A teacher and student have joined forces for an upcoming art exhibition.
Partial Bodies is a joint exhibition at the Fenton Street Art Collective, featuring work by Jo Stallard and Cherie Dodds.
Cherie has been attending life drawing classes held by Jo, who is co-owner of the Fenton Street Art Collective, for almost two years.
"Jo approached me and invited me to do an exhibition. It was meant to run earlier in the year but it had to be rescheduled because of lockdown."
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Cherie says this is the first time she is showing at Fenton Street Art Collective.
"I've had pieces at Percy Thompson Gallery and Govett-Brewster in New Plymouth. Jo and Stuart have been supportive. Because it's my first proper exhibition, it is great to be showing with Jo as she has been able to guide me. It's nice to collaborate with her."
She says she enjoys life drawing, as it gets the creativity 'flowing'.
"It doesn't matter what the body looks like as each individual artist will find beauty in it. It could be the way light bounces off the skin or the curve of a line."
Cherie says she mainly works with paints.
"I love to paint. It's really relaxing, I'm always painting. I prefer oil painting as it's more buttery to work with."
■ Partial Bodies is running at the Fenton Street Art Collective until October 22.