All That Glitters, 2002, Dena Dale Crain


from out of the blue studio gallery

18 Halse Place
Opunake, Taranaki 4616
New Zealand
While many any of us connect time with the passage of the tides or seasons and this has long established cultural roots across the world, this is not a universal viewpoint. Notions around Time “belong to a culture’s ‘silent language’ – its invisible influence has far-reaching implications on how a culture perceives itself and the world around it.” This exhibition call invites artists to consider Time from their own personal cultural constructs and to use the ‘language’ of their practice to make this ‘visible’ to their audience.

The New Zealand Regional Group invites SDA members from Australia and across The African Continent to join this exhibition which will be juried by Dr Carole M. Shepheard. ONZM.



Carole Shepheard’s art production is remarkable both for its range, and its multiple levels of meaning. Characteristically, symbolism is interwoven with an exploration of the sensuous potential of materials. Carole’s practice ranges over a wide variety of media from printmaking, and painting through to large and small 3D expressions. Much of her work explores a re-interpretation of historical and cultural objects.
‘Surface quality has always been important to the way I work. I particularly enjoy the nature of materials, their in-built, sometimes unalterable qualities. In this way, the materials have a say in how they behave, how they are used and what effects can be achieved.’ – Carole Shepheard

As a Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts at Auckland University, Carole brings to any art activity a lifetime of deeply thought knowledge and experience, enriching all who engage with her. More details are on the gallery website.


Entry fee: free to members of SDA.

Entries are accepted online through EntryThingy.


January 12, 2024 EntryThingy Submission Portal Opens
June 30, 2024 Call for Entry Closes

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