Topic: Arts

A bushman's son exhibits in the city

  • Auckland

Body language, faces and expressions form the basis of the works by Māori artist Terry Ferguson at his exhibition 'Raw' opened recently at the Exhibitions Gallery in Newmarket.

The artist presents his own style which he paints under the name "The Bushman's Son".

Terry explains, "This comes from my upbringing in small town New Zealand and from being the sixth child and youngest son of a Waikato bushman."

"I use a mix of photography and acrylic to create the images and looks I am after and sometimes (most times) I am guided by my brush and it just evolves on its own."

According to Terry, "Faces tell a story and this mix of paint and film captures the essence of the subject and I bring it to life with colour and text."

The Exhibition runs from 5 April 2016 - 5 May 2016.

Te Kāea reporter Numia Ponika-Rangi has more on this tonight at 5:30pm.