On Now

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

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.


Facebook: diatompress

Form more information, contact: diatompress@gmail.com

Up Next

Start Date
7 December -  
End Date
12 December 2021
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

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

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

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 |

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Thistle Hall Update

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From December 3, 2021 Thistle Hall will require all visitors over the age of 12 to show a Vaccine Pass.

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