Nelson Leader : September 26th 2013
26 THE NELSON LEADER, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 NEWS • Civil/Commerical Litigation • Relationship Property • Employment Disputes Tim Jeffcott -- Litigation 5585244AE Yellow Pages House, 2nd floor, 190 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010 M 027 552 2434 | E firstname.lastname@example.org Tel 03 539 0210 i Fax 03 539 0215 i www.hflaw.co.nz Hamish.Fletcher Lawyers Tim Jeffcott LLB BA Christine Cook Christine Cook 'A trusted name in Real Estate' 544 8778 Licensee Salespeople (RRAA 2008) Super heroes: Nelson artist Phill Sigglekow who is holding an exhibition at Momentum Gallery. Photo: SALLY KIDSON Folk artist's heroic work Batman, Lizard Man, the Incredible Hulk, Wonder Woman, the Joker, the Flash -- name a superhero or action hero and chances are Nelson artist Phill Sigglekow has painted them. He is holding his first solo exhi- bition next week. He has been working towards the show since the beginning of the year and says he is really excited about it and proud to be showing his work in one space. Phill is a long-running fan of superheroes and his acrylic paint- ings feature a wide range of charac- ters, although Batman is a favourite story, he says. He loves the diversity of the powers of superheroes and collects action figures, showcasing them in a shrine at home. I've just got a passion for it.'' Phill says he is quite prolific with his work and can create a painting a day. Phill has been going to the Magenta Creative Space art studio and drop-in for people with mental illness for more than 10 years. He says Magenta is incredibly sup- portive, like a sanctuary, and he's made good friends there. It's my life. Art is what I do and it's what I want to do. I feel like I'm getting better and better at it.'' He said the tutors Juliette Fox and Kim Brice were great. Juliette said it was exciting that Phill was getting to show his work. I think he deserves it. He's been working for years towards it.'' Juliette said Outsider Art'', or art done by marginalised artists who did not fit into the mainstream art world and had no formal training, was an established and growing market overseas. It was growing in popularity in New Zealand, but New Zealand was still one of the few countries in the world without a folk art museum. Those museums show the work of self-taught artists and gave them the chance to show their work, she said. Super Heroes by Phill Sigglekow runs from Monday, September 30 to Friday, October 25 at the Momentum Gallery at Equilibrium Chiropractic on Church St, Nelson. Building backing for birds Bird backers: Alison Nicoll, left, and Alison Pickford of Richmond's Native Bird Recovery group in Richmond Mall last week. Possum and stoat traps, weta motels and bird feeders fea- tured in Richmond Mall last week when volunteers of Richmond's Native Bird Recovery Group held a stall to publicise its pest control and planting work. Proceeds from sales of traps, bird feeders and the book The Tui by Anne Webb and Neil Page -- a 68-page study of New Zea- land's iconic endemic native bird -- go to the conservation group. The book is available at BNZ Richmond and Nelson branches.
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