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Start Date
1 December -  
End Date
31 December 2017

an exploration of the elements

Artist
Ian Chapman-Hall
Main Image
Ian Chapman-Hall image
Body

These works are an exploration of the four elements Earth, Air, Fire, and Water and my own vision on how they relate to our everyday life. This experience of creating visual responses and tangibility in this series is my own way of portraying the essence of every human being. The beauty of each element is what we see in our own lives our emotions, spirituality, and wholeness

Please contact  Ian@chapman-Hall.co.nz for more information

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Start Date
1 November -  
End Date
30 November 2017

Plato Art

Artist
Kris Erikson
Main Image
Kris Erikson - design
Body

Take a photo of your favourite piece and post on social media with #PlatoArt.

Five people will win a pack of Plato Minis - each pack contains 20 pieces excatly the same as the ones here.

kris@plato.design

02 11 16 45 58

http://www.plato.lighting/

Start Date
18 October -  
End Date
31 October 2017

wishbone - kaikoura 2017

Artist
Matt Moriarty: Shared Lines exhibition
Main Image
wishbone - matt moriarty
Body

This work is part of an ongoing investigation into the diagram as a pictorial device in painting.

The process of making involves working with paint horizontally on a flat surface. Acrylic paint is trapped between layers of transparent film to build the image. Acrylic paint in liquid form is isolated from both air and subsequent layers of working, only at times penetrating the layers of membrane and bleeding out into one another. The isolated layers of transparent and opaque pigment create an illusion of the paintings ‘thickness’.

In material, the paint’s liquidity is suspended, unable to harden due to its lack of exposure to air. The work is in flux long after the layering process is completed. Its horizontal address of working is unable to be shifted to the vertical address of the wall for viewing without intervention.

Digitisation of the image through photography and it’s reproduction through pigment printing allow this vertical axial shift to occur. The resulting illusion of liquidity in the reproduction indexes the horizontal address of making.

The work questions the convention of a printed image (of a painting) as a reproduction. Perhaps the work could be described as a painting for print.

For more information

Start Date
9 October -  
End Date
15 October 2017

Fly the Flag for Gender Equality

Artist
GirlGuiding New Zealand
Main Image
fly the flag image in lightbox
Body

‘Fly the Flag for Gender Equality’ is GirlGuiding New Zealand’s initiative offering a platform for all youth, of any gender, to participate in a social discussion around what gender equality means to them.

For this project, youth around New Zealand have designed flags using words, symbols, and pictures to express their views on any aspect of gender equality. These powerful installations are available for public viewing across the country. In the Wellington region they can be viewed at Petone Settlers Museum, Wellington Museum, Lightbox at Thistle Hall and Wellington Central Library. Visit www.girlguidingnz.org.nz/flytheflag for more information.

Start Date
4 September -  
End Date
30 September 2017

kia ora te reo māori

Artist
Ka tū Te Wiki o te Reo Māori a te 11-17 Mahuru
Main Image
kia ora sign
Body

Kia ora koutou

Do a drive, walk, cycle by our Kia Ora sign in the Lightbox (Arthur St side of the building) to celebrate Māori Language Week. There are heaps of events and resources available.

Events & Resources:

Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori (Māori)

Māori Language Week (English)

Te reo Māori pukapuka mahi (Te reo Māori activity book)

 

Artist: Kelly Spencer

Start Date
4 August -  
End Date
31 August 2017

gloom / brooklyn park - woodblock series

Artist
Anna Lundh
Main Image
Anna Lundh - woodblocks in lightbox
Body

My name is Anna Lundh, I am a Wellington-based artist & teacher.

In painting, a single brush-stroke can direct an audience through a work, and I believe print-making is no different. I seek to express movement and rhythm through my mark making and carving techniques and emphasizing the contrast between carved and bare wood through targeted ink application.

When I create new works I will often seek inspiration from structures found in nature. In my practice it is important that I capture ‘the essence’ of a structure or landscape, and through a wide variety of foundational resources (drawing and photography) I can abstract the core feeling of these natural forms in my art.

