Stuff Article - Lockdown Blues

Lockdown blues triggers jump in art sales

Catherine Harris,
Jul 16 2020
Stuff Business

Rooky Hooky by Kirsty Black, Blue Mountains Life


Issue April/May 2020
Rooky Hooky, 790 x 1030 mm
Acrylic on Ply

Monsoon Meander in Home & Interiors, Scotland May June 2019


Issue 125, May June 2019
Monsoon Meander, 1220x915mm

Interview with Kirsty Black, Railway Street Gallery, Auckland

An Interview with Kirsty Black – March 2019

Posted by Fiona Cable on March 08, 2019

Where did the idea/inspiration for your recent work come from?

The freedom of the initial gestural sweep of colour, and vigorous brushwork provides the initial inspiration. This first step is intuitive. I then use this framework to inform the progress of the piece, as shapes and movement reveal themselves on the canvas, transporting me into a colourful world of invented narrative. It is also at this stage that imagination steps into play, in much the same way cloud gazing prompts a story or daydreaming allows your mind to meander, the development of the artwork in front of me, sparks my imagination and a story unfolds.

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Eastlife Sept 2018 - Paint it Black

John Rawlins wrote an insightful article, Paint it Black’ on my painting practisefor Eastlife’s September 2018 issue.

Pages 40 to 41

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Kirsty Black Effervescent Dreaming Invite

Effervescent Dreaming Solo Exhibition at Railway St Gallery, Newmarket Auckland, Preview Thursday 6 Sept 2018, 5 to 8pm

‘Hummingbird Hamper, Daffodil Punch, Alfresco Caper, Wilderness Fossick; heady, spellbinding imaginings from an artist weaving childhood memories with storylines and explosions of colour. Kirsty Black’s abstract art is like visual poetry. Instead of words and sentences, she intuitively uses colour, shape, line, form, pattern and texture to create a visual dance of the spirit. ‘Fiona Cable, Railway Street Gallery, Newmarket, Auckland. Read the blog…

Little Gallery Pick of the Week - Boa Escalator by artist Kirsty Black

Pick of the Week: ‘Boa Escalator’ by Kirsty Black

— Posted by Sarah Holden, 24th June 2018

New to our Whangamata gallery is a standout statement painting by Kirsty Black, taking this week’s spot in ‘Pick of the Week’!

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Little Gallery, In Conversation with Kirsty Black

Kirsty Black is one of The Little Gallery’s painters and artist volunteers, regularly helping out at our Victoria Park Market gallery. Working from her home studio in Maraetai, Kirsty creates bold abstract paintings in a distinctive style that is loved and appreciated by many of our visitors and artists. We had a chat with her about her work and how it has come to be the success it is today!

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