Inside a home-turned-gallery café: A nomadic couple return to Stratford and launch the Fenton Street Arts Collective and distillery
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Wellington based, award winning photographer and artist Bronwen Key.

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Rhonda Bunyan: Photographer

"Touching the Soul"

These big bold black and white photographs touch the soul of Wellington, one of Bunyan's favourite spots to wander with her camera. They capture a wondrously bright and interesting and sometimes gritty and dark portrait of our capital city. Bunyan enjoys being the watcher, perched on the edge of someone else's reality looking in with a keen eye. Lines and shapes, light and dark, dominate her work.

Shaft of Light & Shutter Stop - Photographers' Exhibition

Shaft of Light or Shutter Stop: Shutterbug, lensman or woman, photographist or photographer….what ever noun is used this unique group of artists intrinsically use their skills to snatch a moment of light and time.

Ross Whitlock

"The Taranaki Gate"

A set of paintings reflecting upon a remarkable province.

Ben Naughton: Photographer
'What A Wonderful World'

"Photography for me is a passion and it is based on chasing the light."

A passion of trial and error. Lots and lots of error!Originally hailing from the UK, mostly Devon, Ben sees himself as lucky to be surrounded by the beautiful environment of New Zealand and particularly Taranaki where he has the support to pursue his passion for photography.

"The object of art is to give life shape" W. Shakespeare

For the month of April Fenton Street Gallery celebrates the Bard. Jo Stallard presents works inspired by some of the characters created by Shakespeare.  

Desdemona & O

Free Life Drawing Sessions

Life Drawing running from 3.30pm to 5.30pm Sundays. Upstairs at Fenton Street Arts Collective. Bring your own materials.

Contact 02102992839 to register your interest as there are limited spaces.

If you are interested in becoming a paid life model please contact Jo - 0211870030

Supported by Creative Communities

Between exhibitions we have a photographic display of old Stratford. The larger photographs have been re-digitalised at Puke Ariki. This reveals details that had never been seen in the original photos as they were never enlarged.

These are a fascinating snapshot of Stratford and the landscape that dramatically transformed as bush was converted to pasture.

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