Start Date
8 May -  
End Date
14 May 2017

codamorphology: the beauty of mathematics

Artist
Wayne Churcher
Main Image
Latin 1 variation image
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday 9th - Saturday 13th May, 10am-5pm
Sunday 14th May, 10am-4pm
Description

Where it is the purpose of science to find answers, it is a purpose of art to pose questions.

In codaMorphology, the questions that arise are about artistic choices. Just why is an artwork beautiful to us  - or not? Are accepted mathematical ideals such as the golden ratio self-fulfilling? Just where does the idea of ‘beauty’ lie? 

Part of my practice is to create computer programs which in turn make compositions. These designs are then brought into the ‘real’ world through printmaking. CodaMorphology is the result of these investigations. 

I am an artist based in my home studio in Northland, Wellington. My practice now is both as a printmaker and codemaker. The hills surrounding Wellington were the inspiration to create programs creating fields of shapes, which I use to make most of my works today.

Codamorphology

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waynechurcher@gmail.com

Start Date
15 May -  
End Date
21 May 2017

Dark City

Artist
Melissa McDougall & KIRAN X
Main Image
dark city exhibition poster
Opening
Description

Dark City is a masterful collaboration between Melissa McDougall’s oil paintings  and Kiran X’s multi-media paintings featuring iconic Wellington scenes juxtaposed with cinema vixens, neon abstraction and city lights.

 KIRAN-X uses aerosol and reconstituted paints with existing weathered surfaces found in the city. Drawn to dark urbanized icons, abstraction of advertising and tech noir, his characters have become bound together by an otherworldly beat of street fonts and altered facades.

Melissa McDougall’s oil paintings are detailed nocturnal city scenes. Her paintings feature iconic Wellington street scenes. Each one is reminiscent of evocative Film Noir movies featuring city lights, shadows and femme fatales.

Start Date
1 May -  
End Date
7 May 2017

i do it

Artist
Victoria Vincent
Main Image
i do it poster
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday: 10.00am - 5.00pm
Description

I do it is an exhibition featuring Wellington women out using real bikes for real reasons. In Wellington, up to three times more men regularly ride their bikes than women. Victoria Vincent wants to help change this, and has created a collection of empowering photographs featuring women who ‘do it’ - inspiring others to do it too. Victoria says, “The images are realistic, what you see is what you get - but the joy in their faces is what ties them all together”.

 

A bit about Victoria Vincent:

Victoria is a commercial and portrait photographer who specialises in putting her subjects at ease. Her goal is to photograph the connection between people; she prefers people to smile at each other rather than at the camera. Victoria’s approach to commercial and portraiture work is framed by her experience making documentaries for the BBC in London. She has learned to let the story tell itself by capturing the candid moments that are so easily missed. This desire for the candid image gives her photographs a natural and genuine edge –  this is her point of difference.

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Start Date
24 April -  
End Date
30 April 2017

hidden textures

Artist
Various Artists (see below)
Main Image
Anna - book image
Opening Hours
from 10.00am daily
Description

Artists: Jo Constable, Jeanie Randall, Kristeen Lockett, Ali Murray, Rachel Keel, Jocelyn Hendry, Anna Nelson & Maxine Edwards.


Ever stopped to look at the textures around us? This collaborative art show explores those textures through various mediums: printmaking, photography, pottery, painting, weaving, jewellery, bookmaking, and furniture. The 8 artists come from a mixture of backgrounds from printmaking, pottery and painting to weaving, graphic design and bookmaking. Each artist interprets the theme in their own way. They met through the Hutt Art Centre and have exhibited at the Hutt Art galleries and other galleries around New Zealand.


Ali Murray is a printmaker living in Wellington. Her work typically combines monoprint, linocut, drypoint, stencilling and hand-carved stamps.
Jeanie Randall is a Wellington artist passionate about printmaking and bookmaking. She works with encaustic wax, jewellery making and flame glass work.
Kristeen Lockett has exhibited in numerous galleries in New Zealand — in both group and solo shows and also as a guest artist. Her work is in many private and public collections. She loves to work with etching and linocut. kris@blondinigang.co.nz
Jocelyn Hendry is passionate about textures and colour. Sculpting in clay and printmaking gives her a strong grounding to evolve and develop a personal style. hendry@paradise.net.nz
Jo Constable enjoys spending time out and about with her camera and discovering hidden textures and colour, then combining these found images with printmaking. www.hoipolloi.co.nz
Anna Nelson loves all methods of printmaking as it’s a very satisfying means of capturing an image. She enjoys all the aspects of printmaking, from creating the image to seeing the resulting image on paper. Anna likes to create layers within her work.
Rachel Keel enjoys all forms of printmaking especially lino cutting. Rachel also weaves, creates books and collages.
Maxine Edwards is based in Petone, she enjoys all aspects of printmaking and more recently large abstract paintings.

