Curriculum Vitae

  • a Community Artist with international experience
  • providing opportunities and encouragement to groups and individuals
  • helps to develop skills, and builds confidence to enable people to express themselves through the arts
  • has worked on hundreds of projects  –  a small selection follows

Selected Community Art Projects and Residencies (1992 – 2015)

  • The World Student Games – Sheffield, England, 1992
  • York Early Music Festival – York, England, 1992.
  • The Exchange Banner Project – England, Netherlands, 1992
  • National Waterways Festival – Wakefield, England, 1993
  • New Zealand Suffrage Year National Banner Making Project – New Zealand, 1993
  • 75 Years of the Royal Society for Protection of Birds – England, 1995
  • 150 years of World Co-Op Movement – United Kingdom, 1995
  • 800 years of Co – Op Movement – England, 1995
  • Health through Arts launch – Huddersfield, England 1995
  • Summer Festival – Kimberley Centre, Levin, New Zealand, 1996
  • Banner Project – Alexandra, New Zealand, 1996
  • Threads Project – Otago – Southland, New Zealand, 1996
  • 150th Presbyterian Support  Otago Banner, New Zealand, 1997
  • 150th Forbury Park Banners – Dunedin, New Zealand, 1998
  • Memories Banners – Nelson, New Zealand 1998
  • Maori Language Banners – Christchurch Women’s Prison, New Zealand, 1998
  • Lamppost Banners – Wanaka, New Zealand, 1999
  • Rossart – Presbyterian Support Ross Home, Dunedin, New Zealand, 1999
  • Art Camp – Macandrew Intermediate School, Dunedin, New Zealand, 2003
  • Women of Two Minds – CARA, Dunedin 2004 – continuing
  • Art in the Garden – Blackridge Vineyard, Alexandra, Central Otago, New Zealand 2004
  • Art Camp – Child Youth & Family, Invercargill, New Zealand 2004
  • Art with Students – Sara Cohen School, Dunedin, New Zealand 2004
  • Art Residency – Weymouth College, England, 2005
  • Art Residency – Terradilei, Umbria, Italy 2005
  • Box Project – Tullinger Hohe, Germany, 2006
  • Surfboard Painting Workshops – Cleveland Living Arts, Dunedin, New Zealand 2006
  • Journey’s Art Books – REAP, Central Otago, New Zealand 2007
  • Signify: Fashion Art Collaboration – Ashburton, New Zealand 2008
  • Primary Schools’ Art Festival – REAP, Alexandra, New Zealand 2008
  • Dunedin Rhododendron Festival, Dunedin, New Zealand, 2009
  • Wall Necklaces – IHC, Gore, New Zealand 2010
  • Lamp post Banners – Tapanui, Southland, New Zealand 2010
  • Snail Mail Exhibition – Dunedin, 2003 – 2011
  • Wall necklaces – PACT, Otago, New Zealand 2011
  • Art in the new School – Bathgate Park School, Dunedin, New Zealand 2012
  • Teapots – Waitati School, Otago, New Zealand 2011
  • Mosaics – Gore Garden Club, Gore, Southland, New Zealand 2012
  • The Mataura River Project, Southland, New Zealand 2013/14
  • Invited Artist – Department of Conservation, Dusky Sound, Fiordland, NZ 2014
  • Entrance Poles – West Gore School, Gore, NZ 2014
  • Youth Week & Art Group – The Chatham Islands, New Zealand 2015
  • Community Workshop – Frauenberatung Centre, Lorrach, Germany 2015
  • Artist in Residence – Bathgate Park School, Dunedin, New Zealand 2016
  • Community Workshop -My Piece of Nature, Invercargill, New Zealand 2017

2017 Janet de Wagt Selected Exhibitions and Art Projects

Exhibitions & Awards

Craig’s Aspiring Art Prize I was very pleased to be judged the winner of the ‘Best Landscape’ award for my work painted in the snow on the old Dunstan Road, Otago. Mount Aspiring Art Award, Holy Family School, Aubrey Road, Wanaka, NZ

RAW An exhibition of my most recent works painted on location around Otago, Southland and the West Coast.  Gallery De Novo, 101 Stuart Street, Dunedin, NZ

Community Arts

My Piece of Nature In partnership with the Department of Conservation two pilot workshops were run using the ‘Tamatea – Art & Conservation in Dusky Sound’ exhibition as an artist model.  These were an opportunity for participants to express their connection with their own piece of nature. Education Room, Southland Museum & Art Gallery, 108 Gala Street, Invercargill, NZ

Artist in Residence

Artist in Residence – I’m very happy to be working 2 days a week at this school to enhance the pupils learning in and through the arts.  Bathgate Park Primary School of Technology and the Arts, Macandrew Road, Dunedin, NZ

‘Listening with my Heart’ the Poetry of Aotearoa New Zealand Nurses Illustrations to accompany the inaugural New Zealand Nurses Organisation poetry book of selected verse by nurses in Aotearoa New Zealand to be launched on May 12, International Nursing Day, 2017. New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Dunedin Office, Level 10, John Wickcliffe House, 265 Princes Street, Dunedin 9016, NZ

 

2016 Janet de Wagt Selected Exhibitions and Art Projects

Community Arts

Dunedin City Council Rummage Project  Working with Dunedin schools to tile a bus shelter using recycled materials as part of the Green Island Landfill recycling education programme. Dunedin City Council, Dunedin, NZ

