Start Date
9 May -  
End Date
15 May 2022
Artist
Pepper Raccoon
Main Image
Pepper Raccoon Poster
Opening
Opening Hours
Monday - Sunday, 10am - 6:30pm
Description

Pepper Raccoon's first solo exhibition features works in a variety of mediums, exploring themes of nature, magic, and what happens when the natural world evolves beyond what we expect or imagine.

Her works feature gilded creatures, touched by magic, as well as artifacts, plants, and objects that tie into her imagined world.

As a creator of artist-designed merch and prints, Pepper will also be popping-up her online store in the space during the week. Come by and view the work, shop the wares, and chat with the artist any time during open hours!

Opening night sponsored by Waitoa Brewing, Pair Marketing, and Known Unknown Wine.

Start Date
2 May -  
End Date
8 May 2022
Artist
Hudson Duncan Roper
Main Image
Hudson Roper Poster Image
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday; 11am - 7:30pm
Description

Organic, pure abstraction using various media. Mainly drawn and painted but some 3-D collage. Some artworks presented on fabric. Artworks created as both improvisations and compositions. Compositions generally bases on a composition of improvisations. Waiting to be enjoyed and interpreted. Waiting to see what you see. "Waiting For The Shape I'm In".

You are invited to join Hudson for the following events and workshops:

Thursday, 6:00pm - 7:30pm Open Poetry Reading

Saturday, 4:00pm - 5:15pm Open Poetry Reading

Saturday, 5:15pm - 6:30pm, Improvised Abstract Drawing Workshop

Facebook Event

Start Date
25 April -  
End Date
1 May 2022
Artist
Tom Wallace (a.k.a. Tomollusk)
Main Image
The Heart of Contrast Poster
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday; 11.00am - 6:00pm
Description

‘The Heart of Contrast’ is a series of surreal ‘paint drawings’ that are not bound by any overarching theme or narrative but by the process in which they were created.

Drawing with a ‘wax on, wax off’ approach, I use both black and white paint together. I mindlessly contrast them back and forth against each other and build up the canvas full of abstract lines, shapes, patterns and textures. This allows my mind to wander and relax so imagery within the painting is free to present itself without judgement. Taking inspiration from this the final work is constructed over time with a series of decisions based more on intuition rather than a pre – determined idea of what it ‘should be’.  Like seeing something in a cloud and having the ability to sculpt it to make your vision clearer.

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Start Date
18 April -  
End Date
24 April 2022
Artist
Guild of Woodworkers Wellington
Main Image
Guild of Wellington Wood Workers Poster
Opening
Opening Hours
Monday; 12 - 6pm
Tuesday; 11am - 8pm
Wednesday - Friday; 11am - 7pm
Saturday; 11am - 4pm
Sunday; 11am - 3pm
Description

This show will be a selection of hand crafted wooden items from our furniture makers, green woodworkers, carvers and wood turners. This includes small woodwork items. We also have painted and sculptural work displayed, from invited local artists.

Demonstration workshops will sometimes be held around lunchtime and in the evening; these vary from turning wood on a lathe, creating wood carving, and Geen wood-workers forming items on a pole lathe.

Website | Email

Start Date
11 April -  
End Date
17 April 2022
Artist
Stuart Gray
Main Image
Junk Art World Sculpture
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday; 11.00am - 5:30pm
Description

Come and be intrigued by a world of characters, animals and strange vehicles made from repurposed materials. 

For more information please visit: www.stuartgrayblog.wordpress.com

Start Date
4 April -  
End Date
10 April 2022
Artist
Jamie Lean and Duncan Sargent
Main Image
how we see it now image
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday; 11.30 am - 6.30pm
Description

How we see it now is an exhibition of photography and painting by Jamie Lean and Duncan Sargent. This exhibition is an exploring of the artists reflecting upon their practices and how they function in relation to the rest of their lives. Both artists are exploring formalism as a relinquishing of control over the content of the work.

There will be a Happy Hour opening event on Monday 4th April from 5:30 - 6:30pm and a Rap Party on Sunday the 10th April from 5:30 - 6:30pm

Jamie Lean Instagram

Duncan Sargent Instagram

Start Date
28 March -  
End Date
3 April 2022
Artist
Fergus McClellan, Samuel Dunstall, Jamie Hutchinson & Johnny Walker
Main Image
Wet Paint Poster
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Saturday; 10am - 7:30pm
Description

Wet Paint presents a creative collaboration displaying other artists and their art forms. Wet Paint itself offers custom handmade furniture, homeware and garments catered to all spaces and lifestyles. Art forms exhibited included animation, photography and music.

