Start Date
20 February -  
End Date
26 February 2023
Artist
Catz Designz
Main Image
Bunny besties collage
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm
Sunday, 10am - 3pm
Description

Welcome to the launch and exhibition of this new chapter as an emerging ‘creative’.

Ever since I can remember I’ve been drawn to colour, texture and pattern in the world around me and how its presence enriches life. During the Covid lockdown, as a distraction from the dark cloud and mayhem being caused by the pandemic, I rediscovered my love of creativity and its healing qualities. We can’t underestimate the power and value of a little whimsy to counter balance the more serious side of life.

Catz Designz are a fine balance between simplicity and complex detail. Stylized yet exacting. Made from carefully selected papers designed by talented Australian and American designers the materials conjure the impression of fabric and reflections of nature. The created works are understated and unexpected. With the addition of a feather here, some glitz there and lots of imagination they become enchanting and even exotic!

These creative collages provide a vehicle for people of all ages to escape reality, albeit for a moment during this exhibition, or longer if a work finds its way into someone’s home or workspace. Then a little magic shared can ripple out into the community having had a positive effect.

Start Date
14 February -  
End Date
19 February 2023
Artist
Various Artists
Main Image
artwork
Opening Hours
Tuesday, 10.00am-5.00pm
Sunday, 10.00am-12.30pm
Description

Artists: Dennis Berdinner, Leo Semau, Arawhetu Berdinner, Tai Berdinner-Blades & Eva Yocum

Artists will be present through the duration of the exhibition and available for discussion.

We are artists and makers who are connected by blood or marriage. This show explores how people and creativity thrive when given the space and appreciation to do so within a family.

Our exhibition features sculpture, mahi toi, paintings, clay works, ceramics and mixed media. Diverse in expression, our work walks between art and craft. What ties us together is simple yet multilayered - whānau.

Our family intersects across cultures - Pākehā, Māori and Samoan. We stretch out our branches as step-parents/daughters, in-laws and siblings with different mothers. We are a Venn-diagram of interconnecting relationships. Our work reflects the connection, influence and bonds we share.

Contact: Dennis Berdinner, Leo Semau, Arawhetu Berdinner & Eva Yocum

Tai Berdinner-Blades: @fable_ceramics, www.fableceramics.com

Arawhetu Berdinner: @arawhetu

Start Date
7 February -  
End Date
12 February 2023
Artist
Dan Wilkinson
Main Image
poster for exhibition, Upheaval by Dan Wilkinson
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday, 11.00am - 7.00pm
Description

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.

Start Date
30 January -  
End Date
5 February 2023
Artist
Brian Connor
Main Image
the source of dreams photograph
Opening
Opening Hours
11.00am - 6.00pm, Tuesday - Saturday
11.00am - 4.00pm, Sunday
Description

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.

Website

Eventfinda

Instagram

The nude - insight & imagination

 

Start Date
23 January -  
End Date
29 January 2023
Artist
Various Art Stars
Main Image
Photo Chop collage poster of a woman with a zebra head
Opening
Opening Hours
Wednesday - Saturday, 10:30am - 6pm
Sunday, 10:30am - 2pm
Description

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!

WORKSHOP:

From Wednesday to Sunday - Come and make your  own collage for free. All materials provided.

Start Date
18 January -  
End Date
22 January 2023
Artist
Anna Frame, Augustina Binyamin, George Culling, Guy van der Wilt
Main Image
poster for Newtown, New Form exhibition
Opening
Opening Hours
Thursday & Friday, 10.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday, 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday, 10.00am - 3.00pm
Description

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.

Facebook event

Start Date
12 December -  
End Date
18 December 2022
Artist
Good People Making Great Stuff
Main Image
Gifts
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday, 11am - 7pm
Description

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…

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Start Date
5 December -  
End Date
11 December 2022
Artist
Dirt Child Design, Datura Child, Serpent Dream, Mary Laine
Main Image
Slightly munted key
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday: 11am - 6pm
Description

Exhibiting Artists are:

Dirt Child Design      Datura Child     Serpent Dream    Mary Laine

Facebook Event for Opening Event - Public Event

Nodus Tollens

Who?  

The creatures that wonder.

What?

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.

Where?

Way out at the dream’s edges, heads sealed, bounding into the great unseen.

How?

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.

Why?

Because we didn’t leave the ocean to work in f****** restaurants.

