Painting has been a constant pursuit of all three of us women. We have known each other for many years and share similar viewpoints on life and the world around us. We chose to exhibit together as we all share a great joy in creating and wanted to share our creativity to a wider audience. We paint generally from a representative viewpoint but then we often wander from this into abstract form.
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Made by Maranga is an aspirations project based in Wellington city, not far from here! We provide on-hand learning and training for young adults with intellectual disabilities. Everything you see here has been crafted and created by the talented people of Maranga. These young people are keen to find opportunities to have their own financial independence whether that is through paid employment or creating their own business making products, you can see here today. All our products are handmade using recycled, upcycled, or sustainable materials from around the city. Anything you see at our exhibition can be made and personalized for you, orders are accepted, come in and fill in one of our forms.
We hope you can join us for the Exhibition Opening, on Monday 25th July from 5:30 - 8:30.
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In our Exhibition we plan on providing inspiration for other emerging artists, especially those who have, or will shortly be, finishing study in the Creative disciplines. We will be showing how it is possible for emerging artists to create their own artistic identities and unique styles of art, whilst staying true to themselves and their passion for creating. We will be showcasing high quality art which we hope will inspire others to get creative themselves. Our artworks will portray objects and subject matter that convey our own unique personalities, emotions and interests. There will be artwork in a range of media including Glass, paintings, prints, ceramics, digital illustrations and bronze work.
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Artist Louis Mikaere has created a body of work inspired by Te Ao Maori and the stories that have been passed down by our ancestors. He believes that these stories have the lessons and metaphors to better understand ourselves and the world we live in. In western society Pakiwaitara often get categorised as myths and legends however to us as Tangata whenua these stories are imperative to us as people of the land and more!
Nine Wellington artists combine to bring you a wintery collection of newly crafted items and artworks. The vibe is ethereal, beastly, wintry and wistful, bringing fantastical artwork and an occult vibe to the year’s darkest days. Signature scents will be molten beeswax, petrichor, cooling lava flows and leather.
Exhibitors; Rebecca Hawkes, Gemma Proebst (Exomoprh), Thorn Richards, Isobel Te Aho-White, Jess Stab (Hex), Darcy Woods, Sonja Howard, Chimera and Pepper Raccoon, working in a wide range of media but brought together by their inventive otherworldly art.
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This exhibition comes from admiration of Nature. It gives us everything we need, and we should care more about our Nature, to pay it back.
Of Natalia's artwork, people have said " Your paintings reflect joy and the healing energy".
Artists - Freedman White, Charlotte Hird, Ben Dellabarca, Sam Balzer, Jerome Moo, Amit Dutta, Nick Cattell, Brenton Cottman, Harris Gebbie, Mary Guo, Nathan Tucker, Tatiana Krayushkina, Stephen Njoto and Tri Phan
There will be artists Involved in the exhibition present at all times, and many will be painting. Feel free to come along and ask any questions you might have.
Experience New Zealand through the eyes, minds and brushes of a group of enthusiastic plein air artists. En Plein Air is simply painting from life. In viewing these paintings you bear witness to not just a snapshot, but each artist's personal meditation on a landscape. In a typically short period of time (1-3 hours) the artist will grapple with changing colours, light and reflections to present a dynamic and spontaneous moment. Each painting has a unique story to its making, All recorded within the choices made and the brushstrokes themselves. They are a reminder, to be more observant of the wonderous ever-changing beauty that surrounds us. We are pleased to share these experiences with the New Zealand landscape with you at Thistle Hall, offer an opportunity engage with artists and perhaps come away with a desire to make your own.
My artwork I think stems from a subconscious place that always makes more sense than the waking world. It is a pendulum swing of dark and disturbing to whimsical and joyful. My art is not necessarily bunched together in concepts. It is rather autonomous, each piece having its own story. What that story is, is up to the viewer...and the artist.
This exhibition is the culmination of a year-long drawing project. The artist's goal for 2021 was to make a small A6 ink drawing of the world around them.
"The sameness of the everyday also reveals shifts in the everyday. Far from being repetitive, each drawing reveals nuances in mood, atmosphere, artistic interpretation. The days I didn't draw are also revealing, the blank page is a question mark."