3D Mosaic Workshop Working in the Catlins pushing the boundaries and sharing my knowledge of 3D mosaics. Southern Arts Trust, Waikawa, NZ

Bus Shelter Mural Middle of winter painting outside in the cold but students coped wonderfully! North East Valley Primary School, 248 North Road, North East Valley
Dunedin, NZ

GATE Programme Run by REAP and held in Gore with children from surrounding schools, creating the colours of Southland. East Gore School, 3 Wentworth Street, Gore, Southland, NZ

Mad Mosaics in 3D A wonderful weekend in the cold and snow with a group of adventurous & creative locals.  Riversdale Community Centre, Newcastle Street, Riversdale 9776, Southland, NZ

Otago Art Society Youth Awards An exciting and well patronised exhibition of work by the young people of Dunedin schools.  Bathgate Park school was very proud to be judged 1st equal for their entries. Otago Art Society, Dunedin Railway Station, Anzac Ave, Dunedin, NZ

Public Engagements / Speaking

Preston Russell Law Art Award Part of the judging panel for this new art award.  Riverton Community Arts Centre, 149 Palmerston Street, Riverton, Southland,NZ

Fibre Octave Wearable Art & Music Extravaganza  Part of the judging panel for this popular event.  Ascot Park Hotel, Cnr Tay Street & RaceCourse Road, Invercargill, NZ

Together We Travel  Asked to be opening speaker at this exhibition to celebrate 10 years as I had been closely involved in their very first exhibition.  Community Gallery, Southland Museum & Art Gallery, 108 Gala Street, Invercargill, NZ

Artist in Residence

Te Heke Painting support crew for friends taking part in Te Heke a retracing of Te Maiharoa’s journey with his people down the Waitaki Valley.  Painting on the way. Waitaki Valley, South Canterbury, NZ

Artist in Residence – Working 3 days a week at this school to enhance the pupils learning in and through the arts.  Bathgate Park Primary School of Technology and the Arts, Macandrew Road, Dunedin, NZ

Art & Residence With ‘Art & Acre’ painting around the lakes, Whakatane Heads, Ohope Beach, Opotiki and trying to get to White Island. Lake Rotoma, Rotorua Lakes District, NZ

Exhibitions

Pioneering Plastic An exhibition of a small part of my extensive collection of historical plastic in support of the Otago Pioneer Women’s Memorial Hall. Otago Pioneer Women’s Memorial Hall, 362 Moray Place, Dunedin , NZ

Tamatea – Art & Conservation in Dusky Sound I was one of 26 artists invited by the Department of Conservation to experience and connect with Tamatea / Dusky Sound and through my work tasked to give others a glimpse of an unseen world.  A travelling exhibition first showed in New Zealand Parliament’s Bowen House Gallery. Bowen House Exhibition Space, Level 1, 70 – 84 Lambton Quay, Wellington, NZ

2015 Janet de Wagt Selected Exhibitions and Art Projects

Exhibitions

New Zealand Painting & Printmaking Award Exhibition This year 370 entries  were received from which 50 finalists were selected so I was happy to be one of them! Waikato Society of the Arts, Hamilton Gardens festival, Hamilton, NZ

Edge of the World  Invited exhibitor and judge of this 10th exhibition run by the Southern District Arts Trust.  Waikawa, The Catlins, NZ

From Whaling to Watching (solo) A story book of paintings about the changing fortunes of these amazing creatures. Gallery De Novo, 101 Lower Stuart Street, Dunedin, NZ

Referencing the Land (solo) Featuring over 100 of my small gouache paintings.  Lakes District Museum & Gallery, 49 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown, NZ

10 by 10 (group) Celebrating 10 years of Gallery De Novo.  Gallery De Novo, 101 Lower Stuart Street, Dunedin, NZ

Palette-able (group) A Southland Festival of the Arts event.  Exhibition and Art auction to raise funds for Riverton Community Arts Centre. Riverton Community Arts Centre, 149 Palmerston Street, Riverton, Southland, NZ

Community Arts

Art in the Garden (invited artist) Working artist in a Central Otago open garden. Alexandra Community Arts Council, Central Otago, NZ

The Chatham Islands Working in this amazing place with Youth week, art group and Te One school.

The Mataura River Art Project The project at parliament and shown in Parliament’s Bowen House Gallery. Bowen House, 70-84 Lambton Quay, Wellington, NZ

Enviro Schools Hui Super heroes saving the planet at this workshop organised by Environment Southland. Gore, Southland, NZ

Artist in Residence

Concrete Couches Continuing the theme of decorating the outside of the school with art, an outdoor learning space of concrete couches was created. West Gore Primary School, Kitchener Street, Gore, NZ

Concrete People In the dead of winter in Southland ‘Pania’ a kind of concrete mascot for the school was created.  Wyndham Primary School, 40 Florence Street, Wyndham, Southland, NZ

Art Week The wonderful world of wearable arts. Bathgate Park Primary School, Macandrew Road, Dunedin, NZ

Public Engagements / Speaking

Dutch New Zealand Interviewed by Helena de Kok for her planned book and exhibition about the contribution and lives of first and second generation dutch immigrants.  Dutch New Zealand

Otago Art Society ‘Youth Art Awards’ Invited judge for these well patronised and hotly contested awards. Otago Art Society, Level 1 Dunedin Railway Station,22 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin, NZ

The Art House The Gore Art group made the trip to Dunedin to visit the house and collections within!  Dunedin, NZ

