Teissi is an artist & art professor from Argentina.
This exhibition was created by her after she spent three years in quarantine due to COVID-19 in Argentina. There she learned that during introspection and darkness a moment occurs inside oneself where we can transform and discover a power that we didn’t know we had. The darkest moments will disappear and the moments of happiness will appear, as sporadic and spontaneous as the life of a butterfly.
It is important to meditate and be grateful every day to maintain our good energy and feel strong in the face of adversity. In this exhibition she will display paintings and wearable art, hand-painted garments that she has made over these years.
CLOSING EVENT: Sunday 24 September, 12 pm
Come to say hi and meet the artist, she is looking forward to meeting the community from Wellington.
Every week in the figurative class we spend approximately 4-5 hours with a model sometimes nude, where the class engage, capture, observe & express the experience they partake in through sketching, painting & sculpting. It's quite a magical process with its vulnerabilities, yet the connections & discoveries made are extremely powerful & inspiring.
To share work inspired by the nude & clothed human, sheds light on the power of the human body & how unique & beautiful we all are. The community will see the work as onlooker & this would build further awareness of diverse body acceptance.
Figurative Expressions with Dan Wilkinson Term Four, 2023 Enrolments open!
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This is a group exhibition in partnership with The Free Store and Kaibosh.
A group exhibition by art students reflects on the value we place on the resources of Papatūānuku. Over one-third of households in Aotearoa NZ are struggling to afford the necessities of food and shelter. This exhibition re-examines resource use and distribution, turning the lens on food rescue and rental accommodation.
Brianna Parkinson, who lives in Tāmaki Makaurau, explores the value we place on food resources in her photographs and sculptures. Her works in the exhibition include photographs capturing the mahi of two organisations involved in food rescue in Pōneke and more recent still-life photographs of rescued food. Parkinson holds a Certificate in Visual Arts from Massey University (Wellington) and is currently studying for a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Elam Art School at Auckland University.
Seth Haggard is an artist recently landed in Auckland from Newcastle, Australia; With a multidisciplinary practice spanning photography, video works, illustration, and text-based works. Creating work from a basis of radical subjectivity, his work examines class inequality, activism, police repression and modern living conditions. He graduated from the Newcastle Art School and is currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland.
Zoë Glentworth is a fifth-year architecture student at Victoria University of Wellington. She has volunteered at The Free Store since 2018. Through her mahi, she is exploring how generous public places can be created through co-design and co-creation with people from The Free Store. Zoë has completed an NZ L4 Te Reo Certificate at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa (2021), a Diploma of Theology at Bishopdale College (2022), and runs a small business with her whānau called Zoë’s Kawakawa.
- Kaibosh & The Free Store community afternoon, not open to public – Monday 28 August, 2-6pm
- Opening Night including Panel Talk hosted by Kaibosh - Tuesday 29 August, 6-8pm
- Poetry Night hosted by The Free Store – Thursday 31 August, 6.30-8pm
- Picnics in Parks outside Thistle Hall – Friday 1 September, 11am-2pm
An artist who spent his formative years amidst Te Whanganui-a-Tara's South Coast, Weston creates oil paintings that blend surreal and colorful landscapes with cosmic twists. Drawing inspiration from the natural surroundings and spanning several years of exploration and creative growth,
Background: Over the past few years, Weston has immersed himself predominantly in the 3D realm, earning accolades such as the NZYFF award for Best Visual Effects for his video work. Not limited to digital art, Weston has also made a mark in the music scene with his colourful event lighting and visuals across the local music scene.
While his journey has encompassed numerous small group exhibitions across Wellington, Weston now presents a curated collection of his oil paintings.
This is a showcase of his artistic evolution and the influences that have shaped his creative expression over the years.
Weston invites you to explore the land, sea, skies and beyond in his first solo exhibition.
The Wellington Photographic Society's yearly showcase offers members the chance to present their creations to the public, while also highlighting the society's activities and the advantages of membership.
This year we have images on display taken all round the world, but mostly from our own beautiful back yard of Aotearoa. We also have examples of images taken on group meet-ups and other learning opportunities. A range of skills and styles are on display, so come on down and see how we see the world.
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Unearth Your Local Potters-present: “Allsorts”.
