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Methven Art Gallery Exhibition – Yesterday & Today by Robin Arnst

Robin Arnst - Yesterday & Today - Methven Art Gallery Exhibition

Robin is best known for her multi layered or collage contemplative works. This way of working allows her the freedom to talk within the work about the feeling and spirit of the painting.

Graduating in 2003 with a Diploma in Painting from the Timaru Polytechnic, Robin now works from The Art Studio in Ashburton’s Post Office Building, from which base she also runs Robin’s Art School, teaching children and young adults on their journey in art.

Robin’s work has been accepted and hung in the Molly Morphets Exhibition in 2000, 2004, 2007 & 2011, 2012 & 2013. Her last exhibitions have been solo in the Ashburton Art Gallery in 2010 & 2012 & 2015.

Robin Arnst Yesterday & Today:

Painting to me is emotional, intuitive and imaginative response to what is happening in my work. Each colour and shapes takes me on a journey coming into play as I try to pull out what the painting is trying to tell me. Before we do anything else we need an idea. We need to know what we want to paint. So where to the ideas and inspiration come from? Ultimately they come from within us, you just have to open yourself up.


Exhibition Details:


2 October – 20 November 2016

Gallery Opening Hours:

Weekdays: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Weekends: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Public Holidays: 10:00am – 3:00pm


Entry to the art gallery is free.

Artist in Residence:

Sunday afternoons

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