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

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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

6

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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Start Date
18 January -  
End Date
24 January 2021
Artist
Jo Banham
Main Image
Jo Banham artwork
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday, 11.00am - 6.00pm
Description

It's my journey on canvas on self discovery self discipline and of course my journey into becoming a woman
It's a visual experience that I hope will evoke reaction in other people
It's ugly it's beautiful it's painful and it's healing

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Start Date
12 January -  
End Date
17 January 2021
Artist
Various Artists
Main Image
photochop 8 poster
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday, 10.00am - 6.00pm
Description

Come and make your own for free and take them home

Start Date
14 December -  
End Date
20 December 2020
Artist
Various makers, designers & craftspeople
Main Image
poster for just good stuff exhibition
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday, 11.00am - 7.00pm
Description

JGS brings you six days of local creative goodness for all your Christmas gift needs and more…

JGS 2020 - including good stuff from:
genevieve packer / melissa boardman / double happy! hot sauces / galit maxwell pottery / baron hasselhoff’s chocolates / crafted by lori / forest drawn / moonrise yarn co / hm x hm / sam keer spoons / krat / julie & jack / gael / retro tonic / philly cowdrey designs / leafy greens / jackelope treasures / nana glamour / anna venture cushions / tutu / ngaere mackinnon / two minute needles / simply kawakawa / snaxpax / good girl ceramics / and a few more…

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Start Date
7 December -  
End Date
13 December 2020
Artist
Rich Varcoe
Main Image
rich varcoe artwork
Opening
Opening Hours
Music Performance by Holly Hamilton opening night Monday 7th, 8.00pm
Tues - Sun, 11.00am-6.00pm
Description

My latest exhibition "Lovers" is a visual showcase that documents the images I've created over the last 18 months. A window into how I view and experience life.

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Start Date
1 December -  
End Date
6 December 2020
Artist
Various Artists
Main Image
poster for OKONOMI_YA exhibition
Opening Hours
Tues - Sat, 11.30am - 7.30pm
Sunday, 10.00am - 3.30pm
Description

The artists: Atsuko McCallum, Emy Oikawa, Hiro Ogata, Tomoyo Gibson, Takako Masuyama & Masako K Styles

“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.

Their works include origami earrings, clay art, illustration, Japanese dolls, plants, and more.

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Start Date
24 November -  
End Date
29 November 2020
Artist
Fiona Campbell
Main Image
artwork by Fiona Campbell
Opening
Opening Hours
Tues - Sun, 10.00am - 6.00pm
Description

I like to paint chickens, bananas, male genitalia... and sometimes a combination of the above. My work is multi disciplinary and presents male gender for inspection and conversation.

Start Date
16 November -  
End Date
22 November 2020
Artist
Josh Naus
Main Image
poster for art exhibition by Josh Naus
Opening
Opening Hours
Tues to Sat, 10.00am - 5:30pm
Sunday 10.00am - 3.00pm
Description

Apollo41 is an exhibition exploring the feelings, ideas and wants of my closeted teenage self. Using second hand jackets as a medium, I am considering the common queer experience of living a hidden life, and the idea that LGBTQIA+ people often don’t experience their teenage years like others do because they don’t feel like they can be their authentic self.

All the proceeds from the sales in this exhibition are going to InsideOUT, a national organisation which works with youth, whānau, schools and communities to make Aotearoa a safer place for all rainbow young people to live and be in.

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Start Date
9 November -  
End Date
15 November 2020
Artist
Elizabeth Harcourt
Main Image
elizabeth harcourt painting
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday, 10.30am - 5.30pm
Description

Painting is about being fully present to the moment. I endeavour to stay in the present and explore its possibilities. It’s like a form of meditation or prayer. Suspending judgement and expectations, being open to risk, struggle and joy are what move me. It's a practice of choosing to be in the present moment. I search for quiet spaces and stillness.

The inspiration for my paintings comes as a response to my surroundings; my home, my city, the contrasts of wildness and calm through the seasons, the colours, sounds and feelings. As I work I explore surface, shape, colour, texture, composition and mark making. I try to respond to the sensory experience of being in the landscape, and translate this into colourful narratives that express my inner world and my connection to the natural world around me.

I hope you will find your own quiet spaces in my work.

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Start Date
2 November -  
End Date
8 November 2020
Artist
Helen Williams
Main Image
helen williams, painting
Opening
Opening Hours
Tues - Thurs, 10.30am - 6.00pm
Fri & Sat, 10.30am - 7.00pm
Sun, 10.00am - 5.00pm
Description

Wellington based artist Helen Williams presents Close In, her debut solo exhibition of paintings in acrylic and ink on canvas.

Her bold works explore her personal experiences of being both "closed in and close in with myself throughout the past year." 

Williams draws upon her love of colour and movement with nature as her subject. Her works portray a vision of the inner and outer landscape that is vivid, explorative, satisfying and deeply comforting.

All works are for sale.

"What does it mean that the earth is so beautiful... and what should I do about it?" ~ Mary Oliver

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