Start Date
19 February -  
End Date
24 February 2018

300 and under

Artist
Pablos artists
Main Image
Grant McKenzie
Opening
Opening Hours
Mon 19 Feb– Sat 24 Feb, 11.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Description

300 and Under brings together artists that represent the community that is Pablos.

We are a creative space in Wellington’s CBD providing a studio environment where our artists can explore connecting to the process of making art.

Join us and celebrate the creative journey in all its forms as we acknowledge personal connections and communal relationships.

Check us out on Facebook and preview a selection of works to whet your appetite.

Start Date
5 February -  
End Date
11 February 2018

nexus please

Artist
Nautilus Creative Space Group Showcase
Main Image
nautilus images of artists' work
Opening
Opening Hours
10.00am - 6.00pm, Tuesday - Saturday
10.00am - 2.00pm, Sunday
Description

Nautilus Creative Space is the home to an exciting and diverse collective of over 20 artists and musicians on Wellington’s South Coast. From jewellers, sculptors, and painters, to carvers, leather specialists and furniture makers, artists of all types make up this inspired haven by the sea. From pieces that will delight and inspire you to those that intrigue – Nexus Please! – offers a rare chance to sample, savour and connect with a unique creative showcase from Nautilus artists.

The show features the contemporary 3D structures of artist Aaron Frater, the exquisite jewellery of Sue Keates, and the wondrous New Zealand pounamu creations of Nick Spicer Balme and Madelyne Gourdin, who are recently back from winning awards for their carving in China. Also on display will be Mary Laine’s Burtonesque marionettes, the striking flora and fauna inspired drawings of Fleur Midalia, bold emotive pieces from Jasmine Rangi Jones, Kate Muir’s quirky characterisations and surreal worlds along with eclectic works from many others.

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Photo 1 Artists: Top - Nick Spicer Balme & Madelyne Gourdin; Bottom Left to Right – Xtiaan Day; Tim Mills

Photo 2 Artists: Top – Bev Tso Hong; Bottom Left to Right – Fleur Midalia; Jasmine Rangi Jones; Aaron Frater

Photo 3 Artists: Top – Su Keates; Bottom - Kate Muir

Start Date
29 January -  
End Date
4 February 2018

Peace on Earth

Artist
Michael-Angelo Burke
Main Image
Cabbage tree and kereru
Opening Hours
Monday - Sunday, 10.00am - 7.00pm
Description

What do you see in a tree? What does a tree mean to you? When was the last time you looked at nature instead of just walking past it?

Now you can step inside Thistle Hall and experience the unique art of Michael Angelo (his real name!) who has been inspired by nature since childhood to reveal the unseen, the shapes, colours and energies of nature, translated into painted carvings that speak to you.

His inspiration comes from visits to national parks locally and in many countries, experiencing natural and often spiritual environments of trees, flowers and fauna in the form of nature spirits deep in the mystical, unspoilt forests where roots of the trees reach deep into the energy of the earth, and their branches burst heavenwards.

Come and see a display of freestanding multidimensional trees, the most recent one having taken seven months to complete with inspiration coming from a Nikau palm in Napier botanical gardens.

Nowhere else will you see nature like this, and each work of art has a story which can be retold by asking the artist himself.

Come and be prepared for a rich experience of art that feeds the senses that will appeal to people of all ages, including the visually impaired, and particularly children.

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Start Date
23 January -  
End Date
28 January 2018

Japanese Calligraphy Exhibition

Artist
Akiko Crowther
Main Image
akiko crowther poster
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday, 10.00am - 5.00pm
Free Workshop, Tues 23 - Thurs 25 Jan, 11.00am - 1.00pm
Description

Celebrating the 5th anniversary of the YuYu Japanese Calligraphy School Wellington.

