‘Come and be inspired’

One of the artworks that will be featured in the ‘Adorn’ exhibition.

The Art Lounge NZ is set to open their upcoming exhibition next week, where artwork will be made more beautiful on the walls and tables of their gallery.

From March 24 until April 6, nine artists will showcase their colourful and creative pieces in a group exhibition on Picton Street, Howick and surrounding communities.

All the artists are well-established and experienced, with some having held overseas exhibitions. One master sculptor Tim Elis has worked for the Duke of Edinburgh and billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson.

The exhibition, tilted ‘Adorn’, begins tomorrow at 5.30pm. Wine and a grazing table can be enjoyed alongside the artwork and artists will also attend. Entrance is free.

Throughout the two-week exhibition, it will feature approximately 50 pieces of artwork of a large variety – from sculptures to jewellery and fashion to paintings, a palette of colours and sizes to suit the differing tastes of anyone attending.

Peter, owner of the Art Lounge, says the concept ‘Adorn’, which means to be ‘made more attractive or beautiful’, formed around two months ago.

“We wanted to put something into the community that would focus on something beautiful and nice,” Peter says. “We’ve had enough negativity.”

‘Adorn’ is the first group exhibition in Howick that combines a variety of art styles – sculptures, jewellery, fashion design and paintings, Peter says.

“It’s a great opportunity to come out and come and be inspired.”

The nine artists are:

Alison Greenhorn, artist and jeweller.
Bev Jordon, jeweller.
Dalene Meiring, artist.
Dorothy Stowers, fashion designer.
Ingrid Boot, artist.
Melody Brook, artist and sculptor.
Marie-Louise Myburgh, artist, jeweller, author, and photographer.
Pedro, sculptor.
Tim Els, master sculptor.