Workshop

Ambient Sessions, Sound art works, on Friday December 9th - 7pm

Email contact

Social media:

Insta:@dirtchilddesign
www.dirtchilddesign.com

Insta : @daturachild
www.daturachild.com

Insta:@serpent.dream

Insta: @mary_laine_artist 

Hashtags   #glassart #audiovisualart #artdolls

Start Date
28 November -  
End Date
4 December 2022
Artist
Artists' Collective
Main Image
Poster for the exhibition
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm
Sunday, 10am - 4pm
Description

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.

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Start Date
21 November -  
End Date
27 November 2022
Artist
Eliza Xu
Main Image
Kaka
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 8pm
Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Description

This exhibition is all about  New Zealand birds

See more on Instagram @Shaxu_Art

Start Date
15 November -  
End Date
20 November 2022
Artist
Creek Waddington
Main Image
image of Joan
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Saturday, noon - 7.00pm
Sunday, noon - 3.00pm
Description

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.

Contact

Facebook

siantorrington@gmail.com

021 108 0540

 

Start Date
7 November -  
End Date
13 November 2022
Artist
Annaliese Brown
Main Image
Golem Exhibition poster
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday, 11am - 6pm
Thursday 11am - 9pm (late night)
Description

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

Facebook event for the workshops

Contact on Instagram - @annaliese.rosa

Hashtags :  #golem #ceramicsculpture

Start Date
31 October -  
End Date
6 November 2022
Artist
Francis Del Rosario
Main Image
Man with outstretched arm
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday, 12.00pm - 7.00pm
Description

A series of theatrical video works highlighting young talent in a world of capitalistic doom.

Frank on social media: @franksvideochannel

Start Date
24 October -  
End Date
30 October 2022
Artist
Various Artists
Main Image
skullduggery art show poster
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Friday, 10.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday, 10.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday, 10.00am - 4.00pm
Description

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.

Website  Instagram  Eventfinda

Artists:

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.

Start Date
17 October -  
End Date
23 October 2022
Artist
3rd year College of Creative Arts students from Massey University
Main Image
Alice Bromley artwork
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Saturday, 9.00am - 6.00pm
Sunday, 9.00am -12.00pm
Description

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.

Facebook - Massey University
Website - Massey University

@masseytextiles
@toi_rauwharangi

Artists:

Ella Bransby, Alice Bromiley, Juliana Dimitri, Ming Gao, Briar Grounds, Rhiannon Higgs, Ellie Stiggers, Chantelle Tan & Kate Watt

 

Start Date
10 October -  
End Date
16 October 2022
Artist
Joey La Meche, Rachel Barber, Hudson Roper, Jeanne Gagnierre & Gorgery Cheung
Main Image
Mind Aid poster
Opening
Opening Hours
Monday - Sunday, 10.00am - 8.00pm
Description

Artists: Joey La Meche, Rachel Barber, Hudson Roper, Jeanne Gagnierre & Gorgery Cheung

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
Yoga 7.30pm

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

 

Start Date
3 October -  
End Date
9 October 2022
Artist
Karin Amdal - Linda Forrest - Pip Woods - Elizabeth Mahue
Main Image
Clay necklace of different size rings on the poster
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 7pm
Sunday, 10am - 4pm
Description

‘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:

Karin Amdal    @karinkeramikk

Linda Forrest    @lk.forrest

Pip Woods   @pipwoodsceramics

Elizabeth Mahue   @loops.elizabeth

 

Start Date
26 September -  
End Date
2 October 2022
Artist
Shani Pillai & Joji Jacob
Main Image
Exhibition Poster
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 7pm
Description

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/

 contact information

https://atitravel.nz/textile-exhibition/

https://fb.me/e/2LqHA6Ypz

Instagram - @atitravelnz

#atitravelnz

Start Date
19 September -  
End Date
25 September 2022
Artist
Peace Action Women for Sustainability
Main Image
poster for a great raw
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 7pm
Saturday, 10am - 9pm
Sunday, 10am - 4pm
Description

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:

https://livetowardspeace.blogspot.com/2022/02/aio-ki-te-rangi-listen-to-waters-trees.html

Our website is:

https://livetowardspeace.blogspot.com/

 

Start Date
12 September -  
End Date
18 September 2022
Artist
Shetland Society of Wellington
Main Image
Shetland Centenary Poster
Opening Hours
Monday - Friday, 11am - 6pm
Saturday & Sunday, 11am - 4pm
Description

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

- Taitville

- 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

#Shetlandculture #centenary