Our little group of potters/ceramic artists from Wellington and the Kapiti Coast meet regularly for social, mental, and professional bonding. We do, however, all work individually in our own workshops and in our own styles.
Between us, we have well over 200 years of experience and cover numerous methods of creating (wheel throwing, slab and coil building) firing (electric, gas, wood, soda) and decorating (glazes, slips, carving, pictorial etc.) Allsorts in fact!
This exhibition will be a feast for the eyes and the senses. It will open your mind to the vast possibilities that clay affords.
All work will be for sale and include figurative and abstract exhibition pieces, large presentation bowls and platters, as well as more affordable pots for daily use such as bowls and mugs.
Public opening - all welcome!
This exhibition will provide the opportunity to see and commemorate 50 years of the coup in Chile.
Paintings, photos and posters will be exhibited by 11 artists from New Zealand and other countries.
Some recognized Artists such as Rafael de Armas from Uruguay will be exhibiting.
- Eric Brew from New Zealand
- Natalia Parra from Colombia
- Becky Beys from the U.K
- Rolando Olmedo (ex-refugee and Event Organizer)
Rolando wishes to thank all the Volunteers who have collaborated and contributed.
Rachel Walker: splashy watercolour and ink studies of native flora and fauna
Carol Theologo: magical oil paintings featuring native birds in ethereal landscapes
Judi Lapsley Miller: wild and quirky photo-artistry with an undercurrent of advocacy
Shawna Chow: colourful and playful acrylic studies of native birds
Helen Casey: swirling acrylic, ink, and graphite illustrations of beloved birds, fish and more
Margaret Tolland: acrylic artist connecting with nature through the rhythms of plants
Vaune Mason: nature-inspired jewellery
Gillian Candler: wildly popular children’s book author, writing about the natural world
Julia Brooke-White: stunning photographs of native flora
Tim Larkin is a furniture maker and artist from Te Whanganui-a-Tara.
Emma Febvre-Richards is an artist and Associate Professor at Whiti o Rehua School of Art, Massey University.
Tim is interested in how weight is held above the ground whether that is the weight of a human body in a chair or the ‘weight’ of light in a lampshade. Sometimes the furniture is extra heavy and dense, sometimes it is ‘scooped out’ and more air than matter.
Emma is interested in drawing as expanded practice, using diverse technologies to explore drawing processes and 2D/3D space.
In Wood meets Paper Tim and Emma recognised their commonalities of how they both draw in space but from very different starting points. Tim with his saw-bench and Emma with her pencils and laser machinery .
In this exhibition Tim will exhibit his lights and sculptures, while Emma will show her lightboxes, laser cut drawings, watercolours and prints. Creating a variety of outcomes to create a conversation about the possibilities of drawing.
Te Whironui Collective's collection of Toi Māori Artworks are created specifically for Te Kawa a Maui to enhance Matariki celebrations, by providing Kaupapa Māori workshops and Purakau. Our purpose is to exhibit work that engages a public audience into a Māori creative space, prompting interest and discussion to enhance understanding and appreciation for Tarai Waka and Ngā Toi Māori Kaupapa with ‘Te Kawa a Maui’ being at the core of its theme.
Exhibition opening is at 6pm on Monday July 10. Free event and open to the public
Our artistic focus areas include: Toi Māori, Whakairo, Tarai, Waka, Raranga, Kowhaiwhai and Wānanga based workshops. All artforms are bound by the traditional narratives that express the benefits of our exhibition theme. 'Te Kawa a Maui' is the exploration of stories to do with Maui narratives, that enhance understanding around the laws of nature (Tikanga/Kawa). These stories are reflected in the works & performances specifically created for this event. This theme explores the connection between Te Ao Māori and the lore of the natural world.
You can register to our series of workshops on Eventfinda
WORKSHOP 1 - Te Kawa a Maui (Maori Meeting Houses Astronomy) - Tikanga and Kawa
Wed July 12, 12.30 - 2.30pm
WORKSHOP 2 - Tatai Ahorangi Maori Astronomy - Matariki/Maramatanga
Thu July 13, 12:30 – 2:30pm
WORKSHOP 3 - Waka Navigation - Maori Star Compass
Fri July 14, 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Creative Research on the Home in Aotearoa
This show presents radically new understandings of home in Aotearoa. The exhibition curates work from master’s students at Te Herenga Waka, Victoria University, each of whom has critiqued home, as a concept, through creative design research. Students took a particularity of home, such as its multisensorial dynamics, its personalisation, its cultural power, and radicalised it through a series of design experiments.
