Opening hours: 9.30am - 5.00pm
Please note the gallery is open from 25 - 30 April.
Monday May 2, 5.30pm
A delegation of Optiv101 Studio Artists visit Wellington in an exhibition to enhance the global and local relationships we have with the capital city of Aotearoa, New Zealand.
The State Visit will be the chance for Optiv101 Fine Arts and Multimedia Studios to exhibit at Thistle Hall again. Discussions of New Zealand and our place in the world across economic and cultural indicators of education, wealth , media, commerce, and politics.
Monday 9th May, 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Come celebrate the opening night event with us, and bring all your friends; this event is open to the public. I would love to see you all!
Tuesday – Sunday - 11.00am – 6.00pm
Kirsty Oliver’s work explores the concept of home, identity and belonging by borrowing visual elements from cultures she is connected to. Kirsty uses them to portray her identity. A recent trip to Bahrain (the Middle East) sparked already growing feelings of connection to this Islamic country, and influenced Kirsty to explore the cultural identity of the country she was born in. Due to her family connection to the Middle East, Kirsty has a strong foundation for her artwork. Kirsty’s current work includes 2D ink drawings on paper using Islamic patterns and wood carvings using New Zealand native wood. These materials and visual elements show the connections between Kirsty, the Middle East and New Zealand which portray her identity and concept of home and belonging
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