Start Date
9 August -  
End Date
15 August 2021
Artist
Karin Amdal, Linda Forrest & Pip Woods
Main Image
Moments in Clay Poster
Opening Hours
Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Description

‘Moments in Clay’ features new ceramic work from 3 local contemporary studio potters; Linda Forrest, Karin Amdal and Pip Woods. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy this collaboration of three local talents and their individual approach to clay, reflecting ‘moments’ of serenity, thoughtfulness and play.

The makers will be looking after the exhibition during opening hours and they are happy to talk about their work and processes to anyone who is interested.

 

Instagram: @pipwoodsceramics @karinkeramikk @lk.forrest

Websites: pipwoodsceramics.com karinamdal.com lindaforrest.co.nz

Start Date
26 July -  
End Date
1 August 2021
Artist
Various Artists
Main Image
poster for Inverlochy exhibition
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday, 10.00am - 5.00pm
Description

Inverlochy Art School are pleased to be holding our Annual Exhibition at Thistle Hall this year, opening at on the 27th of July. Running from Tuesday the 27th of July to August 1st, from 10.00am to 5.00pm, our Annual Exhibition will include work by Inverlochy Art School's community; including students, tutors, directors, board members and studio artists. Join us to celebrate their hard work by visiting Thistle Hall for our opening event on Tuesday the 27th of July at 5.30pm!

www.inverlochy.org.nz

inverlochyartschool@gmail.com

 

 

Start Date
19 July -  
End Date
25 July 2021
Artist
Sandy Connon, Emma Hercus, Liz Millar & Suzanne Willis
Main Image
Painting by Emma Hercus
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday 11:00am - 6:30pm
Description

Intervention - "care provided to improve a situation"

Our practices range from painting, assemblage, ceramics, photography and printmaking. We are all concerned with sustainable practice and challenging pedestrian approaches to the issues of the times we live in.

Contact @emmahercusart @liz8687 @suzannekwillis @MAP_myartpractice @sandy_connon

Start Date
12 July -  
End Date
18 July 2021
Artist
4th year Master's students at Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington
Main Image
poster for INSIDE exhibition
Opening Hours
Tuesday- Saturday, 11.00am - 5:30pm
CLOSING event on Friday, July 16 @ 5:30pm
Description

Lockdown saw us confined to the home, creating a new relationship with the exterior world and focussing our attention on the intimate space, objects, thresholds, and performances of home. This exhibition presents design research from 4th year master’s students at the Te Herenga Waka | Victoria University of Wellington Architecture School. Students used their personal experiences of the 2020 lockdown to explore how the Coronavirus pandemic intensified home. They explored shifts in home’s boundedness, its separation from the outside, its intense focus on movement of people within it - even the subtle, spatial importance of mobile phone charging connections. This show collects a sample of conceptual architectural models produced through twelve weeks of intense design thinking, capturing a strange moment in time for architectures of home in NZ Aotearoa.

Start Date
28 June -  
End Date
4 July 2021
Artist
Anna Hicks
Main Image
image for Textile Therapy exhibition
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Friday, 11.00am - 7.00pm
Saturday - Sunday, 10.00am - 5.00pm
Free interactive stitching table - drop in anytime.
Description

Textile Therapy is an exhibition of 3D quilted art inspired by the pure enjoyment of playing with fabric.

‘Contoured Waste’ & ‘Mindless Meander’ are two quilt series by Anna Hicks that provide different types of relaxation to help manage stress and anxiety. This is not an exercise in making art as an end in itself, it’s about enjoying the creative process and the health benefits that come with creativity.

There will be an interactive stitching table with thread, fabric & needles provided for everyone to give therapeutic creativity a go. Pop in to enjoy the process of selecting fabrics, playing with shape, colour, pattern, and experience the meditative relaxation of perfectly imperfect slow stitching.

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www.annahicks.co.nz

 

Start Date
21 June -  
End Date
27 June 2021
Artist
Sameera Waqas & Muhammad Waqas
Main Image
Muhammad Waqas calligraphy artwork
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday, 11.00am to 6.00pm
Arabic Calligraphy Workshop, 26 June, 11.00am - 12.00pm, more info below
Description

Language of The heart is an exhibition of literally what we have created from our hearts. All the pieces and artworks show our love and passion for the art of painting and calligraphy.  