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Start Date
17 April -  
End Date
21 April 2017

Play by Play

Artist
Lucy Morris, Peter Curry & Robert Curry
Main Image
Play by Play poster
Opening Hours
9.00am - 5.00pm, Monday - Friday
Description

Play by Play is a week-long interactive exhibition showcasing videogames created by New Zealand and international developers. It's a great opportunity for children (of all ages) and their parents to learn about the local industry and how to get involved.

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Start Date
26 March -  
End Date
31 March 2017

TIC TAC TOE = X3 ARTISTS, x3 styles, x3 viewpoints, one show

Artist
Christen Stewart, roOm & Holly Thomas
Main Image
tic tac toe image
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday: 10.30am (after a coffee) - 5.00pm
Description

Tic Tac Toe is an exhibition of local Ngaio artists, Christen Stewart, roOm, and Holly Thomas.
All three artists work in different mediums and materials, but are connected by the challenges of being practising artists as well as busy active parents to young families. The show was born from an idea to represent the buzzing creative community of Ngaio in central Wellington, and also from the desire to comitt to an artistic deadline and support each other with finding the time to make work for exhibition.

About the Artists:

Christen Stewart is an illustrator based from her home studio in Ngaio. Her practice usually realms inside the digital world armed with computer and tablet, but over the last 12months she has been developing a series of finely detailed, painted pattern icons in bright ceramic paint on plates. She is influenced by the profound natural curls of her second child, and natural formations, as well as a few vintage plates she has lying around and has used these as a starting point to develop a whimsical line-art style.
What started out as a journey of shapes and patterns, naturally for christen, led to character design and what stories might the characters tell if they were combined with these androgynous, organic patterns. The result is a quirky, mischievous and fun twist on the simple more organic plate designs. The circular plates lend the art a more natural soft border feel which suits the playfulness of the artwork. She is also experimenting with context, by adding her art to Tshirts sweatshirts and other merchandise with her online store kaboodle.threadless.com.


Holly Thomas is a painter and has been creating work from her Ngaio home since moving to the area 5 years ago. Her work is bold and dynamic, and she has developed a unique fast-paced style which allows her to build expressive layers of paint amongst the regular chaos of the family home. Holly is inspired by colour and line, often using pencil and charcoals to define and mark the surface once the paint has been laid. She also has a thing for neon and her works often have a pop of flouro hidden within the layers or thrown across the surface as a dramatic highlight.  Holly is a regular exhibitor at Ngaio's local cafe, and a NZ Art Show participant over the years. She will be showing again as a Solo Artist in this years NZ Art Show.
 

Jason Courtis aka roOm, As an artist I show and label all my work under the pseudonym of "roOm”

As a photographer, “roOm” showcases subjects that are often passed by without notice, forgotten, or have lost our attention.

As an artist, roOm believes it is the job of the photographer to bring these details back into focus in a new and creative way.

roOm often shoots imagery at night, when the busyness of the day gives way to the space and calm of the dark.

roOm has currently been investigating “light” through the lenses, combined with “light” as a final product and is creating thought provoking and dynamic light box imagery for the viewer to enjoy. I will Be show again this coming year as a Solo Artist Wall artist at the NZ Art Show 2017.

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Start Date
11 April -  
End Date
15 April 2017

neverman

Artist
Adam Neverman
Main Image
Fruit by Adam Neverman
Opening
Opening Hours
11 April - 15 April (START / END DATES ABOVE ARE INCORRECT)
Tuesday – Saturday, 11.00am – 6.00pm
Description

A strange, bleak, and clichéd collection of acrylic paint applied to canvas and timber.

This Exhibition is a Silent Auction. 

By decree the artist has set a ‘no reserve’ on all his art.  The pieces have been created for the intent to be loved, loathed, viewed, or owned by anyone interested.  Auction ends on close Saturday 15 April 2017 at 6.00pm.

Start Date
19 March -  
End Date
25 March 2017

convergent

Artist
Nicky Kane & Natalia K Parra-Sierra
Main Image
poster
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday: 10.00am - 6.00pm
Description

Convergent is an exhibition by Nicky Kane and Natalia K Parra-Sierra. Our aim is to show how materials such as unconventional printing paper, tissue paper, computer components, and other media can be interpreted and presented innovatively as art.

