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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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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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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
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
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
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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