Paeroa Society of Arts Annual Members’ Exhibition


If you live in or near Paeroa, or are just passing through, stop in at 109 Normanby Road to have a look around the Annual Members’ Exhibition of the Paeroa Society of Arts. You will see an eclectic collection of paintings that include landscapes, abstracts, portraits and much more.

A fragment of the painting and ceramics

Diversity of subject and style

Katikati artist Leigh Basinger took out first prize for her painting ‘Neptune’. Leigh uses a technique called ‘reverse glass painting’ where she paints directly onto the back of glass which means she starts with the front of the image and works back literally painting in reverse.

First prize winner: Katikati’s Leigh Bassinger

Paeroa artist Judy Parker took out second prize for her watercolour ‘Floral Gathering’.

Second place getter: Judy Parker

The Paeroa Society of Arts has a pottery group run by Kay Jenkins. It has over 20 members and they have produced a wonderful array of different pieces that are on display.

Ceramics and sculpture

As well as paintings and pottery you will see amazing textile creations at this show. Everything from hats to a necklace made of felt by Dot Wildman that needs to be seen up close to really appreciate it.

Diversity of talent, style and medium at Paeora: the felted work of Dot Wildman

Part of the textiles on display

Everything is for sale and the exhibition is on until Saturday 25th November Wednesday – Saturday 11am – 3pm.
Also check out the Paeroa Society of Arts website

BIRGITT SHANNON Artist, Katikati An accomplished artist of Australian descent Birgitt has participated in solo and group exhibitions. She is part of the group of artists chosen the now famous Morrinsville Cows – a street art project. Her street art work can also been seen on the large planters outside the Katikati BNZ, part of the 2015 NZ Mural Competition and Arts Festival. Birgitt has sold dozens of paintings in Australia and New Zealand and has recently sold a painting now hanging in a Research Centre at The Museum of Natural History in Los Angeles. Birgitt’s work can be found on her website and you can follow her facebook page at


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