GALLERY

23 - 28 AUGUST 2016

THE JELLY ARCHIVE - A RATHER CURIOUS COLLECTION OF COLOUR | JESSICA MENTIS

 

Opening hours:
Tuesday - Thursday 23 - 25 August, 11.00am – 5.00pm
Friday 26 August, 11.00am – 8.00pm
Saturday & Sunday 27 August, 10.00am – 4.00pm

An exhibition Inspired by apothecary, alchemy and high street perfumeries the Jelly Archive tells the nostalgic story of one of New Zealand’s favourite desserts through an interactive and theatrical exhibition. The exhibition is the creation of Jellyologist - Jessica Mentis. Jessica set up Mentis Studios at the beginning of 2015 in order to fuse her two passions, architecture and food. She aims to approach food and flavour-based experiences from an architectural standpoint, using technology and processes usually used to design objects and buildings. She doesn't set a table, she builds a set.

As part of the exhibition Jessica is offering “Mad Labs” – where apothecary meets high street perfumery. This is a ticketed event where participants make their own mould and concoct their own special jelly flavour to take home and create their own masterpiece!

For tickets click here.

Proudly supported by the Wellington Culinary Events Trust and Resene


30 AUGUST - 4 SEPTEMBER 2016

TALES | LEDA FARROW & JOHN DOWNIE

 

Opening hours: 10.00am - 5.00pm daily

Tales explores the relationship, stories and connections we share with, and pass down to, our children. Using a range of different media including collage, painting, miniature scenes and kinetic sculpture, Tales aims to evoke feelings of universal connection, independence and uncertainty.

Tales has been an on going collaboration between retired Theatre Maker and Artist John Downie, and Visual Artist Leda Farrow (both Wellington based). It combines stories and images used, shared and recontextualised between a father and daughter over a generation.

This exhibition aims to stimulate the viewer to consider an intimate relationship which is universal, that between a child and parent, but also, from within it, to consider how we relate to, understand, and interpret the politics of the wider world.

Leda is a First-Class Honours graduate in Fine Art from Massey University, and has spent time studying at University of California Berkeley School of Art, and at Bread and Puppet Theater, in Vermont. Her current practice is in drawing, puppetry, and animatronics. She currently works as an art tutor at The Learning Connection.

John has had a long professional career as an artist and teacher, in a number of artistic disciplines, but particularly as a playwright, director, and experimenter in performance and media arts in the UK. He retired four years ago as Senior Lecturer in Theatre and Film at Victoria University.