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Artist forges ahead with virtual exhibition.

A Mount Maunganui artist is launching their virtual exhibition ‘The Basaloid Project’ through the Incubator Creative Hub this week.

Artist Kalou Koefoed says above all, the project is a call to creativity.

The idea emerged not long after Kalou Koefoed began treatment for anal cancer in April 2019.

Named after this type of cancer, the project has three parts: A graphic novel, an exhibition, and a workshop.

Kalou hopes to inspire people “to grab life by the balls and do the things they long to do, right now. Because, why wait?”

The exhibition was meant to open to the public with a usual wine and nibbles style event on April 9 at The Incubator Creative Hub, Tauranga.

But as New Zealand rapidly went from COVID-19 alert level 2 to 3, and with alert level 4 looming, Kalou took matters into her own hands. 

The show features 22 works of illustration, sculpture and video - all of which make up the pages of The Basaloid graphic novel.

Kalou says the graphic novel is told through the use of metaphor and symbolism.

“It’s a dark fairy tale about hope, resilience, vulnerability, fear, love, purpose, and renewal.”

Read the entire Sunlive ARTICLE 

April 6, 2020

Pandemic inspires art project to go virtual.

... While on her way, Kalou glanced over the form in her hand. The specialist had written two words that she didn't expect and stopped her in her tracks.

Suspected cancer...

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