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Colour and Cacti at Lake House

Lake House has got some beautiful exhibitions coming up to celebrate the final weeks of summer.

Opening on Tuesday the 26th of February is ‘A Taste of Printmaking’ by the Studio Printmakers Collective. This very talented group are exhibiting a diverse range of printmaking styles and techniques. If you become inspired and would like to try printmaking, the Studio Printmakers often offer classes through Lake House’s education programme – please enquire or visit our website The Studio Printmakers will also have their Lake House studio open during the exhibition for the public to view and ask questions – all welcome!

Also showing during March, in the intimate café setting, is ‘A Trio of Art’, an exhibition by art enthusiasts Trish Parkin, Fiona Christie and Roz Innes. Roz is inspired by the diversity of colour, line and form in the world around us. Trish enjoys expressing the differing moods of the ocean and bush, while Fiona likes to capture the natural beauty of the subtropical vegetation and birdlife of New Zealand. Showing in the café from the 26th of February to the 17th of March.

Sam Smorenbug’s ‘Cactus Flowers’ introduces us to the beauty of the often avoided cactus plant. The desert dwelling plants developed their own defence system of prickles over the millennia, to protect themselves from being devoured by lost and thirsty mammals. The beautiful flowers they produce are a direct contrast – beckoning passing insects and birds with their vibrancy and colour. Sam Smorenburg has reproduced these gorgeous blooms on a macro scale, allowing us to view them up close and personal. Showing in the café from the 19th – 28th of March.

Last but certainly not least, Lake House is pleased to be showing works from another diverse and talented group – this time, painters. The Thursday Painters are a collective of twelve artists who meet on a regular basis to share ideas and encourage each other in their painting. Their exhibition will be showing in the Becroft Gallery from the 19th – 28th of March.  


by Channel Editorial