Portia Roper


Tapuae Art Gallery
851 South Road


Mixed Media


Email: [email protected]
Phone: 027 4741725


Studio will be open for the full 10 days

Studio open by appointment outside the trail days

Wheelchair accessible

Toilet facilities available

Art Trail

West Taranaki

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Portia's work explores morphing animals by gradually changing them from one thing to another- through merging segments, they become one. Using a variety of mediums to create her work, Portia examines the connection between collaged paper materials from books through stitching. As the animals all grow together, or merge into one body. These very unique creatures are anthropomorphised by each having individual names. Playful and warm, they simultaneously give one the feeling that they could have been stitched together by Dr. Frankenstein. Portia's works rather grotesque; when you think about what they could be, they are horrifying in an oddly beautiful way.

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