This exhibition is curated from the work of thirty-four master’s students from Te Herenga Waka, Te Kura Waihanga, Victoria University of Wellington.
What people will see
Home is powerful in the Aotearoa NZ consciousness and is something everyone can identify with, so we are excited to be able to present students’ thinking to the public. People will see how young people are thinking creatively about contemporary understandings of home. In the show, people will see a collection of architectural models, showing ‘radicalised’ aspects of home, displayed on plinths. There will also be a process table exhibiting miniature abstract models produced in the early stages of design exploration. On the walls will be a selection of images showing an ‘occupants’ eye view’ of the radical homes. A printed catalogue will be in the space for people to read and get an understanding of the breadth of work.
Boxed In is an exhibition by photographer and architectural graduate Harry Ritchie. Boxed In will be a display of the regular and mundane moments of a rapidly changing lifestyle, using images taken with a simple Canon AE-1 35mm film camera.
In an age where every aspect of our life is becoming more digitised, the world is starting to become disconnected with its humanity.
We become isolated and live a life through the internet, losing the rough-around-the-edges part of life that makes us human.
Confining everyday life via an archaic format, looking through the viewfinder of a handheld camera, creates a spread of images that feel personal and rich with emotion and reconnects us with our humanity.
Specks of dirt and the inconsistent grain fills the frame with imperfection, contrasting from the sterile and perfect clarity from a digital image.
Boxed In will be a showcase of photos taken during the last four years that contrast with the disconnection of humanity.
The frames are intended to feel alive, almost moving. Like you could glance at the photo and feel like you are living in the moment with it.
The warm tones mixed with smiling faces, gorgeous landscapes and beautiful architecture from around New Zealand and beyond are used to generate a feeling of belonging, like you are part of the moment that was captured on film. To encourage us to return to community, analog systems and to move away from the isolated lives we are heading towards.
Warwick Janes, Christine Wilson, Sarah Clark, are all Wellington based artists who relish the opportunity to reflect on the natural environment around them, and the people who live within. This is the first time they have worked together. Each has a different style, from realist to expressionist, from water colour to oil. But all play on the richness of the Poneke landscape. Warwick captures the sea and land, in contrasting dark and moody vistas, with celebratory tones. Alongside this he presents a range of still life observations. Christine has an affinity for capturing the movement of birds in flight and in rest - including some that are from times past, and the wonder of greenery and bush. Sarah explores a dynamic colour palette in textural oils, paying homage to the sky and sea. The natural world is also represented with tapestry effect of trees and leaves.
Flight, People And Places is a joint exhibition between three artists who enjoy translating the world around them, through different but complementary lenses. The contrasting works act as a metaphor for the many ways we see and experience the world. From quiet and dark, to explosions of light and energy. They hope that people can take the opportunity to celebrate the richness of our surroundings, that nurture us and allow us to thrive, whether it's the freedom of flight, the curiosity of people, or the groundedness of the land and sky.
Hannah Walsh is a Poneke based artist from Taranaki.Educated in, and currently practicing architecture, she enjoys both the similarity and polarity woven between her architecture and art worlds. Her works explore the role of drawing and painting as primary tools for interpreting, interrogating and viewing.Particularly interested in mark-making as an active means of thinking and synthesising, her practice draws upon marks that perpetually resurface across all scales in our natural environment. Through recurringly tracing these marks, her practice explores the agency of this scale-less language and its ability to showcase the interconnectedness of the spaces and environments that we occupy.
Living Light is a solo exhibition by Pōneke based artist Hannah Walsh.
Living Light showcases a long evolving exploration of intuition and creative surrender. Devoid of any preconception or intention, the works explore techniques of immediacy and automatism, drawing upon the creative agency of the subconscious.
Through this enquiry, the paintings surface as fields of ethereal space, movement, and matter. Their visual language makes shape of the invisible, immaterial, introspective worlds we live in. Within these worlds, scale is rendered meaningless, and space is rendered infinite.
