Each month a member of our community is invited to browse our online collection and select six of their favourite artworks. Each ‘My Choice’ selection, together with personal responses to the works, will be available to view on the Sarjeant Gallery website for one month at a time. The October 2020 My Choice has been selected by Helen Craig, and is available to view until 31 October 2020.
Helen is a Trustee of the Whanganui Regional Heritage Trust, publisher of the Awa Event Guide since 2011, and has been involved with various Whanganui Festivals and events: initiator of the RWC REAL Whanganui Festival 2011, Trustee then Event Manager of Whanganui Artists Open Studios, and Event Manager of Whanganui Festival of Glass in 2013. With a background in art, having completed a BFA majoring in Sculpture in 2009, Helen now heads up the Arts, Visitor Marketing and Central City Portfolios in her current role as Whanganui District Councillor. She states “With October being Whanganui Heritage Month, I was drawn to the images that evoked nostalgia. I’m not Whanganui born and bred, but Whanganui’s architecture and art have captured my full attention. My selection of artworks captures some buildings that are no longer here, yet we still have the highest concentration of heritage buildings in New Zealand. Imagine Whanganui even 20 years ago and what we have lost – let’s hope more can be saved for the future generations to enjoy.”