the latest thing by catherine macdonald

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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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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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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Trailblazing, MDGallery, Whangarei

Posted in exhibitions, paper, prints by catherine macdonald on September 10, 2018
I have a couple of prints taking part in this show:
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A Fresh Start, Space Studio & Gallery, Whanganui

Posted in exhibitions, paper, prints by catherine macdonald on August 30, 2018
closing today . . . 



more details available on the Space website:
space gallery website
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PRINT MATTERS: Works On Paper, ArtsPost Galleries, Hamilton

Posted in exhibitions, paper, prints by catherine macdonald on June 14, 2018
I have a couple of prints taking part in this show:

 

both are drypoints:

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residency, the art vault, mildura, australia

Posted in books, drawing, paper, prints, writing by catherine macdonald on October 11, 2017
I'm working here for three weeks:

http://www.theartvault.com.au/index.php

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blue, rayner brothers gallery, 85 glasgow st, whanganui

Posted in books, exhibitions, paper, prints by catherine macdonald on September 16, 2017

a couple of shots of the works in place:

Print =
it was the day he first met his shadow face to face
monoprint, 2017

it was the day

Book = run boy run flip book, 2017 

run boy run

blue works

 

 

 

 

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