Full steam ahead in Riverton

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An entry in the 2019 Riverton Community Arts Centre Steampunk exhibition.

THE world of steampunk will be explored and celebrated during the Riverton Community Arts Centre’s (RCAC) third Steampunkexhibition in October.

The previous steampunk-themed exhibitions held in 2019, and the first exhibition five years previously, were well supported and attended.

Steampunk fused fashion and elements from the Victorian industrial revolution with the futuristic world of HG Wells and other fantasies and was only limited by people’s imaginations.

It could also be about lifestyle, whimsy and out-of-the box creativity, such as ray guns, teapot racers, decorated boxes and bags, goggles and hats or more traditional-styled artworks such as paintings, graphic art, sculpture and sketches.

RCAC co-ordinator Hayley Landreth said the centre was calling for artists who wanted to display steampunk-themed art, from jewellery to wearable art and photographs and paintings to sculpture.

Open to any artist who resided in Southland and Otago, and all RCAC Friends Of The Arts, entry forms would be accepted by RCAC no later than Friday, September 3, at 4pm.

Terms and conditions were on the entry form.

All the artworks would be for sale, Landreth said.

Adding to the ambience, patrons and artists were encouraged to dress in theme for the opening night on Friday, October 1.

For more information or to enter, go to Riverton Community Arts Centre page, www.rivertonarts.org.nz/events-and-exhibitions

  • Steampunk exhibition, Riverton Community Arts Centre, Palmerston St, Riverton. Opening night, Friday, October 1. Public exhibition, Saturday, October 2, to Monday, October 25.
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