We hope that the individual aspects and qualities of our work will make a stimulating show and it will engage the audience in a conversation about the ways in which colour, texture, line and space can be explored and presented as art. It is through our imaginative use of materials and our unique approach to making art that the concept of convergence arises. We share a love of paper, texture and the concepts of collage and this is evident throughout our work.

Start Date
4 April -  
End Date
9 April 2017

people of myanmar

Artist
Ross Collins
Main Image
ross collins image
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday, 4 - 9 April, 11.00am - 6.00pm
Description

At home, work and play in “The Golden Land”

“People of Myanmar” is a portfolio of 60 photographic images collected during three journeys to Myanmar and travel widely throughout the country in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Formerly known as Burma, Myanmar has been opening up to the outside world in recent years and is taking its first, faltering steps towards restoring democracy after many decades closed-off and under military rule.

The country is largely unchanged from the period of British administration and later independence that ended in 1962.  It is struggling to adapt and develop to meet the needs and opportunities of the 21st century.  Much of the workforce has low or no formal education and many children do not attend school.  Business and industry is under-developed, many commercial and public buildings are crumbling, and the infrastructure, transport and other public services are overloaded and unreliable.  Only 30% of households are connected to the electricity grid and less than 5% have a piped water supply.

Buddhism permeates all aspects of Myanmar life and culture.  Around 90% of the population are practicing Buddhists, and there are nearly 600,000 Buddhist monks and nuns. Tens of thousands of pagodas, temples, monasteries and other Buddhist structures are scattered throughout the country.

The images were captured in cities, towns and villages across 11 of the 14 states and regions that comprise the country’s administrative divisions.  The objective of this exhibition is to endeavour to capture the diversity of contemporary Myanmar seen through its people going about their daily lives.

 

For more information, please contact:

Ross Collins: 021 744004, images@pointsofview.co.nz

Start Date
13 March -  
End Date
18 March 2017

outside the machine

Artist
Bodhi Vincent & Robert Franken
Main Image
Bodhi ceramics image
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday
Description

'OUTSIDE THE MACHINE'  Is mainly a collection of paintings/engravings (Robert) and recent forays into decorated ceramics (Bodhi) This 'Mosaic of the Artists minds' is a collaberation of two very experienced practitioners coming together with their work. To allow their art to rub shoulders in time and space, the ensuing result will be an outcome of  two different streams of artistic enquiry, a dynamic and robust consortium work, rich with the diverse imagery of two mark makers sharing a space and celebrating the outcome.

                     

       

Start Date
6 March -  
End Date
11 March 2017

inhale : exhale

Artist
Helen Williamson, Charlotte Adams, Marly Doyle & Genelle Eaglen
Main Image
charlotte adams image
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday to Friday 11.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday 11.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm
Description

'INHALE : EXHALE' offers soulful and beautiful visual imagery that acts as a counter to what has become a very fast-paced, digital-focused world. 

Tangible subjects, and tangible working processes, all contribute to a grounding of the work in reality. These artists challenge the viewer to really look and absorb not only the subject being presented, but each and every stroke of the artist: pencil-stroke, brush stroke, or polish of the jeweller’s cloth... reach out and hold your attention. 

The artists exhibiting in INHALE : EXHALE supplement or support their art practice by contracting for the film industry. This can be a highly demanding occupation, it is both energetically and creatively draining. This exhibition at Thistle Hall is an opportunity to nourish and celebrate their own artistic talents and interests, and to show their work to a wider audience.

We think the Wellington public will be interested to see the personal work of some of our reclusive film technicians, and believe that many people will relate and respond to the themes explored in the work.

Take a moment to… breathe in : breathe out…

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Start Date
26 February -  
End Date
3 March 2017

Brink Frontier - Photival

Artist
Recent Graduates & Photival Open Call Winners
Main Image
Antony Kitchener
Opening Hours
Monday - Friday: 11am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Description

PHOTIVAL

Wellington's first photography festival in over a decade, aims to use photography as social commentary to discuss widely important issues we face in the world today.  We are proud to be acting as a bridge between our audiences and many local and international organisations working for positive social change.

PHOTIVAL IS PROUD TO PRESENT 'BRINK FRONTIER'


We will be showcasing a selection of recent graduates work which we feel not only fits the theme of Brink but also demonstrates the outstanding upcoming photographic talent from Wellington's Massey University.

