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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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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Start Date
9 March -  
End Date
14 March 2021
Artist
Roger Walker
Main Image
painting by Roger Walker
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Saturday, 11.00am - 6.00pm
Sunday, 11.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday 13 March, 11.00am, Floor talk for kids (suitable 6 - 11 year olds)
Sunday 14 March, 1.00pm Floor talk
Description

Iconic Wellington Architect Roger Walker is well known for his quirky design and love of colour.  Now, after finding himself with a bit of spare time and nowhere to go during the COVID 19 lockdowns,  he has turned his distinctive creative style to joyful and colourful creations on canvas.

www.rogerwalkerart.co.nz

rogerwalkerart@gmail.com

Start Date
2 March -  
End Date
7 March 2021
Artist
The Fish Bowl Artist Collective
Main Image
Fish Bowl Collective poster for exhibition
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday, 10.00am - 6.00pm
Description

OPENING CANCELLED

The Fish Bowl Artist Collective is happy to bring their art to Wellington City for the first time!

This group of talented and varied artists have been exhibiting together for 3 years, with different styles, stages and levels in their careers as artists.

Come and join us for a wide range of variety including

Painting

Photography

Ceramics

Carving

Sculpture

Jewelry 

And much more!

Start Date
22 February -  
End Date
28 February 2021
Artist
Tom White
Main Image
Artwork from Ants exhibition by Tom White
Opening Hours
Artist Talk Saturday at 2.00pm
Tuesday, noon - 4.00pm
Wednesday & Thursday, 11.00am - 6.00pm
Friday & Saturday, noon - 8.00pm
Sunday, 11.00am - 5.00pm
Description

Ants are small insects - generally a nuisance for people and usually seen working together in groups. But divorced from their usual context, how do machine learning algorithms recognise ants as objects? By studying datasets of thousands of photos of ants, modern AI algorithms are able to capture their visual essence in ways that are meaningful to other machines. This exhibition presents abstract paintings of ants drawn by intelligent algorithms. These algorithms were allowed to express themselves visually so that we can appreciate their own unique way of seeing the world.

In order to draw a machine must first learn to see. New Zealand artist Tom White has given machines the ability to create abstract physical paintings representing their own inner worlds. Abstract representations created by neural networks evoke specific responses from other computer vision systems which suggest the paintings represent specific real world objects.

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Start Date
15 February -  
End Date
21 February 2021

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Artist
Various Artists
Main Image
poster for 6 exhibition
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Friday, 11.00am to 7.00pm
Saturday, 9.00am - 7.00pm
Sunday, 11.00am - 3.00pm
Description

We are a group of six artists working in distinct styles with a common theme of painting in oils. This is our second show at Thistle Hall.

Bruce Ingoe - Instagram

Jane Stephens - www.janestephensart.com

Rachel Radford -  www.maemay.co.nz , Instagram

Nadya Nicholson - Instagram

Jeannette Troon - Instagram

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Start Date
8 February -  
End Date
14 February 2021
Artist
Kumiko Matsumoto, Naoko Yui & Yae Takahashi
Main Image
shiki - gradations poster
Opening Hours
Tuesday, 11.00am-2.00pm
Wednesday - Sunday, 11.00am - 7.00pm
Description

Expressing the weaving of Japanese tastes and aesthetic into the turning of the seasons in three different mediums.

As Japanese artists, “Shiki” (four seasons) is an essence that underpins many of our art forms.

Digital arts inspired by Kumiko Matsumoto’s experiences and identity as a Japanese person living in New Zealand. Dried flower arrangements and creations by Naoko Yui that are truly natural and have an earthy style based on local seasonal flora and fauna. And paintings by Yae Takahashi, whose works are inspired by the patterns and combinations of colours in nature.

Wellington can deliver all four seasons in one glorious day, so we felt inspired to bring the emotion of the seasons evoked in our art forms, to the people of our new chosen home.

Start Date
1 February -  
End Date
7 February 2021
Artist
Courtney Blakemore
Main Image
Courtney Blakemore, artwork
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday, 11.00am-6:30pm
Description

Courtney Blakemore lives in Wellington, New Zealand and paints from the perspective of a mother.

“My work seeks to find a connection between the feelings of loss and chaos that I have experienced as a mother in addition to the overwhelming love and satisfaction. I am rediscovering myself as an artist and individual, someone with a sense of purpose other than that of serving the needs of others. I seek to find beauty in the mundane, order in the chaos and art within the mess of it all.

I want to empower women, and especially mothers to connect with other women, to share experiences authentically and celebrate every success, even if you think they are small.”

Courtney graduated from Massey University in 2OO9 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (hons)

courtneyblakemore.com

Start Date
25 January -  
End Date
31 January 2021
Artist
Nate Oakley
Main Image
Landscapes exhibition poster
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday, 12 noon - 4.00pm
Description

Landscapes; a simple title, with a complex background that truly underpins Nate's photographic & artistic persona and art style.

This photographic & mix medium art exhibition features the backdrops of many serene and rugged places across Aotearoa; this is with a focus on the insight of what Māori Iwi's would have initially experienced, with an undertone of the destruction and chaos since brought to these lands by Settlers.

Nate Oakley is also a portraiture photographer, and is available for shoots in the gallery for a reduced price.

Nate Oakley is available at the Landscapes exhibition to discuss the art pieces.

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