OPENING: Monday 30 March, 5.30pm
Tuesday-Friday: 12.00PM - 6.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am - 6.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Kinetic Flatland is a joint exhibition of monoprints and photographic prints. It re-imagines pictograms to tell a place-based story which suggests a parallel to the process of cultural adaptation. The show represents the visual textures and forms of Wellington as we explore our home here in New Zealand. It transforms observations of our complex environment into symbols, telling a visually linked story from two mediums and two different viewpoints.
OPENING: 7 April, 6.00pm
OPEN HOURS: 10.00am - 5.30pm
A display of ceramic works by two of Wellington’s most inspiring potters ‘Transformed Earth’, will showcase the work of two potters, Shane Gallagher and Maurice Bennett.
This is extensive range of work from both artists will make use of the whole gallery space.
The title of the show comes from the idea of the potter as an alchemist; one who transforms something of low value into something precious. Both artists share an interest in the remarkable chemistry between the elements drawn from the earth, extended by the human hand and transformed by fire.The works of Shane Gallagher, who has a background in painting and ceramics, draws from abstract expressionism movement and ‘Wabi Sabi Suki,’ the basic principles of Japanese beauty, which can be interpreted as ‘imperfection moving towards balance’.
Maurice Bennett will be exhibiting a range of his volcanic inspired forms based on the bowl, His work interprets the natural environment of New Zealand, whether it is the rugged coastal landforms or the geothermal craters and mud pools of the central North Island. Inspired by the works of Len Castle, New Zealand’s most renowned potter, Maurice challenges form over function and brings to life the raw energy and truth of clay, a material of the earth.
The works on display will have a wide appeal and capture the imaginations of people from a range of backgrounds. Shane and Maurice are Wellington artists working with local materials to create exciting and evocative ceramic forms.
For further information contact:
Shane Gallagher 027 6322285
OPENING: Tuesday 14 April, 6.00pm
Tuesday - Saturday: 10.00am - 6.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am - 4.00pm
This exhibition is called 'Home is where the Art is' and it is a group exhibition showcasing eight Wellington based female artists, of various ages, backgrounds and cultures and art styles. The common theme is the passion to create, and the life decisions and desires that goes along with being an artist in today's world.
Alongside the art on display will be interviews with each artist, which introduce the artists, and give people an idea of the person behind the artworks, and an understanding of the real risks and emotions, blood, sweat and tears that go into being an artist.
Whether abstract or stylized, black and white or bold colours, deceptively simple lines or delightfully intricate designs...the artworks on display will entice and entertain, and hopefully inspire the viewer to purchase an original piece or art for their own home.