Daily Fibre is a presentation of stitch and ceramic works, created through a time of loss and grief. It speaks to the importance of a daily creative practice, which enabled the maker to connect with culture, values and lost ones.
Stitch sesh: Wednesday - Friday, 12 - 4pm
Open to anyone who wants to come in and stitch in the gallery :)
Space and advice provided, BYO project.
Meniscus is an exhibit comprised of painting, photography and wearable sculpture. An alternative perspective, an invitation to float amongst high expression figures.
Grounded in both the everyday and otherworldly phenomenon of a meniscus, the curve in the surface of water when it touches another substance, I imagine a world between one surface and another, thick with melting light, its own qualities and rules. That magic of natural elements that we sometimes lose amongst its mundane usage. I aim to translate those sensory characteristics into something tangible through my craft. These interpretations are then related back to themes of queerness and the divine feminine - an extension of my identity and perspective on the world. Works explore bending the expected forms of reality - our bodies and emotions with color and composition create portals into a heightened, queer and surreal world.
Moments In Clay is a celebration of ceramics by Whanganui-a-Tara ceramic artists, Linda Forrest, Pip Woods, Lyuba Zhilkina and Richard Stratton. This is the third year this highly anticipated exhibition has run, showcasing a range of unique ceramic work by emerging and established makers.
The Skullduggery Art Show is back for 2023! This show celebrates Halloween, Horror and the Supernatural and features the work of over 50 local artists. From realism to pop surrealism, lowbrow to sculpture, this extra-ordinary supernatural sensation will feature some of Aotearoa's top entertainment industry artists. Prepare for a little Skullduggery at Thistle Hall from October 30.
Featuring works by
Andy Shaw * Andrew Baker * Anna Johnstone * Anton Gustilo * Anton Becic * Amit Dutta * Ben Stenbeck * Bill Hunt * Chris Menges * Christian Pearce * Claire Tobin * Clark Roworth * Daniel Falconer * Daniel Ido * EJ Thorpe * Gaboleps * Garry Buckley * Gino Acevedo * Greg Broadmore * Gus Hunter * Iona Brinch * Ivan Vegar * Javier Murcia * Jeremy Bennett * Jemma McLean * Joaquin Loyzaga * Johnny Fraser Allen * Lindsey Crummett * Matt Katz * Matty Rogers * Matt Haworth * McGregor Allen * Malangeo * Nathan Tucker * Nick Keller * Nyssa Skorji * Otis Chamberlain * Paul Tobin * Rebekah Tisch * Ross Murray * Ryan S. Stark * Sam Beetham * Sam Balzer * Simona Tisotti * Simon Morse * Sonja Howard * Stacey Robson * Stacy A Wilde * Steve Lambert * Stephen Njoto * Steven Saunders * Syros Pourlatifi * Tanya Marriott * Tiwei * Tom Robinson * Warren Mahy * G host Lee
Poster artwork by Jeremy Bennett.
I've been painting, bold and expressive with lots of colour and form!
Come browse my current collection which started with a strict adherence to shape and form and morphed into loose and abstract. Bring your own creativity and add a mark to our community painting; the little ones can join in too. All contributors go into a draw to win the artwork created.
“Every child is an artist, the problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Pablo Picasso
Tuesday 24 October, 5.30 - 7.30pm
Opening with artist talk
Wednesday 25 to Sunday 29 October, gallery open hours
Make your mark: continuous community painting event
Mark Peck: 0274 461 650
Political Football references two distinct cultural meanings across British and American politics. For hot and contentious issues, the Westminster code is to bury or prevaricate in contrast to the US style of scrimmage and fast resolution. The Optiv101 Political Football exhibition uses the US code of play, acting as a broadsheet of diverse readings and commentaries, as each artist kicks some hot issues to the centre field, adding perspective to the wider social and political milieux.
Wednesday 11 October
Thursday 12 October
Friday 13 October
Start time 7.30pm
In conjunction with Andi Arugula, from PEACE Co-Op Theatre Company the exhibition will host three performances about war & all its greatness with "a gREAT rAW". Inspired by the book We Will Not Cease by Archibald Baxter, conscientious objector, farmer and father of poet James K. Baxter, Andi will perform "a gREAT rAW".
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Local milliner Hayley May has over 30 years’ experience working in costume, specialising in making hats, gloves and other soft accessories – from Narnia to Middle Earth to Mulan and beyond…
This exhibition of her work features limited edition and one-off visors, hats and headpieces made from a mix of vintage materials and off cuts, collected over the course of her career.
In an effort to make space in her studio, there will also be a range of hat blocks, millinery materials, samples and vintage hats for sale.