2014 Janet de Wagt Selected Exhibitions and Art Projects

Exhibitions

South Wall (solo) Large paintings and small paintings of Southland. Riverton Arts Centre, Riverton, Southland , NZ

Autumn Show ( Group) Gallery De Novo, 101 Lower Stuart Street, Dunedin, NZ

Artist in the Terminal (Solo) A series of very large landscapes from Otago & Southland shown. Dunedin International Airport, 25 Miller Rd, Momona, Dunedin, NZ

Poetry at Olveston (Group) Invited artist and panel convener. Drying Room Gallery, Olveston, 42 Royal Terrace, Dunedin, NZ

Spring Show ( Group) Gallery De Novo, 101 Lower Stuart Street, Dunedin, NZ

Community Arts

The Mataura River Art Project – exhibition opened by Taare Bradshaw from Hokonui Runaka and the Honourable Bill English celebrating the work of 1800 children from 21 schools. at Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre, Mandeville , Gore, NZ

Unrolling the Mat The official opening and unrolling of the mat made by the community of Waitati for their children’s library. Blueskin Bay Library, 28 Harvey Street, Waitati, NZ

The Mataura River Art Project  The works exhibited at Southland Museum & Art Gallery.  Southland Museum & Art Gallery, 108 Gala Street, Invercargill, NZ

Artist in Residence

Art Week Making props for the school production. Bathgate Park School, Macandrew Road, Dunedin, NZ

Art Week Continuing the work of making art outside the classroom, the school worked on making the welcome poles to line the pathway into school.  West Gore School, Kitchener st, Gore, NZ

Art Educator Discussing painting techniques with students.  Queens’ High School, Bayview Road, Dunedin, NZ

Public Engagements /Speaking

Pastel Artists of New Zealand (PANZ) National Convention Guest speaker, Judge & Demonstrator at this large gathering of pastel enthusiasts from around NZ & Australia. Elmwood Gardens Convention Centre, Dee Street, Invercargill, NZ

Professional Development workshop for NZEI A workshop for teachers acknowledging the importance of the arts in breaking down barriers, encouraging the expression of creativity that can lead to confidence in other subjects for children. Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre, Mandeville, Gore, Southland, NZ

Dusky Sound Trip An invited artist on a trip to Dusky Sound as part of a Department of Conservation project involving a multidisciplinary approach to the promotion and public awareness of Dusky Sound’s past, present & future.

Gore Historical Society A public talk on The Mataura River Art Project. St Andrew’s Church Hall, 2 Devon Street, Gore, NZ

Central Otago Art Society Blossom Festival Guest artist and judge at this annual exhibition.  Alexandra Community Centre, Skird Street, Alexandra, Central Otago, NZ

Art Classes A continuing group for women with Head Injuries funded by CARA, Dunedin, NZ

Professional Development & Mentoring Working with the staff at IDEA Services’ Artspace, a creative space in Dunedin, specialising in teaching a range of art forms to adults with intellectual disabilities.  http://artsaccess.org.nz/Reaching+out+into+the+Dunedin+community King Edward Court Building, 261-291 Stuart St, Dunedin, NZ

New Zealand Principal’s Federation Conference Special display of work from The Mataura River Art Project  and an opportunity to speak about it to NZ principals. ILT Stadium, Surrey Park Sports Centre, Isabella Street, Invercargill, NZ

2013 Janet de Wagt Selected Exhibitions and Art Projects

Exhibitions

Flight of the Paintbrush (solo) Large paintings and small paintings of Otago, Southland, Ireland, Germany and The Netherlands. Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre, Mandeville, Gore, Southland, NZ

On the Rise (invited group) Theme focused around life choices and new directions. Dunedin Fringe Festival, Dunedin, NZ

Living Every Moment (invited group) Celebrating the work of the hospice in the community. City Gallery, Invercargill, Southland, NZ

Far North – Deep South (invited group) An art exchange with the Quarry Arts Centre, Northland.  Riverton Community Arts Centre, Riverton, Southland, NZ

(t)here and everywhere (solo) A year of miniature paintings around Otago, Milford and Southland.  Gallery De Novo, 101 Lower Stuart Street, Dunedin, NZ

Community Art

Art in the Garden (invited artist) Working artist in a Central Otago open garden. Alexandra Community Arts Council, Central Otago

The Mataura River Art Project An 8 month long project involving 1800 children from 21 schools and 1000s of kilometres, celebrating the Mataura River in all its forms. Southland, NZ

3D Mosaics – Workshop leader – art and crafts workshop. Riverton Community Arts Centre, Riverton, Southland, NZ

Quiz Night & Art Auction Invited artist to an event fundraising for the East Gore Art Centre Project. Heartland Hotel, Croydon, Gore, Southland, NZ

Blueskin Bay Library Textile Mat  Designing and creating a textile mat for the children’s section of the library.  Working with the local schools and community over a period of several months. Blueskin Bay Library, Waitati, Dunedin, NZ

Art Classes A continuing group for women with Head Injuries funded by CARA, Dunedin, NZ

Artist in Residence

Art Week Making masks to decorate the newly refurbished school hall. Bathgate Park School, Macandrew Road, Dunedin, NZ

Art Week Making 3D wall plaques in a longstanding art week tradition with all the students in the school. Blue Mountain College, Tapanui, NZ

The Artist’s House

Visit by Waiau Area School A great visit by students from this school who had spent several days visiting Dunedin and writing about their experiences. Waiau Area School, Tuatapere, Southland