 

​Evageline Davis - Touchy

Ben Murdoch - Scope

Chevron Hassett- Ko toku taumata tonu, ko Hawaiki

Chloe Burns Candy - It's the Little Things

Kasmira Krefft - For the Sake of Others


Alongside the selected graduates we will also be showcasing three winners from our open call competition selected by our international panel of judges.

 

​Ben Laksana - "I hope, with the grace of God, they can help me ease my pain” 

Christina Little - Wellington Trolley Buses

Antony Kitchener - ​Plastic Fantastic

 

​ASSOCIATED ORGANISATION


The associated organisation is Action Station. They believe in a New Zealand that is fair and flourishing, with courage and compassion at its core. They believe in a robust democracy powered by informed and connected citizens, guided by accountable leaders. They believe in putting everyday people and our precious planet first, and building an economy that truly serves us.

 

​PANEL EVENT AT THISTLE HALL


In Discussion – Can Images Evoke Social Change?

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Saturday March 4th, 4pm, koha entry​

 

Start Date
19 February -  
End Date
25 February 2017

From the Mountains to the sea

Artist
natalia vidyakina
Main Image
from mountains to the sea poster
Opening Hours
Monday - Sunday: 10.00am - 8.00pm
Description

Local painter Natalia Vidyakina presents "From the Mountains to the Sea", an exhibition of paintings which represent beautiful New Zealand scenes, landscapes, seascapes and gardens

 

For more information:

www.nataliavidyakina.com/

natvid@mail.ru

021-187-0642

Start Date
13 February -  
End Date
18 February 2017

a state of mind

Artist
nicola dench
Main Image
Nicola dench mask work
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday: 10.00am - 6.00pm
Description

We live in a world that is constantly bombarding us with text and images telling us how we should be, how we should feel, how to be better.  Social media has been described as “a happy place”

A state of mind is a collection of ceramic works exploring the interaction between affirmations and the mind with references to media and the grid.

Along with other works the exhibition contains 85 masks for sale for $25 each.  A donation of $5 per mask will go to support youthline.

Start Date
5 February -  
End Date
10 February 2017

do dogs and their owners look alike

Artist
susie brow
Main Image
poster for do dogs and their owners look alike
Opening
Opening Hours
Mon - Sat: 10.30am - 4.00pm
Tues, Thurs & Fri evenings: 4.00pm - 6.00pm
Start Date
30 January -  
End Date
4 February 2017

Photochop 6 - the art of collage

Artist
various artists
Main Image
photochop 6 poster
Opening
Opening Hours
Wednesday - Sunday 10.00am - 7.00pm
Description

All artworks are between $5 - $100.

Come and make your own for free and take them home (from Wednesday).

Start Date
22 January -  
End Date
28 January 2017

second skin

Artist
Maz Mace
Main Image
maz mace gallery image
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Thursday 10am - 7pm
Friday 11am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 8pm
Sunday 9am - 5pm
Description

The Second Skin exhibition began with the simple idea of showing people that art is more than a canvas you hang on your wall. That idea is the foundation of the exhibition, but over the course of creating the Second Skin exhibition, it has come to be a lot more than that (at least for me).

Ten years ago, I was introduced to the world of body painting and I instantly fell in love; why hadn't I found this art form sooner. As a teenager I dreamt of becoming a tattooist, so it's no surprise that I took to body art so keenly. With inspiration from various tattoo magazines I began drawing flash and showed my designs to a few tattooists for feedback. I received some of the best advice from the late Phill Mathias of Dermagraphic Tattoo Studio and it still often rings in my ears, “Learn, try & practice as many different art forms as you can. Do life drawing, sculpt, paint, everything and anything, it all makes you a better artist”.

A little over two years ago, I was pregnant, annoyed by the limited choice of prints on boys clothing and often found myself wondering why prints on children's clothing were the way they were, why couldn't you find those cool adult prints on kids clothing? So armed with my fabric paints & plain baby onesies, I started painting.

Second Skin isn't an exhibition about body art.

Second Skin isn't an exhibition about photography.

Second Skin isn't an exhibition about hand painted clothing.

Second Skin is an exhibition is a combination of all of my artistic loves, because art is more than something you hang on your wall.

Sometimes, you wear it.

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Start Date
12 December -  
End Date
17 December 2016

just good stuff

Artist
various
Main Image
just good stuff poster
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday, 11.00am - 7.00pm
Description

6 days to solve all your christmas shopping needs, while supporting local, independent creatives - it's practically guilt-free!

 

Opening 6.00pm Monday 12 December - join us for a glass of Christmas cheer and first dibs on the goodies.

Thistle Hall Gallery, Upper Cuba Street, Wellington

Heaps of good stuff from just $5.