Please RSVP here for attendance at the Opening Night on 21st June, 4.00pm - 6.00pm

Arabic Calligraphy Workshop with Muhammad Waqas:
26th June 2021, Saturday - 11.00am to 12.00pm
* All materials will be provided
* Reg. fee - $15/ person
* Complete this form to book your place.

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Start Date
14 June -  
End Date
20 June 2021
Artist
Rebecca Hawkes, Jess Stab and more to be announced!
Main Image
image by Rebecca Hawkes
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday, 10.00am - 5.00pm
Description

Come in and visit our Lōemis styled gallery, featuring a fantastic collection of Wellington artists exhibiting artworks and handcrafted products that you can take away with you. Special thanks to Coffee Supreme for supplying coffee!

Opening Night - Monday 14th June, 5.30pm (for 6pm start). Entry by RSVP only. Contact info@loemis.nz for details.

Tue 15 June, 6.30. An Introduction to Crankies with Jen Eccles Tickets here

Wed 16 June, 6.30pm. Magical Woodland Dwellings, with Leda Farrow Tickets here

Thu 17 June, 6.30pm. Mask Making with Luke Scott Tickets here

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Start Date
7 June -  
End Date
13 June 2021
Artist
Elekis Poblete Teirney
Main Image
artwork by Elekis Poblete Teirney
Opening Hours
Thursday - Saturday, 11:00AM - 6:00PM
Saturday 2:00PM Q/A with the artist
Description

An exploration of the presence and absence of postmemory through the medium of light. Three ephemeral and activating lighting installations by Elekis Poblete Teirney. Postmemory - the relationship that the generation after bears to the personal, collective, and cultural trauma of those who came before-to experiences they remember only by means of the stories, images, and behaviours among which they grew up.

www.elekis.net

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Start Date
31 May -  
End Date
6 June 2021
Artist
Marie Donnison
Main Image
Marie Donnison artwork
Opening Hours
Monday to Sunday, 11.00am - 7.00pm
Description

My art work comes from studying nature, using bold brushwork, vivid colours and textures in a strong painterly style. It has evolved through intuition and stacking layers of designs and textures, to create a sense of happy order, through a stylised and surreal lens. I like to bring a lighthearted, playful and colourful approach to my work, as this gives me a sense of joy, satisfaction and contentment.

mariedonnison@gmail.com

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Start Date
24 May -  
End Date
30 May 2021
Artist
A group exhibition by 33 of New Zealand's best music photographers
Main Image
from the pit promotional banner
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Thursday, 3.00pm - 6.00pm
Friday, 3.00pm - 7.00pm
Saturday, 10.00am - 6.00pm
Sunday, 10.00am - 2.00pm
Description

From The Pit is an annual curated exhibition of images of New Zealand musicians playing live in New Zealand. More than anything it is a celebration of the craft and art of live music photography. Each week dozens of photographers are huddled in to music venues up and down the country capturing photos of New Zealand’s vibrant music scene. Part artists, part historians, but all music fans, they all strive to take the perfect photo which reflects how it felt to be at the concert and communicates the excitement of a live music event.

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Start Date
17 May -  
End Date
23 May 2021
Artist
Aimee Cairns (Tokenin)
Main Image
poster for small worlds exhibition by Aimee Cairns
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday, 11.00am to 7.00pm
Description

A collection of Tokenin's best works over the last 5 years, together for the first time!

Glimpses into magical worlds, hidden between the leaves. A moment with a fairy, a happy flower, the dust, and the dirt. These works explore the idea of seeing something special and been seen back.

Limited edition, archival quality prints. Come see illustrative art in the contemporary medium of digital painting!

Online gallery for the week of the event only. More details on the Tokenin website.

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Start Date
10 May -  
End Date
16 May 2021
Artist
Gabriel Romero
Main Image
Gabriel Romero - artwork
Opening Hours
Tuesday to Sunday, 11.00am - 1.00pm & 5.00pm - 7.00pm
Description

Some studies and paintings during Covid.

