For thousands of years, parts of Aotearoa have been shifting upwards through a seismic process of uplifting land. This monumental process reveals to those of us above land what was previously hidden underwater.
Powerful earthquakes around the years 600, 1000, 1400 and, most recently in 1855 have created a unique aspect and stunning coastal landscape - they have created te whanganui-a-tara & the south coast. The current state of this dynamic landform allows people almost complete access around a coastline that once would have been dotted with islands.
I run, walk, bike & drive these surroundings and the visual information has embedded itself as a point of inspiration in my work. This visual manifestation of our evolving geological DNA is the foundation of the work created for my recent show.
Exploring a range of approaches and media to express these visually compelling surroundings and the climatic and elemental effects that weather them, I seek to tell the stories of the continued creation and recreation of our coastal environment through the earth’s constantly restless upheaval.
An exhibition of limited edition, archival, giclee prints of original photography. Featuring landscapes of the Wairarapa, Wellington, and Bay of Islands, including an extended panorama of Wellington Harbour after sunset, and a series of fine art nudes, including portraits, environmental portraits, and formal and allegorical studies, taken over many years in locations ranging from the Wairarapa to the Cycladic Islands.
Also on display is the recently published 'The Nude: Insight & Imagination', a photographic study of twenty-eight women, aged mid-twenties to fifties, who use nudity for artistic expression and whom I have been privileged to know and to photograph. Many of them are featured in the framed works in the exhibition.
Photo Chop the Exhibition is the Art of Collage. Collage can be described as anything adhered to anything else. Most often paper and card, but the possibilities are endless!
From Wednesday to Sunday - Come and make your own collage for free. All materials provided.
Newtown, New Form is a collection of student works that propose formal relationships between a place, Newtown, and architecture. Design interventions on the same site in Newtown are explored, in order to collectively express different creative ideas through a range of creative media. Paintings, furniture, drawings, photography, and design collectively inform ideas surrounding colour, ways of making, adaptive reuse, and light & connectivity. Our exhibition aims to provoke discussion surrounding the future of architecture and urbanity in our cities.
Good stuff made by good people:
genevieve packer | melissa boardman | double happy! hot sauces | karin amdal ceramics | baron hasselhoff’s chocolates | forest drawn | moonrise yarn co | hm makes hats | sam keer spoons | julie & jack | gael | snaxpax | philly cowdrey designs | crafted by lori | ema marbles | jackelope treasures | nana glamour | anna venture | koke dama rama | harriet bright pottery | paris house | 2 minute needles | oh goodness | ngaere mackinnon | simply kawakawa | pencarrow candles |
6 days of local creative goodness for all your Christmas needs and more…
Exhibiting Artists are:
Dirt Child Design Datura Child Serpent Dream Mary Laine
The creatures that wonder.
The realisation that the plot of your life no longer makes sense to you, that the blueprint is just another burning memory, and the script you’ve been reading from was a sleep-deprivation hallucination.
Manifestations of madness, despair, and ecstasy in various mediums.
Way out at the dream’s edges, heads sealed, bounding into the great unseen.
Translating the cryptic gestures of silhouetted trees as they cast spells in the night wind, the erratic Morse code of our beating hearts at insomnia’s anxious sunrise. Decoding the growling and bristling of captive dogs, the muffled whimpers of sleeping vagrants who chase rabbit dreams on winter streets. Listening to the ghostly echoes of forgotten dreams as they dance through the walls of our skulls one last time.
Because we didn’t leave the ocean to work in f****** restaurants.
Ambient Sessions, Sound art works, on Friday December 9th - 7pm
Hashtags #glassart #audiovisualart #artdolls
You are warmly invited to our Exhibition Opening, from 6pm - 8pm on Monday 28th November.
The exhibiting artists are Anthia Clarke, Brent Higham, Christine Winbush, David Rickard, Evan Davies, Fiona Thomas, Glaes Design, Iris Kauffeld, Karin McCombe Jones, Michaela Miller, Sue Laursen, Ra Gilbert-Loginov & Tangi Kopu.
The Fishbowl Art Collective are a wonderful eclectic mix of over 12 artists, who have been exhibiting together for over 4 years.
The exhibition will be full of of colour, versatility in styles, medium and prices which will delight your senses.
The Fishbowl Art Collective will be exhibiting work in various mediums from bags, ceramics, jewellery, mosaics, painting, photography, prints, sculpture and wood carving and so much more from little to big items.
