As part of this exhibition, on Saturday 16 Oct 2pm there will be a 30-45 minute talk/presentation on Colour Psychology - How Colour can Influence Behaviour. Come along to learn more about colour and how it can influence behaviour through our art.
Emily Benefield makes collages from vintage magazines and children’s books of the 1930s to 1960s. She entertains herself tremendously by juxtaposing unlikely objects to create fanciful scenes. Her sense of humour comes through strongly in her work.
“I really like the style of the vintage illustrations, as well as the saturation of colour in the printing. There are also some really funny headlines in the magazines.”
Emily had been making cards for more than 20 years and started to make larger works in the last 12 months.
“The gender roles in those decades were very prescribed and adults are usually formally dressed so it is a lot of fun to be irreverent with those images, like juxtaposing a well-heeled lady or gent with wild animals or turning the sexist expectations on their heads.”
Step right up, step right up!
'Erryday WizZards' is a modern day curiosity shop, hosting variety of potions & poisons for everyday mind madness.
Melting Western materialism & Eastern Mysticism, Erryday WizZards digs deep into an exploration of self, pulling the cures from within and presenting them in the external world in the form of beautifully hand-painted physical objects.
Drawing on his long background in graphic design branding consumer products. Here La Meche uses the same set of skills to sell ideas of self-empowerment and self-healing often proclaiming that "YOU are the answer". He puts a compelling dynamic on some age-old issues using a unique, appetising pastel colour pallette.
His work has been described as "Like having lollies for your eyes!".
This is his first solo-show in New Zealand after his sell out solo show in the UK back in 2019.
The opening event is supported with small batch beers from Double Vision Brewery & food from Firebird Cafe
There will be acoustic performances within the exhibition space on Thursday, Friday & Saturday 6pm
KINK group exhibition plays with erotica in a variety of mediums from clay to ink and the in-between. An artists collective all expressing an unrestrained perspective on the human form, sensuality, kink, humour, love & sex.
On Saturday from 11am - 8pm there will be a pop up art market with more KINK pieces from www.instagram.com/broken.nz including art prints and more.
Rachie Campbell, Margaret Bray, Siriporn Falcon-Grey, Iza Lozano, Miki Nozomi, Agate Rubene, Ruby Urquhart and Nicole Gaston
‘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.
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!
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 email@example.com 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