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Robyn Eastgate-Manning

Lower Hutt

I was a wall scribbler as a child and in spite of punishments ,art and creativity have continued to be my inspiration and reason for living ! Dance was going to be my career and became a dance teacher for NZ Mendl Society of Creative Dance . I was also attending NZ Design School in commercial design and was employed in various design -based jobs from label design to jewellery. As a mature student I gained a BA at Victoria University in Art History and Classics and an honours degree at the Learning Connexion and started selling my work to overseas buyers as well as local New Zealanders. I regularly exhibit at the NZ Academy of Fine Arts and the Odlin Gallery where I held my latest solo exhibition in February this year called 'Unframed And Vulnerable". Simultaneously I opened another exhibition at Ron Barbers Gallery 'Different Faces" where I was doing daily demonstrations. This intensive three week period provided a new direction in my artmaking and the mixed media abstract paintings here are the result of this ongoing obsession I have with using different media and collage to abstractly talk about my environment.
View more work on my facebook page:painting+academy .

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