Artist Talk | Tom Dale – Volatile Structures

Workshop | CANned Poetry Afternoon

Workshop | CANned Poetry Afternoon

January 2 to December 18, 2017 2-3pm
Creative Arts Napier, Napier

Every Monday afternoon at 2-3pm a group of writers and poets meet to read their works, exchange ideas, relax and make new friends in the informal setting of the workshop or mezzanine area of the CAN.

New members always welcome!

Workshop | Painting Tuition with Helen Dynes

Workshop | Painting Tuition with Helen Dynes

January 19 to December 28, 2017 10:15am-12:45pm
Every Tuesday and Thursday
Creative Arts Napier, Napier

All skill levels welcome to join this relaxed and friendly painting environment.
Tap into your creativity and explore the options of mixed media techniques with the help and guidance from established artist, Helen Dynes.

$30 casual or $125 for bookings of 5 weeks.
Contact CAN or Helen on 021 556 006

Gallery Tour | Senior Moments

Gallery Tour | Senior Moments

Wednesday February 1, 2017 11am
First Wednesday of every month
Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland

On the first Wednesday of every month, gallery staff give a free exhibition tour for older enthusiasts who enjoy a chat about art. This month Jodi Meadows introduces our Anne McCahon and Portage Ceramic Awards exhibitions. You can also visit our Lopdell Precinct neighbours and enjoy the views from the roof of historic Lopdell House, grab a coffee and a bite at Deco Eatery next door, or make a day of it and see McCahon House nearby in French Bay.

 

Workshop | Saturday Sittings

Workshop | Saturday Sittings

Saturday February 25, 2017 1-3pm
New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington

Come on down to the New Zealand Portrait Gallery for an afternoon of portraiture on the last Saturday of each month.

These free portraiture sessions are for everyone – from the complete beginner to accomplished artists, and are relaxed, informal and fun.

We will have fresh brews from Mojo Coffee and refreshments.

Open Application | NZ Pacific Studio Winter Residency

Open Application | NZ Pacific Studio Winter Residency

WINTER OPPORTUNITY

Winter is a wonderful time of year to be at New Zealand Pacific Studio, where artists / writers / academics / creative practitioners can take a week, a few weeks, or up to three months to focus on a specific project.

Since 2001, several hundred writers, visual artists, environmentalists, natural and cultural historians, storytellers, film-makers, curators, musicians, dancers, performers, choreographers, animation artists, scientists, post-graduate students and academics have stayed at our centre.

Our non-profit, multi-disciplinary, and cross-cultural residency centre is based in a beautifully restored 1911 villa with four fireplaces.

  • Located north of Masterton, home to Aratoi Museum of Art and History, and right beside Pukaha Mount Bruce, a bird sanctuary
  • Six unique living/work spaces, with 3 larger studios, and a smaller writing studio
  • An extensive library of 2,000+ titles
  • Norwegian-style cottage with studio, skylight, kitchenette, and firebox
  • Large loft with beautiful views of hills
  • Sauna, vegetable garden, woodland gardens
  • Complimentary entry to Pukaha National Wildlife Centre
  • Assistance with setting up any workshop, seminar, exhibition, performance
  • Live-in house management and support
  • Nearby caretakers
  • Free wifi, free landline telephone calls within NZ
  • Full linens, laundry facilities, weekly cleaning service
  • More information on the facilities: http://www.artistresidency.org.nz/433676

If you would like to commit to, and enjoy, a period of productive work, then we encourage your application. Residencies are self-funded and self-catering, priced from $280-$400 per week, with pick-up from Masterton/Palmerston North included, if required. (An additional $25/week applies for transportation support, if you do not bring a vehicle.)

HOW TO APPLY

We are accepting applications for Winter 2017.  Just e-mail us (info@artistresidency.org.nz) with

– a short biography (under 75 words)

-a photograph of yourself

-2-3 samples of your work / a link to your website

-an outline of what you plan to work on at NZ Pacific Studio (under 300 words)

Please keep your document under 1mb, thank you.

Applications are also accepted on a year-round basis.

 

Key skills sought:

Artists / researchers who are serious about their practice.

How to apply

HOW TO APPLY

We are accepting applications for Winter 2017.  Just e-mail us (info@artistresidency.org.nz) with

– a short biography (under 75 words)

-a photograph of yourself

-2-3 samples of your work / a link to your website

-an outline of what you plan to work on at NZ Pacific Studio (under 300 words)

Please keep your document under 1mb, thank you.

Applications are also accepted on a year-round basis.

