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Art Fresco

Art Fresco is a new programme to bring the work of local artists into the community for the public to enjoy.

Three frames will be placed around Nelson to contain copies of art works, which will change at regular intervals

The first frame has been installed in Stoke on the Putaitai Street entrance to Strawbridge Square. Richard Abel of Accounting & Taxation Centre has given permission for the first frame to be installed on his building. The first work on display is by Royce McGlashen, a staunch supporter of many community arts initiatives including Art in Windows. The painting is entitled Richmond Hills

Richmond Hills by Royce McGlashen

arts fresco richmond hills by royce mcglashenRoyce McGlashen, and is best known for his beautiful ceramics but is also a talented artist on paper. This image of Richmond Hills demonstrates his strong decisive style and vibrant use of colour, an attribute also seen in his pottery.

Royce has had over 47 years of working in clay, exploring many forms, surface decorations and techniques in this time, He often reflects the New Zealand environment. Whilst his sculptural teapots have delighted the public as sculptural pieces, his tableware has proved that art can be very functional. He has received an MBE for his services to pottery in New Zealand and is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics (Geneva).

Royce has a studio in Brightwater and has shared his knowledge with many young people who have gone on to be potters in their own right.