Florence Academy trained artist Tatyana Kulida brings her expertise in an ancient water gilding technique to Wellington with her next exhibition, Gold. The exhibition presents a number of recent paintings by Kulida that feature the traditional gilding technique while portraying contemporary subjects. By focusing the exhibition on a particular technique, Kulida wishes to invite Wellington artists to experiment with ancient techniques and instill appreciation for traditional art with the art viewing public.
A debut exhibition from Ruby Urquhart which paradoxically explores the absence of creativity.
These meditative and repetitive drawings are a defense against the idea that if you don't do something, you'll lose yourself. A record of a slow and methodical healing process. Through both the process of their creation and the context in which they were created, these meditative and repetitive drawings are tangible representations of the experience of time spent dealing with it.
It's Plastic Free July and the Plastic Outlaws are Revolting
Plastic Free July is a Sham! Nothing will stop the Plasticisation Agenda!
By 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean! Plastics are Forever!
Barbie - Her Royal Plasticness - is on the rag and rampaging. Blood will be shed - bleached and odorless of course.
Barbie rules over the wild and free plastic outlaws of the world - they're fulfilling her mission to fill every crevice of the world with plastic.
'Opportunity Arts' advocates, empowers and provides practical support for artists of diverse backgrounds who face barriers to participation in the arts; to develop individual, sustainable arts practices.
We work with talented and dedicated, emerging artists, who for various reasons (for example, disability) require additional support to access opportunities that can increase their audience, profile, income, sense of pride and purpose.
This exhibition is to show modern interpretations of bojagi also known as traditional Korean patchwork or wrapping cloth. Bojagi typically takes the form of a large piece of square fabric often used for carrying objects or wrapping.
The earliest surviving examples, from the early Joseon Dynasty period (1392–1910), were most frequently used in a Buddhist context as tablecloths or for covering sacred texts.
Showing the work of fashion designers Dannielle Arnott, Jenny Ruan and Te Paea Hoori, this exhibit explores the changing role of fashion and the ever evolving parameters of ‘humanity'.
Exhibited will be the final garments and editorial images of each designer, as well as working drawings, samples and work-booking that explores the process and development behind each designer’s works.
Each capsule collection represents a different response to Posthumanist theory—a relatively new realm of philosophy that rejects both humanist and anti-humanist approaches.
Eight artists return to Thistle Hall – a year on – to show their latest work. Printmaking brought them together to form a collective several years ago and has led them down many paths since – into papermaking, handmade books, collage and encaustics. These will also be on show, along with jewellery, ceramics and other media. The artists are Jocelyn Hendry, Jeanie Randall, Anna Nelson, Ali Murray, Rachel Keel, Jo Constable, Kristeen Lockett and Maxine Edwards.
This art exhibition is about drift, jellyfish, and transitory movement including video pieces, soundscapes, and a large range of unframed printed images on paper and builders plastic (from 50cm to 2.5m). This is largely new work that I have created since migrating from Scotland to New Zealand 18 months ago, and will be the first viewing of the pieces. The artworks will all be for sale to take away at the end of the exhibition, for what my wife considers a very reasonable price :D
VR films, AV projections, live contemporary dance... the feeling of walking in Forest / Ocean / River... immersive detour from the city
- a feeling to take away with you...
A week long mini festival of works in development.. come & watch rehearsals, devising process, and finished works throughout the week..
Free Kawakawa tea
by ED DAVIS (Indie VR Filmmaker) and ANITA HUTCHINS (Contemporary Dance Teacher and Choreographer)
with special guests spots...
Al Fraser playing Taonga puoro
Antoinette’s taxidermy installations and photographs provide eye candy for the deceased and curios for the living. This exhibition showcases a variety of media that Antoinette has been working with following on from her Ghost Hunter series. She has continued to explore concepts of Momento Mori (‘remember you must die’) in a body of work that includes a series of death masks.
Antoinette Ratcliffe graduated from the School of Media Arts with a Masters of Arts in 2012 and teaches taxidermy classes around New Zealand.