Opening: live musical performance by Sam Leamy and Neil Johnstone, 5.00pm - 9.00pm
‘Mysterium tremendum et fascinans’, or a terrible and fascinating mystery is the way 20th century scholar Rudolf Otto described his conception of the ‘numinous’ - an encounter with otherworldliness that is the base of religious or spiritual experience. The Mystery is a point of ontological tension, a liminal space of encounter where one moves from the territory of the known into the unknown. This exhibition emerges from the premise that art functions in exactly the same way. Three artists from disparate parts of Aoterora, though all with a link to Pōneke, navigate between abstraction and signification as a gesture towards forming a meaningful link between the mundane and the metaphysical. The works resonate together as the individual voices seek to describe the same ineffable territory, speaking to the metaphysical threads that weave communities and cultures together across both space and time.
Mysterium tremendum et fascinans Link to CubaDupa Festival Programme
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Sound Baths during Cuba Dupa
With a series very specially curated Sound Baths during the Cuba Dupa weekend, 1.00pm - 3.00pm, featuring Neil Johnstone, Zachary Winterwood , Holly Winterwood, Sam Leamy, Stephen Clothier, Brendan Jon Philip and Steve Burridge. Sounds to lose yourself in, ambient music to luxuriate in, a truly immersive sonic experience.
Soundbaths Link to Festival Programme
And to top it off we will be releasing an album linked into the ideas explored in the exhibition from East Cape Calling
Again a very mellow ambient piece.
CityscapeNZ 9999 is an exhibition of object art by Palmerston North based visual artist Jonny Kan centred around a re-imagining of the Manawatū city. The exhibition includes many retrospective collections and explores the depths of Jonny's world view living in the world with a head injury.
Jonny Kan is an artist living and working in Papaioea/Palmerston North. He has been an award winner at the IHC art awards and has work in private collections around New Zealand.
Jonny at Snails Artist Run Space in Palmy Facebook Contact email
Vintage images of skateboarders photographed in the 1980s. Including photographs of professional skateboarders such as Tony Hawk, Lance Mountain, Steve Caballero, Chris Miller, Lee Ralph and many more. Displaying fine art prints, photo books, tees, skate coasters & slide show.
Over a period of 3-4 years I have been working on a series of figurative paintings based loosely on life drawings, both here in New Zealand and in the United Kingdom. The paintings are all oil and charcoal on paper (156cmx122cm).
Welcome to the launch and exhibition of this new chapter as an emerging ‘creative’.
Ever since I can remember I’ve been drawn to colour, texture and pattern in the world around me and how its presence enriches life. During the Covid lockdown, as a distraction from the dark cloud and mayhem being caused by the pandemic, I rediscovered my love of creativity and its healing qualities. We can’t underestimate the power and value of a little whimsy to counter balance the more serious side of life.
Catz Designz are a fine balance between simplicity and complex detail. Stylized yet exacting. Made from carefully selected papers designed by talented Australian and American designers the materials conjure the impression of fabric and reflections of nature. The created works are understated and unexpected. With the addition of a feather here, some glitz there and lots of imagination they become enchanting and even exotic!
These creative collages provide a vehicle for people of all ages to escape reality, albeit for a moment during this exhibition, or longer if a work finds its way into someone’s home or workspace. Then a little magic shared can ripple out into the community having had a positive effect.
Artists: Dennis Berdinner, Leo Semau, Arawhetu Berdinner, Tai Berdinner-Blades & Eva Yocum
Artists will be present through the duration of the exhibition and available for discussion.
We are artists and makers who are connected by blood or marriage. This show explores how people and creativity thrive when given the space and appreciation to do so within a family.
Our exhibition features sculpture, mahi toi, paintings, clay works, ceramics and mixed media. Diverse in expression, our work walks between art and craft. What ties us together is simple yet multilayered - whānau.
Our family intersects across cultures - Pākehā, Māori and Samoan. We stretch out our branches as step-parents/daughters, in-laws and siblings with different mothers. We are a Venn-diagram of interconnecting relationships. Our work reflects the connection, influence and bonds we share.
Contact: Dennis Berdinner, Leo Semau, Arawhetu Berdinner & Eva Yocum
Tai Berdinner-Blades: @fable_ceramics, www.fableceramics.com
Arawhetu Berdinner: @arawhetu
For thousands of years, parts of Aotearoa have been shifting upwards through a seismic process of uplifting land. This monumental process reveals to those of us above land what was previously hidden underwater.
Powerful earthquakes around the years 600, 1000, 1400 and, most recently in 1855 have created a unique aspect and stunning coastal landscape - they have created te whanganui-a-tara & the south coast. The current state of this dynamic landform allows people almost complete access around a coastline that once would have been dotted with islands.
