OPENING: 6.00pm Tuesday 18 June.
OPEN: 10.00am - 6.00pm Wednesday - Sunday (Friday night late).
The colours and textures of nature are inspiring. Nobody told nature how to look. Nature is constantly adapting to its environment. There is no one-fits-all in nature. We are lead to believe there is a one-fits-all in human nature - but then we don't seem to fit.
How does a personality develop?
Is your personality your ego?
I am encouraging uniqueness with my work. I want humans to be comfortable with standing alone; with the way we present ourselves.
We all have unique taste and our society doesn't encourage that. We're unable to express this through purchasing mass-produced goods.
Branding is a product of mass-production. It may empower us to think of ourselves as our own brand.
6.30 - 9.00pm Monday 24 June.
OPEN: 10.00am - 5.00pm daily Tuesday - Sunday.
Bones to the Bonfire is a painting exhibition by local Wellington artist Brooke McIvor. Brooke graduated with a Fine Arts Degree in 2010 from Elam Auckland University where she was awarded a Senior Art Prize as well as the Main Art Prize for her Hunting paintings.
In this exhibition, Brooke dabbles with concepts of family crests, heraldry and her family tradition of hunting in both a historical and contemporary context.
In these pieces Brooke juxtaposes the differing textures of man and animal; bristly hair, fur and feathers adorn fine featured women in heavily embellished gowns.