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Start Date
7 September -  
End Date
13 September 2020
Artist
Rob Wright & Belinda Lubkoll
Main Image
ringcraft moana craftspeople
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday- Saturday, 11:30am- 6:30pm
Sunday, 11:30am- 2.00pm
Description

Jewellery designer Rob Wright and Belinda Lubkoll, a combination of New Zealand meets Europe.

Simplicity and flowing designs with punchy colours are the result. Their collections are on display from 7th September to 13th September.

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Start Date
14 September -  
End Date
20 September 2020
Artist
Various Artists
Main Image
Gerda Leenards painting
Opening
Opening Hours
Monday - Saturday, 10.00am - 6.00pm
Sunday, 10.00am - 4.00pm
Description

Ever since Maui first pulled his fish up from the depths, the sea has had a constant influence on Wellington and its people. It forms the land, the weather, the colours, and our feelings. We are surrounded by it and immersed in it. 

To celebrate this unique relationship a group of some of Wellington’s finest artists are presenting an exhibition of ocean inspired paintings, prints and jewellery.

Artists: Jeremy Bennett, Margaret Elliot, Annie Hayward, Gerda Leenards, Steve Mahoney, Alfred Memelink, Lindsay Missen

Start Date
21 September -  
End Date
27 September 2020
Artist
Various artists
Main Image
the land we love artwork
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Saturday, 10.00am - 6.00pm
Sunday, 10.00am - 3.00pm
Description

Artists: Helen Casey, Shawna Chow, Corinne Goedbloed, Charlotte Hird, Rika Nagahata, Andrea Robinson, Annette Straugheir

Seven Wellington artists display a body of recent work inspired by the natural world featuring both figurative and impressionist styles with distinctive themes.

New Zealand provides rare gems of beauty in fauna and flora and here they are captured in seven unique ways. From playful layering and bold brushstrokes to intricate lines and patterns. We display visual narratives that tell stories about the land we love.

On display are delicate expressive watercolour landscapes, dramatic flowers and detailed birds which capture transparency and magic. There are large and small compositions in oil and textured acrylic works, with bold colours alongside serene graphite works.

Our styles are expressive and diverse, yet all works bring to life the beauty and drama of the New Zealand wilderness. We want to share our passion for  art with the people of Wellington.

Helen Casey:

Makara Art Gallery, helen@helencasey.co.nz

Shawna Chow:

Bluekotukudesign@gmail.com, Facebook, Instagram

Corinne Goedbloed: 

corinnegoedbloed@gmail.com, Instagram

Charlotte Hird: 

charhird@gmail.com, Website, Facebook

Rika Nagahata:

info@rikas-art.com, FacebookInstagram, Website

Andrea Robinson: 

arobinsonfineart@gmail.com, Facebook, Instagram, Website

Annette Straugheir: 

anstraugheir@gmail.comFacebookInstagram

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Start Date
28 September -  
End Date
4 October 2020
Artist
Julie Daysh
Main Image
ink painting by Julie Daysh
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday -Saturday, 11.00am-6.30pm
Description

This exhibition is about Dementia & Art

The Artworks tell a story of an artist daughter supporting her artist mother through a journey together.

The artist laid sheets of paper down in a space with little light, poured on water but couldn’t really see the water, she couldn’t really see where she used a wide flat brush to move the water around, She guessed where it was, she dropped black fluid paint into the water that couldn’t really see. And then she walked away.

This mirrored how the artist felt about the situation she and her mother were in, they couldn’t see the future and they felt they had no control over the outcome.

Painting helped make sense of it all.

Many people share this journey of dementia with a loved one.  

Dementia touches so many people. It is important to talk about dementia. This exhibition is an opportunity for discussion in a community venue about dementia, around a core of art and wellbeing.

Start Date
5 October -  
End Date
10 October 2020
Artist
Seema Singh
Main Image
poster for Seema Singh exhibition
Opening Hours
Free Workshop - Wed & Thur, 10.00am - 12noon
Monday - Wednesday, 10.30am to 4.30pm
Thursday - Sunday, 10.30am to 5.30pm
Description

Enchanted by Whorls is an exhibition full of patterns, impressions and circles. Seema is inspired by her Fijian Indian culture. She uses acrylic paints, pastels and ink to create her art pieces. Her artwork is colourful and intriguing with a lot of focus on fine detailed work.

Free Workshop - Give Painting a go with Seema, Wed & Thur, 10.00am - 12noon

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Start Date
19 October -  
End Date
25 October 2020
Artist
Cosmo Bones
Main Image
cosmo bones artwork
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday, 10.30am - 6.00pm
Description

The Weight of Words is the debut solo exhibition by local illustrator Cosmo Bones, combining poetry with gouache and ink work to create dreamy pieces examining mental health.

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Start Date
26 October -  
End Date
1 November 2020
Artist
Vicky Holloway
Main Image
vicky holloway painting
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday 11.00am - 6.00pm
Description

The artworks in my Victorian Animal Family series present animals as if they were human beings. The viewer is invited to examine the portraits as if they were a family group, a collection of distantly related aunts, uncles, and cousins. Each animal has its own distinct personality and unique story.

The series of ten oil paintings is the culmination of a project that started at the beginning of 2018. Each painting takes several months to complete, as I work in thin glaze layers.

Each painting is accompanied by a small write-up that explains their back-story and relationship to the other characters.

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