‘Chopping + Changing’ in Mangawhai

Artist Andy Griffiths opened an exhibition on September 27 with colleague Mark Graham at Mangawhai

In a new exhibition at the Mangawhai Artists Gallery, fellow artists Andy Griffiths and Mark Graham have teamed up to present their display entitled Chopping + Changing. 

Described as an exhibition of contrasts — urban and rural, watercolour and acrylics, street art and landscapes — this exhibition of work by these two Kaipara artists should intrigue and delight visitors to the gallery.  

Andy has been a professional artist since 1990 working for large corporate clients such as Warner Bros Consumer Products and small independent publishers, and digital painting has occupied him for the last ten years.

“In 2017, I blew the dust off my 30-year-old set of watercolour paints and made the decision to start ‘real’ painting again,’ he said.

“His spontaneous use of watercolour captures the beauty of Kaipara, in his landscapes and seascapes,” said Mangawhai Artists’ representative, Lynn Middleton. “This is Andy’s first exhibition.”

His colleague, Mark, is a lover of street art and combines graphic design with a love of streetwear. He collaborates with local and New Zealand-wide artists to sell artworks, products and apparel.  

Mark studied graphic design at Massey University and keeps his creativity flowing by regularly changing his art style.

Their combined exhibition opened last Thursday, September 27 and will run until Wednesday, October 10, 10am–3pm daily.


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