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Welcome to our latestย  – Q & A with Whanganui artist Adele DuBarry

๐™ƒ๐™ค๐™ฌ ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™๐™–๐™ซ๐™š ๐™„ ๐™—๐™š๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™– ๐™ข๐™–๐™ ๐™š๐™ง? ๐™„๐™จ ๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ข๐™ฎ ๐˜ฟ๐™‰๐˜ผ?

It is in everyoneโ€™s DNA โ€“ it is one of the first things we do as little humans โ€“ make a mark somewhere, often on the wall with crayon or lipstick much to parental annoyance.

I think I have always been creative, although did not study art through school. Not allowed to โ€“ had to do the clever things like maths and science. Even through my professional life, I always made things โ€“ with fabrics, embroidery, paper. I picked up some paints and brushes around ten years ago and took it more seriously five years ago. By that I mean I loved it so much I decided it was time to set up a dedicated studio and devote some proper time to my art practice.

๐˜ฟ๐™ค ๐™„ ๐™ง๐™š๐™›๐™š๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ข๐™ฎ๐™จ๐™š๐™ก๐™› ๐™–๐™จ ๐™– ๐™˜๐™ง๐™–๐™›๐™ฉ ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ๐™ค๐™ฃ, ๐™ข๐™–๐™ ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ค๐™ง ๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ?
I am all three but if asked, artist
๐™’๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™š ๐™™๐™ค ๐™„ ๐™˜๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š?
From my studio space at home – temporarily on the first floor of the building my partner and I are renovating. Hoping to move back into my dedicated space once a bit of building work has been completed.
๐™’๐™๐™ค๐™จ๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ง๐™  ๐™–๐™ข ๐™„ ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ข๐™ค๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ?
This is a hard question โ€“ I am quite eclectic in my tastes I suppose. Ceramics and textiles works always draw me in. Local Whanganui artist Leigh Anderton-Hallโ€™s work is fabulous, and a new artist Rosalie Jurczenkoโ€™s paintings are quite special. I am a big lover of the work of Dorothea Tanning, have loved Georgia Oโ€™Keefe forever, likewise Cezanne, and ALL of the Abstract Expressionists.
๐™ƒ๐™–๐™จ ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ซ๐™ž๐™™ ๐™–๐™›๐™›๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™–๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™˜๐™š?
Yes. A big burst of energy post the first lockdown which was unexpected, some cancelled events and shows, but actually a really good year for sales.
Really regret not keeping one of my acrylic works which were the first pieces made post lockdown. But โ€“ money needed and my buyers loved them so that is good.
๐™’๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™š ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™ฌ๐™š ๐™›๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ ?
I am part of Whanganui Open Studio this year, you can come and see my work.

Look out for my show at Space Studio and Gallery (head over to their past exhibitions page as well). You can also buy direct from my when I get my new body of work up via my Instagram page.ย 

All artworks copyright the artist and Space Studio and Gallery