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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Vivienne Plumb, 021 1054 228
Alison Smith, 027 4462 473
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.
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!
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
HAMISH OAKLEY BROWNE
ROBERT M SCOTT
BARRY FRANCIS SQUIRE
TOI TE RITO MAIHI
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.
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.
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
And much more!