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Taupō welcomes quirky Kiwiana exhibition

Iconic New Zealand artist, Jason Kelly, is bringing his quirky Second Helpings exhibition to Taupō Museum’s Niven Room over the summer holidays.

Second Helpings features Kelly’s series of 18 Kiwiana grub-inspired paintings on reclaimed wood, commissioned by NZ Post for the Kiwi Kitchen Collectors Stamps in 2015.

Kelly first gained widespread attention with his successful print series Sweet As Summer Series 2009 in his trademark quirky hand-brushed style.

“I’m happy to be able to exhibit my unique humorous quirk in a Second Helpings serving of my NZ Post Stamp Series, Kiwi Kitchen,” he says.

“It’s great to be able to exhibit the original collection in the Taupō Museum, a former post office. Taupō is also the backdrop image of New Zealand’s rarest stamp. I’m also excited to be exhibiting some new works with a Taupō flavour.”

Kelly’s work will be on display till 7 February 2022. Watch the Taupō Museum Facebook page for possible workshop events and talks (Covid level dependent).

Taupō Museum is open seven days from 10am to 4.30pm.

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