A community exhibition including paintings & prints, photography, jewellery, sculpture and pottery by Sheyne Tuffery, Karen Smyth, PopArtQueen, Amanda Main, Mary Hutchinson, Carol Comber, Kristelle Plimmer, Alina Huff.
Contact Carol on 021 0885 4991 for more information
A practitioner of Rongoā Toi, I trace whakapapa through the materials I work with, collapsing time and space everyday to remember who I am.
A form of indigenous sexuality and spiritual sovereignty, a lived practice of boundary marking and pleasure reclamation, a vessel for presence moment by moment, an intimate kōrero with ātua and Hinerei, AUKATI is a creative visual manifestation of Mātauranga matakite. AUKATI is restorative, a radical form of aroha given and received in tuakana/teina reciprocation. AUKATI centres the sovereignty of my Māori tinana, my Māori TARA. AUKATI is an intervention for transformative justice, born of embodied rage as a response to rape culture and white supremacy in NZ institutions. AUKATI is a response to chronic pain from accumulated trauma; the cells of my body attack each other, I mediate.
Like my ancestors, I shapeshift, seeking solution, remembering home, clearing space. The Rongoā Toi that is produced is a skin shed from this ritual practice.
Images (in order of appearance)
AUKATI exhibition invite, image is from a moving image documentation, artwork from the series Kurawaka, image of myself and Mareikura Te Raina Ferris sharing a hongi beside HinenuiitePō, detail from Hinenuiitepō. All of these works will be present at Thistle Hall.
Crusty knickers, discarded teddies, used dildoes and false teeth.
Come along to Thistle Hall Community Gallery and check out a candid collection of unsuitable and shocking op shop donations.
Kirsty McKay started collecting these treasures ten years ago. She wants to showcase what some people chuck in a bag and drop off to op shops.
This exhibition supports Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary. Monetary donations welcome for the ongoing support of the animals at the sanctuary.
Humanity has a long history of creating extraordinary tales from ordinary things.
Featuring skeletal sculptures by autistic artist, Sonja Howard, Impossible Things is a celebration of the infinite possibilities of evolution, imagination, and the eternal beauty of the natural world.
The sculptures in this exhibition are created by combining the remains of different species, similar to the "mermaids" of humbugs past, and the dinosaurs-made-dragons that have lead to countless legends all over the world.
All pieces in this exhibition have been ethically and legally sourced and treated with the utmost respect - no animals were harmed for the purpose of these artworks.
Details on the origins of each piece will be available in the exhibition. Artworks will be available for purchase at the exhibition. Prints, cards, and jewellery will also be available.
Daily talks at 12pm and 6pm about the work.
Accessibility: - Wheelchair accessible (inc. bathrooms) - Some artwork can be experienced via touch.
Sensory accessibility hours every day at 10-11am and 4-5pm. (Meaning no music, hushed voices encouraged, earplugs available).
Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make the exhibition more accessible to you. We want this to be an event everyone can enjoy!
One wild and windy night in Wellington 2 years ago while watching TV, the images suddenly became pixallations and as suddenly as they appeared they disappeared or spluttered between the 2 states.Then the TV would transmit normally again.The aerial was checked. The pixallations then stayed longer. They were small and large blocks of fast changing colors and shapes.I was so enrapt by the colours,distortions and disarrayed images of people and their faces that I rushed to grab my cellphone and started firing away at the screen.I collected 40 or so images and suddenly the tornado of disturbance stopped and the TV operated normally once again.I developed my images and started doodling on the photos.They became parties of people,and patterns, city scenes,bars,outdoor fields of colour.I at times preferred the raw images rather than my overlaid doodling.The first one to become a painting was Everything and all a segment produced on Art NZ facebook page from my show Walk on the Wild at the Grey in Auckland.The painting is broken into small segments and motifs ,half pixallated, produced from chance and later manipulated.I kept shuffling through the rest of the others laying them down like mosiacs in random patterns.They are my weird gift from the wind to the wire.
6 days of local creative goodness.
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“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.
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.
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This exhibition will show a multimedia work that explores tactile art through classic drawings as an expression of a need of contact with the outside world during lockdown.
ሰላም ለይቲ || Hope at Night curated by Tommie Love is a film photography series that centres Tommies culture, family life & identity. This is to communicate the intersectional experiences that’s lived by a Queer Gay Ethiopian New Zealander.
Photographers: Tommie Love, Mahadere Gebremichael & Koi Slevin
Creative Team: Mwewa Kasongo & Merhawit Gebremichael
Cast: Tommie Love, Mahadere Gebremichael, Merhawit Gebremichael, Abel Abraha Berhe, Dhan-nun Ismail Ahmed, Taila Oliver & Inshirah Mahal
Performance Art Week Aotearoa presents its 2021 festival: PUBLIC VS. PRIVATE.
As apart of a week long programme of performances, discussions, free breakfasts and workshops, we are also presenting two exhibitions. One of which is SPACE: MEDIA: VOICE by In_Process Collective presented at Thistle Hall, this exhibition will present 12 archival performance works by artists based in India.
Accompanying this exhibition, there will be the following events, performances, workshops:
There will be daily free breakfasts happening out the front of Thistle Hall from 8am-10am Thursday-Sunday.
The performance work by Chris Berthelsen “Mending “wellington” and google street view by way of Nudnik Maintenance System”will be leaving from Thistle Hall at 10am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
There will be a workshop as part of PAWA happening in the upstairs Thistle Hall on Friday from 5:30pm-7:30pm
The performance work "Waiporoporo | We’re the purple" by Sonja van Kerkhoff will be leaving from Thistle Hall at 3pm on Sunday.