Hayley May will be in the gallery all week making, and is always happy to chat hats!
My art comes from a deep appreciation of plants and has been an essential part of my healing after multiple bereavements over the past two years. I work in cyanotype and I use botanicals as my subjects. I am exploring ferns in this show because I find these ubiquitous and majestic plants beautiful, surprising and fascinating.
The blend of cyanotype and ferns is soothing and exciting.
26 - 30 September, 11am - 2pm daily.
Bring the kids for a drop in session to make cyanotypes. No artistic ability is required, nature does most of the work!
WORLD CYANOTYPE DAY
30 September is World Cyanotype Day.
Every year on the last Saturday of September, photographers and artists worldwide will gather in backyards, parking lots, galleries and parks to connect, create and celebrate this antiquarian photographic process. Be a part of it this year with Marolyn Krasner.
Teissi is an artist & art professor from Argentina.
This exhibition was created by her after she spent three years in quarantine due to COVID-19 in Argentina. There she learned that during introspection and darkness a moment occurs inside oneself where we can transform and discover a power that we didn’t know we had. The darkest moments will disappear and the moments of happiness will appear, as sporadic and spontaneous as the life of a butterfly.
It is important to meditate and be grateful every day to maintain our good energy and feel strong in the face of adversity. In this exhibition she will display paintings and wearable art, hand-painted garments that she has made over these years.
CLOSING EVENT: Sunday 24 September, 12 pm
Come to say hi and meet the artist, she is looking forward to meeting the community from Wellington.
Every week in the figurative class we spend approximately 4-5 hours with a model sometimes nude, where the class engage, capture, observe & express the experience they partake in through sketching, painting & sculpting. It's quite a magical process with its vulnerabilities, yet the connections & discoveries made are extremely powerful & inspiring.
To share work inspired by the nude & clothed human, sheds light on the power of the human body & how unique & beautiful we all are. The community will see the work as onlooker & this would build further awareness of diverse body acceptance.
Figurative Expressions with Dan Wilkinson Term Four, 2023 Enrolments open!
#FigurativeExpressions #LifeDrawing #TheLearningConnexion
This is a group exhibition in partnership with The Free Store and Kaibosh.
A group exhibition by art students reflects on the value we place on the resources of Papatūānuku. Over one-third of households in Aotearoa NZ are struggling to afford the necessities of food and shelter. This exhibition re-examines resource use and distribution, turning the lens on food rescue and rental accommodation.
Brianna Parkinson, who lives in Tāmaki Makaurau, explores the value we place on food resources in her photographs and sculptures. Her works in the exhibition include photographs capturing the mahi of two organisations involved in food rescue in Pōneke and more recent still-life photographs of rescued food. Parkinson holds a Certificate in Visual Arts from Massey University (Wellington) and is currently studying for a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Elam Art School at Auckland University.
Seth Haggard is an artist recently landed in Auckland from Newcastle, Australia; With a multidisciplinary practice spanning photography, video works, illustration, and text-based works. Creating work from a basis of radical subjectivity, his work examines class inequality, activism, police repression and modern living conditions. He graduated from the Newcastle Art School and is currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland.
Zoë Glentworth is a fifth-year architecture student at Victoria University of Wellington. She has volunteered at The Free Store since 2018. Through her mahi, she is exploring how generous public places can be created through co-design and co-creation with people from The Free Store. Zoë has completed an NZ L4 Te Reo Certificate at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa (2021), a Diploma of Theology at Bishopdale College (2022), and runs a small business with her whānau called Zoë’s Kawakawa.
- Kaibosh & The Free Store community afternoon, not open to public – Monday 28 August, 2-6pm
- Opening Night including Panel Talk hosted by Kaibosh - Tuesday 29 August, 6-8pm
- Poetry Night hosted by The Free Store – Thursday 31 August, 6.30-8pm
- Picnics in Parks outside Thistle Hall – Friday 1 September, 11am-2pm
An artist who spent his formative years amidst Te Whanganui-a-Tara's South Coast, Weston creates oil paintings that blend surreal and colorful landscapes with cosmic twists. Drawing inspiration from the natural surroundings and spanning several years of exploration and creative growth,
Background: Over the past few years, Weston has immersed himself predominantly in the 3D realm, earning accolades such as the NZYFF award for Best Visual Effects for his video work. Not limited to digital art, Weston has also made a mark in the music scene with his colourful event lighting and visuals across the local music scene.
While his journey has encompassed numerous small group exhibitions across Wellington, Weston now presents a curated collection of his oil paintings.
This is a showcase of his artistic evolution and the influences that have shaped his creative expression over the years.
Weston invites you to explore the land, sea, skies and beyond in his first solo exhibition.