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Cell: 021 051 8683

Start Date
4 May -  
End Date
9 May 2021
Artist
Various Artists
Main Image
artwork for Ode to Mum exhibition
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Saturday, 10.00am - 6.00pm
Sunday, 10.00am - 2.00pm
Description

What is a mother to you? Is it about children or nurturing? Is it feminine or perhaps red? In many different mediums we are exploring what motherhood means to us. Whether it's an ambivalent attitude towards motherhood or how mother earth has influenced us. Come join us and we will provide the space and opportunity for you to reflect on your experience of this primary relationship.

Exhibiting work from:  

Emily Bulkley 

Celia Kent

Lorraine Tyler

Maddy Adams

Joel Alcorn

Bella Alexander-Kemble

Yvonne Hammond 

Start Date
26 April -  
End Date
2 May 2021
Artist
Barbara Wheeler
Main Image
Barbara Wheeler - artwork for exhibition
Opening
Opening Hours
Monday - Thursday, 11.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday - Sunday, 11.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday 1 May, 10.00am - 4.00pm, Textile Collage Workshop
Description

Ko ahau te taiao, ko te taiao, ko ahau – the ecosystem defines my quality of life.

Barbara Wheeler most often works with foraged botanicals and waste textiles diverted from landfill. Leaves and flowers give colour to the clothes she designs; local plant fibres feature in her baskets and sculptures. This exhibition is a tour of Australian and New Zealand lands, continuing the conversation about the inextricable links between nature and wellbeing.

These works sit at the intersection of contemporary design, craft and social change.

A Textile Collage Workshop is being offered at Thistle Hall in conjunction with this exhibition - 10.00am - 4.00pm, downstairs meeting room. Tickets available here.

www.everythreadcounts.design

Start Date
20 April -  
End Date
25 April 2021
Artist
Vivienne Plumb
Main Image
photo taken by Vivienne Plumb
Opening Hours
Tuesday, 11.00am - 4.00pm
Wednesday, 11.00am - 4.00pm
Thursday, 11.00am - 7.00pm
Friday, 11.00am - 8.00pm
Saturday, 11.00am - 6.00pm
Sunday, 12 noon - 4.00pm
Description

Readings from diaries and short talk re diaries: Friday, 23 April, 5.00pm - 6.00pm

Short talk re diaries: Saturday 24 April, 12.30pm - 1.00pm

Invitation to public: Saturday 24 April 1.00pm - 2.00pm, come and write in your diary, or start a diary, and talk about diaries.

During 1998 I carried a small Olympus camera with me everywhere and snapped photos all year, at Wellington book launches, gallery openings, theatre opening nights, road trips, parties, exhibitions etc...

These photos act as a diary of that year, and I am showing them to promote the realisation of a New Zealand Diary Project. My hope is to encourage the deposit of diaries to the project, to archive and preserve them for long-term preservation.

Contacts:

Vivienne Plumb, 021 1054 228

Alison Smith, 027 4462 473

Start Date
13 April -  
End Date
18 April 2021
Artist
Jane Firth, Leon Ramakers, Anne Berry, Sue Swann and John Hamlin
Main Image
woodworkers wellington artwork for exhibition
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Friday, 11.00am - 7.00pm
Saturday, 11.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday, 11.00am - 3.00pm
Ongoing demonstrations throughout the week
Description

On show will be a selection of hand crafted wooden  items from our furniture makers, green woodworkers, carvers and wood turners as well work from invited local artists.

Guild of Woodworkers Wellington

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Start Date
5 April -  
End Date
11 April 2021
Artist
Natalia Vidyakina
Main Image
painting by Natalia  Vidyakina
Opening Hours
Monday - Sunday 11am to 7pm
Description

My exhibition "Reflections" is about a personal experience, emotions, dreams through artworks.
I hope visitors enjoy it and maybe find their own associations and reflections in the exhibited paintings and books.

www.nataliavidyakina.com

Start Date
29 March -  
End Date
4 April 2021
Artist
Pots by Aimée
Main Image
poster for Aimee McLeod exhibition
Opening Hours
Monday, 4.30pm - 6.00pm
Tuesday - Thursday, 10.30am - 6.30pm
Friday, 10.30am - 2.30pm
Saturday, 10.30am - 4.00pm
Description

Working with clay is therapeutic, but also quite challenging.