Free Workshop

with Grand Master Calligrapher Akiko Crowther

Tues 23 - Thurs 25 Jan, 11.00am - 1.00pm

Contact: akiko@yuyu.co.nz

Start Date
12 December -  
End Date
19 December 2017

just good stuff

Artist
various local craftspeople & designers
Main Image
JGS
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday 12 - Tuesday 19, 11.00am – 7.00pm
Description

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

Heaps of good stuff from just $5.

Check out Facebook for a preview of some of the good stuff on offer (updated regularly, so check back for even MORE good stuff…)

FEATURING GOOD STUFF BY:

genevieve packer, greta menzies, flora waycott, hmxhm, tutu, alani mckenna, the neighbourhood studio, felt up, gael, krat, underwood terraniums, ngaere mackinnon, gravyface designs, niche textile studio, julie+jack, mel m, amy van luijk, nomoa, bird plus bird, meniscus, catherine adam photography & design, craft me up, 2 minute needles, crafted by lori, elise brimer, baron hasselhoff's boutique hand-crafted chocolates, forest drawn, paige jarman ceramics, sam keer, vivian rodriguez and ottie & me.

Start Date
4 December -  
End Date
10 December 2017

an arty party

Artist
Michèle Dales
Main Image
painting by Michèle Dales
Opening
Opening Hours
10.30am - 5.30pm, Tuesday - Sunday
Description

Michèle Dales, artist and flax weaver, recently celebrated the start of a new decade. She is making way for the new by clearing her home of paintings and drawings that have gathered up during her life as an artist. This is a wonderful opportunity to buy beautiful pieces of her work at very reasonable prices. All work is original and one off. Any profit from sales of artwork will go towards these causes:

NZ Women's Refuge

Refugee Family Reunification

Otaki Animal Sanctuary

Jean Watson's Karunai Ilam Trust in India

Start Date
27 November -  
End Date
3 December 2017

no apologies

Artist
Various Artists
Main Image
Danielle Burns - photo credit Jac Lynch
Opening
Opening Hours
9.00am - 5.00pm, Tuesday - Sunday
Description

 'No Apologies' is Wellington HELP's first art fundraiser in many years. Please come and support us, our work with survivors, and the artists supporting us by getting along on opening night! And perhaps even do some early Christmas shopping...

We are delighted that Jan Logie MP, the new Undersecretary to the Minister of Justice with responsibility specifically for Domestic and Sexual Violence, is able to open our exhibition.

Contributing artists include Sian Torrington, Danielle Burns, Jack Trolove, Maria Colls and more. Entry to opening night is by koha.

Exhibiting artists share a commitment to our kaupapa of envisioning and bringing into being a world free from sexual and gender violence. Our theme, 'No Apologies', refers to the heartfelt response each artist has made, through their work, to this kaupapa. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Expressive Drawing Workshop with Sian Torrington

1st image: Danielle Burns, photo credit Jac Lynch

Start Date
21 November -  
End Date
26 November 2017

Storyscapes

Artist
Hillary Reid
Main Image
tempest painting
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday – Sunday 12:45pm – 6.00pm
Description

Natural landscapes, myth and storytelling are at the centre of this exhibition by Hillary Reid. Featuring a collection of watercolour paintings, StoryScapes presents scenes that hint at stories you may have heard before or perhaps those that have yet to be written.  Hillary takes inspiration from both traditional landscape and illustration, as well as from folklore and travel. It is always interesting to see the correlation between wild, natural environments and rich folkloric history.

Visitors will be welcome to purchase work and also contribute their own interpretations and stories of the paintings on display.   

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Start Date
14 November -  
End Date
19 November 2017

sensational strata

Artist
Whitireia Visual Arts Students
Main Image
whitireia visual arts students poster
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday, 10.00am - 5.30pm
Description

Year One and Two Whitireia Polytechnic visual arts students are holding an end of year exhibition at Cuba Street’s Thistle Hall from November 14 – 19. The exhibition will feature the best in up and coming visual art studio based media including contemporary jewellery, painting, ceramics and printmaking.


