Meet the Night Garden Artists

Meet the Night Garden Artists

Artist’s Bios Glenfalloch Night Garden 2019

Glenda Bruce – Rose ball    

The recent white planting theme in the bridal garden inspired this romantic touch of whimsy, helping provide the ultimate wedding shoot for the upcoming wedding season in September.   

No rain, no flowers

Combine a Harpers Bazaar mag with a floral bouquet freshly picked from a scented country garden and bursts out down the catwalk.

Room on the Broom

The witch and her cat are flying happily on their broomstick – until a stormy wind blows away the witch’s hat, and wand. A helpful cat dog and bird find the witch’s lost things, and they all hop on the broom for a ride.

Bride’s ride

The abandoned bride’s bike after a pretty romantic ride down the isle

Rebecca Cameron “Bloom”          $200

My name is Rebecca Cameron, and am very happy to call Macandrew Bay my home, I live here with my husband and two children and we have been residents here for nearly 10 years.

This is my first year on the Glenfalloch Night Garden Committee, which I have very much enjoyed being apart of.

I wanted to create something magical and enchanting………with the help and creative flair of my Aunty Jac’s, we created this trio of Blooms.

These pieces were a labour of love, made with netting, florist wire and led fairy lights.

Tori Clearwater – Penguin

3 Yellow-eyed penguins   –    Plastic, LED lighting  $250 each

My current sculptural art practice is centred around environmental concerns and is largely focused on creating works that depict and represent the current state of the environment.

I completed my Bachelor of Visual Arts with honours at the Dunedin School of Art in 2018 and have a studio on the Otago Peninsula.

Plastic Gaze

Our understanding of animals is plastic and fragmented. Plastic Gaze aims to explore the issues involved in representing animals and question how we view nature. The man-made material creates a plastic skin, a static           depiction, and a mere representation, in this way the animal is converted into an object. The use of light emphasizes the material that is encasing the animal showing how our consumerism is smothering our wildlife.

The plastic used in this work was all sourced from Dunedin households and from the reserves of the yellow-eyed penguin.

 (Please note that the sculpture’s lighting is not made to withstand constant environmental conditions and plastic will break down into small pieces if exposed to the sun for long periods)

Suzanne Emslie                   10 floppy eared bunnies, 5 in clay and 5 from stone

I think my work is forever moving, evolving as much as I am a person and as an artist….. I’ve experienced a huge growth in my carving ability, respect for the material….helping me find a new rhythm and freedom in my life. Whether peeling back the layers of limestone or pushing and pulling at clay to exaggerate and create a sense of fun.

prices, clay bunnies $125 each, pair $200 stones bunnies $225 each, pair $400

Nicholas Garant                                    Kiwi head sculpture (indoor)   exhibit only

Dave Herbert

Dinornis robustus, The South Island giant moa           

Giant Penguin – not for sale

A story from the past about our future. My work uses the moa as a metaphor for overconsumption and extinction and is an attempt to reconnect to our natural world, encouraging a more environmentally conscientious society.                                                                                                                              An eye towards sustainability strongly influences my choice of materials, and reflects a nostalgia for the tactility of handcrafted wooden toys and puzzles.

Dave Herbert is a Dunedin based artist / designer.

Ph: 021 135 1476 Each moa priced at $3000.00 Penguin not for sale. 

Elizabeth Jenkins  – Shimmering Wind flower (donated to Garden)    

Jenkins is a Dunedin artist and Gardener whose love of flowers features in her  paintings, garden, costume design, and her work as a wedding florist.  It also features in the food that she cooks. 

Bryn M Jones, Cradle                        price:   $7,000

Born in 1964, I graduated from the Otago school of Fine Art in 1990 with an honours degree in fine art sculpture, in 1991 I graduated from Christchurch teachers college with a secondary teaching diploma.

I am currently H.O.D. Visual Art, John McGlashan College, Dunedin.

I have been a practising sculptor since 1991 and have exhibited throughout New Zealand, Australia and Asia, my work is held in both public and private collections.

Public sculpture commissions include the bronze statue of Sir Edmund Hillary for the Hermitage Mt Cook, a large bronze Cedar cone for the Dunedin botanical gardens, the Sea Lion “Mum” at St.Clair Dunedin, A bronze sculpture for John McGlashan College Dunedin, a Fantail for Glenfalloch gardens Dunedin and a life sized bronze of Pelorus Jack for French Pass, I am currently working on two life sized bronze figures for a private commission in Wanaka.

2017 exhibitions include the Glenfalloch sculpture in the gardens exhibition Dunedin, Sculpture on the Peninsula, Loudon Farm, Christchurch and the Auckland Botanic gardens sculpture exhibition.

2018 exhibitions include Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, and Sculpture on Shore Auckland.

