OPENING: Monday, 5 October, 5.30pm - 7.30pm.
OPENING HOURS: 10.00am - 6.00pm, Tues - Sun
Finding Direction is an exhibition of ceramic art by Nicola Dench.
As you read this hundreds of people are on the move, making a dangerous and unpredictable journey in the hope of a better life. Finding Direction uses the boat as a metaphor for hopes and dreams, alongside nautical references, to explore the space we occupy between where we have been and where we are going.
In 2005 Nicola Dench saw an image in the newspaper which she used as the basis for a painting. The image was of a boat dragged up on the shore, the boat had been used by refugees to cross from North Africa to Europe. Ten years on and the situation has escalated to the worse refugee crisis since WWII.
Nicola will be on site each day working with clay and available to discuss the work.
OPENING NIGHT: Monday 6.00pm, 12 October
OPENING HOURS: 12.00pm - 6.00pm, Tuesday - Friday
Vacant Disposition is a group exhibition showing work by three graduating Massey University Photography Honours Students. Sarah Te Whare, Taylor Prichard, Cholena Perry.
Cholena's photographs and video work serve as representations of the unseen aspects of virtual energy, using a Māori worldview to activate an emotional connection between the viewer and artwork.
Taylor's photography explores public green spaces and urban biophilic sites. These places are decontextualised from their original locations allowing each site to exist as a visualisation of space or non-place.
Sarah's photographs captures the wairua that embodies New Zealand freshwater ways and prompts the viewer to look towards the strength of our tangata whenua for solutions towards fresh water resource management.
Ko te wai te ora ngā mea katoa. Water is the life giver of all things.
For more information:
Exhibition - Facebook