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Inspirit Newsletter December 2008

‘Artspace for art lovers showcasing the best of New Zealand art and design'
December 2008 e newsletter no1

Welcome to the Inspirit Studio & Gallery Christmas newsletter. Check out our website
to view stunning artwork now featuring at the gallery by leading New Zealand artists in a diverse variety of art forms. Come and be inspired by the current exhibition ‘Kiss of Summer' featuring the stunning luminous seascapes of Amanda Watson. See review by Leafa Wilson.

Many of the artists represented exclusively by Inspirit form around the country have contributed to the theme of the sea and summer to compliment Amanda's exhibition.
Inspirit is proud to feature original artwork by many of our leading local artists. If you would like further information please contact us on P 07 856 3170 M 0274 386 416 or send an email to


Current Exhibitions:
‘Kiss of Summer' exhibition by Amanda Watson
7 November- 12 December 2008

Inspirit Studio & Gallery is celebrating its first birthday in November and December with ‘Kiss of Summer' a stunning exhibition of luminous seascapes by talented Raglan artist Amanda Watson. Amanda Watson has created a visual feast for all those who yearn for summer. Drawing on her experience of living on the west coast, the ocean, the way it moves, coastal plants, light on the water and the land, Watson has been able to distil the evocative and encapsulate it on canvases of varying dimensions.

9 December-25 January 2008 Joan Fear
A special collection of painting by Joan Fear one of the Waikato's best loved artists and patron of the Waikato Society of Arts. Not to be missed! Painting below Karoro (Seagulls) by Joan Fear.



Keeping with the summer theme Inspirit also presents,
Please Play
Retrospective summer dressing by ginger
Play here!
Front Lawn Leisure Suit
Front Lawn Leisure Suit
This is paper dolls on a grand scale, using fashion created solely from recycled materials.
Release your inner fashion stylist using the quirky retrospective summer garments; dress the mannequin, photograph your creation and become part of this ever-evolving exhibit.

Creative Gifts
Inspirit offers a fantastic range of original gifts for Christmas presents. The gallery features original jewellery, printmaking, painting, photography, glass, ceramics, indoor and out door sculpture, fibre art, Ginger fashion collection, functional art, Living Light candles, a wide range of art cards, extraordinary rocks from Wild Exposure
& Herb Farm natural skin and bodycare products. If you can't decide, an Inspirit Gift voucher is always well received.

Art appreciation tours for groups:
Inspirit Studio & Gallery welcomes group bookings for and informal guided art appreciation tour of the gallery. Inspirit is also part of an art,culture, gardens,sculpture, food and wine trail called The Scene Between. Click on link to learn more about this wonderful local trail of wonderful places to visit in the beautiful landscape between Hamilton and Cambridge.

View from sculpture lawn
Venue Hire
Inspirit is located in a stunning, tranquil rural setting halfway between Hamilton and Cambridge framed by Pirongia and Maungatautari mountains. It provides a unique venue for meetings, workshops, presentations, launches and special functions within a stimulating creative environment.

Gallery hours
The gallery is open on the weekends from 10:00am-4pm Closed on Mondays. Tues-Fridays opening hours vary so call first or drop in when open sign is out. We look forward to your next visit.

This is the first Inspirit newsletter and we would really appreciate any suggestions and comments.

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Jenny Scown
Inspirit Studio & Gallery-360 Pencarrow Road R.d.3 Tamahere Hamilton 3283 New Zealand