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Start Date
13 August -  
End Date
27 August 2019

the beasts

Artist
Aleksandra Glumac / Amber Clausner
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image Aleksandra Glumac
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This fortnight, Lightbox is pleased to present the work of Aleksandra Glumac and the writing of Amber Clausner. Both running until August 27th, Amber writes in response to "The Beasts", creating a dialogue between image and text. 

Artist Aleksandra Glumac explains:

""The Beasts" are a series of camera-less photographs I created with plastics I found on beaches of Wellington and around New Zealand. I created these photograms in a dark room at The Learning Connexion of Creativity and Art, where I am a student. Photograms are made by placing an object in contact with a photosensitive surface in the dark, and then exposing both to light. Where the object blocks the light, either partially or fully, its shadow is recorded on the paper. Plastic bags are beasts in the ocean, which harm marine and land environments in catastrophic ways. I created "The Beasts" series to call attention to the environmental impact of plastic bags and disposable plastic and to raise awareness about the global plastic waste crisis."

In response to "The Beasts", artist and writer Amber Clausner writes:

A BOTTLE IN A BAG,

POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE (PET) AND POLYETHYLENE (HDPE), RESPECTIVELY

(ONE HOLDS WATER FROM A FAR AWAY PLACE, 

THE OTHER HOLDS THE BOTTLE THAT PROVIDES THE WATER TIGHT SPACE)

THEY ARE PURCHASED, USED BRIEFLY, THEN LEFT ON THE LAND,

IN A PARK, ON A HILL, AT THE BEACH, IN THE SAND.

 

THEY SEARCH FOR THEIR OWNER,

LOOK FAR AND LOOK WIDE.

HDPE FLOATS ON WINDS, CHASING BIRDS THAT CAN FLY

PET FOLLOWS STREAMS, WATCHING FISH SLOWLY DIE.

THEY MEET ON A RIVER BANK, ALL GRIMY AND SLIMY

CLING ON TO EACH OTHER, DIRTY WATER PASSES BY

 

HERE THEY REST (ROTTING FOSSILS SIGNAL DECAY)

AND HERE THEY STAY (UNTIL A LOCAL INITIATIVE TAKES THEM AWAY)

 

(AMBER CLAUSNER IS A MULTI MEDIA ARTIST FROM THE UK, CURRENTLY LIVING AND WORKING IN TE WHANGANUI-A-TARA, AOTEAROA. SHE IS AN AVID BELIEVER IN THE POWERFUL LINGUISTIC EFFECT OF CAPS LOCK IN THE ABSENCE OF THE AUDIBLE VOICE.)

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Start Date
30 July -  
End Date
13 August 2019

shake it

Artist
Ebony Lamb
Main Image
ebony lamb: photograph - 'shake it'
Body

I am a professional photographer and musician working in Wellington and further afield, with a large clientele of mostly portraiture clients.  I took this image of Tami Neilson at her home in Auckland as part of an impromptu shoot.  I like this photograph so much because it could be anyone, but it's completely her. It is both perfect and imperfect at the same time. I really love the movement, the colour and the general good feeling vibe, which has the effect of swinging between an old world and a contemporary one, immediate in it's feeling and pertinent to my life.

Start Date
17 July -  
End Date
30 July 2019

Untitled

Artist
Marco Brambilla
Main Image
Marco Brambilla print
Body

I have been taking photos for roughly 7 months now, and have since fell in love with architecture photography. This photo in particular is of an old dock area in Milan which has recently been renovated with new (and very large) buildings. The area is now called "city life". I moved to New Zealand three years ago and only recently went back for 2 weeks to Milan on May of this year. It was interesting to see how much things had changed. I tried to capture that change in this photograph.

Start Date
2 July -  
End Date
16 July 2019

Nasturtium with gold leaf (2019)

Artist
Remè Barkema
Main Image
painting Nasturtium with gold leaf (2019) by reme barkema
Body

I make paintings that are glimpses of little things that I notice throughout my day. Things that will sometimes linger in my mind because of an interest I can not explain. A fascination which can only be put to rest once I have made a painting. As for Nasturtiums, they are a determined little plant. They are self seeding and can grow abundantly in poor soil. Despite their hardy nature, their bright flowering faces are a charm to unkempt sidewalks and forgotten nooks and garden corners. Nasturtiums are also edible. Their leaves and flowers alike are peppery on the palate similar to that of cress. An excellent addition to radish, roast veges and fish! Walk around Wellington, Hataitai, Brooklyn, Mt Cook and you will see the open smiling faces of Nasturtium leaves growing ever fondly toward the sky.

Start Date
5 June -  
End Date
30 June 2019

Untitled

Artist
Margaret Willard
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margaret willard - artwork
Body

As a student at The Learning Connexion, I have discovered the art of eco-printing on fabric and textiles. I specialise in native NZ plants, using leaves, flowers and sometimes seeds and berries. Most of the plant material is gathered with care literally outside my back door or in the extensive grounds of The Learning Connexion campus.

This piece is the result of my explorations of printing outside the square, so to speak, and combining elements of various prints to make new compositions. On the original print are karaka, lemonwood, kamahi and kumerahou, with prints of pohutukawa and red beech leaves added.

