EXHIBITION OF International artist

Isabelle STARON-TUTUGORO

Talk with the Artist :  Saturday 28 February at 10.30am at the Alliance française Auckland

Opening :  Tuesday 3 March, 5-7pm, at Lake House Art Centre,Takapuna

Born in 1964 in Saint Symphorien sur Coise (Lyon - France), Isabelle has been living in Poindimié (New Caledonia) and working in the Pacific for the last 19 years. Isabelle is  inspired by the Kanak culture of her husband and she pays tribute to Kanak history and  culture by incorporating from symbols found on petroglyphs, Lapita pottery, tapa, and  engraved bamboo within her paintings and prints.

She exhibits internationally, most often in New Caledonia, France, and Australia. Isabelle is  excited to return to Auckland to share the exhibition "Petite Story" through a collaboration  with Alliance Française Auckland.

This series of paintings is a continuation of her solo exhibition in New Caledonia last year on the occasion of her fiftieth birthday. For this important event, Isabelle created this series as a  tribute to her grandmother Lucie who has been a strong source of inspiration for her. Isabelle incorporates elements from French and Kanak cultures within each painting such as the ancient petroglyphs found in New Caledonia and in France. The paintings also include personal symbols of family history, as for example, marriage certificate, letters written during WWI, and mementos from travels.

 
 Her work will be on display at the Lake House Art Centre (37 Fred Thomas Drive, TAKAPUNA) and at the Alliance Francaise Auckland (Main centre in GREY LYNN), from 3 to 22 march 2015.

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