Topic: Janice Giles: Exciting New Exhibition

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Tauranga artist Janice Giles has continued to work experimentally with both content and technique since winning the Tauranga Society of Artists’ Annual Supreme Award in July 2011.

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One of her new works is included in the Molly Morpeth Canaday annual exhibition showing in Whakatane until February 6, 2012.

Janice considers her recent work to be transitional and the result is a series of highly intriguing paintings.

Her new solo exhibition at Coast Pavilion, Papamoa is called 'Transitions'.

"I'm feeling my way toward a stronger and more individual style”, says Janice.

"This means taking more risks, going where intuition takes me and trusting in what is evolving.”

Janice at work in her Tauranga studio.

Part way through this process Janice recognised the metaphorical context of what was emerging in her subject material.

Flight, and ‘winged things’ are common motifs.

On a recent visit to Janice's studio, she explained that her current work is part of a story she is painting her way through and, while her own experiences are personal and subjective, the themes are universal and accessible.

'Maiden Flight' 400mm x 1200mm Acrylic on canvas 2012.

Janice's new solo exhibition opening is at 6pm Friday, February 3.

The 'Transitions' exhibition is showing for three days from Saturday, February 4 to Monday, February 6 at the Coast Pavilion, 88 Coast Boulevard, Papamoa Beach Road, Papamoa.

For any additional information contact Janice at 

by Pete Morris (January 2012).

Pete Morris is an occasional painter and an art lover. He has a particular interest in promoting the visual arts in Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty. 


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