Wayne Hansen

Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts continues its celebration of 18 years as a commercial dealer gallery presenting evocative art and crafts by regional and selected New Zealand artists. Palmerston North-born Maori artist Wayne Hansen is exhibiting “Soul Is Eternal”, an installation of 12 works of pyrography on MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard) measuring from under a metre square to 2 metres by 1.5 metres.

Hanson writes: “My name is Wayne Hansen, I am 48 years old with six children and one grandchild. I was born in Palmerston North and have lived in Taupo for 30 years. I am a self-taught artist who many consider an ‘Outsider’ as my work is not main-stream. I have been doing art using wood burning tools and techniques for 22 years.

“’Soul is Eternal’ took me 12 years to complete in between pieces for gallery exhibitions, commission work and being a solo parent. My work has been in the top galleries in New Zealand and has been sold internationally.

“This exhibition is a story about our souls’ experiences and our connection with the living environment. The native bush represents ‘Soul’, the native birds represent ‘Spirit’ and the changing from fern to flax means the changing from physical consciousness to spiritual consciousness. The story is there to wake up the soul and remember the spirit in us and everything around us.”

 Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts will host a reception for the artist on Saturday 29th August from 1 to 3pm at the gallery, 33 George Street, Palmerston North. The public is warmly invited to attend, meet the artist and view Wayne’s very special artwork. The exhibition will continue through September 12th.

Other Upcoming Exhibitions.

ANTARCTICA: ART EXHIBITION By: Sue Weterings - 21 Oct 17

Previous Exhibitions.

Land and Water
By: Jacky Pearson
- 08 Sep 17

Moments of Transcendent Beauty
By: Paul Lyons
- 11 Aug 17

“Exploring the Intersection Between Detail and Suggestion”
By: John Tidball
- 15 Jul 17

‘The Spaces Between’
By: Anne Morris
- 17 Jun 17

‘The Primacy of Gesture’
By: Ross Whitlock
- 12 May 17

LAND & SEA
By: Alfred Memelink
- 23 Mar 17

Animalia
By: Vivian McKenna
- 03 Mar 17

Across the Ditch
By: Australian and New Zealand Print Artists
- 04 Feb 17

“GIVEN TIME AND SPACE” Abstracted Imagery
By: Colin Hoare
- 06 Jan 17

“ECLECTIC IMPRESSIONS”
By: Watercolours by Celia Guy
- 03 Dec 16

E Toru nga Mea
By: Weaving and Carving Graduates Te Wananga o Aotearoa, Papaio
- 14 Nov 16

Dot's Nice
By: Elka
- 21 Oct 16

Colour Blast: Work That Jump Off the Canvas
By: Boyd-Dunlop
- 10 Sep 16

Heart Standing Still
By: Rachael Smith
- 30 Sep 16

SAMPLING: Paintings by Jayson Rollon & WARMING BODY & SOUL: Caohagan Island Quilts
By: Jayson Rollon & WARMING BODY & SOUL
- 25 Jul 16

Head for the Coast New Work
By: Beth Charles & Robert Charles
- 11 Mar 16

Extraordinary Art: Paintings
By: Paula Novak
- 12 Feb 16

Window to the Falling Sun: Paintings
By: Annabel Neall
- 04 Dec 15

TEXPLORATIONS: Paintings
By: Paul Lyons
- 14 Nov 15

An exhibition of Maori Art - Maunga Kura Toi degree artists of Te Wananga o Aotearoa
By: Te Koru
- 03 Nov 15

Country to Coast
By: Nicholas Hayter
- 11 Oct 15

Anything Goes: Annual Exhibition
By: Manawatu Spinners and Weavers Guild
- 28 Sep 15

WATERCOLOUR ASPECTS: New Paintings
By: Dennis Greenwood
- 15 Sep 15

"Soul Is Eternal":
By: Wayne Hansen
- 29 Aug 15

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