Throughout the week, movies that have inspired and influenced this collection will be played. On Friday the 1st of April there will be a Gallery Opening that will showcase a new body of work by the artist WALKER.

Wet Paint Website

Wet Paint Instagram

 

Start Date
21 March -  
End Date
27 March 2022
Artist
Sarah Bookman
Main Image
Dont Under Think It Poster
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday; 11am - 6:30pm
Description

Don’t let them in. Try let them in. Do let them in. Why did you let them in?

We listen to people who love us. We listen to people who we love. We listen to messages from community. These voices contribute to who we are and what we believe in.

But what if this isn’t neat? What if the messages are too big, too messy, too confusing?

How are we meant to make sense of it all?

This exhibition provides a space of reflection, commentary and satire reflecting on the shared experience of what it means to move through the world. Journeying through adulthood; navigating and tactfully curating who and what we listen to and what we apply. A process of constant correction, failure, celebration and reflection. Perhaps we never actually arrive at any kind of conclusion?

I celebrate overthinking. By doing this, I encourage viewers to deeply overthink too.

Sarah Bookman Instagram

sarahbookmanart.com

Start Date
14 March -  
End Date
20 March 2022
Artist
Charlie Coppinger
Main Image
Documenting the protests, a photography exhibition
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Friday, 5 pm to 7 pm
Saturday - Sunday, 1 pm to 7 pm
Description

A collection of photographs documenting the divisive protests in Wellington. Beginning with the early protests in Civic Square, all the way through to the smouldering parliament lawn and subsequent standoff with the riot police, see the growth of the movement, event by event, until its tense end.

Start Date
7 March -  
End Date
13 March 2022
Artist
Peter Bell
Main Image
This way, that way artwork image
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday- Friday; 11.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday; 10.00am- 6.00pm
Sunday - 10.00am - 4.00pm
Description

The works in my exhibition 'This way, that way' have been created over the past 3-4 years. The starting point for the different series within the show explore a simple triangle pattern (Manulua) found in Tapa designs. Within this body of work, I have explored different compositional arrangements using limited forms, shapes and colours inspired by the triangle in a formalist geometric abstract style. The series includes elements of repetition & pattern, weaving, disruption, positive & negative, transparency and 2D & 3D space using the formal qualities of painting. All works are acrylic paint on 200gsm & 300gsm Bockingford paper ranging from A5 - A2 in size. I am inspired by the work of Gordon Walters, Bridget Riley and Carmen Herrera.

For more information about the exhibition or works for sale you can contact Peter at peterbellnzart@gmail.com

Start Date
28 February -  
End Date
6 March 2022
Artist
Florence Academy of Fine Art students
Main Image
Re-defining the art of drawing artwork image
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday; 9am to 4pm
Description

Exhibiting Artists; Jack Giles, Jaco Van Der Walt, Kseniia Loseva, Reshma, Kate Twomey, Lucas Niklaus, Yan Coval, Tatyana Kulida, Anton Makarov, Sam Wakelin and Tatiana Rojas-Pavón.

We are the group of artist who getting together two times every week to learn the classical drawing and painting method by the formal teacher of Florence Academy of Fine Art Tatyana Kulida. This exhibition is the highlight of our achievements for two/three years of intensive study and practice. Even though we are creating very classical look art , you still can see an individual expression, character and the strong spirit inside the art pieces. Come along to see the modern classic, which is rare thing in our days!

Join the exhibitors on Tuesday at 10 am and 2pm for food still life oil painting

Instagram

www.tatyanakulida.com

Start Date
21 February -  
End Date
26 February 2022
Artist
Brick and Water Creative / Stacey Fraser-Allen
Main Image
Exhibition Poster
Opening
Opening Hours
Monday; 6:30 - 9pm
Tuesday - Saturday; 10:30am - 7:30pm
Sunday; 10:30am - 4pm
Description

New Zealand architecture has been at the center of my creative practice for the past year. The kaupapa behind this exhibition is to highlight the small and beautiful features our buildings have to offer, some of which are situated a stone’s throw away from Thistle Hall Gallery. 

