“Inner Worlds” is about the experiences of university students in Wellington and their identity formation. The university period of life serves as a deconstructive and highly intense time for personal identity development. Alongside this journey comes big challenges - a major one being mental health. The artists in this exhibition are all a part of the art club at Victoria University - Misfits Club. Misfits is both a club and a peer support service to students.
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This October, tattoo's come alive to tell the stories of Chicano's. The Illustrated Chicano is an interactive installation that tells a story of migration through moving tattoos. Artist William Franco, of Wellington arts company "With Lime", brings to life his Journey to Aotearoa using body casting and projection.
This exhibition presents a set of curious encounters: We welcome visitors to the gallery to encounter innovative furniture inspired by coffee. Secondly, a series of hotel designs experiments with the hotel as both an idea and a phenomenon. A further encounter occurs between furniture and hotel, which are closely related. Prototypes of tables and chairs mix with hotel designs. All exhibits are designed and fabricated by Victoria University of Wellington’s vibrant young minds.
As earthquake prone cities, Christchurch, Wellington, and Sendai, Japan share common ground through recent experience. These cities are now looking to build earthquake resilience and create ‘resilient cities’. But how do we create stronger communities, and what is the role of art and urban design in building these cities?
Mosaics and masks both have very long and rich histories. For thousands of years we have been wearing the guise of the unknown, a face of the imagined to relate messages and tell stories. Mosaic has throughout history been used to convey narrative, to teach us of past events and to enhance our environment with thoughtful detail.
Together we bring you our stories, our messages and a large dose of colour with our ‘ Mosaic & Mask ’ exhibition. A week of insight into the artist’s worlds and an opportunity to see and purchase original and unique creations.
Inspired by an obsession with florals, Natalie Parker, has spent the last year musing in her studio. Her introverted nature has drawn strength from her creativity to bring to life a body of work that is simply beautiful, uplifting and peaceful.
Through the use of painting, collage, mixed media and decorative furniture, Parker has created an environment where her floral musings flourish. This floral fiesta allows the audience to feel a sense of joy and beauty.
Creativity is a tricky beast, or it might just be a teddy bear!
We are the adult crew of Artrageous kids and we work with children to provide spaces for them to genuinely discover and explore their creative selves. We encourage all our intrepid adventurers to find and express their unique chaos or concern, gingerly or with gusto, by way of everything from tiptoeing to tromping.
Too Much Truth will present posters, paintings, magazines, photographs and street art by over 35 sex trade abolitionist organisations, activists and artists worldwide – many of whom are survivors of sexual exploitation.
I am a self taught artist who started out playing around with collage then drifted into using found objects and materials of all sorts sourced from op-shops, recycling centres and wherever I can find cheap or free objects to re-purpose into whatever comes into my imagination.
I like the idea of creating something out of other peoples cast-offs plus helping out the charity shops by buying castoffs from them.
Being a registered electrician I sometimes incorporate the skills of my trade into my art.
Skin is the second running annual exhibition of the Massey Wellington Life Drawing Club, a club dedicated to providing a space for both beginners and avid life drawers to study the nude human form. This exhibition is a chance for our participants to showcase what they’ve been working on over the year and for everyone else to see the beauty of the human form from various artistic perspectives.