Night Rain Art Poster by Virginia Woods-Jack
I love being able to share and support the work of other creative people in my life.
I have been fortunate enough to work and collaborate with one of my favourite Wellington based artists, Virginia Woods-Jack and now we are lucky enough to be able to release her latest piece of work in The Studio, a beautiful floral poster.
This is a great way to own a piece of her work, which you can frame if you choose and she is also using this release to support others doing work she admires.
You can read her notes on the work below.
Night Rain 2020
Digital offset print on satin matt coated 210gsm paper
420 x 594mm (print dimensions)
Edition of 150
Signed by the artist
Words from the artist below:
I have been thinking about the circular nature of my practice and how I rely on others to help make my practice successful. I am always keen to give back to those I believe are doing the hard work to make our world a better place to live in, a world I want to live in and that I want for my daughters. With this in mind, I have been determined that this digital offset print should help to benefit more than just myself, the printers who made it and the fantastic Artfull and Yvette Edwards, who you can also buy them from. An edition of 150 with 5% of the proceeds from sales being split between the three organisations below that I admire deeply.
The Community Rongoā Forest is tended by artist Tanya Te Miringa Te Rorarangi Ruka, a Māori Indigenous artist and designer living in Te Whānganui-a-Tara, Aotearoa. The forest is based in Elliot Park, Brooklyn, Pōneke! They are growing a rongoā forest with a mātauranga Māori kaupapa:
Their 3 principles are
Māramatanga (enlightenment) - learning and growing together for the wellbeing of our community.
Sustainable Coastlines is a nationwide charity in Aotearoa with a strong vision for our beautiful coastline. For those of you who know my practice well, you know that our oceans are a cornerstone of my research. In SC's words, they have the following tenets at the heart of their organisation. You can learn how to get involved here
Restored mauri for our moana.
Connect people with nature and inspire change.
Support communities to prevent litter and restore waterways.
Beautiful beaches, healthy waters and inspired people.
Mountains to Sea Wellington is an organisation full of passion, and like me, they love Rimu Rimu (seaweed!). They deliver inspiring freshwater and marine education programmes for schools and communities across the greater Wellington region. They connect people to nature, building understanding through science and exploration, and fostering kaitiakitanga (guardianship) for the environment. To get involved and learn more, visit them here