Jack the lad dreamt of being a gangster…

Robyn Reynolds
Jack the lad dreamt of being a gangster… 2023
pen markers and acrylic paint, 113 X 65cm
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In year 2020, I was doing an online art foundation course through The Learning Connexion. I had always scribbled, made marks and attended life drawing classes. The Learning Connexion opened my eyes to the world of colour and expression, and the freedom to be bold and just to be me.

My painting Jack the lad dreamt of being a gangster… is about all of us at some time in our lives, dreaming about being somebody else.

Robyn Reynolds

Robyn is well established as a boutique women’s fashion designer. Since launching Robyn Reynolds Clothing over 20 years ago, Robyn has amassed a devoted following that reaches all corners of New Zealand and beyond. 

Robyn’s wide range is available in-store (12A Church St) and online, as well as from a variety of stockists throughout New Zealand, and features playful styles, quality materials, and outstanding variety. Her classic shapes, personalised fits, and retro colours stand the test of time.

Many thanks to ArtHouse (who happen to be right next to one of our favourite places in Nelson – Red Art Gallery, Design Store and Café).

Installation Details

3 Haven Rd, at ArtHouse Building, beside Red Art Gallery & Café


Many thanks to the property owner and tenant for being part of ArtDoors.

ArtDoors Whakatū/Nelson is a joint project by Make/Shift Spaces and Arts Council Nelson