Start Date
31 January -  
End Date
6 February 2022
Artist
Kirsty McKay
Main Image
Donation Poster
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday, 11.00am - 5.00pm
Description

Crusty knickers, discarded teddies, used dildoes and false teeth.

Come along to Thistle Hall Community Gallery and check out a candid collection of unsuitable and shocking op shop donations.

Kirsty McKay started collecting these treasures ten years ago. She wants to showcase what some people chuck in a bag and drop off to op shops.

This exhibition supports Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary. Monetary donations welcome for the ongoing support of the animals at the sanctuary.

 

 

Start Date
24 January -  
End Date
30 January 2022
Artist
Sonja Howard
Main Image
Impossible Things Poster
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 7pm
Sunday, 10am - 4pm
Description

Humanity has a long history of creating extraordinary tales from ordinary things.

Featuring skeletal sculptures by autistic artist, Sonja Howard, Impossible Things is a celebration of the infinite possibilities of evolution, imagination, and the eternal beauty of the natural world.

The sculptures in this exhibition are created by combining the remains of different species, similar to the "mermaids" of humbugs past, and the dinosaurs-made-dragons that have lead to countless legends all over the world.

All pieces in this exhibition have been ethically and legally sourced and treated with the utmost respect - no animals were harmed for the purpose of these artworks.

Details on the origins of each piece will be available in the exhibition. Artworks will be available for purchase at the exhibition. Prints, cards, and jewellery will also be available.

Daily talks at 12pm and 6pm about the work.

Accessibility: - Wheelchair accessible (inc. bathrooms) - Some artwork can be experienced via touch.

Sensory accessibility hours every day at 10-11am and 4-5pm. (Meaning no music, hushed voices encouraged, earplugs available).

Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make the exhibition more accessible to you. We want this to be an event everyone can enjoy!

Website | Opening Event | Facebook | Instagram

Start Date
17 January -  
End Date
23 January 2022
Artist
Catherine Manchester
Main Image
Catherine Manchester
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday, 10:30am - 7:30pm
Wednesday - Saturday, 10:30am - 5:30pm
Sunday, 10:30am - 4pm
Description

One  wild and windy night  in Wellington 2 years ago while watching TV, the images  suddenly became  pixallations and as suddenly as they appeared  they disappeared  or spluttered between the 2 states.Then the  TV would transmit normally again.The aerial was checked. The pixallations then stayed longer. They were small and large  blocks of fast  changing colors and shapes.I was so enrapt by the colours,distortions and disarrayed images of people and their faces that I rushed to grab my cellphone and started firing away at the screen.I collected 40 or so images and suddenly the tornado of disturbance stopped and the TV operated normally once again.I developed my images and started doodling on the photos.They became parties of people,and patterns, city scenes,bars,outdoor fields of colour.I at times preferred the raw images rather than my overlaid doodling.The first one to become a painting was Everything and all a segment produced on Art NZ facebook page  from my show Walk on the Wild at the Grey in Auckland.The painting is broken into small segments and motifs ,half pixallated, produced from chance and later manipulated.I kept shuffling through the rest of the others laying them down like mosiacs in random patterns.They are my weird gift from  the wind to the wire.

Start Date
13 December -  
End Date
19 December 2021
Artist
Various Wellington makers & craftspeople
Main Image
Just Good Stuff title
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday, 11.00am - 7.00pm
Description

6 days of local creative goodness.
For all your Christmas gift needs and beyond…

FEATURING GOOD STUFF BY:
genevieve packer | melissa boardman | double happy! hot sauces | galit maxwell pottery | baron hasselhoff’s chocolates | julie & jack | moonrise yarn co | hm x hm | sam keer spoons | forest drawn | gael | retro tonic | philly cowdrey designs | jackelope treasures | nana glamour | anna venture | ngaere mackinnon | simply kawakawa | snaxpax | koke dama rama |  | karin amdal ceramics | pencarrow candles | crafted by lori | caro fenton | made by mimi |

Facebook | Instagram

Start Date
6 December -  
End Date
12 December 2021
Artist
Masako Styles, Emy Oikawa, Hana Yoshida, Atsuko McCallum, Takako Masuyama
Main Image
Okonomi-ya exhibition poster
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Thursday, 10:30am - 6pm
Friday, 10:30am - 7pm
Saturday, 10am - 7pm
Sunday, 10am - 3:30pm
Description

“OKONOMI-YA” is a group exhibition held by artists and crafters in Wellington who are originally from Japan or have Japanese heritage. Each artist has their own style even though their origin is the same; some maintain a traditional Japanese style, while others are heavily inspired by New Zealand culture.

