EXPOZ’ART IS OPEN23.09.2015
Expoz’Art is a pop up gallery which will open its doors to the public on September 16th. The gallery, run by well-known artists Katrina McGettigan and Michelle Green, is located in the heart of Rolleston next to Snap fitness gym.
Michelle has a lifelong love of art and originally started her career as an artist on the West coast. She has always been inspired by nature, whether it be the hauntingly beautiful forests of the West or the mighty mountains and lakes of the East. Michelle’s spiritual connection to nature allows her to capture and focus this mysterious and beautiful energy into all her works of art. In 2012, Michelle felt she was ready to take the next step in her painting career and cast her eyes east across the great Southern Alps of the South Island into the vast expansive region of Canterbury.
Equally inspired by the Canterbury scenes, Katrina loves to capture the beauty of New Zealand on canvas. Originally from Methven, Katrina is now an established artist living in Christchurch. She has exhibited throughout New Zealand in both joint and solo shows and her work has been sold worldwide. Over the course of her career, Katrina has developed a stronger more refined style by experimenting with a wide range of moods, colours and light to depict many landscape and native bird scenes.
Katrina is currently undertaking the challenging task of painting one hundred native birds in one hundred days and will have a special launch on day one hundred of the collection. This project has gained popularity landing Katrina a guest appearance on The Daily Fix – Christchurch’s internet TV Channel. Katrina will be painting onsite in the gallery and offers art tuition for children and adults.
The opportunity arose for the artists to open the gallery through collaboration with Rolleston Square and The Selwyn Arts Trust. Rolleston Square is keen to provide opportunities for Rolleston residents, so has collaborated with the artists to provide this space for Michelle and Katrina to live their dream of running a gallery – right in the heart of Rolleston.