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Sunday 1st–Saturday 21st July 2012
For the first time ever, children in the Nelson Tasman region were offered the unique opportunity to enter a competition where they can exhibit and sell their artworks in Reflections Art Gallery.
Richmond Picture Framers floated the idea for the show after noticing how little exposure there is for children’s artwork in Nelson.
Throughout May over 400 children entered artwork for the exhibition. Their paintings, collages and drawings poured in from all over the Region, including Golden Bay, Motueka and Tapawera. Local schools also got on board and offered children extra opportunities to be creative.
Many thanks to Lloyd Harwood, Anne Rush and Steve Fullmer for giving their expertise and time to sift through all the artworks and arrive at the 31 framed pieces on display in the gallery. Selecting so few artworks from so many was an extremely hard task as each could be seen and enjoyed on many different levels.
My Kid Could Do That! , results in an affordable exhibition packed with spontaneity, energy, humour, thoughtfulness and skill.
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Pablo Picasso
‘My Kid Could Do That!’ is kindly sponsored by Richmond Picture Framers and Richmond Glass