I have a range of works available for viewing on my website: https://www.annalundh.net

Questions, comments, and sale inquiries are welcome through my contact section!

Start Date
7 July -  
End Date
31 July 2017

Bronze

Artist
Anna Stacey
Main Image
bronze rose by Anna Stacey
Body

My work is an exploration of materials. Discovering how far a medium can go is inspiring in itself, as it’s possible to discover how far I can go with each piece. I like to create work that isn’t always clearly one thing or another. I have always found it interesting to create forms that cause the viewer to ask how it was achieved.

I am primarily inspired by everyday things outside, such as an eroded river bank or the movement of water receding after a downpour. I currently bring these inspirations into my work using the ‘Lost Wax’ casting method. My work often starts as an experiment in wax to bring movement to life. I create abstract forms by rapidly cooling wax in water or by melting it down with various tools. Pieces can then be cast in different mediums which each have their own characteristics and qualities.

https://www.annastaceyartist.com/gallery

Start Date
14 June -  
End Date
30 June 2017

Self Portrait 2017

Artist
Kurk Harrick
Main Image
self portrait image
Body

Kurk Harrick is a young Wellington artist. 

Start Date
1 May -  
End Date
31 May 2017

100 Days Project - Beauty in Pieces

Artist
Johannes Mueller-Welschof
Main Image
100 days print
Body

My artwork is a display of my entries for the 2016 edition of the NZ-originated 100 Days Project.

Start Date
31 March -  
End Date
30 April 2017

That Bloody Flag

Artist
Lorraine Tyler
Main Image
that bloody flag
Body

That Bloody Flag explores a crisis of ambiguous cultural identity brought about by recent world events. Lorraine Tyler spent her teen years in the US during the George W. Bush era and rejected the idea of becoming American. But since her return to New Zealand in 2007, she's become more deeply curious about the gifts and curses those years bestowed upon her. Stylistically, this artwork represents a reconciliation between Lorraine's old loves of portraiture, words and symbolism, and her recent development of mega-doodle compositions on paper.   

Start Date
7 March -  
End Date
30 March 2017

Rise Above

Artist
Erin Carver
Main Image
Erin Carver - Rise Up painting
Body

Mixed media on wood

Wellington based artist Erin Carver has been developing a new body of work as part of her Honours Diploma of Art and Creativity at The Learning Connexion. Recognisable for being full of bold, bright colour, Erin’s works often use symbolic imagery to represent some of the fundamental parts of the human experience. The lotus flower has been a reoccurring theme in both her recent paintings and printmaking – symbolising the brightness of potential, rising above the darkness of doubt.

A finalist in the 2016 Muriel Hopper Hutt Art Awards, Erin works from her Upper Hutt home studio where she enjoys exploring printmaking and mixed media, as well as her love of painting.

To find out more please visit her website: www.erincarver.com Or Facebook: www.facebook/erincarverartist

Contact Erin: 021 238 4839

erinviviennecarver@gmail.com

Start Date
1 December -  
End Date
30 December 2016

Paperworks

Artist
Caron Dallas & Meg Prebble
Main Image
paperworks
Start Date
1 September -  
End Date
29 September 2016

BORED NAKED SILENT: AUCTION

Artist
Don Smith
Main Image
artwork by don smith
Body

Wellington based artist Don Smiths new work questions traditional methods & materials used in ART? making practice by using found materials (plastic, recycled plastic, perspex) silver tape & mixed media paint techniques. While the work appears seemingly lacking in thematic cohesion Smith simply describes it as a "rolling silver dream that culminates into mere decoration or display".

Employing nondescript one word titles the viewer is challenged into finding an explanation of / for the work and left to use only sight / imagination as their guides.

Feel free to make a bid by private msg thru my Facebook page:
www.facebook.com/diskodo

Email :
donsmith58@gmail.com

More work can be viewed on :
https://www.tumblr.com/blog/diskodon3