Margaret Willard

027 363 2967

Margwill20c@gmail.com

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Start Date
1 October -  
End Date
31 October 2018

holding hands while the world comes tumbling down

Artist
Emily Brown, Digital Silk Print, 2018.
Main Image
Image: Emily Brown, Digital Silk Print, 2018
Body

holding hands while the world comes tumbling down is the consideration of faded memories, effigies of family, obsession and images as a building ground for memory. It gestures towards intimacy and the body, while evading a set narrative, it looks for potential in fragmentation. The work shifts between autobiography, myth and fiction,  swirling fragments of tradition and history. My practice is predominantly concerned with engaging ideas of representation, history, creating a state of unease, where the image sits decontextualized, using printed gesture to articulate intimacies and vulnerabilities.

Instagram

Start Date
3 September -  
End Date
30 September 2018

land as collector

Artist
Jess O'Brien
Main Image
jess o'brien photo
Body

In connecting with the land, we acknowledge the sense of attachment to the earth (or whenua) we feel where we stand. 

Walking through a place brings a sense of the spirit (or wairua) of the land, and the passing of time in the location. Time and tide have changed the land. Residue from layers of the land and its history tell the stories of days gone by. 

Jess O’Brien  - Instagram

Start Date
1 August -  
End Date
31 August 2018

Untitled

Artist
Dan Wilkinson
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dan wilkinson artwork
Body

We use & throw away at will… I see bins everyday w items that could be recycled.

Why? We can recycle… but some choose the easy way of chucking out.

Not all…  it's great to be living in an age where consumerism is being questioned & awareness is growing.

I collect & hold onto what isn’t biodegradable where possible.

Here i am collecting an item which can’t be recycled to showcase & remind others to be aware of their consumer footprint.

I hope you enjoy how my creation interacts with the light of day… & night.

Dan Wilkinson

https://www.instagram.com/wilkinson_creative/ 

Start Date
1 July -  
End Date
31 July 2018

Boomerang bags

Artist
Wellington
Main Image
boomerang bags display in lightbox
Body

Boomerang Bags is a community driven initiative tackling plastic pollution at the grassroots level. We divert textiles and fabric from landfill and upcycle it into readily available reusable bags for everyone!

National Working Bee7 July 2018 Get involved with Plastic Free July by joining us for the biggest working bee that New Zealand has ever seen. Come and make a bag, have a chat or just hang out with us.

Harbourside Boomerang -  8 July 2018 We all know that plastic is wreaking havoc in our city and while Supermarkets have pledged to stop handing out single use plastic bags we need all of Wellington on board so we can make lasting change. The Harbourside Market team have supported people bringing re-usable bag for years, and would love to see more market goers get on board. Join us and the Plastic Free July movement by handing out FREE re-usable produce bags made from re-purposed fabrics and lets have the conversations that will encourage everyone to make the choices that will improve life for the turtles and the whales and the sharks and the seabirds and the cows and the humans that are all unknowingly digesting plastics everyday :) 

Facebook

Start Date
16 May -  
End Date
30 June 2018

drive thru

Artist
Reuben T Edwards
Main Image
reuben t edwards - lightbox image
Body

This visual, titled 'Drive Thru', belongs to a collection of mine called 'Class Of '94'.

'Class Of '94' is a tribute to every piece of inspiration that I've encountered throughout my life. Everything that has influenced my style & ideology is captured within this collection of visuals.

'Drive Thru' was inspired by pop art & also street artists who connect their work into the surrounding environment, as 'Drive Thru' is located near a busy road that is often backed up with traffic. 'Drive Thru' also captures the idea that people come into your life, give something, take something & move on.

To see more 'Class Of '94', check out my Instagram

Start Date
16 April -  
End Date
30 April 2018

Untitled

Artist
Ian Chapman-Hall
Main Image
chapman-hall
Body

This is an exploration of environmental impacts on our waterways. The Hutt River is a main source of drinking water for Wellington and there is a need to highlight the sometimes-toxic water that we drink.

Start Date
12 February -  
End Date
28 February 2018

Nautilus Creative Space Lightbox Series 2018

Artist
Various
Main Image
bev
Body

Nautilus Creative Space Lightbox Series 2018

Nautilus Creative Space is home to a diverse collective of over 20 artists at Owhiro Bay on Wellington’s South Coast. From jewellers, sculptors and painters to carvers, leather specialists and furniture makers, artists of all types make up this inspired haven by the sea.  https://www.facebook.com/NautilusCreativeSpace

During February - Three Nautilus artists take turns to display their work:

  • Bev Tso Hong
  • Aaron Frater
  • Holly Hemlock

Bev Tso Hong, 2018

Heads in the proverbial - Plastic (doll legs, supermarket giveaway toys and melted bottle caps) on board.

An artistic gesture towards the pervasiveness of plastics and the need for more drastic action.

While we congratulate ourselves on removing plastic shopping bags from supermarkets, we continue to create non-recycled plastic bottle caps, bottles and products; and synthetic (polyester) clothes that shed plastic microfibers washed to the sea...  Do we seriously believe this is acceptable?

www.tsohong.com

Aaron Frater

Breathe. Barrier mesh, and cable ties.

My current body of work is an exploration of  barrier mesh. The material is a ubiquitous industrial safety product that proliferates in the building, demolition, and urban and suburban renewal of New Zealand at present. The material itself has a load of meaning: keep away, stay back; it is a liminal material, a barrier between one world and another. 

The barrier between our inner biological and psychological world is crossed in a number of ways, breathing is a primary way we as humans allow the outer and inner to pass. The breath coming in in this case, to the central spot.

Holly Hemlock

Holly is a multi disciplinary artist, with a passion for capturing the beauty of deterioration and decay.

Follow her on Instagram : decay_devotion. 

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