“Moments In Time”
by Rachel Harre and Frank Malone is an exhibition by two local ceramic artists, well known to Kaiapoi.
For seven years their gallery/shop, Fragments of Grace, on Hilton Street was filled with their unique work.
Charming figures cut out of clay, stained and painted with brightly coloured acrylic adopt poses suggestive of special moments. The works are celebratory by nature. The exhibition depicts moments to cherish, savour and enjoy.
Tall statues of graceful women, characters enjoying life, walking on a tightrope or flying in a balloon, each piece is unique.
Their work has been extensively exhibited since 1985 and examples can be seen in public places in North Canterbury. One sculpture, historic panels depicting Kaiapoi’s history stood on the banks of the Kaiapoi River until the earthquake forced its removal. Plans are underway to return it to a sculpture park once Kaiapoi’s red zone decisions are completed.