With These Hands celebrate the human connection between the maker and the user of ceramic vessels. In our busy, noisy height technological world, we have lost the ability to make a direct link between items of everyday use and the people who make them. All things have at their core a human hand.
We are a group of friends and artists who met through the Wellington Buddhist Centre. Our Buddhist group encourages art as an aid to spiritual growth, as in cultivating positive emotion, mindfulness and higher states of awareness. We're interested in how our Buddhist practice of personal growth has influenced and been reflected in our art, and how our art individually and collectively may connect through that enquiry and practice.
A collaboration between Rose Young of Tiny Portions and Visa Wellington On a Plate
The art is small but the flavours are big. Grab your magnifying glass for this small-scale exhibition, featuring iconic Wellington dishes created in miniature by Rose. The miniscule servings have been chosen by the region’s food personalities and hospitality legends, telling stories of Wellington’s dining scene both historic and current.
This exhibition called “59” presents me with a great opportunity to collaborate with Linda Evangaline Smith, whom I got to know as a fellow student at the Learning Connection in Taita.
We wanted to experience, how our different artistic approaches can connect and complement each other in a shared space and find similarities besides our shared year of birth, which inspired the title.
An exhibition of new work by Erin Carver, Love & possibility celebrates the belief that when we commit to doing what we love, we open the door to discovering the fullness of our own possibility.
Showcasing a delightful contrast between painting and woodcut relief printmaking, Erin’s work reflects the joy she has discovered in working across these two disciplines that have very different creative processes.
Deluge / Upheaval explores process, materiality and mark making. My recent practice has focused on allowing the process or material to dictate the final outcome. Letting go of preconceived ideas about what a work ‘should be’ has encouraged me to slow down and form a relationship with my materials (primarily ink on paper and ceramics) as well as find a sense of freedom within my practice. This exhibition is the result of many hours of intuitive play and an infatuation with line and form.
At Artifactmade we design and build furniture but we approach things a little differently. Driven by the pursuit of ethical design, we build modular products with the purpose of creating healthy and productive workplaces that maximise creative output and improve workflow. This exhibition showcases the journey we took to explore the ethics behind how products are designed and made and the effect that well designed work spaces can have on your health. Come Explore the Unknown as we delve into, the design of everyday things, healthy workspaces, materials and manufacture, design for change.
This exhibition is a collection of landscape photos taken around Wellington. I live in Karori, and have developed a passion for photography. Wellington's surroundings are wild and chaotic but this collection will show the natural lines and patterns in the landscape. The lines and patterns in the photos creates an abstract perspective. The collection will aim to inspire other people to look at the Wellington landscape in an new light.
Mama, mother, queen is a series of over 100 woman that explores the female form as a powerful and imperfect vessel. Sculpted from clay each sculpture explores the emotions of motherhood, the changes of the body or a personal journey that a mother has taken to be shared with those around her.
“Art is our one true global language. It knows no nation, it favours no race and it acknowledges no class. It speaks to our need to reveal, heal and transform. It transcends our normal lives and lets us imagine what is possible”. Richard Kamler
First Do No Harm is an art based exhibition focusing on the fundamental values of ending rape culture. In particular, consent, gendered and sexual violence towards women, gender minorities, the disabled, the vulnerable and other minority groups in our communities.