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SweetArts Studio - Alan Hodgetts




Kāpiti Arts Guide Listing no. 82

I’m a multi-media visual artist. Never shy about trying out different mediums or materials to communicate my ideas and observations, I also record music under the alias Manzo. For me, art is communication, pure and simple. My work is mostly figurative. I purposely work in a wide range of media and use a range of techniques in order to express my ideas, messages and stories. Social commentary through art is a developing interest to me. My observations of our modern world, particularly human vices, follies and artifice provides a lot of material for my more humorous work. I rail against dour institutionalised art and elitism. My work is direct and I don't need to write a thesis to explain it.

I am a practising member of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts. I have exhibited in the Wellington region from 2012 to 2018 and I was the overall winner in the 2013 Wellington Emerging Artists awards.

Artistic medium: Drawing, painting, sculpture, music.

Kāpiti Arts Trail

7 Langdale Avenue, Paraparaumu

Occasional openings and open by appointment during the year.

Mobile: 021 043 4224

Email: sweetarts@xtra.co.nz

Facebook: SweetArtsNZ

Website: sweetarts.co.nz

Instagram: manzomusicnz

Payment options available: Credit card and eftpos facilities

Accessibility: Suitable for children, elderly (easy pathway, but a small step into the studio).  Pathway suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs but they may need to stay outside the studio.

Google Maps: SweetArts Studio, 7 Langdale Avenue, Paraparaumu