The Wellington Photographic Society's yearly showcase offers members the chance to present their creations to the public, while also highlighting the society's activities and the advantages of membership.
This year we have images on display taken all round the world, but mostly from our own beautiful back yard of Aotearoa. We also have examples of images taken on group meet-ups and other learning opportunities. A range of skills and styles are on display, so come on down and see how we see the world.
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Unearth Your Local Potters-present: “Allsorts”
Our little group of potters/ceramic artists from Wellington and the Kapiti Coast meet regularly for social, mental, and professional bonding. We do, however, all work individually in our own workshops and in our own styles.
Between us, we have well over 200 years of experience and cover numerous methods of creating (wheel throwing, slab and coil building) firing (electric, gas, wood, soda) and decorating (glazes, slips, carving, pictorial etc.) Allsorts in fact!
This exhibition will be a feast for the eyes and the senses. It will open your mind to the vast possibilities that clay affords.
All work will be for sale and include figurative and abstract exhibition pieces, large presentation bowls and platters, as well as more affordable pots for daily use such as bowls and mugs.
Public opening - all welcome!
This exhibition will provide the opportunity to see and commemorate 50 years of the coup in Chile.
Paintings, photos and posters will be exhibited by 11 artists from New Zealand and other countries.
Some recognized Artists such as Rafael de Armas from Uruguay will be exhibiting.
- Eric Brew from New Zealand
- Natalia Parra from Colombia
- Becky Beys from the U.K
- Rolando Olmedo (ex-refugee and Event Organizer)
Rolando wishes to thank all the Volunteers who have collaborated and contributed.
Rachel Walker: splashy watercolour and ink studies of native flora and fauna
Carol Theologo: magical oil paintings featuring native birds in ethereal landscapes
Judi Lapsley Miller: wild and quirky photo-artistry with an undercurrent of advocacy
Shawna Chow: colourful and playful acrylic studies of native birds
Helen Casey: swirling acrylic, ink, and graphite illustrations of beloved birds, fish and more
Margaret Tolland: acrylic artist connecting with nature through the rhythms of plants
Vaune Mason: nature-inspired jewellery
Gillian Candler: wildly popular children’s book author, writing about the natural world
Julia Brooke-White: stunning photographs of native flora
Tim Larkin is a furniture maker and artist from Te Whanganui-a-Tara.
Emma Febvre-Richards is an artist and Associate Professor at Whiti o Rehua School of Art, Massey University.
Tim is interested in how weight is held above the ground whether that is the weight of a human body in a chair or the ‘weight’ of light in a lampshade. Sometimes the furniture is extra heavy and dense, sometimes it is ‘scooped out’ and more air than matter.
Emma is interested in drawing as expanded practice, using diverse technologies to explore drawing processes and 2D/3D space.
In Wood meets Paper Tim and Emma recognised their commonalities of how they both draw in space but from very different starting points. Tim with his saw-bench and Emma with her pencils and laser machinery .
In this exhibition Tim will exhibit his lights and sculptures, while Emma will show her lightboxes, laser cut drawings, watercolours and prints. Creating a variety of outcomes to create a conversation about the possibilities of drawing.
Te Whironui Collective's collection of Toi Māori Artworks are created specifically for Te Kawa a Maui to enhance Matariki celebrations, by providing Kaupapa Māori workshops and Purakau. Our purpose is to exhibit work that engages a public audience into a Māori creative space, prompting interest and discussion to enhance understanding and appreciation for Tarai Waka and Ngā Toi Māori Kaupapa with ‘Te Kawa a Maui’ being at the core of its theme.
Exhibition opening is at 6pm on Monday July 10. Free event and open to the public
Our artistic focus areas include: Toi Māori, Whakairo, Tarai, Waka, Raranga, Kowhaiwhai and Wānanga based workshops. All artforms are bound by the traditional narratives that express the benefits of our exhibition theme. 'Te Kawa a Maui' is the exploration of stories to do with Maui narratives, that enhance understanding around the laws of nature (Tikanga/Kawa). These stories are reflected in the works & performances specifically created for this event. This theme explores the connection between Te Ao Māori and the lore of the natural world.
You can register to our series of workshops on Eventfinda
WORKSHOP 1 - Te Kawa a Maui (Maori Meeting Houses Astronomy) - Tikanga and Kawa
Wed July 12, 12.30 - 2.30pm
WORKSHOP 2 - Tatai Ahorangi Maori Astronomy - Matariki/Maramatanga
Thu July 13, 12:30 – 2:30pm
WORKSHOP 3 - Waka Navigation - Maori Star Compass
Fri July 14, 12:30pm – 2:30pm