OPENING: Thursday 4th Feb 5.00pm to 8.00pm
Monday - Sunday, 10.30am - 5.00pm
Thursday - until 8.00pm
Thirty years ago four young women graduated from Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts and went their separate ways. Lan Zi, Wei Wei, Xiao Ling and Judy Huo are now back together to host an exhibition in Wellington. Their varied life experiences are reflected in their individual styles—but their shared love of painting remains unchanged. This exhibition will highlight the unique and shared “Aspects” of their works.
Opening to include a Tea Ceremony by Ms Huang Lihong of the Ming Tea Studio.
OPENING: Wednesday 10 February, 5.30pm with a performance by Dudley Benson
11.00am - 6.00pm, Tues - Friday
11.00am - 4.00pm, Saturday
Copacetic. A wonderful word whose origin nobody can seem to agree on. I like the theory that it derives from Cajun French coup esètique / coupersètique, which means “able to cope with anything and everything”. When art is in my life, when I create, I feel like everything will work out, everything will be fine.
But it is not without paradox; it is old French slang for “final cut”, meaning the point beyond which something can no longer be changed. When I hang my art on the wall, I have to let it go. The creative effort has come to an end.
I am OK with that. I am taking the next copacetic steps to new works.
Monday 15 Feb, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Tues 16 - Fri 19, 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Sat 20 - Sun 21: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday 18 – Film Showing, DREGS 6.30pm
Celebrating and empowering artists to tame Wellington’s boring walls.
Over the week, 3 works will be completed outside the gallery in the streets of Wellington.One by Phlegm (UK) on Jessie Street, T-Wei on Taranaki St, and a cohort of emerging artists on Inverlocy Place.
Thistle Hall will host a space encouraging discussion around how we’re currently trying to tackle tagging, start to map out artworks that exist in the city and question what type of works we want in Wellington.