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Tina Frantzen – The Ley Lines of Home
November 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - November 25, 2020 @ 3:30 pmFree
Exhibition dates 7-25th November 2020
Opening Saturday 7th November 11am-3pm
Artist on site every Sunday 11am-3pm
“This year I will have lived 50 years in Devonport – two thirds of my life spent walking the ley lines of our beaches and maunga as I experienced the joy, the loves and the losses of an ordinary life. I have been at various times despairing, consoled, uplifted, calmed and refreshed as I intuitively follow the same path.
Yet that same path frequently and paradoxically offers completely different views depending on my state of mind. I have recorded these varying ephemeral moments on my camera and in the paintings and some poems that form in my mind as I walk and walk the ley lines of home.
This exhibition is a representation in photography, painting and poetry of those places that have been the background to my life here in Devonport.”
– Tina Frantzen
About the Artist:
Tina took up painting in 2004, studying at Artstation under Matthew Browne, and has been exhibiting in solo and group shows ever since.
She has exhibited in Paris as a member of Who’s Who Art International and in several solo shows at Satellite Gallery and Railway Street Studios. Her works are held in private and public collections in Australia, UK, and NZ, including that of the James Wallace Trust.
She was a Finalist in the 2015 Wallace Art Awards.
Her long standing passion for photography has seen her recently exhibiting her works alongside her painting.
“Tina Frantzen’s photographs, exhibited for the first time, show a whole new side to her talent. Light and shade have always been a feature in her work, and in her black and white photographs these aspects play a crucial role. Light reflects off water, sun shines through trees, figures are silhouetted, resulting in dynamic and arresting compositions. She shows a sure sense too in her colour photos, but in those she achieves spectacular effects using colour in unusual ways. An image of our rather cluttered downtown skyline turned to gold is particularly striking. Frantzen uses a phone camera, enabling her to catch fleeting moments that strike her on her regular walks. A dog leaps, a tot toddles along a hilltop, someone stands in exactly the right spot to balance a composition. This is a show that no art-lover should miss.”
Warwick Brown November 2020