There are so many different clays and techniques, if I lived to a hundred I would not have had time to try them all.

For this exhibition I have put together a number of these techniques and clay types: coilbuilt sculptural pieces, like my humanoid-but-not human "visitor" series and Tangaroa's Garden sea scape which incorporates porcelain with the groggy stoneware; wheelthrown large bowls and platters fired to 1300C in my gas kiln; more delicate porcelain bowls, also wheel thrown, sometimes carved. Of course you can't have a pottery show without mugs!

Come and enjoy this variety and ask me questions!

www.aimeemcleod.com

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Start Date
23 March -  
End Date
27 March 2021
Artist
Various Artists
Main Image
poster for DIY Culturalists exhibition
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Friday, 11.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday, 12 noon - 9.00pm
Saturday, 1.00pm - live jam session featuring artist from DIY Culturalists
Saturday 4.45pm - Curators of Cuba artist talk
Saturday 6.00pm - Closing party live jam session featuring artist from DIY Culturalists
Description

DIY Culturalists is an exhibition showcasing multidisciplinary artists from around Aotearoa. This synthesis of paint, print, music, digital and sculpture presents the ethos of DYI arts culture that sits within our everyday lives.

The exhibition explores an alternative understanding of 'DIY' culture and the personalised lived experiences that can be reshaped, transformed and retold through art. This exhibition takes on a whole new meaning to New Zealand's well known 'DIY it's in our DNA'. This is a collaboration of artists whose work's represent and contribute to alternative music, folk art, Tikanga values and avant-garde principles in Aotearoa.

DIY Culturalists will also be participating in CubaDupa - the largest free access arts event in Aotearoa. Stop by on Saturday 27th midday until late to hear some live tunes, artist talks and join in on the celebrations at the closing party! 12pm - 9pm

1.00pm - live jam session featuring artist from DIY Culturalists

4.45pm - Curators of Cuba artist talk

6.00pm - Closing party live jam session featuring artist from DIY Culturalists

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Featuring:

PETER BRADBURN
LISA CLUNIE
HAYLEY CLARKE
CHRISTINE COOK
MEGAN CORBETT
JUSTINE FRANCIS
PETER GEEKIE
VIRGINIA GUY
CHRIS HEAZLEWOOD
GEORGE HENDERSON
THORSTEN HOPPE
LINDSAY MARKS
SCOTT MCFARLANE
HAIG MEHRTENS
DAVE MERRITT
HAMISH OAKLEY BROWNE
JOLENE PASCOE
JOE PORTER
ROBERT M SCOTT
CHRISSE SEVILLE
SALLY SPICER
BARRY FRANCIS SQUIRE
LUCY SQUIRE
VIOLETTE SQUIRE
TOI TE RITO MAIHI
HAYLEY THEYERS
ROB THORNE
KERRY TUNSTALL
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Start Date
16 March -  
End Date
21 March 2021
Artist
Mabel Nyahwa - Zimbabwe, Nkunya Atsu-Dogde - Ghana, Khonjwase Dale - Zambia
Main Image
poster for African Fashion Festival
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Friday, 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday, 10:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday, 10:00pm - 1:00pm
Description

The African Fashion Festival is a collaborative effort with designers from Africa/ former Refugee and Migrant Communities showcasing African fashion, style, designs, prints, and textures. New Zealand is a multi-cultural nation with around 213 ethnicities which is more than there are countries in the world! This makes New Zealand a melting pot of cultures with such diversity and rich experiences from the different groups.

The exhibition focuses mainly on African fashion and styles. It aims to show the range and the diversity of African fashion and speak to the different backgrounds, perspectives, interpretations, and experiences that each design brings.

The exhibition celebrates the diversity within Aotearoa through the eyes of the designers/participants whilst creating opportunities to engage the wider Wellington Community and beyond through fashion and art.

We are excited to showcase a wide range of designs and stories as well as opportunities for youth to participate in the event.

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