KERRY JANE SCOTT: My Back Yard
21 April – 4 June 2017
Toi Gallery, Pātaka
Award-winning Pukerua Bay artist Kerry Jane Scott presents her first solo exhibition of paintings in Pātaka’s Toi Gallery this April. Although best known locally for her large scale mosaic artworks such as
Te Ra Nui Roundabout sculpture and Plimmerton’s mosaic wave seats, Kerry is also an award-winning painter. The paintings in her upcoming exhibition titled My Back Yard evolved from research she undertook while developing her mosaic public artworks around the region.
Her journey from Pukerua Bay, travelling by bus and by train and then walking through Wellington City to her studio at Toi Poneke in Able Smith Street, informs these paintings she explains. “Train routes along creeks where native fish strive to swim upstream and walls along the banks are decorated with graffiti – the flora and fauna that exists around the motorway over bridge systems where birds feed – the vibrancy of human and natural wildlife coexisting inspires me… Discovering local waterways and getting to know the flora and fauna that live in and around them is my way of connecting to a place and making it my back yard” .