With Christmas just around the corner it’s an ideal chance to buy presents as gifts for others or to simply treat yourself.
An exhibition celebrating a life of creative projects; “to kind of protest in favour of scruffiness, bodies, hairy bodies, scruffy sexuality, which is connected with my butchness”.
‘Me as a butch child with imaginary butch parent’ is a huge pen-and-ink drawing of being held, showing the imagined experience of being loved, and accepted. Works celebrate unseen lives, like Creek's friend Joan, filmed smashing jars of preserves against a wall as the only way she could express her grief at the death of her secret lesbian lover of 30 years.
“Queer vanity, irreverence and exaggeration, including via melodrama, are techniques of expressing. No-one else is gonna do vanity for you, or tell you you're glorious. You'd better do it yourself.”
This is an exhibition that celebrates us all as glorious, with our strange sounds, awkward sex lives, attempts at meaning, tiny projects, and experiments. It says the ordinary can be extraordinary.
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A golem is a clay being in Jewish mystical practice, created for a specific task. Ideally, they are created for the benefit of a community, but, just like the people who create them, they are inherently flawed. While often seen as a symbol of chaos and destruction, they have with them the power to heal, create and hold guardianship over a community. The difference lies in the intention and impact of the person who creates them. I build golems as a way of understanding the individual and its place within a community. While I create them with my own self in mind, their end purpose is to give space to all who navigate place and belonging to a range of contradicting, yet beautiful cultures.
Clay sculpture workshops!
Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th, 2pm - 4pm
$20 waged, $15 unwaged
Hashtags : #golem #ceramicsculpture
A series of theatrical video works highlighting young talent in a world of capitalistic doom.
Frank on social media: @franksvideochannel
Trick or Treat! It's the 'Skullduggery Art Show'.
From the team behind ‘White Cloud Worlds’ & ‘Industry of Imagination’ comes a new Art Show - ‘Skullduggery’. This week-long show celebrates Halloween, Horror and the Supernatural.
The show features original paintings, drawings and sculpture from over 40 of the country's top entertainment artists. From high realism to pop surrealism, lowbrow to sculpture.
It's all a treat at the 'Skullduggery' Art Show!
Artwork by Jeremy Bennett.
Andy Shaw, Anna Johnson, Anton Gustilo, Anton Becic, Bill Hunt, Blake Wood, Cheryl Ong, Christian Pearce, Claire Tobin, Daniel Ido, Dane Madgwick, EJ Thorpe, Gaboleps, Garry Buckley, Gino Acevedo, Greg Broadmore, Gus Hunter, Hamish Fraser, James Doyle, Jeremy Bennett, Joaquin Loyzaga, Ken Samonte, Matt Katz, Matty Rodgers, McGregor Allen, Malangeo, Nick Keller, Nyssa Skorji, Otis Chamberlain, Paul Tobin, Rebekah Tisch, Ryan S Stark, Sam Beetham, Sam Balzer, Stacey Robson, Stacy Eyles, Steve Lambert, Steven Saunders, Syros Pourlatifi, Tanya Marriott, t.wei, Tom Robinson, Warren Mahy, William Bennett.
Te Aro TexTILES is a group show featuring the work of 3rd year College of Creative Arts students from Massey University.
In celebrating Te Aro through the medium of Textile Design, this exhibition showcases surface pattern as a means of observing and analysing the urban environment.
To study at Massey, the students have travelled from all over the country; with all of the exhibitors being new to Wellington, this exhibition visually documents how they have connected to the city. Observing and engaging with Te Aro through several perspectives; with walking and drawing framed as a mode of encounter with the world around us.
Sketches of the inner city were then developed through the medium of sublimate printing and digital, hand-painted and collage processes.
Te Aro TexTILES presents a range of textile and ceramic tile designs that celebrate the inner city's rich diversity through colour, texture, pattern, mark, and movement.
Ella Bransby, Alice Bromiley, Juliana Dimitri, Ming Gao, Briar Grounds, Rhiannon Higgs, Ellie Stiggers, Chantelle Tan & Kate Watt
It is just as important to take care of our Mental health as it is our physical health and in fact, they are often intertwined.
Over the following week 10 - 16th OCTOBER five artists come together to present an exhibition of visual art that explores the notions and necessities of refining our understandings of our inner minds, to find that place that we can call a safe haven from the occasional destructive forces at work around us.