For the duration of the exhibition the artist will be making drawings of the gallery space, bringing the project to completion with an 'in situ', interactive experience.
Pepper Raccoon's first solo exhibition features works in a variety of mediums, exploring themes of nature, magic, and what happens when the natural world evolves beyond what we expect or imagine.
Her works feature gilded creatures, touched by magic, as well as artifacts, plants, and objects that tie into her imagined world.
As a creator of artist-designed merch and prints, Pepper will also be popping-up her online store in the space during the week. Come by and view the work, shop the wares, and chat with the artist any time during open hours!
Opening night sponsored by Waitoa Brewing, Pair Marketing, and Known Unknown Wine.
Organic, pure abstraction using various media. Mainly drawn and painted but some 3-D collage. Some artworks presented on fabric. Artworks created as both improvisations and compositions. Compositions generally bases on a composition of improvisations. Waiting to be enjoyed and interpreted. Waiting to see what you see. "Waiting For The Shape I'm In".
You are invited to join Hudson for the following events and workshops:
Thursday, 6:00pm - 7:30pm Open Poetry Reading
Saturday, 4:00pm - 5:15pm Open Poetry Reading
Saturday, 5:15pm - 6:30pm, Improvised Abstract Drawing Workshop
‘The Heart of Contrast’ is a series of surreal ‘paint drawings’ that are not bound by any overarching theme or narrative but by the process in which they were created.
Drawing with a ‘wax on, wax off’ approach, I use both black and white paint together. I mindlessly contrast them back and forth against each other and build up the canvas full of abstract lines, shapes, patterns and textures. This allows my mind to wander and relax so imagery within the painting is free to present itself without judgement. Taking inspiration from this the final work is constructed over time with a series of decisions based more on intuition rather than a pre – determined idea of what it ‘should be’. Like seeing something in a cloud and having the ability to sculpt it to make your vision clearer.
This show will be a selection of hand crafted wooden items from our furniture makers, green woodworkers, carvers and wood turners. This includes small woodwork items. We also have painted and sculptural work displayed, from invited local artists.
Demonstration workshops will sometimes be held around lunchtime and in the evening; these vary from turning wood on a lathe, creating wood carving, and Geen wood-workers forming items on a pole lathe.
Come and be intrigued by a world of characters, animals and strange vehicles made from repurposed materials.
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How we see it now is an exhibition of photography and painting by Jamie Lean and Duncan Sargent. This exhibition is an exploring of the artists reflecting upon their practices and how they function in relation to the rest of their lives. Both artists are exploring formalism as a relinquishing of control over the content of the work.
There will be a Happy Hour opening event on Monday 4th April from 5:30 - 6:30pm and a Rap Party on Sunday the 10th April from 5:30 - 6:30pm
Wet Paint presents a creative collaboration displaying other artists and their art forms. Wet Paint itself offers custom handmade furniture, homeware and garments catered to all spaces and lifestyles. Art forms exhibited included animation, photography and music.
Throughout the week, movies that have inspired and influenced this collection will be played. On Friday the 1st of April there will be a Gallery Opening that will showcase a new body of work by the artist WALKER.
Don’t let them in. Try let them in. Do let them in. Why did you let them in?
We listen to people who love us. We listen to people who we love. We listen to messages from community. These voices contribute to who we are and what we believe in.
But what if this isn’t neat? What if the messages are too big, too messy, too confusing?
How are we meant to make sense of it all?
This exhibition provides a space of reflection, commentary and satire reflecting on the shared experience of what it means to move through the world. Journeying through adulthood; navigating and tactfully curating who and what we listen to and what we apply. A process of constant correction, failure, celebration and reflection. Perhaps we never actually arrive at any kind of conclusion?
I celebrate overthinking. By doing this, I encourage viewers to deeply overthink too.
A collection of photographs documenting the divisive protests in Wellington. Beginning with the early protests in Civic Square, all the way through to the smouldering parliament lawn and subsequent standoff with the riot police, see the growth of the movement, event by event, until its tense end.
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