LEVEL 2 STUDIO
TITIRANGI AUCKLAND - BY APPOINTMENT / SET OPEN DAYS
Jacinda Torrance is an artist and graphic designer. She began drawing houseplants and common weeds a decade ago in monochromatic ink, graphite and charcoal. Her Inkweed series began with the 100 Days Project in 2014: 100 black ink drawings of New Zealand garden weeds (plants found growing where they are not wanted).
Inkweed, mexican daisy, climbing asparagus, plectranthus, climbing dock, agapanthus are all plants Jacinda is actively removing from her South Titirangi garden, with the aim of making it weed-free. The drawings are in part a florilegium of these and other weeds pulled out. Before they are bagged up and sent to the nearest weed bin, or made into compost, they become fodder for this ongoing drawing project. The characteristics of their many and varied types of foliage are depicted in Indian ink and printed on archival paper.
A full time Artist and Designer, Hayley Brown has exhibited her paintings across New Zealand for over 20 years and has been represented by leading fine art publsihers worldwide. Working in oil and acrylc on linen, Brown is know for themes based on human emotion and beauty. Limited palettes and worn, nostaglic textures help marry past and present and present a sense of timelessness in her classical works.