Category Archives: Posters

Make your own Mosaic















A poster resembles a mosaic in the way it is pieced together bit by bit as the fragments fit. Sections of the artist’s own works make up the elements of this poster enticing creative hands to Jenny’s mosaic workshops.

The poster will be an evolving entity as the images can be varied for future workshops. Still a work in progress, contact details will be placed in the lower space.

Jenny is renowned in Marlborough for inspiring local youngsters to become creatively involved with protecting New Zealand’s unique native flora and fauna. Picton students have completed the first of a series of mosaic tiles portraying tuis, kiwi, bellbirds, fantails and kereru, destined to form a colourful Welcome Wall at the Kaipupu Sounds Wildlife Sanctuary near Picton in Queen Charlotte Sound.

Jenny’s own wild, colourful, creative garden is adorned with many of her imaginative mosaics.

Mosaic artists have created a strong presence in New Zealand’s artistic scene. Lochmara Lodge in the Marlborough Sounds boasts a magnificent mosaic couch along the outdoor gallery walk. Ceramic artist Judi Brennan has composed a collection of mosaics to make Taupo’s L’Art’e Cafe and Gallery a unique dining experience. Akaroa’s Giant’s House is an amazing visual spectacle of works by Josie Martin.

Medium: Jenny’s mosaics,  Adobe Photoshop  Collage
















It’ll be a summer of music making at Raglan’s Old School Arts Center.

Medium: Ink,  Adobe Photoshop  

Raglan Creative Market

Photography was my medium of choice for this poster. My two favourite Photoshop filters added the final effect I was looking for.

The Raglan Creative Market is held on the 2nd Sunday of every month from 9am to 2pm at the Old School Arts Centre. The market is a showcase for quality arts in the Whaingaroa region, including paintings and photography, woodcraft, healing arts, original handcrafted clothing and jewellery. Visitors can peruse the stalls of this popular market for seasonal organic produce, free range eggs, homemade preserves and freshly baked breads.

Medium: Photography, Adobe Photoshop

Art for Art’s Sake

Raglan’s Art for Art’s Sake group meets at the Old School every month. Experimenting with ideas for a new poster brought together Photography, Photoshop and Illustrator to give the impression of a group dedicated to the enjoyment of artwork.
Many of the members of Art for Art’s Sake are participating in this month’s exhibition at the Old School, celebrating the arrival of Spring, The event takes a mixed media approach to show a wide variety of creative styles.

Medium: Photography, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe illustrator

Raglan Film Festival 2012

The annual Raglan Film Festival is coming again. This year’s Festival runs from 14 – 23 September and has become a highlight of the Raglan Old School Arts Centre year.

During the process of re-designing the poster for the occasion, I was introduced to a wide range of NZ short films by very talented film-makers. A feature event during this time is The Raglan Arts Film Festival Awards (RAFFA) red carpet evening when awards are granted in various categories to celebrate the achievements of Raglan & Whaingaroa film-makers and actors.

The 19th century heritage building which houses the Arts Centre was formerly Raglan’s School and continues to be a focus for learning and exploring creative ideas, by hosting an active programme of movie screenings, workshops, short courses, a Creative Market and interesting exhibitions from local artists.

Medium: Ink. Photoshop, supplied photos & logos (Font: Broadway)

Fibre and Fabric

Experimenting with a new poster for Raglan’s Old School Arts Centre brought me in touch with two groups of very creative people who enjoy getting together to share knowledge and skills. Every second Thursday of the month the Old School hosts this group of people with similar interests in fibre crafts, to create in good company. The Karioi Quilters have been making high quality, natural fibre, artistic quilts for many years. The Raglan Spinners & Weavers bring their spinning wheels and looms to the meetings. Many enjoyable hours are put into intricate artistic creations, some of which are destined to become treasured family heirlooms. The public do have the opportunity to view the beautiful items these two groups produce in their exhibitions.

Creative Fibre, the New Zealand Spinning, Weaving & Wool-craft Society, is a NZ wide group of people involved with activities such as Felt-making, Dyeing, Spinning, Weaving, Knitting, and other Fibre crafts. With 16 groups within the Waikato region alone (including the Raglan Spinners & Weavers) Creative Fibre holds regular exhibitions, Spin Ins and popular classes with travelling tutors. A Waikato Exhibition not to miss will be staged at Claudelands next month, running in conjunction with the Craft & Quilt Fair 6th – 9th September 2012.

Medium: Ink, Watercolour, Adobe Photoshop,

Byron Bay Writer’s Festival

‘The Far North Coast and the Gold Coast are renowned for their local festivals. These festivals allow different subcultures to celebrate and express themselves in their own unique way’ …..words from one of my current study Briefs to select a local festival and develop a design concept for next year’s poster (A2 size), a related t-shirt & merchandising product.. I’ve chosen the Byron Bay Writers Festival.

Having decided to use photography as my basis for design development, I took myself on a photo shoot, experimenting with a variety of ideas, thumbnailing along the way, and then refining, adding the text, sponsors…etc.