KPAT hosts an annual event to showcase an art speaker and report to the community on its activities.
Our guest speakers have been inspiring and shared their stories with us. To register on our invitation list for these events please email email@example.com
Our speaker for the 2023 Art Speaker Event is renowned artist Gretchen Albrecht CNZM. This event marks a special milestone for KPAT as it is 10 years since it was established.
Painter and sculptor Gretchen Albrecht has exhibited nationally and internationally in for more than 35 years. Her work is recognisable for the way she uses shaped acrylic canvases – hemispheres and ovals, and the glorious poetic sweeps of colour, punctuated with occasional geometry. The references can be to landscapes, family and the cosmos. Since 2000 her work has expanded to include stainless steel sculptures and multi-panelled rectangular canvases.
2021: David McCracken
2020: Virginia King
2019: Jeff Thomson
2017: Marte Szirmay
2017: Michael Parekōwhai
2016: Phil Dadson
2015: Greer Twiss
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