Public Engagements / Teaching

Professional Development & Mentor – A continuing role with the art educators at Artspace.  Art Space, Idea Services, Dunedin, NZ

Guest Speaker Opening speaker and panel member at this exhibition celebrating the role of the Hospice in the community. ‘Living Every Moment’, City Gallery, Invercargill, NZ

Curator I had the pleasure of curating ‘The IHC 2013 Art Awards’.  An exciting annual exhibition celebrating the work of talented artists from all around the South Island.  Community Gallery, 20 Princes Street, Dunedin, NZ

Art Educator Working with a group of senior students. Queen’s High School, 195 Surrey Street, St Clair, Dunedin, NZ

Facilitator  Chaired discussion with artists from the Poarty exhibition.  Bellamy’s Gallery, 495 Portobello Road, Macandrew Bay, Dunedin, NZ

Guest Speaker Talking about working as an artist and collecting art to a professional women’s networking group. Glass Elevator, Invercargill, NZ

2012 Janet de Wagt Selected Exhibitions and Art Projects

Exhibitions

Painting the Land (solo) – mixed media & large paintings –  the more I paint in the landscape on location, the more I wonder and question the influence of people on the landscape – who planted that tree there and why.  Ashburton Art Gallery, a Baring Square East, Ashburton, NZ

Hearts in Japan (invited artist) – my art ‘n mind shapes on display in Tokyo.

Paintings from the Suitcase (solo) – small paintings done on location in Ireland, Germany and The Netherlands. Gallery de Novo, 101 Stuart Street, Dunedin, NZ

When North Meets South (invitation group) – an exhibition presented by ‘Poems in the Waiting Room’ – Haiku from the north interpreted by artists from the south.  Bellamy’s Gallery, 495 Portobello Road, Macandrew Bay, Dunedin, NZ

Art South Otago Annual Exhibition & Trustpower Art Awards (Judge & Guest Exhibitor) – an opportunity to support local artists and community groups. Creative Arts Centre, Balclutha, NZ

2012 End of Year Exhibition (invitation group) – Millwood Gallery, 291b Tinakori Road, Thorndon, Wellington, NZ

Community Arts

Rakiura / Stewart Island Tryathon – running a mosaic workshop as part of a programme for locals to try out new skills. Community Centre, Rakiura / Stewart Island, NZ

Awards

The New Zealand Painting & Printmaking Award – accepted for exhibition. The Pavilion, Hamilton Gardens, Hungerford Crescent, Hamilton,NZ

Artist in Residence

Art Week – working on kahu/cloaks and welcome poles expressing school values. Blue Mountain College, Tapanui, NZ

On going Residency (from 2005) using a classroom as a studio with an open door policy for the primary school students.  Bathgate Park School, Macandrew Road, Dunedin, NZ

The Artist’s House

Glenham Primary School visit – it was a real pleasure to welcome the whole of Glenham school –  students, teachers & parents, from deep in Southland to my house where they explored the collections and conducted interviews with me!

Travel

Working on paintings on location in Ireland, Germany and The Netherlands.

Public Engagements / Teaching

Flip Charts Seminar – presenting ideas for using flip charts more effectively.  Department of Corrections, Southern Institute of Technology, 133 Tay Street, Invercargill, NZ

Professional Development & Mentor Art Space, Idea Services, Dunedin, NZ

Conference Speaker – speaking on my long involvement with community arts here and overseas. Southland Conference of the Arts, Windsor Community Church, Windsor Street, Invercargill, NZ

Guest Artist & SpeakerWaikaka Arts & Crafts Exhibition, Waikaka, Gore, Southland, NZ

Art Classes – Women’s Head Injured Art classes – funded by CARA, Dunedin, NZ

Professional Development & Art Classes – working with teachers & students for 7 weeks in Term 2. Bathgate Park School, Macandrew Road, Dunedin, NZ

 

2011 Janet de Wagt Selected Exhibitions and Art Projects

Exhibitions

Remembrance (solo) – mixed media -exploring the southern landscape through the world wars. Gallery De Novo, 101 Lower Stuart Street, Dunedin, NZ

Vocation – Location (solo) – large canvas expressive landscapes and portraits painted in and around Southland. Southland Museum & Art Gallery, 108 Gala Street, Invercargill, Southland, NZ

Birdseye View  (solo) – landscapes of Central Otago painted on large cut out shapes representing the native falcon.  Russell Henderson Art Gallery, Central Stories Museum & Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Avenue, Alexandra, Central Otago, NZ 

Community Arts

Art in the Garden – painting on location within an orchard setting in Central Otago. Alexandra Community Arts,  Alexandra, Central Otago, NZ.

3D Sculptures – working with a client group over an 8 week period. PACT, The Armitage, King Edward Drive, South Dunedin, NZ. 

Panning for Art – Gabriel’s Gully 150th – making a 3 dimensional art work. 

Living Every Moment – a painting workshop with staff exploring the Hospice’s philosophy of care. Hospice Southland, Invercargill, Southland, NZ

Awards

Aspiring Art Prize – accepted for exhibition.  Holy Family School, Aubrey Road, Wanaka, NZ

Artist in Residence 

Teapots – painting teapots as part of a hospitality trail. Waitati Primary School, Waitati, NZ

Welcome Poles – painting large poles for the school entrance at Glenham Primary School. Glenham, East Southland, NZ 

Painting Sculptures   – creating 3D paintings at Waimahaka Primary School.  Waimahaka, East Southland, NZ 

Travel

Working on paintings on location in Brisbane, Australia and Malaysia.

