“Weaving Light and Space” is a first New Zealand based collaborative art exhibition by two visual artists based in Wellington and London, UK: Beata Kozlowska and David Moraton.
Exhibitionism: the art of stripping is a showcase of creative work by women who dance in Wellington's strip clubs. This is a show designed to stimulate and educate, inspire and surprise. In a year that has featured various news stories involving sex workers that have brought to light persistent negative attitudes about women who work in the industry, this is a timely reminder that women involved in sex work are all unique and complex people who are more than just stereotypes about their jobs. We will also be raising funds for Wellington Rape Crisis.
An exhibition of sculptural work by Clive Holgate. This body of work has been created over the last two and a half years and embodies the journey of finding the way out of the rubble associated with major life disruption such as the Christchurch earthquakes. The work draws heavily on Clive’s personal experiences associated with the Canterbury earthquakes with strong links to architecture and themes of disruption and recovery.
Clive works in bronze, steel, glass and ceramic to produce original one off works.
A new biennial event with a kaupapa (purpose) of counteracting racism, plutocracy and capitalism by means of conscious music, poetry, art, speech, film/video and protest action is coming to the capital city.
The festival aims to elevate critical thinking in public spaces & amplify radicalism’s significance as an instigator of positive societal progress.
Thistle Hall Community gallery will transform into a print studio during the week of 7 - 13 November. Drop by during the week to try out various traditional and contemporary printmaking techniques. Across the week there will be discussions, demonstrations, workshops and the opportunity to visit local printmakers in their studios.
We have a whole lot of activities planned for you thanks to the generous support and enthusiasm of printmakers, volunteers and organisations.
As every year for the past 8 years, we are celebrating the 2016 Day of the Dead. This is a multicultural community engagement for the celebration and expression of the immortality of life, our ancestors and the transition through death, where everyone is welcome to participate and share the fun.
“Every EXIT is an entry somewhere else.“
Whitireia Visual Art Students are proud to present EXIT, a group exhibition that will showcase the very best of the work they have produced in 2016. Included in this show will be a wide variety of artworks, ranging from contemporary jewellery and sculpture, to painting and textile design.
All the work on display is created by Whitireia visual art first- and second- year students. The work has been developed throughout the year in their preferred subject and is made to a high standard of quality.
Urban streetscapes teeming with people will hang alongside paintings of rugged hills and rocky coastlines in an exhibition of new paintings by Shelley Masters and Jenny Keate, opening at Cuba Street’s Thistle Hall on Tuesday 18 October.
The artists paint from disparate points of view: both to each other and to their immediate surroundings. Shelley lives in Martinborough and paints crowded city scenes; Jenny lives in central Wellington and paints unpeopled landscapes.
After a chance reconnection on Cook Strait, ten years after they first met as young artists in Whanganui, Chatham island artist Sarah Matthew and sculptor Jamie Ross team up to explore the language and dissolve the boundaries between "us" and nature.
Sarah’s creative process is the desire to play, with an eclectic style that brings to life the interplay of people and nature.
Jamie sculpts with reclaimed natural materials to create solid forms, each with a unique backstory, to bring into physical reality his incorporeal thoughts and dreams."
When the first official European settlers arrived in Wellington they established Britannia - an organised settlement meant to ‘showcase’ the ideas of civilised European society.
Nature, through floods and an earthquake, wiped out the idea. Nature may have saved us from Paradise-engineering as Huxley talks about in his book ‘Brave New World’.
The result is seeing the ’Brave New World’ not just as an outward resettlement of immigrants to a new land, but also an inner transformation as they adjust to a new way of life.