‘It means reflection’

Saturday October 05, 2019 Written by Published in Entertainment
Kay George’s workshop. 19100453 / KAY GEORGE Kay George’s workshop. 19100453 / KAY GEORGE

Art lovers are promised a whole different experience of women’s art at an exhibition opening in Rarotonga.


The Kia Maeva Tatou show opens at the Bergman Gallery at 6pm on Monday, featuring the works of Sylvia Marsters, Mahiriki Tangaroa, Tungane Broadbent and introducing Miriama Arnold.

For artist Kay George, her two large paintings will portray her 30 years of being an artist with a meaning that shows her work of the past and reflecting it in the future.

“It means reflection, just looking at my past art work and creating something new for the future,” she says.

Her work is hand-painted with screen prints on the canvas.

In July last year, Bergman Gallery held a solo exhibition of George’s Years of Colour, the first she painted to depict the “Beginning”.

Over the years in Rarotonga, George has produced works in several mediums – layering colourful paintings, photographs and screen prints on clothing, fabrics, wood, furniture, canvas and tiles.

George is a textile artist and painter, born in Rotorua, New Zealand and has been based on Rarotonga for the past 30 years, regularly exhibiting locally and internationally.

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