Charity

The Great Guide Dog Online Auction

Kelsey Kindergarten

Wanaka Preschool

Port Chalmers Rowing Club

2010 Janet de Wagt Selected Exhibitions and Art Projects

Exhibitions

Jubilee Exhibition (invitation group) Exhibiting two 4 metre long paintings celebrating 100 years of education in the Tuatapere and District schools area. Waiau College and Tuatapere Community College, Southland, NZ.

Dished Up (invitation group) A fundraising exhibition of plates from artists around NZ.
Ashburton Art Gallery, Canterbury, NZ.

Speaking Engagements
The Art Lovers Luncheon  Guest speaker discussing the adventures of painting on location and the challenges and thrills of buying art.  Southland Festival of the Arts, Great South Professional Artists’ Association, Invercargill, NZ.

2009 Janet de Wagt Selected Exhibitions and Art Projects

Exhibitions
50 Years 50 Artworks (group) Exhibition of the painted panels and artist’s work produced as part of the Artist in Residence programme at James Hargest College in Invercargill. Riverton Community Art Gallery, Southland, NZ.
Shape of Things to Come (solo) A mixed media show, exhibiting expressive landscapes, Art ‘n Mind shapes and ceramics. Gallery De Novo, Dunedin, NZ.
Riversdale Arts Annual Exhibition (invitation group) Exhibiting paintings of images from the local rural area. Riversdale Arts, Southland, NZ.

Community Workshops
Dunedin Rhododendron Festival Leading a painting workshop at the Dunedin Public gardens with Rhododendron blooms as the inspiration. Dunedin Rhododendron Festival Trust, Otago, NZ.

2008 Janet de Wagt Selected Exhibitions and Art Projects

Exhibitions

Painting Down a Shingle Road (solo) Paintings of those out of the way places in South Canterbury, done from the back of the truck. Ashburton Art Gallery, Ashburton, NZ.

Signify: Fashion/Art Collaboration (Selected group) New Zealand designers and artists working together to produce a wearable piece of art. A fundraising event for the gallery. Ashburton Art Gallery, Canterbury, NZ.

Ocean View (Group) Works celebrating the southern ocean. Venture Southland May Arts Festival. City Gallery, Invercargill, NZ. Aspects (Selected group) As part of the May Arts Festival. Southland Education, WEA building, Invercargill, NZ.

Touring Exhibitions
From across the Seas (Solo) Works celebrating my father’s journey from Holland to New Zealand in the 1950’s and the parallel story of my family’s history of breast cancer.
Salisbury House Gallery, The Manse, 5 Smith St., Dunedin, NZ and Riverton Community Arts Centre, Riverton, NZ.

Artist in Residence
Primary Schools’ Art Festival  Working with 800 children in the construction of 7 large box installations as part of the celebration of children’s art in a rural area. Central Otago REAP, Alexandra, NZ.

Artist in Schools
Artist Residency A 10 weeks residency at James Hargest College, Southland. Working on my own artwork as well as with students on 50 painted panels to celebrate the school’s 50 years. Funded by Ministry of Education, Wellington, NZ.
Kiwi Sculptures Working with 120 school children on a Kiwi sculpture project involving making TVs, Kiwi light boxes, Kiwi swimming pools, and art books. Macandrew Bay School, Dunedin, NZ.

Mural Tiles Working with both primary and secondary students on individual painted tiles that came together to make murals for the outside of the school. Roxburgh Area School, Central Otago, NZ.

Community Arts Projects
Banner Project Working with people who are supported by Supporting Families Southland on a large vinyl banner. Supporting Families, Southland, NZ.

2007 Janet de Wagt Selected Exhibitions & Art Projects

Exhibitions
New Paintings from the MG (solo) 18 new paintings painted from the bonnet of the MG car in the winter months around Otago. Nevill Studios, Crawford St, Dunedin. NZ.
On Location in Gore’s Backyard (solo) 16 new paintings done on location around Southland over a year responding to the green pastures and big skies. Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore, NZ.
Art n Mind (solo) a large installation of a new series of works, using printmaking techniques on designed cut out shapes, eg. caravans and old cars. Gallery De Novo, 101 Stuart St. Dunedin, NZ.
Journeys (solo) Works about the Dutch journeying over water to Aotearoa, using the old and the new country’s symbols. Art Wall, Shop on Carroll, Dunedin, NZ.
Two Big Girls (with Pamela Brown) 6 Paintings around Central Otago and 12 Art ‘n Mind prints about the full moon. Packing Shed Gallery & Café, Bolton Road, Earnscleugh, Central Otago, NZ.