I run, walk, bike & drive these surroundings and the visual information has embedded itself as a point of inspiration in my work. This visual manifestation of our evolving geological DNA is the foundation of the work created for my recent show.
Exploring a range of approaches and media to express these visually compelling surroundings and the climatic and elemental effects that weather them, I seek to tell the stories of the continued creation and recreation of our coastal environment through the earth’s constantly restless upheaval.
An exhibition of limited edition, archival, giclee prints of original photography. Featuring landscapes of the Wairarapa, Wellington, and Bay of Islands, including an extended panorama of Wellington Harbour after sunset, and a series of fine art nudes, including portraits, environmental portraits, and formal and allegorical studies, taken over many years in locations ranging from the Wairarapa to the Cycladic Islands.
Also on display is the recently published 'The Nude: Insight & Imagination', a photographic study of twenty-eight women, aged mid-twenties to fifties, who use nudity for artistic expression and whom I have been privileged to know and to photograph. Many of them are featured in the framed works in the exhibition.
The nude - insight & imagination
Photo Chop the Exhibition is the Art of Collage. Collage can be described as anything adhered to anything else. Most often paper and card, but the possibilities are endless!
From Wednesday to Sunday - Come and make your own collage for free. All materials provided.
Newtown, New Form is a collection of student works that propose formal relationships between a place, Newtown, and architecture. Design interventions on the same site in Newtown are explored, in order to collectively express different creative ideas through a range of creative media. Paintings, furniture, drawings, photography, and design collectively inform ideas surrounding colour, ways of making, adaptive reuse, and light & connectivity. Our exhibition aims to provoke discussion surrounding the future of architecture and urbanity in our cities.
Good stuff made by good people:
genevieve packer | melissa boardman | double happy! hot sauces | karin amdal ceramics | baron hasselhoff’s chocolates | forest drawn | moonrise yarn co | hm makes hats | sam keer spoons | julie & jack | gael | snaxpax | philly cowdrey designs | crafted by lori | ema marbles | jackelope treasures | nana glamour | anna venture | koke dama rama | harriet bright pottery | paris house | 2 minute needles | oh goodness | ngaere mackinnon | simply kawakawa | pencarrow candles |
6 days of local creative goodness for all your Christmas needs and more…
Exhibiting Artists are:
Dirt Child Design Datura Child Serpent Dream Mary Laine
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The creatures that wonder.
The realisation that the plot of your life no longer makes sense to you, that the blueprint is just another burning memory, and the script you’ve been reading from was a sleep-deprivation hallucination.
Manifestations of madness, despair, and ecstasy in various mediums.
Way out at the dream’s edges, heads sealed, bounding into the great unseen.
Translating the cryptic gestures of silhouetted trees as they cast spells in the night wind, the erratic Morse code of our beating hearts at insomnia’s anxious sunrise. Decoding the growling and bristling of captive dogs, the muffled whimpers of sleeping vagrants who chase rabbit dreams on winter streets. Listening to the ghostly echoes of forgotten dreams as they dance through the walls of our skulls one last time.
Because we didn’t leave the ocean to work in f****** restaurants.
Ambient Sessions, Sound art works, on Friday December 9th - 7pm
Insta : @daturachild
Hashtags #glassart #audiovisualart #artdolls
You are warmly invited to our Exhibition Opening, from 6pm - 8pm on Monday 28th November.
The exhibiting artists are Anthia Clarke, Brent Higham, Christine Winbush, David Rickard, Evan Davies, Fiona Thomas, Glaes Design, Iris Kauffeld, Karin McCombe Jones, Michaela Miller, Sue Laursen, Ra Gilbert-Loginov & Tangi Kopu.
The Fishbowl Art Collective are a wonderful eclectic mix of over 12 artists, who have been exhibiting together for over 4 years.
The exhibition will be full of of colour, versatility in styles, medium and prices which will delight your senses.
The Fishbowl Art Collective will be exhibiting work in various mediums from bags, ceramics, jewellery, mosaics, painting, photography, prints, sculpture and wood carving and so much more from little to big items.
With Christmas just around the corner it’s an ideal chance to buy presents as gifts for others or to simply treat yourself.
This exhibition is all about New Zealand birds
An exhibition celebrating a life of creative projects; “to kind of protest in favour of scruffiness, bodies, hairy bodies, scruffy sexuality, which is connected with my butchness”.
‘Me as a butch child with imaginary butch parent’ is a huge pen-and-ink drawing of being held, showing the imagined experience of being loved, and accepted. Works celebrate unseen lives, like Creek's friend Joan, filmed smashing jars of preserves against a wall as the only way she could express her grief at the death of her secret lesbian lover of 30 years.
“Queer vanity, irreverence and exaggeration, including via melodrama, are techniques of expressing. No-one else is gonna do vanity for you, or tell you you're glorious. You'd better do it yourself.”
