On Now

Start Date
4 March -  
End Date
10 March 2024
Artist
Melanie Fleet
Main Image
Colour drenched image of grenade and stencilled text for Explosive Empathy exhibtion by Melanie Fleet.
Opening Hours
Monday: 12pm - 5pm
Tuesday, Wednesday: 10am - 6pm
Thursday: 10am-7pm
Friday-Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 10am-2pm
Description

Art exhibition by Whanganui Artist; Melanie Fleet.

As part of the LGBTQI+ community I see the impact of bigotry and phobias every day. The choice of grenades highlights the explosive nature of LGBTQI+ issues.

Using materials that are colourful, sparkly, quirky and playful, conveys a sense of resilience and strength within the LGBTQI+ community, showing that despite facing hate and discrimination from others we continue to shine brightly and stand together with pride.

The pieces exhibited are 3D mixed media sculptures and photographic prints of the sculptures.

 

Instgram: @fleeting.fancynz

Facebook: fleetingfancy

Website: fleetingfancy.co.nz

Up Next

Start Date
11 March -  
End Date
17 March 2024
Artist
Rainbow and takatāpui artists from around Aotearoa
Main Image
Broccoli X Queer Joy poster. Simplified broccoli on a dreamy lilac and pastel rainbow background.
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Friday: 11am - 6:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 4pm
Description

The uniting visual theme of this art exhibition is the broccoli, which our team has embraced as a symbol of queer joy and frivolity during this difficult time for our rainbow communities. With transphobia and online hate speech continuing to rise, we wanted to create a space of joy and silliness that gave a platform to rainbow artists of all generations and backgrounds.

The broccoli emblem alludes to a common story that suggests Sappho, a Greek poet famous for her love poems to women, wrote about gifting broccoli to women she was attracted to. Whilst there is no definitive proof of broccoli being used in this way, the story highlights the ambiguity and erasure of queer histories. Our exhibition is designed to encourage rainbow communities to look into the past and connect with our queer ancestors.

 

FACEBOOK EVENT

Instagram: @insideoutkoaro
Facebook: InsideOUT
Email: tabby@insideout.org.nz

 

Start Date
18 March -  
End Date
24 March 2024
Artist
James Graves
Main Image
Collage art by James Graves. Swoon-worthy young man in black and white is surrounded by rainbow collage and gold leaf.
Opening
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 6pm
Description

BOYS is a celebration of queer male identity through intricate and lavish collage. Each "Boy" has a distinct character, from "Farm Boy" to "Dandy Boy", they portray glammed up, glittering versions of themselves. Camp, colourful, and often kitschy, BOYS takes the male gaze and turns it inwards to find the fabulous in the everyday.

James Graves is a multi-disciplinary artist living in Te Whanganui-ā-Tara Wellington. His practice in collage has developed since finishing a BFA in video and performance.

 

FACEBOOK EVENT

Instagram: @jamesgravesart