“The course is a three year Bachelor of Applied Arts degree in Visual Arts and Design and is a unique opportunity for members of the public to view and buy art works of New Zealand’s next generation of contemporary artists,” said Deb Donnelly, Creative Enterprise tutor and senior lecturer.


The show is all about layers and how once you engage with art the different layers naturally unfold to provide a more personal meaning to the viewer or wearer.


From the use of greywacke in contemporary jewellery to henna in printmaking students have used an exciting variety of traditional, organic and more unconventional materials to create pieces that are fresh and unique.


In a world of artificial intelligence and machine generated objects these students are focused on celebrating the art of bespoke pieces and creating personalised artistic works.


Students will be hosting the show and on hand to talk about the works throughout the exhibition.

For more information contact:

Florabird.davis@gmail.com
Chris.White@whitireia.ac.nz

Start Date
6 November -  
End Date
12 November 2017

inner worlds

Artist
Various Artists
Main Image
inner worlds image
Opening
Opening Hours
10.00am - 4.00pm, Monday - Sunday
Description

“Inner Worlds” is about the experiences of university students in Wellington and their identity formation. The university period of life serves as a deconstructive and highly intense time for personal identity development. Alongside this journey comes big challenges - a major one being mental health. The artists in this exhibition are all a part of the art club at Victoria University - Misfits Club. Misfits is both a club and a peer support service to students. Peer support challenges conventions of mental health support, teaching those involved how to care for each other while struggling with the inevitable pains of life.

The exhibition talks about personal identity while asking the audience to consider their own experience of mental health and identity. The show will include collaborative art in the form of finger painting and letter writing. Part of the importance of the exhibition lies in the challenge to struggling students to continue to create - regardless of their struggle. However, sometimes mental health can be a barrier to creation, so the exhibition also discusses the non-displayed and “uncompleted” art. 

Contact Carissa at 022-108-8082 for more info. Or email misfitsclubvuw@gmail.com

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Start Date
30 October -  
End Date
4 November 2017

curious encounters

Artist
Various Designers
Main Image
image
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday 31 October - Saturday 4 November, 10.00am - 6.00pm
Description

This exhibition presents a set of curious encounters: We welcome visitors to the gallery to encounter innovative furniture inspired by coffee. Secondly, a series of hotel designs experiments with the hotel as both an idea and a phenomenon. A further encounter occurs between furniture and hotel, which are closely related. Prototypes of tables and chairs mix with hotel designs. All exhibits are designed and fabricated by Victoria University of Wellington’s vibrant young minds. Visitors are encouraged to engage with this landscape of furniture and hotel artefacts, to view them or sit amongst them and have coffee.

Concept:

Hans-Christian Wilhelm: Curator and Course Coordinator Furniture

Simon Towse: Curator and Course Coordinator Hotel

Exhibition Design, Centre En-Counter, Graphics:

Hans-Christian Wilhelm, Ann-Kathrin Eberhardt, Denise Duggan, Cameron Roussow, Steven Almond, Dion Andrews, Julia Vencatachellum, Hudson Volykhine

Furniture prototypes and designs:

Gareth Alexander, Dion Andrews, Benjamin Carpenter, Annabel Childs, Thomas Clark, Charles Devine, Denise Duggan, Ann-Kathrin Eberhard, Rose, Flynn, Travis Hinchliff, Alan Howard, Karly Kimura, Sophie Kolmer, Andy Lee, Natasha Linley, Javiera Magallon Nicolet, Luke Poulsen, Liam Prentice, Apirana Procuta, Mariana Restrepo Sierra, Cameron Rossouw, Giorgio Scott, Grace Tennent, Philip Tong, Julia Vencatachellum, Hudson Volykhine, Bronya Webb, Yujia Zhao

Start Date
23 October -  
End Date
29 October 2017

the illustrated chicano

Artist
William Franco With Lime & Miki Seifert
Main Image
the illustrated chicano poster
Opening
Description

Welcome to Aztlan!

