Welcome to the website of artist Hinurewa Betland
Rewa is one of Australia’s newest emerging artists, she lives and works on the Central Coast . She has just completed an Advance Diploma in Visual Arts through the renown Hunter TAFE Art school and upon completing her Diploma in 2016 was awarded a Scholarship The Freemasons of the Central Coast at the Art Studios Co-Operative.
Commissions include Freemasons of the Central Coast and Private collectors.
Her love of motorcycles has helped her travel to remote destinations with in NSW to view, paint or sketch the Eastern Australian Bush.
My works are created from emotion and an understanding of placement in the environment in which I live.
The body of work “Sedimentary” is based on the eroding Australian coastline meeting the unrestrained Tasman sea. It is a reflection on how I visualise the world, a reverse of normalcy and to me I feel comfortable within it. The deep purple sky looming above embracing the light, shines on a monolithic wall I fear not to climb.
The use of an acrylic paint medium on canvas suits my style. Thick brush strokes are combined with mark making tools for texture and manipulation of the paint to sit above the canvas. The pallet an exaggerated representation of earthly tones.
I’m currently completing an Advance Diploma in Visual Arts at Hunter TAFE Ourimbah Campus. After completing the Diploma in 2016 I was fortunate to win a Freemasons of the Central Coast Scholarship to the Art Studios Cooperative North Gosford. This included an Art Studio space and a Solo Exhibition “Grounded” based on my Maori heritage. I have also participating in many joint exhibitions within the Co-op.
As a lifelong local I have had an opportunity to explore the beauty of the Central Coast and how time has developed with the urban sprawl, but the sediments remain.
Central Coast NSW Australia