“Keto’s Monsters”: Underwater Photography By Anthea Ibell

If you visit Mint Gallery at 32 Moray Place, you will be enthralled by an underwater world of strange creatures and vibrant colour, a fusion of art and science! Not surprisingly, the exhibition is named after the Greek goddess of the sea who gave birth to a host of sea monsters. As a winner of an Australasian ‘Our World-Underwater’ Scholarship in 2011, Anthea was fortunate to find herself exploring some of the most sought after diving spots in the world. Her stunning photographs capture marine life from Papua New Guinea to our own Otago Peninsula. She wasn’t afraid to get up close and personal with even the most intimidating sea creatures such as the Great White Shark! The vibe at the opening night (held Thursday 28 March) was lively and welcoming as family, friends, fellow photographers and artists came to show their support. Admiring clown fish over a glass of Stables Merlot was the perfect way to spend an evening! The exhibition will be open until 18 April.

Mint Gallery hosts a variety of painting, sculpture and photography exhibitions to encourage local talent. To find out more go to http://www.mintart.co.nz.

Pink Skunk Clownfish eyes an invisible shrimp from a closed anemone (Papua New Guinea).

Pink Skunk Clownfish eyes an invisible shrimp from a closed anemone (Papua New Guinea).

Anthea and her partner Dan. Anthea wears dress from SaveMart. Photograph to the right shows kelp on the Otago Peninsula.

Anthea and her partner Dan. Anthea wears dress from SaveMart. Photograph to the right shows kelp on the Otago Peninsula.

Jessica wears a selection of op-shop items.

Jessica wears a selection of op-shop items.

Vivian wears top from The Red Cross Shop.

Vivian wears top from The Red Cross Shop.

Leafy sea dragon (South Australia).

Leafy sea dragon (South Australia).

Entertainment by father and son, Bernard and Dan.

Entertainment by father and son, Bernard and Dan.

Lisa with some of Anthea's photographs.

Lisa with some of Anthea’s photographs.

Kelly and Jen. Kelly wears top from Quest. Jen wears a Miss Sixty top.

Kelly and Jen. Kelly wears top from Quest. Jen wears a Miss Sixty top.

Anthea, Sarah and Chris. Sarah wears dress from Pagani.

Anthea, Sarah and Chris. Sarah wears dress from Pagani.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Place.

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Place.

Mint Gallery owner Murray and his partner Lisa.

Mint Gallery owner Murray and his partner Lisa.

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