Artist Louis Mikaere has created a body of work inspired by Te Ao Maori and the stories that have been passed down by our ancestors. He believes that these stories have the lessons and metaphors to better understand ourselves and the world we live in. In western society Pakiwaitara often get categorised as myths and legends however to us as Tangata whenua these stories are imperative to us as people of the land and more!
Nine Wellington artists combine to bring you a wintery collection of newly crafted items and artworks. The vibe is ethereal, beastly, wintry and wistful, bringing fantastical artwork and an occult vibe to the year’s darkest days. Signature scents will be molten beeswax, petrichor, cooling lava flows and leather.
Exhibitors; Rebecca Hawkes, Gemma Proebst (Exomoprh), Thorn Richards, Isobel Te Aho-White, Jess Stab (Hex), Darcy Woods, Sonja Howard, Chimera and Pepper Raccoon, working in a wide range of media but brought together by their inventive otherworldly art.
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This exhibition comes from admiration of Nature. It gives us everything we need, and we should care more about our Nature, to pay it back.
Of Natalia's artwork, people have said " Your paintings reflect joy and the healing energy".
Artists - Freedman White, Charlotte Hird, Ben Dellabarca, Sam Balzer, Jerome Moo, Amit Dutta, Nick Cattell, Brenton Cottman, Harris Gebbie, Mary Guo, Nathan Tucker, Tatiana Krayushkina, Stephen Njoto and Tri Phan
There will be artists Involved in the exhibition present at all times, and many will be painting. Feel free to come along and ask any questions you might have.
Experience New Zealand through the eyes, minds and brushes of a group of enthusiastic plein air artists. En Plein Air is simply painting from life. In viewing these paintings you bear witness to not just a snapshot, but each artist's personal meditation on a landscape. In a typically short period of time (1-3 hours) the artist will grapple with changing colours, light and reflections to present a dynamic and spontaneous moment. Each painting has a unique story to its making, All recorded within the choices made and the brushstrokes themselves. They are a reminder, to be more observant of the wonderous ever-changing beauty that surrounds us. We are pleased to share these experiences with the New Zealand landscape with you at Thistle Hall, offer an opportunity engage with artists and perhaps come away with a desire to make your own.
My artwork I think stems from a subconscious place that always makes more sense than the waking world. It is a pendulum swing of dark and disturbing to whimsical and joyful. My art is not necessarily bunched together in concepts. It is rather autonomous, each piece having its own story. What that story is, is up to the viewer...and the artist.
This exhibition is the culmination of a year-long drawing project. The artist's goal for 2021 was to make a small A6 ink drawing of the world around them.
"The sameness of the everyday also reveals shifts in the everyday. Far from being repetitive, each drawing reveals nuances in mood, atmosphere, artistic interpretation. The days I didn't draw are also revealing, the blank page is a question mark."
For the duration of the exhibition the artist will be making drawings of the gallery space, bringing the project to completion with an 'in situ', interactive experience.
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.
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
‘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.
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.
Come and be intrigued by a world of characters, animals and strange vehicles made from repurposed materials.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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
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
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
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.
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