Alongside the exhibition various practitioners will lead workshops that will enable us to build a set of tools in order to live a more balanced, harmonious lifestyle.
Thanks to the kind donations of DeepWave & Wellington City Council this whole event can be enjoyed for FREE!
It is advisable to book a place ahead of time by visiting www.mindaidnz.com
Tuesday 11th October
Life Drawing Class 7pm
Hudson Roper Live 8pm
Wednesday 12th October
Thursday 13th October
DeepWave Brainwave Entertainment 2pm
Everybody Eats Presentation 7.30pm
Friday 14th October
DeepWave Brainwave Entertainment 2pm
sSendam Rawkustra Live 7pm
Saturday 15th October
DeepWave Brainwave Entertainment 10am
Writing with Wonder Workshop 2pm
RatWorld Zine making Workshop 4.30pm
GoldDust Performance Evening 7.30pm
Sunday 16th October
Everybody Dance 11am
Devon Webb Poetry Workshop 2.30pm
The Spirit Of Kirtan (Chanting) 4pm
‘Moments in Clay’ features contemporary ceramic work from 3 Wellington studio potters; Linda Forrest, Karin Amdal, Pip Woods and innovative clay works by textile artist Elizabeth Mahue.
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.
Find out more by going to the artists' websites, or Instagram pages:
A creatively curated exhibition of unique and exquisite heritage textiles & crafts, with written and visual narratives from many corners of the world, will be on display.
Wellington city is a melting pot of people from many parts of the world, more so than ever. The wider Wellington Community accepts and celebrates this global diversity through cultural events, food festivals and eateries which helps raise awareness, understanding and acceptance of each other's culture and heritage.
This exhibition represents the fabric of our Wellington Community through a rich display of cultural and heritage attires, textiles, accessories etc., from NZ, Pacifica, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, India, Bhutan, Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Africa, Guatemala, Peru, Japan, Ghana and many more.
The generational knowledge, skills and techniques used to create these beautiful works are slowly disappearing in this modern age, and some are already lost. Come and join us on this visual journey.
Opening Night on Monday 26th September - 4pm to 8pm - All welcome.
We will also run a series of audio-visual presentations on selective days in the adjacent Thistle Hall Meeting Room. For more details, visit https://atitravel.nz/textile-exhibition/
Instagram - @atitravelnz
You are invited!
Come and take part in creativity contemplation and community as we visualise and work towards a world of justice peace and sustainability...
Details of the Workshops can be found here:
Our website is:
Society Members will be on site to assist with genealogy enquiries and talk to subject matter.
This exhibition is to celebrate the centenary of the Shetland Society of Wellington and Shetlanders connection to Wellington.
The Exhibition displays includes a display of the Society's activities over the past 100 years including:
- Shetland lace and fair isle knitting
- Shetland's contribution to fishing in Island Bay
- Shetland Music
- Shetland literature & dialect
- Wellington streets with a Shetland connection
- Meeting our members
- Vikings/Viking Galley
- Lodge Zetland History
Hashtags: #art #culture #music #lace #knit #knitting #artist #viking #fiddlemusic #Shetland #Shetlandlaceknitting #Shetlanddialect #Fairisle knitting
When you explore the streets of Wellington, you’ll find nice little palaces everywhere.
There are buildings all across this city known as electricity substations. They power our lives and are a presence in every neighbourhood.
Some have operated for a century and many feature art inspired by the communities they serve. Yet, these striking structures are seemingly invisible.
Nice Little Palaces is a solo photography exhibition that brings them into the light and celebrates the important role they play in powering Pōneke. Come along for an electrifying experience!
Instagram – @kaseydesign
Through painting, ink illustration and sonic sound the artworks in ‘Where Are You From’ explore the experiences of the artists’ growing up as Asians in Aotearoa. Reflecting on past identity dilemmas, the exhibition encapsulates warm moments and memories to celebrate a sense of home and belonging.
WORKSHOP: Saturday 3rd September (2.00pm - 4.00pm)
We welcome you to join us at the Workshop Day to illustrate and share your own special moments and memories of home!
Special thanks to our wonderful sponsors: Arobake, Fix & Fogg, Garage Project, Parrotdog
Social media handle is @where.are.you.fromm
Hashtag is #whereareyoufrom
Poster design by Jay Chan