We held the exhibition last year and have received such positive feedback from many people. We are thrilled to share our various creations again. Their works include origami earrings, clay art, illustration, Japanese dolls, upcycled vintage garments, and more.

Facebook: @Exhibitionokonomiya

Instagram: @exhibition_okonomiya 

Start Date
29 November -  
End Date
5 December 2021
Artist
Joe Buchanan, Diatom Press
Main Image
Dianton Press Adiantum Cunningjhammii
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Thursday, 10am - 6pm
Friday, 10am - 7pm
Saturday, 10am - 6pm
Description

An exhibition of prints by Joe Buchanan, a printmaker, scientist and activist and founder of Diatom Press, a linocut and letterpress studio based in Paekākāriki. Joe Buchanan’s work ranges from scientific illustration and natural history to social and political commentary.

Carbon Black is series of prints of organisms, chemistry and questions underlying the carbon cycle and climate change. It includes organisms involved in carbon sequestration and typographical work around the chemistry and politics of carbon.

The Lockdown Alphabet is a series of 28 prints commenting on the Covid-19 pandemic and the 2019 lockdown. The prints were accompanied by short commentaries that have been collected into a letterpress printed book. The Alphabet recalls the social, political and scientific responses to the pandemic and the thinking that took place during lockdown, when many people found themselves in an unusually reflective space, simultaneously fearful and hopeful, and often resetting their aspirations.

www.diatompress.co.nz

Facebook: diatompress

Form more information, contact: diatompress@gmail.com

Start Date
22 November -  
End Date
28 November 2021
Artist
Jelena Rukavina
Main Image
Variations Image
Opening Hours
Monday - Sunday, 10am - 6pm
Description

This exhibition will show a multimedia work that explores tactile art through classic drawings as an expression of a need of contact with the outside world during lockdown.

 

Instagram: Jelena_Rukavina_Art

Start Date
15 November -  
End Date
21 November 2021
Artist
Curator + Storyteller : Tommie Love
Main Image
Tommie Love Poster
Opening Hours
Wednesday - Sunday, 11am - 7pm
Description

ሰላም ለይቲ || Hope at Night curated by Tommie Love is a film photography series that centres Tommies culture, family life & identity. This is to communicate the intersectional experiences that’s lived by a Queer Gay Ethiopian New Zealander.

Photographers: Tommie Love, Mahadere Gebremichael & Koi Slevin 

Creative Team: Mwewa Kasongo & Merhawit Gebremichael

Cast: Tommie Love, Mahadere Gebremichael, Merhawit Gebremichael, Abel Abraha Berhe, Dhan-nun Ismail Ahmed, Taila Oliver & Inshirah Mahal

Instagram @love.tommie @tomi.cheal

Start Date
8 November -  
End Date
14 November 2021
Artist
Performance Art Week Aotearoa and In_Process collective
Main Image
PAWA and in_collective Poster
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Saturday, 8am - 5pm
Sunday, 8am - 3pm
Description

Performance Art Week Aotearoa presents its 2021 festival: PUBLIC VS. PRIVATE.

As apart of a week long programme of performances, discussions, free breakfasts and workshops, we are also presenting two exhibitions. One of which is SPACE: MEDIA: VOICE by In_Process Collective presented at Thistle Hall, this exhibition will present 12 archival performance works by artists based in India.

Accompanying this exhibition, there will be the following events, performances, workshops:

There will be daily free breakfasts happening out the front of Thistle Hall from 8am-10am Thursday-Sunday.

