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Fantasy and Abstraction Exhibition

12 Mar 2018 - 24 Mar 2018

Craig Humberstone, Felicity Swan & Madelaine Abey-Koch

Craig Humberstone - Pale King

Monday 12 March 2018, 9.00am - Saturday 24 March 2018, 5.00pm

  • Exhibition: 12-24 March
  • Opening event: Sat 17 March, 1pm-3pm
  • Gallery hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun closed

Kumeu Arts Centre, 300 Main Road, Kumeu, Auckland

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Behind Kumeu Library


Jago Neal

09 412 9480


The stimulation of the North Shore beaches of the mid 50’s to the 70’s, their natural detritus, wave motions and cavorting figures left lasting memories on these three artists. Some of these themes are found in their work.

Craig Humberstone, Felicity Swan and Madelaine Abey-Koch are joining forces to exhibit their work under the title “Fantasy and Abstraction “ Each has developed their subjects from either mind or reality; the results give rise to fantastical images expressed in painting and ceramic sculpture.

Felicity’s current approach is intuitive which has led to a unique form of abstract expressionism of colour, line and movement out of which figures emerge. Felicity has shown her work at Highwic and Northart Gallery and numerous galleries abroad.

Craig’s paintings provoke us to view the natural world in a fresh light. Their detail and unusual composition deliberately push at the boundaries of our notions of nature. His work is regularly exhibited at NorthArt, Depot Artspace, and Highwic. One of his paintings was recently acquired by the Wallace ArtsTrust. Last year Craig entered a painting in 5th International Art Competition in Seoul for which he won the Bronze prize.

Madelaine’s ceramics won a Kumeu Arts Award in 2017. The judge, Andrew Rankin described her work as a “beautiful example of… found material and ceramics”. Her work is sculptural and takes its themes from the sea and coast.

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