Second arts guide planned for region

ARTIST AT WORK: Roselyn Cloake working on some miniatures with one of her finished paintings behind.

South Canterbury artists could soon be featuring on a second arts guide, as Arts Canterbury is preparing a guide for the region. Last year, Aoraki Development Trust published an arts trail, and this year Arts Canterbury has proposed an in-depth Arts Guide. Timaru artists and Arts Canterbury board member Roselyn Cloake has had an artwork of her’s chosen for the cover of the Canterbury guide. She will be approaching artists around South Canterbury about the guide. ‘‘The guide will be A5 and spiral bound. ‘‘I don’t think we are doubling up, the guide will be totally different to the arts trail which is a folded A4 from a different organisation.’’ The arts guide was being modeled on one that has been produced in Nelson successfully for the past six years. The guide will be pitched at tourists as well as local people who seek information about artists and galleries in the region. It will be available for viewing at public libraries and for sale at art galleries, information offices, selected book stores and arts organisations.
- Herald Staff, Timaru Herald Newspaper 9/7/07