Satellite Exhibitions

Check our our Satellite Exhibitions and Events at our satellite locations: Spencer on Byron Hotel lobby, and reception lobby of Smales Farm B:Hive

Made in the Shade: Jane Walsh

Sunday 1 November 2020 - Sunday 29 November 2020


I came across some fantastic old motel postcards on a recent US holiday, featuring images from the 1950s when tourism was thriving. I was inspired to seek out more images from that era and decided to base a series of paintings on them. The ‘50s were an exuberant time - the US thrived in its post-war recovery and the outlook was positive. For the first time ever in the ‘50s, paint colours were available in any possible hue and the desire with modern colour schemes was to create a marked contrast between colours. Modern colours were clean and bright – electric blue, orange, bright yellow. Popular pastel colours were pink, turquoise, mint green, pale yellow and blue. I’ve chosen a palette that reflects this. ‘Made in the shade’ is an expression from the ‘50s, meaning being in an ideal situation – just kicking back in that lawn chair by the pool with not a care in the world...  

Jane Walsh is originally from Wellington but has called Auckland’s North Shore home for the last 30 years. She can be found on Takapuna beach every morning walking her badly-behaved golden retriever. She is a former commercial lawyer who these days prefers exploring her creative side. She paints predominantly with acrylics and enjoys combining abstract painting with more figurative work. 

Rata Printmakers

Friday 20 November 2020 - Sunday 31 January 2021

Now exhibiting at B:HIVE Smales Farm 

About Rata Printmakers:

Rata Printmakers, formlerly Studio Printmakers, was formed in October 2019, and moved from The H&R2 Barracks to the Rutherfurd Studio in The Lake House Arts Centre. We are a small group of artists who enjoy exhibiting together and participating in workshops, shared Print activities and challenges of new techniques.

We welcome other Printmakers to join us, either on a casual basis or as a full member, which has huge benefits!

Rata Printmakers will be offering opportunities to learn printmaking technniques in 2021.

Featuring the works of:

Merle Bishop

Pat Grove-Hills

Caitriona Caird

Susan Hurrell-Francis

Janmarie Thompson

Valerie Cuthbert

Ian Halliday

Donna Dold