Check out www.facebook.com/justgoodstuffnz for a preview of some of the good stuff on offer (updated regularly, so check back for even MORE good stuff...)

 

Featuring JUST GOOD STUFF from:

genevieve packer, ngaere mackinnon, flora waycott, hmxhm, tutu, felt up, lush lane,

alani mckenna x the neighbourhood studio, kelly spencer, gravyface designs, krat

underwood terrariums, niche textile studio, retro tonic, one, waitangy sauces, mel m,

amy van luijk, flooffs, julie+jack, catherine adam photography & design, art deacon.

Start Date
19 December -  
End Date
23 December 2016

paperworks

Artist
caron dallas & meg prebble
Main Image
paperworks photo
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Saturday, 10.00am - 10.00pm
Description

Wellington Artists Transform Paper into Vibrant Sculptures

Paperworks, an exhibition by Wellington artists Caron Dallas and Meg Prebble, will run from 20–24 December at Thistle Hall in Cuba St. As well as exhibiting, the artists will be demonstrating some of their amazing paper manipulation techniques throughout the week.

Caron and Meg share a love of the versatile medium of paper, with their works transforming words and paper into unusual 2D and 3D art.

Highlights of the exhibition include ambitious works featuring a giant typewriter keyboard constructed from books and Hubble telescope images reinterpreted in coiled paper.

The pair also collaborated on some exhibition pieces.

“Meg and I have been excited to work together to create some whimsical installations where books sprout brilliant toadstools and twinning flora” Caron says.

Caron, of Norac Salad, crafts book sculptures. She believes books are made to communicate through its words but by changing its appearance the book becomes an independent image expressing itself through its shape. Caron can be found in her garage/workshop on Newtown Ave.

Meg’s work explores nature through paper. Quilled galaxies swirl on the walls, marbled native birds fly on harakeke paper, and a lifelike pōhutukawa tree, made from the Dominion Post, shelters a pensive reader. Meg, of Dora Papers, works and teaches in Eastbourne, surrounded by trees and piles of paper.

For more information please contact:

Caron Dallas, 0220 930 537, caron.dallas@gmail.com

Meg Prebble, 027 407 5098, dorapapersart@gmail.com

 

Start Date
4 December -  
End Date
10 December 2016

Weaving Light and Space

Artist
beata kozlowska & david moraton
Main Image
David Moraton, Whispers
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday: 10.00am - 6.00pm
Description

“Weaving Light and Space” is a first New Zealand based collaborative art exhibition by two visual artists based in Wellington and London, UK: Beata Kozlowska and David Moraton. 

The exhibition showcases their recent art works made in Wellington. Lines, strings and light are recurrent elements and main motifs of both artists’ installations, paintings, drawings and videos. Wherever placed three-dimensionally or represented on a bi-dimensional surface, these lines connect each other in weaving structures, mapping the space that they live in, creating complex organic forms and casting lights and shadows. Both artists find commonality in using lines and light to evoke the transcendental through abstract imagery, which constitute an integral part of their visual languages.

For Kozlowska, this results in a tangible vocabulary of motifs, layered marks and carefully re-edited forms, but within this matrix, the sequence is disordered and the originating mark is lost in the process of becoming something else. Moraton considers this experience more as a path leading to exploration of the Sublime in digital media.

Beata Kozlowska, (born in Poland) studied Master Degree in Fine Arts ( MFA) at Chelsea College of Art and Design in London in 2010, and Drawing, Bachelor Degree (BA) (Hons) in 2008 at the University of The Arts, Camberwell College of Arts London and MA Polish Literature and Linguistics at the University of Warsaw. Her practice spreads through many disciplines like drawing, painting, performance, installation, video and sculpture.

She has been exhibiting in numerous shows in London, UK, and internationally in Poland, Germany, Lithuania and Spain among others. In addition she was selected to several national and international art residencies UK Aspex Gallery, Cortijada Los Gazques Spain, KCCC Lithuania and most recently Arteles in Finland.

David Moraton (Spain) is a video-artist specialised in stereoscopic video animations and interactive installations. He graduated from the Fachhochschule Hannover, Germany and also from the Universidad of Valencia in Spain. He has been exhibiting in Germany, Spain, Finland, UK, Japan and USA, and last year he was finalist of the Lumen Prize for Digital Art for his video art work “Visus Sonitus”. Combined with his artistic career, David works creating visual effects for movies. He will be showing his latest videos and digital prints.

More information about artists: www.beatakozlowska.com and www.davidmoraton.com