Travel
Painting on location in the dry rural areas of Victoria, Australia.
Working on paintings on location responding to the island culture, where the sea meets the land in Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

Artist in Residence

On going Residency (from 2005) using a classroom as a studio with an open door policy for the school students.  Macandrew Intermediate School, Macandrew Road, Dunedin, NZ

Art Projects
Rhododendrons Workshop  Teaching adults the art of painting large flowers on location in the Dunedin Botanical Gardens’ Rhododendron Dell. Rhododendron Festival, Dunedin, NZ.
3D Paper Sculpture  Working with adults (mental health consumers and IDEA Services clients) on a large indoor paper mural/sculpture. Welcome In, Gore, Southland, NZ.
Painting Workshop  Working with members between 13 to 25 years old who support or live with cancer, on large paintings of their favourite things. CANTEEN, Dunedin, NZ.
Journey’s Art Book Project  Working as part of the Artists in Schools project, with 15 schools throughout Central Otago,  making art books with students on the topic of ‘their journey to school’.  REAP, Alexandra, Central Otago, NZ.
Painting Workshop  Teaching Adults exercises in colour and composition with acrylic paint in a studio environment. REAP, Alexandra, Central Otago, NZ.
Art Book Project  Working with a group of women making Art Books to enhance their literacy learning.  Literacy Aotearoa, 110 Moray Place, Dunedin, NZ.
Art Workshops.  Teaching the art of outdoor painting of lakes and mountains in the Arrowtown area. Off The Wall Gallery, Arrowtown, NZ.
Mothers Matter Art Piece  Art workshop with mothers to create a joint art piece. ‘Mothers Matter Too’ seminar, Rainbow Preschool, South Dunedin, New Zealand.
Art Group  An ongoing art project (from 2005) working weekly with Women of Two Minds Art Group on individual and joint art pieces. Cara, PO Box 5803. Dunedin. NZ.

Presentations
Art-  a meaningful activity  A visual presentation of the artwork that a women’s art group have produced and the processes they have gone through to produce the art. As well as other art projects I have been involved in, with people with brain injury. TBI Functional Rehabilitation Conference, Christchurch, NZ.
Limited Editions: ART T TOWELS   ‘Seize the Moment’, 50 signed limited edition T towels for the TBI Functional Rehabilitation Conference, Christchurch, NZ. http://www.tbiconferences.co.nz

2006  Janet de Wagt Selected Exhibitions and Art Projects

Exhibitions
Unterwegs (with 2 other artists) 30 Black Forest Paintings, Out in Nature. Galerie Innenstadt, Lorrach, Germany.
Across Borders (solo) Small Paintings from Germany, The Netherlands, and Viet Nam. Nevill Studios Ltd, 35 Crawford Street, Dunedin, NZ.
Bloomers (solo) Paintings done on location of flowers. Moray Gallery, 55 Princes Street, Dunedin, NZ.
New Works on Paper (solo) New paintings of the local mountains/lake. Artworks Gallery, Helwick Street, Wanaka, NZ.
State of the Art (group) A Insulation using Art ‘n Mind prints about the NZ State House in a State House. 27 Hislop Street, Pinehill, Dunedi,. NZ.
Large Art (group) Large landscape paintings. Cleveland Living Arts Centre, Dunedin Railway Station, NZ.
The Edge of the World (group) Paintings of the Catlin’s area and Art ’n Mind Prints. Southern Districts Arts Trust, Catlins, NZ.

Travel
Working on own paintings responding to winter in the Black Forest. (3months) Lorrach, Germany.

Artist in Residence

Working with students weekly (from 2004) with diverse needs in making themed based art on the subject of the earth and space. Sara Cohen School, Dunedin, NZ.

Art Projects
Box Project Painting young peoples individual portraits as part of their Christmas box project. Tullinger Hohe, Lorrach, Germany.
Trust Book Project Working in the library on artist books for the Anna and John Caselberg Trust. At the Dunedin Public Libraries, NZ.
Art Book Project Working with IDEA clients on individual art books. IDEA Services, Gore, NZ.
Surfboard Painting Workshops  Working with ‘Whine Waves’ surfing group and ‘Macandrew Intermediate School’ students on surfboard designs and painting for ‘Surfing Exhibition’. Cleveland Living Arts, The Railway Station, Dunedin, NZ.
Summer School  Teaching summer school students a variety of painting techniques for painting out doors. Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, NZ.
‘Minerals to Arts’ Teaching the art of painting on the Canterbury Plains as part of the weekend art celebrations. ‘Minerals to Art’. Mt Somers, Ashburton, NZ.
Portraits in the Environment  Working with students on self-portraits within the school grounds. Roxburgh Area School, Roxburgh, Otago, NZ.
Portrait Art Working with students on self- portraits and environments.  Clutha Valley Primary School, RD4 Balclutha, NZ.
Art Work  Painting on-site for ’Breast Cancer Research Trust’.  WanakaFest, Otago, NZ.
Art Group Working weekly with ‘Women of Two Minds ’Art Group on individual printmaking projects. CARA, PO Box 5803, Dunedin, NZ.
Art Camp Working with students in responding to the sea environment, in painting, ink drawing and art books. Macandrew Intermediate School, Dunedin, NZ.
Art Camp  Working with young adults on banner design and painting; and environmental sculptures. Child, Youth and Family, PO Box 1305, Invercargil,. Southland, NZ.

Banner Projects
Century Banners  12 stitched banners made by communities over Otago to celebrate 100years of Presbyterian Support Otago. PSO, NZ.

Curation
Snail Mail  Postcards from artists nationally and from around the world together with school student. A fundraising project to get artists in school. Macandrew Intermediate School, Dunedin, NZ.
From Earth to Outer Space  Work produced by students with diverse needs as part of the Artist in Residence project over the past year.  Sara Cohen School, Dunedin, NZ.
Limited Edition: ART T TOWELS
Celebrating the State house. 25 signed edition of T towels as part of the State of Art installation, exhibition. Dunedin, NZ.
4 Seasons in a day  25 signed edition of T towels for Seasons Greetings. De Novo Gallery, Dunedin, NZ

2005 Janet de Wagt Selected Exhibitions and Art Projects

Exhibitions
Long Skinny’s (solo) 12 paintings on location around the Otago area. Moray Gallery, Dunedin, NZ.
Large Art (group/selected) 1 large painting done on location. The Cleveland Living Arts Centre, Railway Station, Dunedin. NZ.
Artist in Residence show  Coastline paintings together with students and contributing schools paintings, as well as painting insulation. Weymouth College, Dorset, England.
New Works (solo) 15 paintings on location around the Southern Lakes area, as part of the Festival of Colour. Artworks Gallery, Wanaka, Otago, NZ.