This October, tattoo's come alive to tell the stories of Chicano's. The Illustrated Chicano is an interactive installation that tells a story of migration through moving tattoos. Artist William Franco, of Wellington arts company "With Lime", brings to life his Journey to Aotearoa using body casting and projection.

The installation, which re-purposes Ray Bradbury's story "The Illustrated Man," welcomes visitors to experience the culture and history of Chicano's. Visitors will be able to observe the construction of the piece from October 23-25 and experience the finished installation from October 26-29.

For more information check out our Facebook page and our website With Lime.

Start Date
17 October -  
End Date
21 October 2017

Shared Lines Wellington

Artist
Various Artists
Main Image
Taneno Shukakusai image
Opening
Opening Hours
Thursday 19 - Saturday 21 October, 11.00am - 5.00pm
Artist Talks and Discussion Evening - Developing Resilient Practice: 5.30pm, Thurs 19
Performance Evening: 5:30pm Friday 20 October
Description

As earthquake prone cities, Christchurch, Wellington, and Sendai, Japan share common ground through recent experience. These cities are now looking to build earthquake resilience and create ‘resilient cities’. But how do we create stronger communities, and what is the role of art and urban design in building these cities?

Shared Lines: Wellington brings artists already effected by earthquake to the capital to encourage new discussion. It is a week-long series of art displays, talks, performances, and workshops, with artists from Japan, Christchurch and Kaikoura sharing their experience, knowledge and work in building resilience alongside the business and city planning sectors. The programme seeks to ‘earthquake strengthen’ the Wellington arts community.

Three Japanese artists have been invited to exhibit alongside Christchurch and Kaikoura based artists including Audrey Baldwin, Kim Lowe, Matthew Moriarty, Miranda Parkes, Tonya Sweet and Jason Ware to name a few. The exhibition features sculpture, performace, painting, photography, digital works and installation.

With the increasing number and severity of natural disaster and humanitarian crises faced by towns and cities around the Pacific Rim, we need to discuss and respond in ways that sees the community work alongside the decision-makers in emergency preparedness, disaster relief and rebuilding efforts. Engineers, property developers, architects, city planners and bureaucrats are invited to participate in panel discussions with artists.

Shared Lines emerged out of the earthquake events that devastated Canterbury, New Zealand, and Fukushima, Japan in 2011. Shared Lines is now an established collective of artists and art producers that aim to promote artistic exchange between cities and use art to build resilient cities.

Thank you to our funders and sponsors; Creative New Zealand, Wellington City Council, Urban Dream Brokerage, Willis Bond & Co., Studio Pacific Architecture, Canyon Creative and Kinetic Digital.

Shared Lines: Wellington is being umbrellaed by the Wellington Independent Arts Trust.

 

Website: sharedlines.wordpress.com

Follow: Shared Lines: Wellington on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

 

Other Events

Symposium: Adam Auditorium (City Gallery Wellington): 6pm Tuesday, 17 October

Yasuaki Igarashi's public artwork Sora-Ami: Knitting the Sky will be installed on Wellington Waterfront Lagoon

 

Contacts

Linda Lee

E: sharedlineswellington@gmail.com

P: 021 0222 6386

Start Date
9 October -  
End Date
15 October 2017

Mosaic and Mask

Artist
Rachel Silver & James Harcourt
Main Image
mask - James Harcourt
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday, 10.00am - 6.00pm
Description

Mosaics and masks both have very long and rich histories. For thousands of years we have been wearing the guise of the unknown, a face of the imagined to relate messages and tell stories. Mosaic has throughout history been used to convey narrative, to teach us of past events and to enhance our environment with thoughtful detail.