2019 – 2020 exhibitions include Glenfalloch sculpture in gardens exhibition, Loudon Farm Sculpture on the Peninsular, Sculpture in the Gardens indoor show Auckland. Selection for Sculpture in the Gardens 2020, Wollongong, N.S.W. Australia.

Email Phone 0274781182

Kerry Mackay: Artist and Art Educator B.ED, MFA.   –  My Macandrew Bay Mermaid is up for adoption – $500

 My artwork investigates ‘reskinning’ objects to transform them, keeping some of the history of the object while adding another layer of story.

This ‘Macandrew Bay Mermaid’ has been created with cabbage tree leaves and vintage woollen blankets and wool. The wonderful fountain at Glenfalloch gave me the idea of creating a mermaid guardian for the Night Garden.  I am inspired by the idea of mermaids, especially the Mexican ‘Los Sirena’ a horned creature of the sea, and also the Tjanpi weavers of Australia who create sculptures and containers with desert grasses and coloured thread.

My Macandrew Bay Mermaid is up for adoption – $550.

Macandrew Bay School Self Portraits

In February this year our school was lucky enough to be able to bring local Dunedin artist Sarah Flourish in to work with each of our seven classes. We had been inspired by Sarah’s self-portraits, many of which had been painted on recycled basket bases found in op shops. The children created their own playful self-portraits, inspired by photographs of themselves that had been slightly manipulated. We loved exhibiting these works at Bellamy’s Gallery at the end of the week working with Sarah and it is great to be able to show them again as part of the Glenfalloch Night Garden event.

Pav Pawlowicz    3 carvings

Pav is based in Roseneath Dunedin and is a wood and bone carver specialising in fine wood and bone carvings in a variety of styles, including traditional European, Maori and contemporary art. His carvings can be purchased from his website. Pav also accepts commissions for carvings and enquires are welcome for both private and corporate clients.

Dunedin Tel: (03) 472 7007 AH  

Joanne Severinsen  Bottle chandelier and the Champagne Stack

Jo works at the Otago Peninsula Trust as the Administration Manager and loves to express her creative side.

Sally Shephard      –   or   0210765994   

An artist working in a variety of mediums I am interested in exploring ideas around change, risk and discovery, I enjoy the challenges of site specific installation and public non “art” spaces. Previously I have worked with light and water and the strange effects that may challenge the viewer I am interested in interactive art and work that changes over time. I welcome enquires for further art exhibition opportunities. I live locally

Wakatipu High School (NCEA tech Students)   –     U V Sculpture  (Exhibit only)

Year 9 Hard Material students create more amazing UV sculpture under the guidance of Teacher Rebecca Lund, the students exhibited their NCEA Technology work in Queenstown’s 2018 LUMA event for Glenfalloch they have created native birds and our iconic Peacocks.

Dillon JN Waddell. ‘Soft Glow’ 2019.

The work, Titled ‘Soft glow’  A alloy / acrylic cube 60cm x 60cm x 60cm with colour changing light inside set to each environment its placed in, defused through organic shaped cut outs on five sides.

‘Soft Glow’ a response to site and place through a nostalgic world view reflecting on the push and pull of nature and the man-made construction.   $500

Dillon JN Waddell is a local Dunedin artist currently studying at the Dunedin school of art, Majoring in sculpture, throughout his artistic practise Dillon has been working with subjects of place and surrounding along with local history and his place in this greater time line of the city and country. -0221508892.

Philippa Wilson : Tree of Life 

Philippa Wilson is a sculptor, art educationalist and executive manager of Flower power Ltd. she holds a DFA honours, Diploma of teaching and has studied at post graduate level at the University of Otago. Her work is housed in national and international collections including the University of Otago, the Dunedin public hospital, the Aquatic centre Queenstown, the James Wallace collection the Aigantighe Art gallery, the Whanganui polytechnic, the Otago school of fine art and the Dowse Art museum. 

She has worked collaboratively with the late Hon .Dr of Litt Poet Hone Tuwhare, Keneti Muaiava( lecturer of dance University of Auckland ) Tessa Peterson ( senior lecturer in violin & concert master of the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra). She lives on the Otago peninsula and has exhibited at Sculpture on the peninsula at Loudoun farm Christchurch 2017 and “ Sculpture on Shore” Auckland in 2018. Materials : steel,  Price : $ 3300.00

Monica Wren. Felicity Wishes.

You don’t find fairies by looking – you find them by believing…

I was inspired to make these Fairy Houses after coming to the Night garden last year.

My grandchildren and especially my Granddaughter remind you of the wonder of imagination and the belief in fairies.

Dedicated to our daughter Felicity’s memory and donated to the Glenfalloch Gardens to be enjoyed by fairies and humans alike.

Music in the dark                A piano at the top of the Rotary garden