Artist in Residence Overseas

Working on own paintings responding to local coastline, as well as working with students on a large painted insulation. Weymouth College, Dorest, England.

Working on own paintings responding to the local landscape, as well as working with women in an out door setting teaching the art of painting the Italian Landscape. Terradilei, Umbria, Italy.

Artist in Residence

Working with students weekly over the year, with diverse needs in making art. Sara Cohen School, Dunedin, NZ.

Art Projects

Post Card Workshops  With the general public and community groups and their workers for the Snail Mail Exhibition. Otago Museum, Dunedin, NZ.
Hokonui High Tops Project  Workshops in making Art Books with (IDEA) IHC, Mental Health Services and Hokonui Runanga.  Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore, NZ.
Art Group  Working weekly with ‘Women of Two Minds’art group on individual sculpture projects. CARA, PO Box 5803, Dunedin, NZ.
ArtStore 25/25 mural made with older people who live and work at Taieri Court to celebrate 25th birthday. Taieri Court, Presbyterian Support Otago, Mosgiel, NZ.
Art Workshops  Teaching the art of out door painting in the Invercargill area. WEA Centre, Invercargill, NZ.
Art Workshop for Parents as First Teachers  Working with parents and caregivers on different art processes with young children. Cleveland Arts Centre, Railway Station, Dunedin, NZ.

Artist Talk

From Umbria to Dusky Sound  Talking about my latest works, adventures and inspirations. Otago Museum, Dunedin, NZ.
Adventures with Wine and Food  Ombrellos’ Restaurant, Dunedin, Otago, NZ.

Curation

Women of Two Minds An exhibition of art works created by women who have survived a brain injury. Cleveland Arts Centre, Railway Station, Dunedin, NZ.

Portmanteau  A shop/gallery with Pamela Brown. A theme based retail outlet for artists and makers of art objects. Port Chalmers, Otago, NZ.

2004 Janet de Wagt Selected Exhibitions and Art Projects

Exhibitions

The Moose Series (solo) Ten works painted on mirrors, questioning if the Moose still lives in Fiordland – this work was done  in response to the time spent down there on a boat. Artworks, Wanaka, NZ.
Painted on Location, Large Canvases, Not from a Photograph (solo) 30 large painting of the wind, rain and snow landscapes. Cleveland Living Arts Centre, Dunedin, NZ.
White (selected/group) Six Art n’ Mind prints celebrating winter –  all the artworks in the exhibition were in the colour white. Cleveland Living Arts Centre, Dunedin Railway Station, Dunedin, NZ.
Fiordland and Around  (selected/group) Seven works painted on mirrors questioning if the moose still lives in Fiordland. Riverton Arts Centre, Riverton, NZ.
Adam Portraiture Award and Exhibition (selected/group) One large portrait painted down south of Marg Sharpe. New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington, NZ.

Artist in Residence

Working with students in printmaking, sculpture, weaving and painting at Sara Cohen School, Dunedin, NZ.
Painting on location as part of ‘Art in the Garden’.  Black Ridge Vineyard, Conroy’s Rd, Alexandra, Central Otago, NZ.

Art Projects

50th Anniversary Art Project  Working with volunteers, residents and staff  capturing reminiscences and tributes to Iona Home & Hospital. Enlarged poster sized letters feature stories and images, which are hung on painted walking sticks. Iona Home & Hospital, Presbyterian Support, Oamaru, NZ.
ArtStore  Working with residents and local community to create title wall mural at Elmslie House, Home & Hospital.  Presbyterian Support Otago, Wanaka, NZ.
Art Camp  Working with students in a mountain and lake environment painting on location, creating sculpture, film and self- portraits. Macandrew Intermediate School, Dunedin, NZ.
Painting workshops  Sharing skills and techniques in using acrylic paint. WEA Centre, Invercargill, NZ.
Art on Quarantine Island  Workshops about painting on location, held on an island in the middle of Otago Harbour. Cleveland Living Arts Centre, Dunedin Railway Station, Dunedin, NZ.
Rhododendron Painting  Workshop on painting flowers in the Dunedin Botannical Gardens. Dunedin Rhododendron Festival, Dunedin, Otago, NZ.

Portmanteau
Exhibitions included – ‘Hearts and Flowers’, ‘Lamingtons’ and ‘Friends’. Port Chalmers, Otago, NZ.

2003 Janet de Wagt Selected Exhibitions and Art Projects

Touring Exhibition.
Murihiku-The South Land (selected/group) 3 paintings out to sea. An Exhibition of works about the lower part of the South Island.  Eastern Southland Gallery, NZ Touring Australia and New Zealand Public Art Galleries.

