Maude Cook-Davies with her work titled
Maude Cook-Davies with her work titled "Kereru." Mike Knott

Maori touch for the School of Arts

A TOUCH of New Zealand will land in Bundaberg when three Maori women open their art exhibition at the School of Arts at 5.30pm on Monday.

The show will feature a large variety of work including paintings, jewellery and graphite wood paintings.

Artist Maude Cook-Davies, who moved to Bargara from New Zealand a year ago, said she was “nervous as hell” about her first exhibition in the country.

“I’ve had people wanting to see my work for the past two or three months, but I’ve kept it under wraps so they will get a surprise at the exhibition,” she said.

Ms Cook-Davies specialises in visual and textile art, while fellow exhibitor Hine Hill makes paua jewellery and Katherine Davidson will feature graphite wood paintings.

As well as the exhibition, the artists will hold workshops on July 26 and 27 at 9am, 11am and 1pm.

“The workshops will be a journey though the types of work I do,” she said.

“It will be pretty freeflow — people can just come and have a look at what they want to.”

Admission to the workshops is free.

The exhibition will be open until August 1.

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