kapiti in 1905.
Alice became the subject of The Goose Girl which is one of the key works in the Field Collection.
Photo caption: from left, Waikanae’s Gillian and Michael Harris (founding Dhan Karunai IllamTrust Chair and Chair until early this year) discuss prints from the exhibition with Mahara GalleryDirector, Janet Bayly.