The Curatorial team of “in_process” is AAkshat Sinha, B Ajay Sharma, Abhimanyu Kumar, And Sameer Meshram and the curatorial assistant, Vanshika Sarin. Find more about their work here.
Parmesh Jolad – Bangalore
Parvez Imam- India/ Switzerland
Kaushal Kumar Sonkariya – New Delhi
Naresh Kumar- Bihar
Inder Salim – New Delhi
Madhu D – Mumbai
Kulpreet singh – Punjab
Rohan Dambre – New Delhi
Bhisaji Gadekar – Goa
Saaqi Butt - Sri Nagar
Jihyoung Park – Punjab, India/Korea
Mamata Sagar – Bangalore
PAWA also has a series of other events at other locations and online, that you can find on their website.
Facebook: PUBLIC VS: PRIVATE. PAWA 2021.
Two generations of women showcasing their own art is the idea behind 17:72 Generations, featuring the ecological focus of Margaret Willard and the youthful work of Marie Burling.
Kaitoke-based Marie, 17, is a painter and emerging tattoo artist who now enjoys the freedom to express herself in her art since leaving school, especially as she has navigated life’s challenges. Her dad has offered himself as her blank canvas to practise tattooing on until she gets paid work, and is happy with the results so far.
Margaret uses photography and unique eco-printing and cyanotype techniques to depict our native flora and incorporate them into collages of abstract designs and landscapes or simply portrayed as the taonga she believes them to be. She will also have eco-printed silk scarves and cards on sale.
Now living on the Kapiti coast she is a Level 6 student at The Learning Connexion. Her passion about conserving what is left of our native environment has led her to write an essay for a competition promoted by Zealandia about the life of a 400-year-old beech tree near her former home in Wainuiomata. Copies will be available at the exhibition.
As part of this exhibition, on Saturday 16 Oct 2pm there will be a 30-45 minute talk/presentation on Colour Psychology - How Colour can Influence Behaviour. Come along to learn more about colour and how it can influence behaviour through our art.
Emily Benefield makes collages from vintage magazines and children’s books of the 1930s to 1960s. She entertains herself tremendously by juxtaposing unlikely objects to create fanciful scenes. Her sense of humour comes through strongly in her work.
“I really like the style of the vintage illustrations, as well as the saturation of colour in the printing. There are also some really funny headlines in the magazines.”
Emily had been making cards for more than 20 years and started to make larger works in the last 12 months.
“The gender roles in those decades were very prescribed and adults are usually formally dressed so it is a lot of fun to be irreverent with those images, like juxtaposing a well-heeled lady or gent with wild animals or turning the sexist expectations on their heads.”
Step right up, step right up!
'Erryday WizZards' is a modern day curiosity shop, hosting variety of potions & poisons for everyday mind madness.
Melting Western materialism & Eastern Mysticism, Erryday WizZards digs deep into an exploration of self, pulling the cures from within and presenting them in the external world in the form of beautifully hand-painted physical objects.
Drawing on his long background in graphic design branding consumer products. Here La Meche uses the same set of skills to sell ideas of self-empowerment and self-healing often proclaiming that "YOU are the answer". He puts a compelling dynamic on some age-old issues using a unique, appetising pastel colour pallette.
His work has been described as "Like having lollies for your eyes!".
This is his first solo-show in New Zealand after his sell out solo show in the UK back in 2019.
The opening event is supported with small batch beers from Double Vision Brewery & food from Firebird Cafe
There will be acoustic performances within the exhibition space on Thursday, Friday & Saturday 6pm
KINK group exhibition plays with erotica in a variety of mediums from clay to ink and the in-between. An artists collective all expressing an unrestrained perspective on the human form, sensuality, kink, humour, love & sex.
On Saturday from 11am - 8pm there will be a pop up art market with more KINK pieces from www.instagram.com/broken.nz including art prints and more.
Rachie Campbell, Margaret Bray, Siriporn Falcon-Grey, Iza Lozano, Miki Nozomi, Agate Rubene, Ruby Urquhart and Nicole Gaston
‘Moments in Clay’ features new ceramic work from 3 local contemporary studio potters; Linda Forrest, Karin Amdal and Pip Woods. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy this collaboration of three local talents and their individual approach to clay, reflecting ‘moments’ of serenity, thoughtfulness and play.
The makers will be looking after the exhibition during opening hours and they are happy to talk about their work and processes to anyone who is interested.
Inverlochy Art School are pleased to be holding our Annual Exhibition at Thistle Hall this year, opening at on the 27th of July. Running from Tuesday the 27th of July to August 1st, from 10.00am to 5.00pm, our Annual Exhibition will include work by Inverlochy Art School's community; including students, tutors, directors, board members and studio artists. Join us to celebrate their hard work by visiting Thistle Hall for our opening event on Tuesday the 27th of July at 5.30pm!
Intervention - "care provided to improve a situation"
Our practices range from painting, assemblage, ceramics, photography and printmaking. We are all concerned with sustainable practice and challenging pedestrian approaches to the issues of the times we live in.
Lockdown saw us confined to the home, creating a new relationship with the exterior world and focussing our attention on the intimate space, objects, thresholds, and performances of home. This exhibition presents design research from 4th year master’s students at the Te Herenga Waka | Victoria University of Wellington Architecture School. Students used their personal experiences of the 2020 lockdown to explore how the Coronavirus pandemic intensified home. They explored shifts in home’s boundedness, its separation from the outside, its intense focus on movement of people within it - even the subtle, spatial importance of mobile phone charging connections. This show collects a sample of conceptual architectural models produced through twelve weeks of intense design thinking, capturing a strange moment in time for architectures of home in NZ Aotearoa.