Together we bring you our stories, our messages and a large dose of colour with our ‘ Mosaic & Mask ’ exhibition. A week of insight into the artist’s worlds and an opportunity to see and purchase original and unique creations.

Start Date
3 October -  
End Date
8 October 2017

Floral Musings

Artist
Natalie Parker
Main Image
N Parker - painting
Opening Hours
Wednesday and Thursday - 10.00am - 5.00pm
Friday and Saturday - Late night 10.00am - 7.00pm
Sunday - 10am - 4pm
Description

Inspired by an obsession with florals, Natalie Parker, has spent the last year musing in her studio. Her introverted nature has drawn strength from her creativity to bring to life a body of work that is simply beautiful, uplifting and peaceful.

Through the use of painting, collage, mixed media and decorative furniture, Parker has created an environment where her floral musings flourish. This floral fiesta allows the audience to feel a sense of joy and beauty.

With over 90 works on display priced from $60, this show is bound to delight the senses of the most passionate floral enthusiasts. Throughout the exhibit Natalie will be doing daily live painting demonstrations at 11am which can also be viewed through her instagram @natalieparkerartist

The opening night on Tuesday 3rd October at 6pm is for invited guests only, however should you desire to attend please email Natalie at natalie@natalieparkerartist.com

For more information:

www.natalieparkerartist.com

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Start Date
25 September -  
End Date
1 October 2017

Too Much truth

Artist
various artists
Main Image
Fempire poster
Opening Hours
Monday, 12noon - 4.00pm
Tuesday - Sunday, 10.00am - 12 noon, 1.00pm - 4.00pm
Description

Too Much Truth will present posters, paintings, magazines, photographs and street art by over 35 sex trade abolitionist organisations, activists and artists worldwide – many of whom are survivors of sexual exploitation.

The display will include posters from Stígamót in Iceland, Asian Women Coalition Ending Prostitution, and photographs from Apne Aap in India, an organisation that helps save girls from a system of “hereditary” prostitution. Copies of feminist magazine off our backs will be available, as well as Spinifex press publications Prostitution Narratives and Radically Speaking.

All groups, artists and activists with work in Too Much Truth ask that prostitution and sex trade lobbying are considered critically, in light of testimonies offered by survivors, the disproportionate representation of poor and indigenous women, and the way the trade encourages men to use economic advantage to circumvent sexual consent. In short, abolitionists ask that we recognise the violently sexist, racist, capitalist and colonising nature of prostitution.


"Too Much Truth anticipates a review of New Zealand's Prostitution Reform Act (PRA), due next year. The PRA saw the pimping and purchase of women fully decriminalised in New Zealand in 2003, and a 2008 milestone report recommended a review be carried out in 2018."

Because the 'New Zealand Model' of prostitution reform is the legislative model favoured by pimps worldwide, women worldwide need a critical, legislative review to take place in New Zealand. This is what Too Much Truth asks for, by demonstrating that the sex trade is an industry that women in India to South Africa, Germany to Iceland and Canada to New Zealand are in fact imprisoned in, and fighting against for their lives – and for the freedom of all women.

Too Much Truth is dedicated to the legacy of Grace Molisa, ni-Vanuatu freedom fighter, feminist, poet, publisher, educator and abolitionist.

Start Date
18 September -  
End Date
24 September 2017

Ted's artrageous adventure

Artist
Various artists
Main Image
teddy bear image
Opening Hours
Monday – Thursday 10.30 am – 6.00pm
Late night Friday 10.30am- 8.00pm
Saturday and Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Description

Creativity is a tricky beast, or it might just be a teddy bear!

We are the adult crew of Artrageous kids and we work with children to provide spaces for them to genuinely discover and explore their creative selves.  We encourage all our intrepid adventurers to find and express their unique chaos or concern, gingerly or with gusto, by way of everything from tiptoeing to tromping.

This exhibition represents the adult exploration of these same spaces and paces.  We urge children to forget the outcome of their artistic endeavours and, instead, to play until they create something that fills them with pure delight. 

