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Among the 17 artists involved in the show alongside Mrs Pier- point and Mrs Walker-Holt are Mia Hamilton, Kim Logue, Nicola Wright, Marion Rose and Margaret Johnson. Ms Topping says it features works created by emerging and well-known artists from East Auckland and beyond. “The theme of Out of the Shed underpins the work showcased in this group exhibition,” she told the Times. “Their artworks are inspired by objects found, constructed or utilised within a classic Kiwi shed. “The artists involved breathe new life into new and discarded material, turning these items from junk into fine art objects.” Mrs Pierpoint, who lives in Glen Innes, and Kawakawa Bay resident Mrs Walker-Holt belong to the Left-Field art col- lective based in Clevedon. They both obtained bachelor’s degrees in visual arts from the University of Auckland in 2010. Mrs Pierpoint was a finalist in this year’s Estuary Artworks art competition, also held at the public arts centre in Howick’s Uxbridge Road. She has eight art brooches dis- playing in Out of the Shed, each made from material taken from an old hessian sack. “It’s not about recycling these items,” says Mrs Pierpoint, of her art practice. “It’s about paying due respect to things that were once desir- able, but are not anymore. “They are items nobody wants and have been superseded. They were once loved and desired, but have now been discarded and are obsolete and redundant.” Mrs Pierpoint makes each art broach from chains that are then combined and electroplated. “I like to find a new purpose for things,” she says. “I make use of what’s available and value it as a material.” Mrs Walker-Holt’s jewellery, including necklaces, brooches, a pendant and bracelet, is made from timber taken from old car- pentry rulers and brass. “Quite often my pieces aren’t very practical to wear, but these ones are,” she says, of her contri- bution to Out of the Shed. “I like being able to make an artwork that’s different and uses new ways of seeing things, rather than the norm.” Mrs Walker-Holt says New Zealand’s artistic jewel- lery industry is “dynamic and extremely creative” and has a growing international presence. “Some people see jewellery as being quite bling and superficial. When you make it out of some- thing that was once redundant it makes it more interesting.” Out of the Shed displays at the public arts centre at 35 Uxbridge Road, Howick, from this Friday to October 14. It opens with a public preview at 6.30pm this Thursday. Entry is free and all works are for sale. TRANSFORMATION: Artists Lucy Pierpoint, left, and Sarah Walker-Holt are taking part in a group exhibition in Howick. Times photo Wayne Martin www.dreamdoors.co.nz making your kitchen dreams come true... Beat the Christmas rush with this great offer! From a complete new kitchen installation to a simple door swap, Dream Doors have the solution for you... simply phone us, visit the display showroom for ideas and assistance, or enquire online at www.dreamdoors.co .nz ALL KITCHENS CUSTOM NZ MADE 10-YEAR WARRANTY SAVE $1000S To book your no-obligation FREE measure and quote, phone us now... we come to you with samples and options. 0800 437 326 Brett Campbell 021 998 054 WOW... WHAT AN OFFER! 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