This weekend, from the 15th to the 17th of April, the Town Hall will be showcasing the Raglan Art Group’s annual exhibition; all works will be presented on an eight-inch square block, hence the name, “All Square”.
Founded by Betty Power, the Raglan Art Group has been meeting every month at Te Uku for the past 28 years. “It started off as about eight to ten women painting in a little hall at Te Uku, we decided to make it official and form an organisation and it just grew from there,” says Betty.
The Art Group currently has 37 members with ages ranging from 11 to 97 years old, which makes up a diverse group of budding and established artists. The group’s annual exhibition is almost a tradition providing the artists a chance to show and sell their works.
“We have been exhibiting every year, usually around labour weekend, unless something else comes up. It’s not our intention to sell but we have sold so many paintings and every artist is entitled to exhibit,” says Betty.
The exhibition will feature everything and anything from oil, watercolour to collage and all work will be priced at $30 a piece.
The group meets on the first Thursday of every month at the Te Uku Hall and welcomes new members.