This is an exhibition that celebrates us all as glorious, with our strange sounds, awkward sex lives, attempts at meaning, tiny projects, and experiments. It says the ordinary can be extraordinary.
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A golem is a clay being in Jewish mystical practice, created for a specific task. Ideally, they are created for the benefit of a community, but, just like the people who create them, they are inherently flawed. While often seen as a symbol of chaos and destruction, they have with them the power to heal, create and hold guardianship over a community. The difference lies in the intention and impact of the person who creates them. I build golems as a way of understanding the individual and its place within a community. While I create them with my own self in mind, their end purpose is to give space to all who navigate place and belonging to a range of contradicting, yet beautiful cultures.
Clay sculpture workshops!
Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th, 2pm - 4pm
$20 waged, $15 unwaged
Facebook event for the workshops
Contact on Instagram - @annaliese.rosa
Hashtags : #golem #ceramicsculpture
A series of theatrical video works highlighting young talent in a world of capitalistic doom.
Frank on social media: @franksvideochannel
Trick or Treat! It's the 'Skullduggery Art Show'.
From the team behind ‘White Cloud Worlds’ & ‘Industry of Imagination’ comes a new Art Show - ‘Skullduggery’. This week-long show celebrates Halloween, Horror and the Supernatural.
The show features original paintings, drawings and sculpture from over 40 of the country's top entertainment artists. From high realism to pop surrealism, lowbrow to sculpture.
It's all a treat at the 'Skullduggery' Art Show!
Artwork by Jeremy Bennett.
Andy Shaw, Anna Johnson, Anton Gustilo, Anton Becic, Bill Hunt, Blake Wood, Cheryl Ong, Christian Pearce, Claire Tobin, Daniel Ido, Dane Madgwick, EJ Thorpe, Gaboleps, Garry Buckley, Gino Acevedo, Greg Broadmore, Gus Hunter, Hamish Fraser, James Doyle, Jeremy Bennett, Joaquin Loyzaga, Ken Samonte, Matt Katz, Matty Rodgers, McGregor Allen, Malangeo, Nick Keller, Nyssa Skorji, Otis Chamberlain, Paul Tobin, Rebekah Tisch, Ryan S Stark, Sam Beetham, Sam Balzer, Stacey Robson, Stacy Eyles, Steve Lambert, Steven Saunders, Syros Pourlatifi, Tanya Marriott, t.wei, Tom Robinson, Warren Mahy, William Bennett.
Te Aro TexTILES is a group show featuring the work of 3rd year College of Creative Arts students from Massey University.
In celebrating Te Aro through the medium of Textile Design, this exhibition showcases surface pattern as a means of observing and analysing the urban environment.
To study at Massey, the students have travelled from all over the country; with all of the exhibitors being new to Wellington, this exhibition visually documents how they have connected to the city. Observing and engaging with Te Aro through several perspectives; with walking and drawing framed as a mode of encounter with the world around us.
Sketches of the inner city were then developed through the medium of sublimate printing and digital, hand-painted and collage processes.
Te Aro TexTILES presents a range of textile and ceramic tile designs that celebrate the inner city's rich diversity through colour, texture, pattern, mark, and movement.
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Ella Bransby, Alice Bromiley, Juliana Dimitri, Ming Gao, Briar Grounds, Rhiannon Higgs, Ellie Stiggers, Chantelle Tan & Kate Watt
Artists: Joey La Meche, Rachel Barber, Hudson Roper, Jeanne Gagnierre & Gorgery Cheung
It is just as important to take care of our Mental health as it is our physical health and in fact, they are often intertwined.
Over the following week 10 - 16th OCTOBER five artists come together to present an exhibition of visual art that explores the notions and necessities of refining our understandings of our inner minds, to find that place that we can call a safe haven from the occasional destructive forces at work around us.
Alongside the exhibition various practitioners will lead workshops that will enable us to build a set of tools in order to live a more balanced, harmonious lifestyle.
Thanks to the kind donations of DeepWave & Wellington City Council this whole event can be enjoyed for FREE!
It is advisable to book a place ahead of time by visiting www.mindaidnz.com
Tuesday 11th October
Life Drawing Class 7pm
Hudson Roper Live 8pm
Wednesday 12th October
Thursday 13th October
DeepWave Brainwave Entertainment 2pm
Everybody Eats Presentation 7.30pm
Friday 14th October
DeepWave Brainwave Entertainment 2pm
sSendam Rawkustra Live 7pm
Saturday 15th October
DeepWave Brainwave Entertainment 10am
Writing with Wonder Workshop 2pm
RatWorld Zine making Workshop 4.30pm
GoldDust Performance Evening 7.30pm
Sunday 16th October
Everybody Dance 11am
Devon Webb Poetry Workshop 2.30pm
The Spirit Of Kirtan (Chanting) 4pm