With our busy and technology-driven lives, a commuter can walk down Cuba or Guznee Street every day for years and never take the time to stop and look up at our beautiful, heritage-rich buildings. 

Leave feeling inspired to walk back down Cuba Street and spot the different buildings, taking that time to stop and appreciate their beauty and quirks. 

There will be limited edition prints that will only be available at this event. Hope to see you there!

Stacey Fraser-Allen - Artist and Creator of Brick and Water

Facebook Event  Website  Facebook Page  Instgram

 

Start Date
14 February -  
End Date
20 February 2022
Artist
Mt Cook Connect
Main Image
Mt Cook Connect Exhibition Poster
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 6pm
Sunday, 11am - 4:30pm
Description

A community exhibition including paintings & prints, photography, jewellery, sculpture and pottery by Sheyne Tuffery, Karen Smyth, PopArtQueen, Amanda Main, Mary Hutchinson, Carol Comber, Kristelle Plimmer, Alina Huff.

Contact Carol on 021 0885 4991 for more information

Facebook Event

Start Date
7 February -  
End Date
13 February 2022
Artist
Kezia Whakamoe
Main Image
AUKATI poster
Opening
Opening Hours
Monday; 11am - 6pm
Tuesday - Sunday; 12 - 6pm
Description

A practitioner of Rongoā Toi, I trace whakapapa through the materials I work with, collapsing time and space everyday to remember who I am.  

A form of indigenous sexuality and spiritual sovereignty, a lived practice of boundary marking and pleasure reclamation, a vessel for presence moment by moment, an intimate kōrero with ātua and Hinerei, AUKATI is a creative visual manifestation of Mātauranga matakite. AUKATI is restorative, a radical form of aroha given and received in tuakana/teina reciprocation. AUKATI centres the sovereignty of my Māori tinana, my Māori TARA. AUKATI is an intervention for transformative justice, born of embodied rage as a response to rape culture and white supremacy in NZ institutions. AUKATI is a response to chronic pain from accumulated trauma; the cells of my body attack each other, I mediate. 

Like my ancestors, I shapeshift, seeking solution, remembering home, clearing space. The Rongoā Toi that is produced is a skin shed from this ritual practice.

Images (in order of appearance)

AUKATI exhibition invite, image is from a moving image documentation, artwork from the series Kurawaka, image of myself and Mareikura Te Raina Ferris sharing a hongi beside HinenuiitePō, detail from Hinenuiitepō. All of these works will be present at Thistle Hall.

 

 

Start Date
31 January -  
End Date
6 February 2022
Artist
Kirsty McKay
Main Image
Donation Poster
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday, 11.00am - 5.00pm
Description

Crusty knickers, discarded teddies, used dildoes and false teeth.

Come along to Thistle Hall Community Gallery and check out a candid collection of unsuitable and shocking op shop donations.

Kirsty McKay started collecting these treasures ten years ago. She wants to showcase what some people chuck in a bag and drop off to op shops.

This exhibition supports Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary. Monetary donations welcome for the ongoing support of the animals at the sanctuary.

 

 

Start Date
24 January -  
End Date
30 January 2022
Artist
Sonja Howard
Main Image
Impossible Things Poster
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 7pm
Sunday, 10am - 4pm
Description

Humanity has a long history of creating extraordinary tales from ordinary things.

Featuring skeletal sculptures by autistic artist, Sonja Howard, Impossible Things is a celebration of the infinite possibilities of evolution, imagination, and the eternal beauty of the natural world.

The sculptures in this exhibition are created by combining the remains of different species, similar to the "mermaids" of humbugs past, and the dinosaurs-made-dragons that have lead to countless legends all over the world.

All pieces in this exhibition have been ethically and legally sourced and treated with the utmost respect - no animals were harmed for the purpose of these artworks.

Details on the origins of each piece will be available in the exhibition. Artworks will be available for purchase at the exhibition. Prints, cards, and jewellery will also be available.

Daily talks at 12pm and 6pm about the work.

Accessibility: - Wheelchair accessible (inc. bathrooms) - Some artwork can be experienced via touch.

Sensory accessibility hours every day at 10-11am and 4-5pm. (Meaning no music, hushed voices encouraged, earplugs available).

Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make the exhibition more accessible to you. We want this to be an event everyone can enjoy!

