Art flourishes in Tamahere


Tamahere women Alison Ewing and Kate Darrow and their new, contemporary art business have featured in the Waikato Times.

In May, they launched Kate/Alison, working as consultants selling and showing top New Zealand contemporary art in a home setting.

They exhibit select art in their own homes, including paintings, sculptures, printmaking, photography, glasswork, ceramics and drawings, reported Kate Monaghan in a story headlined The art of friendship.

People can see how art might work in their own home, making it less intimidating.

“People might want art in their home, but don’t know where to start,” says Ewing.

“People say, `I don’t know what I like, but I like what you’ve got in here.’ It’s a space where people can go and see how art fits into a home, in context.”

They advise people on buying art, including how to care and install pieces, and how to invest.

The concept of home galleries, and using art consultants to find pieces to fit your style and home is a big trend overseas, in cities such as Melbourne, Sydney and New York.

They source pieces from around New Zealand, regularly visiting galleries, art shows and talking to artists.

Art, craft, food and much more will also feature tomorrow, Saturday, July 19, at the the monthly Tamahere Country Market.

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