Art on Conservation talk: Award-winning artist Phillip Waddington

5:30-6:30pm Thursday 2 May
at Te Awe Library

Come along to Te Awe Brandon Street Library on Thursday 2 May to hear award-winning artist and conservationist, Phillip Waddington, talk about the collision of his two worlds. Phillip Waddington is a Petone artist whose life-long passion for art, the environment and conservation started at an early age, and has intertwined with his work as a professional artist for fifty years. His art captures the essence of nature from close observation and unique experiences with native reserves and forests.

He developed a painting style influenced by C.F Goldie and is also well-known for portrait art. His oil portraits earned Phillip the nickname ‘The Living Goldie’. His recent work includes a portrait of Chris Hipkins and the seaweed-and-fish sculpture on Petone Beach.

His talent goes beyond the canvas. With a lifelong passion in ecology, he also invented a humane predator trap for Department of Conservation and was awarded Wellingtonian of the Year.

Meet the artist and hear his free and fascinating talk, encompassing art and nature.

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