Walsh's works feature repetitive marks woven between layers of colour and texture. The marks are born from moments of intuitive freedom, tracing instinct and the liberating absence of reason. They ebb and flow and scratch and orbit, over and under and through.
While it counters the nature of these paintings to be fully defined, viewers are invited to ponder their depths, edges and energies, in a hope they inspire new ways of seeing.
NUWAO stands for Nature-based Urban design for Wellbeing and Adaptation in Oceania. We are a group of academic researchers and designers working on this three-year NUWAO project which is funded through the Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Grant.
Our aim is to develop nature-based urban design solutions, rooted in indigenous knowledge that support climate change adaptation and individual and community wellbeing in different contexts across Aotearoa and Oceania.
As part of this research, we facilitated an International Design Competition and sent a call out to design professionals and practitioners, university students, youth/ rangatahi and the general public to participate in envisioning how to develop innovative nature based urban design solutions rooted in indigenous knowledge. Getting people to imagine a happier and healthier way of living that supported the resilience of community and our ecologies. We invited submissions of urban design, landscape design, architecture, temporary structures, interior architecture, public infrastructure, and buildings. The brief was intentionally broad to allow a range of visionary approaches and design ideas across different scales. The geographic scope for this competition was focused on urban areas of Oceania in particular our case study locations which included Port Vila (Vanuatu), Apia (Samoa), Tarawa (Kiribati), Te Awakairangi (Lower Hutt) and Ōtepoti (Aotearoa New Zealand).
We had approximately 80 entries that were submitted, a big task for our esteemed judges Dr Huhana Smith, Dr Rebecca Kiddle and Lama Tone they managed to select a total of 14 winners 3 from each of our categories as well as awarding 5 Special mentions. So many fantastic ideas came from this International Design Competition that will help to understand the issues that need to be addressed in urban areas of Oceania as well as capturing the collective imagination and innovative and creative solutions regarding how we might adapt to climate change. Which is why we thought it essential to share this through the form of an exhibition at Thistle Hall. We also have an array of portraits with QR codes attached that will direct you to some fantastic kōrero with people that are passionate about this mahi, all sharing their perspectives, and expertise.
Impulses exhibition explores electronic social media sub cultures, human connections and ways in which technology enables people to express another part of themselves.
Rachie Campbell & VJ Cubeman’s collaboration takes you on a journey combining traditional art making with digital art, UV and installation to present their kaleidoscope exploration taking the viewer into another world that’s usually shut away.
Live Neon Body Painting
Ertotica Art Market
Saturday 27th May
Captain and Dog is an illustrated story of Wellington.
We are a husband-and-wife collaboration. The exhibition is inspired by interesting characters that have roamed into our shop, Fin Clothing, over the past 30 years.
The Captain and Dog book is out for sale.
Live reading on the 16th of May at 7 pm. Live reading at different times throughout the week. This will be advertised throughout the day.
Look for the Facebook event page under Sue Reynolds Moar. Captain and Dog. email@example.com 021311246 or 0220774854
This Exhibition will showcase artwork from 7 Wellington based artists that blurs the lines between the surreal and the real; the sublimely fantastical and the gritty everyday. Themes of mental health and resilience may also feature throughout.
Classical representational art skills have become quite undervalued in contemporary/modern art and in formal art education. We hope to show that imagination and creativity, expressed through the use of strong representational art skills, are as valid and relevant as conceptual and abstract.
Wildfire: a series of paintings by Wellington artist Rachel Radford.
Initially inspired by the gorgeous sunsets that were caused by the Australian wildfires, Rachel has continued to be inspired by skycapes that result from wildfires that have surfaced in the media.
Tapping into themes of climate change and the human impact on the world, Rachel has found the beauty in some of these heavy themes, and highlights how we can continue to remember and face these events even when they no longer appear in our feeds.
These works are consistent with her energetic painterly style, and leverage gold leaf elegantly.
Following on from her sold out show in October 2021, Peeps at Nature, Emily is again exhibiting her gorgeous, funny collages in What’s wrong with this picture?
Emily will be showing a wide range of collage sizes, including cards and framed and unframed pieces.
10 percent of the sales will go towards Cyclone Gabrielle flood relief. Emily is looking forward to having an opening night this time around as Covid restrictions meant she was unable to have one for Peeps at Nature.