Art Workshop | Dianna Brinsden & Susie Gay

Guided art experience - Lopdell House Titirangi


Guided Art Experience with Dianna Brinsden & Susie Gay

Connecting people to nature and art

An opportunity to explore nature and art through a guided art experience based on observing the sunset and the moonrise. Connecting with nature and art can bring many benefits to our health and wellbeing. In this experiential art workshop you will learn how to create a pastel artwork through observing and experiencing the nature moods of the sunset and the moonrise.

The daily cycle of sunrise/sunset and the moon feature strongly in Māori worldview. When Māori looked up at the sky they saw the sun god, Te Rā, whose journey was slowed by the legendary Māui. At night, they sometimes saw Rona, who had been pulled up from Earth by the Moon. These live among a vast family of celestial bodies, all encompassed within Ranginui.

No previous art experience is necessary beyond a willingness and a curiosity to sky-gaze at the changing colours that accompany the end of each day.  Through awakening to the interplay of light and darkness we can bring life-giving forces into our everyday life. 

A collaboration by Dianna Brinsden and Susie Gay, local artists / art therapist

Art materials supplied.



Thursday 6 April

9pm start

On the Lopdell House Rooftop Terrace

Meet at ground floor foyer at 8:45pm for moonrise at 6:13pm

This is an outdoor event. Rain date Saturday 8 April 2023.

Tickets $35.00