Date: Nov 23 – Dec 6Space: Small Gallery
This is Terry Fowler’s second exhibition at the CAN with new pieces using new layouts and different construction methods. Some of these pieces have taken over 100 hours of work.
The materials used are radiata pine, recycled timbers, with wood stain or acrylics and a lacquer finish.
Terry is a cabinet maker and has worked with wood all his life whether as furniture or art.
At 16 Terry began work in his father’s Hastings business and he still works 8 or 9 hours a day on his wood, craft and art.
He never works from photos, but prefers to sketch his ideas roughly before carving.
Most of his craftworks are sold overseas e.g. one going to a Missionaries Centre in California for their diamond jubilee. And in 1990 his sculptures were sent to members of the International Olympic Association in Switzerland.
Recent awards and exhibitions
2002 Mary Vigor Brown Award – Popular Choice
1991 Coopers and Lybrand HB Craft Review – Most outstanding entry.
1990 Lecturn at St Lukes Havelock North.
2011, 2016 Hastings Community Arts Centre
2017 Hawkes Bay Art Review, 3 successful entries.