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A range of artists’ work will be the centre of attention at Aigantighe Art Gallery tomorrow.

Included in the South Canterbury Art Society’s 65th Art Awards and Annual Exhibition will be pieces by guest artists Rachel Ratten, Noelene Walker and Brent Holley.

Holley is a sculptor based in Ashburton, Walker is a jeweller in Christchurch and Ratten, who specialises in mixed media, lives in Timaru.

Ratten said about five of her works would be on display.

“They are a combination of paint and screenprinting,” she said, of her colourful and fun creations.

“I’ve mixed the technique of painting and print-making on the same surface.”

She was looking forward to the exhibition, particularly as it would allow her to showcase some of her creations to a local audience.

“It’s nice to exhibit locally. I’ve exhibited around New Zealand, but it’s always nice to exhibit in your home town.”

She describes her works as “body language and gesture”.

It was a style that appealed to her because it allowed her to experiment with representational figures against flat backgrounds, she said.

A total of 120 artworks will be on display from tomorrow until October 29. The awards will be presented at the show opening tonight.