Website | Opening Event | Facebook | Instagram

Start Date
17 January -  
End Date
23 January 2022
Artist
Catherine Manchester
Main Image
Catherine Manchester
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday, 10:30am - 7:30pm
Wednesday - Saturday, 10:30am - 5:30pm
Sunday, 10:30am - 4pm
Description

One  wild and windy night  in Wellington 2 years ago while watching TV, the images  suddenly became  pixallations and as suddenly as they appeared  they disappeared  or spluttered between the 2 states.Then the  TV would transmit normally again.The aerial was checked. The pixallations then stayed longer. They were small and large  blocks of fast  changing colors and shapes.I was so enrapt by the colours,distortions and disarrayed images of people and their faces that I rushed to grab my cellphone and started firing away at the screen.I collected 40 or so images and suddenly the tornado of disturbance stopped and the TV operated normally once again.I developed my images and started doodling on the photos.They became parties of people,and patterns, city scenes,bars,outdoor fields of colour.I at times preferred the raw images rather than my overlaid doodling.The first one to become a painting was Everything and all a segment produced on Art NZ facebook page  from my show Walk on the Wild at the Grey in Auckland.The painting is broken into small segments and motifs ,half pixallated, produced from chance and later manipulated.I kept shuffling through the rest of the others laying them down like mosiacs in random patterns.They are my weird gift from  the wind to the wire.

Start Date
13 December -  
End Date
19 December 2021
Artist
Various Wellington makers & craftspeople
Main Image
Just Good Stuff title
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday, 11.00am - 7.00pm
Description

6 days of local creative goodness.
For all your Christmas gift needs and beyond…

FEATURING GOOD STUFF BY:
genevieve packer | melissa boardman | double happy! hot sauces | galit maxwell pottery | baron hasselhoff’s chocolates | julie & jack | moonrise yarn co | hm x hm | sam keer spoons | forest drawn | gael | retro tonic | philly cowdrey designs | jackelope treasures | nana glamour | anna venture | ngaere mackinnon | simply kawakawa | snaxpax | koke dama rama |  | karin amdal ceramics | pencarrow candles | crafted by lori | caro fenton | made by mimi |

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Start Date
6 December -  
End Date
12 December 2021
Artist
Masako Styles, Emy Oikawa, Hana Yoshida, Atsuko McCallum, Takako Masuyama
Main Image
Okonomi-ya exhibition poster
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Thursday, 10:30am - 6pm
Friday, 10:30am - 7pm
Saturday, 10am - 7pm
Sunday, 10am - 3:30pm
Description

“OKONOMI-YA” is a group exhibition held by artists and crafters in Wellington who are originally from Japan or have Japanese heritage. Each artist has their own style even though their origin is the same; some maintain a traditional Japanese style, while others are heavily inspired by New Zealand culture.

We held the exhibition last year and have received such positive feedback from many people. We are thrilled to share our various creations again. Their works include origami earrings, clay art, illustration, Japanese dolls, upcycled vintage garments, and more.

Facebook: @Exhibitionokonomiya

Instagram: @exhibition_okonomiya 

Start Date
29 November -  
End Date
5 December 2021
Artist
Joe Buchanan, Diatom Press
Main Image
Dianton Press Adiantum Cunningjhammii
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Thursday, 10am - 6pm
Friday, 10am - 7pm
Saturday, 10am - 6pm
Description

An exhibition of prints by Joe Buchanan, a printmaker, scientist and activist and founder of Diatom Press, a linocut and letterpress studio based in Paekākāriki. Joe Buchanan’s work ranges from scientific illustration and natural history to social and political commentary.

Carbon Black is series of prints of organisms, chemistry and questions underlying the carbon cycle and climate change. It includes organisms involved in carbon sequestration and typographical work around the chemistry and politics of carbon.

The Lockdown Alphabet is a series of 28 prints commenting on the Covid-19 pandemic and the 2019 lockdown. The prints were accompanied by short commentaries that have been collected into a letterpress printed book. The Alphabet recalls the social, political and scientific responses to the pandemic and the thinking that took place during lockdown, when many people found themselves in an unusually reflective space, simultaneously fearful and hopeful, and often resetting their aspirations.

www.diatompress.co.nz

Facebook: diatompress

Form more information, contact: diatompress@gmail.com

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