Exhibitions

Interpretation of Aubrey Works (selected/group) An exhibition of contemporary work in response to Christopher Aubrey’s paintings of Riverton dated around the 1870’s. Riverton Community Arts Centre, Southland, NZ.
Art n Mind (solo) a series of works using printers’ ink and roller. Work done while ‘Artist in Residence’ at Macandrew Intermediate. Moray Gallery, Dunedin, NZ.
Macetown and Around (solo) 13 paintings done on 4 x 4 trips into the old gold mining areas of the Arrowtown area. The Lakes District Museum and Gallery, Arrowtown, NZ.
Dunedin Group (group show) Six southern landscapes painted on location. Statements Gallery, Napier, NZ.
110th Women’s Suffrage Day Exhibition (group show) Ten works in  the Art’ n Mind series. Cleveland Living Arts Centre, Dunedin Railway Station, NZ.
South (group show) Ten paintings of Canterbury landscapes done on location. Ashburton Art Gallery, Canterbury, NZ.
Two Big Girls on Holiday (with Pamela Brown) 30 southern landscapes done on location. Riverton Community Arts Centre, Riverton, NZ.
HIV/AIDS Exhibition  (Group) Six Art n’ Mind Prints about the misconceptions and stigmas attached to people living with HIV/AIDS. The Cleveland Living Arts Centre, Otago, NZ.

Art Projects

Art Banners  Working with students from Ashburton College art students on the production of 6 large banners for the outside of the Ashburton Art Gallery and Museum.   Art Gallery & Museum, Ashburton, NZ.
Art Workshop Painting flower workshops for the Dunedin Rhododendron Festival. Dunedin, NZ.
Guitar Art  Made lamp painted guitar for Artsenta as part of the ‘The Coldplay Guitar Auction’. Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, NZ.
Monteiths Wild Food  Creating theme of ‘Central Otago Rabbiting’ for the food festival. Making all the props.  Ombrellos, Dunedin, Otago, NZ.

Curation

Our Art by students of Sara Cohen School. Cleveland living Arts Centre, Railway Centre, NZ.

Guest Speaker

Arty Pants Day Speaking on community arts for the Rural Women’s Network. Telford Rural Polytechnic, Otago, NZ.

Portmanteau
Exhibitions include: The Bag Show, The Sea show, On the Road. Port Chalmers, Otago, NZ.

2002 Janet de Wagt Selected Exhibitions and Art Projects

Touring Exhibition
Rakiura (Selected Group) The Exhibition toured New Zealand from 2000 to 2002.  Landscapes and seascapes painted from the boat. A celebration of NZ newest National Park, A partnership between Southland Art Foundation, Department of Conservation and Southland Museum and Art Gallery.

Exhibitions

South (selected/group) 6 paintings painted on location in the south of the South Island. Ashburton Art Gallery, Baring Square East, Ashburton, NZ.
New Southern Paintings (solo) 18 paintings painted on location in all weather in the south of the South Island. Artworks Gallery, Wanaka, NZ.
Janet de Wagt Around Dusk  (solo) 30 paintings painted from the boat and on location in the bush. Cleveland Living Arts Centre, Dunedin Railway Station, NZ.
From All Angles (solo) 25 paintings that were painted on location with the canvas board made at different angles eg they fitted around corners. Nevill Studio Ltd, Crawford St, Dunedin, NZ.

Art Projects

Calendar Project  Celebrating the stories of volunteers who work at the warehouse and opportunity shop. Presbyterian Support Otago, NZ.
ArtStore  Working with the local community and residents on a memories art project. Taieri Court Rest Home, Presbyterian Support Otago, NZ.
Op Shop Strut ‘Off the Rack’ painted handbags for a fashion show and objects used for creating promotional material. Presbyterian Support Otago,Dunedin, NZ
Highway Mural    Working with harbour-side schools on the design and overseeing the project. Painted pictorial map with help from other artists, 100-metre mural. State Highway 88 Beautification Trust, Port Chalmers, NZ.

Artist in Residence

Working with students in printmaking, sculpture, weaving and painting.  Sara Cohen School, Dunedin, NZ.
Working with residentson their painting projects during a 3-month fulltime residency.  St Andrews Home and Hospital, Presbyterian Support Otago, Dunedin, NZ.

Portmanteau
Opened Shop/Gallery with Pamela Brown. A theme based retail outlet for artists and makers of art objects. Port Chalmers, Otago, NZ.

2001 Janet de Wagt Selected Exhibitions and Art Projects

Exhibitions

Two Big Girls All At Sea (with Pamela Brown) 41 paintings done on location together with a series of NZ lighthouses painted on clay. Community Art Gallery, Dunedin, NZ.
Getting Intimate with Stewart…Island (solo) 20 Small paintings on paper done on location on Stewart Island. Printmakers Studio, 6 Castle Street,  Dunedin, NZ.

Artist in Residence

Art N Mind Project Working with communities in Otago and Southland on a four- month art residency promoting wellness through art. Working in schools, community centres, and hospitals. East Southland Gallery, Gore, Southland, NZ.

Art Projects

ArtStore A memories art project. Working with Helen Frizzell (oral historian) over 10 weeks with the general public. St Andrews Home and Hospital, Presbyterian Support Otago, Dunedin, NZ.
Volunteer Calendar Project  Working with volunteers to celebrate’ the International Year of the Volunteer’.  Presbyterian Support Otago, Dunedin, NZ
Totara Calendar Project  Working with Residents on their life stories for a two-year art calendar. St Andrews Home and Hospital, Presbyterian Support Otago, Dunedin, NZ.

Curation

The Vision Art Cargo & Load Project  Working with local schools, community groups and 300 contributing artists. Port Chalmers, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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