The performance work by Chris Berthelsen “Mending “wellington” and google street view by way of Nudnik Maintenance System”will be leaving from Thistle Hall at 10am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

There will be a workshop as part of PAWA happening in the upstairs Thistle Hall on Friday from 5:30pm-7:30pm

The performance work "Waiporoporo | We’re the purple" by Sonja van Kerkhoff will be leaving from Thistle Hall at 3pm on Sunday.

The Curatorial team of “in_process” is AAkshat Sinha, B Ajay Sharma, Abhimanyu Kumar, And Sameer Meshram and the curatorial assistant, Vanshika Sarin. Find more about their work here.

Exhibiting artists:

Parmesh Jolad – Bangalore

Parvez Imam- India/ Switzerland

Kaushal Kumar Sonkariya – New Delhi

Naresh Kumar- Bihar

Inder Salim – New Delhi

Madhu D – Mumbai

Kulpreet singh – Punjab

Rohan Dambre – New Delhi

Bhisaji Gadekar – Goa

Saaqi Butt - Sri Nagar

Jihyoung Park – Punjab, India/Korea

Mamata Sagar – Bangalore

PAWA also has a series of other events at other locations and online, that you can find on their website.

Facebook: PUBLIC VS: PRIVATE. PAWA 2021.

Instagram: @performanceartweekaotearoa

Start Date
1 November -  
End Date
7 November 2021
Artist
Margaret Willard & Marie Burling
Main Image
17:72 generations image
Description

Two generations of women showcasing their own art is the idea behind 17:72 Generations, featuring the ecological focus of Margaret Willard and the youthful work of Marie Burling.

Kaitoke-based Marie, 17, is a painter and emerging tattoo artist who now enjoys the freedom to express herself in her art since leaving school, especially as she has navigated life’s challenges. Her dad has offered himself as her blank canvas to practise tattooing on until she gets paid work, and is happy with the results so far.

Margaret uses photography and unique eco-printing and cyanotype techniques to depict our native flora and incorporate them into collages of abstract designs and landscapes or simply portrayed as the taonga she believes them to be. She will also have eco-printed silk scarves and cards on sale.

Now living on the Kapiti coast she is a Level 6 student at The Learning Connexion. Her passion about conserving what is left of our native environment has led her to write an essay for a competition promoted by Zealandia about the life of a 400-year-old beech tree near her former home in Wainuiomata. Copies will be available at the exhibition.

Facebook: @marguniqueart

Start Date
11 October -  
End Date
17 October 2021
Artist
Beth Strickland & Stacey Shave
Main Image
Stacey Shave artwork
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Saturday:10am - 7pm
Sunday 17th 10am - 1pm
Description

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. 

Facebook Event Page

Instagram: beth.sart

Websites: www.bethsart.shop & www.colourharmony.co

Start Date
4 October -  
End Date
10 October 2021
Artist
Emily Benefield
Main Image
Emily Benefield Collage
Opening Hours
Tuesday to Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 10am-2pm
Description

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.”

www.instagram.com/emibene

Interview on RNZ

Start Date
27 September -  
End Date
3 October 2021
Artist
Joey La Meche
Main Image
Joey Le Meche poster for gallery exhibition
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday 10:00am - 8:00pm
Description

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

Instagram: @joeylameche
Facebook: Joey La Meche
www.dobw.tv 

Start Date
20 September -  
End Date
26 September 2021
Artist
Group Show
Main Image
Kink Exhibition Poster
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Friday, 10.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday, 10.00am- 8.00pm
Sunday, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Description

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.

 

Exhibiting artists:

Rachie Campbell, Margaret Bray, Siriporn Falcon-Grey, Iza Lozano, Miki Nozomi, Agate Rubene, Ruby Urquhart and Nicole Gaston

Contact:

www.instagram.com/rachie_campbell
www.instagram.com/falcongreyceramics

www.instagram.com/mikip.art
www.instagram.com/restless_infectious
www.instagram.com/coulstonroadstudio

www.instagram.com/broken.nz
www.instagram.com/iza.za.za

www.instagram.com/nice.assets

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.

Facebook event

Facebook - Anna Hicks

Instagram

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.

Facebook

Instagram

 

 

Thistle Hall Update

Kia ora,

Please click here for our current policy under the Traffic Light System.

Ngā mihi maioha