Blackmore & Best

A Stunning Art Gallery & Working Studio

Welcome to Blackmore & Best Gallery and Studio in Shelly Bay on the Miramar Peninsula. It's a short 10-15 minute drive from the city and 3 minutes from the airport, and is a stunning part of Wellington you’ll not want to miss.

Open 6 days a week, Tuesday to Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm

With plenty of free parking

Closed Mondays

Jane Brimblecombe - Mosaic Mirrors

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Jane works from her Shelly Bay Studio next to the sea she loves.  Born in Wellington, she has always had an interest in the arts which she first recognised at the age of two, and has painted, potted, sculpted and made jewellery throughout her life. She is probably best recognised for her hand-cut mosaic mirrors, but continues to develop her sculpting and painting. Her work is progressing and has become more as she first envisaged, as wall jewellery and glass art, maximising the play of light.

Jane’s main inspiration comes from the sea and music.  She is a member of two rock bands, a singer songwriter and published poet. Her work is influenced by the flow and rhythm of Hokusai and the symmetry of Art Deco. Jane likes to create works that are uplifting and celebrate light. Jane has exhibited her work since 1999 and had her first solo at the NZ Academy of Fine Arts in 2001. She has exhibited her work in many group exhibitions including those of the Academy and Shelly Bay artists. Jane's work is part of the Sir James Wallace Trust permanent art collection.

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