The humble teddy, the ever-present teddy, the universal teddy is, for us, symbolic of play with deep and lasting connections to our own childhoods, and childhood in general. 

For this exhibition, each of us has worked with ‘teddies’ that we have either found, adopted, or that have been treasured since the beginning of all teddy time.  We have used them to explore a variety of media and processes and have granted ourselves the same level of freedom that we afford to those who attend our programme.  In doing this we are practicing what we believe and teach.

The subject matter we have chosen is recognisable, engaging, and emotive for us, and we hope for all.  It has the power to connect people to their own childhoods, evoking memories of endless hours of uninhibited play, captivated by their teddy confidantes, teddy friends and teddy fiends.

We have thoroughly enjoyed the process of creating in this astonishing space between childhood and the rabbit hole of adulthood, and it is our hope and intention that this exhibition will inspire creativity, connection and conversation.

This adventure is brought to you by Anahera Gildea, Aleksandra Glumac-Alagh, Caroline McGlinchy, Joanne Grove and Sarah Bennett.

For more information about artrageous kids please visit our website www.artrageouskids.co.nz

Start Date
12 September -  
End Date
16 September 2017

Skin

Artist
Massey Wellington Life Drawing Club
Main Image
poster for Skin
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Saturday, 10.00am - 7.00pm
Description

Skin is the second running annual exhibition of the Massey Wellington Life Drawing Club, a club dedicated to providing a space for both beginners and avid life drawers to study the nude human form. This exhibition is a chance for our participants to showcase what they’ve been working on over the year and for everyone else to see the beauty of the human form from various artistic perspectives.

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Start Date
4 September -  
End Date
10 September 2017

Beauty and the two beasts - Mulyani with Boyle and gray

Artist
Nini Mulyani, David Boyle & Stuart Gray
Main Image
Stuart Gray
Opening
Opening Hours
Tues - Sun, 10.00am - 5.30pm
Description

Stuart Gray

I am a self taught artist who started out playing around with collage then drifted into using found objects and materials of all sorts sourced from op-shops, recycling centres and wherever I can find cheap or free objects to re-purpose into whatever comes into my imagination.

I like the idea of creating something out of other peoples cast-offs plus helping out the charity shops by buying castoffs from them.

Being a registered electrician I sometimes incorporate the skills of my trade into my art.

My artwork can be viewed on www.stuartgrayblog.wordpress

Nini Mulyani

Handcrafted jewellery that combines both neglected and new elements. The jewellery is often whimsical, steampunk, and vintage inspired.

The play between rare material and imagining of how jewellery should look, reflects on how the maker own take on the world. The jewellery can be enjoyed so much more when appreciated not just for it's superficial beauty, but because the depth of the story behind it.

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David Boyle

I have been exhibiting art in Palmerston North and Wellington for many years. The paintings are oil on canvas and have a folksy, illustrative feel. My themes are very escapist /surreal- much action, boys and girls adventure pics -women on large motorbikes and sidecars, jungle action, animals and famous characters. The bolted books are just that-books bolted shut for censorship reasons. The “Pourings” are sculptures on a plinth of books with paint poured over them.

Ph: 0211 585 248

Email: elephantqueen@email.com

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Start Date
28 August -  
End Date
3 September 2017

Abstract Wellington

Artist
Alasdair Duncan
Main Image
a duncan photo
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Friday, August 29 - September 1, 10.30am - 4.00pm
Saturday / Sunday, 2 - 3 September, 11.00am - 4.00pm
Description

This exhibition is a collection of landscape photos taken around Wellington. I live in Karori, and have developed a passion for photography. Wellington's surroundings are wild and chaotic but this collection will show the natural lines and patterns in the landscape. The lines and patterns in the photos creates an abstract perspective. The collection will aim to inspire other people to look at the Wellington landscape in an new light.