Art Education Workshop

NZEI Hokonui Branch

are pleased to offer you an amazing professional development opportunity with

Janet de Wagt, artist

Croydon Heritage Aviation Centre, Mandeville

Thursday 22nd May – 3.30 for a 3.45 start till 6 p.m.

Tea/coffee/muffins will be provided

Janet will walk us through the children’s MatauraRiver artworks and then host a hands-on workshop

You will need to bring a hot glue gun and sticks and materials you have at school but are not sure how to use as yet – don’t buy anything new!!

All teachers and support staff are welcome to attend

RSVP to: Cathi Knowles

Pastel Artists of New Zealand National Convention (PANZ), Invercargill

This was a lovely weekend with a great group of people!  I highly recommend joining this group!  Judging, presenting a cloud workshop, gallery floor talk – commenting on each work in the exhibition, after dinner speaker (move over Billy Connolly – Janet de Wagt is here) and en plein air day workshop.  This painting was used as a focal point in my after dinner speech as an example of what you can do with pastels working on different surfaces.


The Mataura River Art Project


Eight months work is coming to fruition.  I have worked with over 1800 children from 21 schools to produce over 500 works that celebrate the mighty Mataura River.  The opening is 14 March, 6pm at Croydon Aviation Heritage Museum, which is about 15 minutes from Gore in Mandeville.


(t)here in a year

A series of small gouache paintings highlighting the fact that I am travelling the highways of the South repeatedly.  I hope to have completed a small painting a day for a year!  The exhibition opens on 8 November at Gallery De Novo, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Lake Wanaka

My first painting of a series back at Wanaka for the first time in 4 years –  because I have been everywhere else…..  If you are interested in paintings of this area please email me or contact Gallery de Novo.

I’m back!

After many artistic adventures I’m back and my next exhibition, ‘Paintings from the Suitcase’, will be from 26 October at Gallery De Novo, Dunedin, New Zealand.  These paintings are from Ireland and Germany.

Away Travelling

I’m away out of New Zealand at the moment,  exploring and painting Ireland, England, The Netherlands and Germany.  I’m planning an exhibition at de Novo Gallery on my return.