the latest thing by catherine macdonald

whanganui artists open studios, whanganui

Posted in exhibitions by catherine macdonald on April 22, 2019
took part again this year

updated and modified event website here:

https://openstudios.co.nz

(me in my messy studio below)


patillo whanganui arts review, sarjeant gallery, whanganui

Posted in drawing, exhibitions, prints by catherine macdonald on April 22, 2019
I have an animation taking part in this years Arts Review, further information available here:

http://www.sarjeant.org.nz/gallery/2019-pattillo-whanganui-arts-review/





Also taking part is this collaborative book, that I was involved with:

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I Sing The Body Electric, space gallery, whanganui

Posted in Uncategorized by catherine macdonald on March 7, 2019
on show now:





An exhibition by Michael Haggie and Catherine Macdonald celebrating the classical 
art of life drawing

What is life drawing? Life drawing is the activity of drawing live, 
typically nude, models.Life drawing is a very private but not prurient 
activity.  It takes place in a quiet studio room.  The nude body is 
there to be discovered by drawing unashamedly.  The body is acknowledged 
and celebrated.  It takes place where artists are recorders and 
appreciators with each pursuing their own perspective.

Life drawing used to be an essential part of an art school’s programme 
but nowadaysit is more or less obsolete.  There is now a diverse range 
of activities in art schools from video to installation art, that has 
replaced the idea of studying the model. In life drawing the body of 
the model does not have to conform to celebrity standards of beauty.  
A big older model can be just as beautiful as any slimmer person.  
This aspect of drawing is demonstrated in our work.

In our afternoons of life drawing, we choose to do studied poses of 
the model, with each lasting about half an hour.  In the time the model 
adopts a silence that can be quite powerful and creative.  the model 
takes a short break them resumes a new pose.  It is quite hard work 
staying still for the model.

This is the first show devoted primarily to life drawing for Space 
Gallery.

Viewing until Saturday 16th March

Space Studio & Gallery- Galleries 1 + 2

Catherine Macdonald: I Sing the Body Electric (Gallery 1):

more information available here:

https://spacestudiogallery.co.nz/now-showing/sing-the-body-electric/

here's a couple of the works (drypoints and pencil drawings):

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wordsmith, rayner brothers gallery, whanganui

Posted in drawing, paper by catherine macdonald on March 7, 2019
I have a couple of books taking part in this show:

for more information visit:

https://www.facebook.com/raynerbrothers/


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light and shadow, solander gallery, wellington

Posted in exhibitions, prints by catherine macdonald on January 3, 2019
have a work taking part in this show:
(opens 15th jan and runs until the 2nd feb)



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space out, space studio and gallery, whanganui

Posted in Uncategorized by catherine macdonald on December 3, 2018
I have a chair taking part in this show

further information available here:

https://spacestudiogallery.co.nz




here's a shot of the work:
garden furniture
2018
plywood rims and pencil paint and varnish

boxing on, solander gallery , wellington

Posted in drawing, exhibitions by catherine macdonald on December 3, 2018
currently on show in wellington:


further information available here:

https://solandergallery.co.nz/exhibition/boxing-on/

this work is taking part
place of reckoning
stain and pencil on board
2018
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the bank room , patea

Posted in exhibitions, prints by catherine macdonald on November 8, 2018
on show now until the end of november, in this exciting space in patea, south taranaki

details here: http://www.mbstoneman.com/the-bank-room.html

and here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/576027136087277/

and here is a few shots of the place and show:




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australian print triennial award, the art vault, mildura, australia

Posted in exhibitions, prints by catherine macdonald on November 8, 2018
I have a print in this show:

more details available here:
http://www.aptmildura.com.au/print-award/
the print taking part is:

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art jam – space gallery, whanganui

Posted in exhibitions, paper, prints by catherine macdonald on November 8, 2018
Took part in this fundraising event at space gallery in whanganui - night time printing.

couple of shots of the lovely press I got to use:


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