Workshop | Traditional Māori Korowai classes

Workshop | Traditional Māori Korowai classes

March 6 to November 26, 2017
Ohaki, Waitomo

Programme delivered via Noho – Weekend stayovers, a total of 10 in 9 months.

The Toi Paematua Raranga programme is based in the heart of the King Country (Waitomo) where tradition and legacy are key. If you have experience in Māori weaving and are looking to further your skills or gain a qualification, this could be the programme for you. Run over 36 weeks, classes are delivered over 10 weekends of the year with long distance weekly support options avaliable. This year our main focus will be to learn all elements needed to make your own traditional muka Korowai, including; the Maniapoto techniques of producing muka whenu and aho, preparation and attachment of feathers and hukahuka, traditional whatu and tāniko weaving techniques, Pāheke adornment techniques and more. We will also be making traditional Tukutuku as part of our group projects. Each project will require the following; rangahau/ research, design, planning, creating, documentation, reporting and reflection all of which will be taught and guided by your Kaiako.

For more information click here

Please contact Janaya Christie for more information Ngā mihi
Phone 02102474199
Email Janaya.Christie@twoa.ac.nz

 

Exhibtion | Colour is an Abstraction

Exhibtion | Colour is an Abstraction

Friday April 14 to November 26, 2017
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland

Enjoy the dynamism of works from the Auckland Art Gallery and Chartwell Trust collections in Colour is an Abstraction, and reflect on how international artists have explored colour in the late 20th and 21st centuries.

The exhibition includes works by the Australian artist John Nixon collected over the last 30 years and installed by the artist on a background of his colour palette. The explorative and multifaceted contemplations of these artists challenge traditional boundaries and encourage contemplation on the social and psychological role of colour.

Image: Imi Knoebel, AAMIII 2013 Chartwell Collection Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2014

Open Call | Adam Portraiture Award 2018

Open Call | Adam Portraiture Award 2018

Entries close December 8, 2017 at 4pm

Time to start finding subjects and painting faces. Entries are now open for the biennial Adam Portraiture Award. With a major cash prize of $20,000 and international judge Angus Trumble of the National Portrait Gallery of Australia in Canberra – it is set to be a great competition.

Entries will close at 4pm on 8 December 2017 – so plenty of time to perfect those paintings.

For forms and online entry head to our website – nzportraitgallery.org.nz/entry-form-for-adam-award-online

Past winners and finalist can be found here.

The Adam Portraiture Award is generously sponsored by the Adam Foundation.

TUTORS | Visual Arts tutors

TUTORS | Visual Arts tutors

Closing date: Sunday December 31

Seeking confident tutors to be part of the Incubator’s Art learning space – The Artery

Confident, experienced tutors with own database and followers – The Incubator practices a ‘DIT’ Do it together philosophy to create a cohesive art community.

Classes can be self managed or managed by the Incubator team- both supported and promoted for maximum attendance.

The Artery offers an extensive arts learning programme which encapsulates a dynamic and diverse range of workshops, classes, presentations and to encourage adults to connect through creative learning.

Already The Artery has established itself as a well-respected provider of arts classes that have produced far-reaching outcomes. Not just the art created, but the friendships, the community involvement and the new groups of learners, connected by an artery.

When funding was cut to adult education, there opened a void that needed to be filled and quickly. It serves as a forum to connect people outside the workplace or home. The Artery does this very well and has already seen the emergence of The Incubator Ceramics Club,The Artery Printmaking Club and The Incubator’s own poetry group, whose roots were founded in The Artery.

The range of classes and learning opportunities already  supplied by The Artery includes creative writing, printmaking, pottery, harakeke weaving, sculpture, art welding, silversmithing and more.

Our of town tutors are welcome to suggest workshops and classes as we provide weekday and weekend workshops.

For any enquiries please email mail@theincubator.co.nz

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Friday July 7 to Sunday December 3, 2017
Special Exhibitions Hall, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland

Discover the beauty and intrigue of our natural environments and their inhabitants through large-scale photographs of breathtaking wildlife from around the globe.

This ever-popular exhibition returns exclusively to the Museum direct from the Natural History Museum in London, with all new photography featuring the very best international wildlife imagery by photographers of all ages.
A must-see for nature lovers and photographers, the exhibition illustrates the majesty and vulnerability of life on our planet – from spotted hyenas to humpback whales, from urban leopards to wild orangutans.
Create your own curious creature in the exhibition’s Wildlife Studio with a hands-on activity for all the family and visit the pop-up store in the Museum Atrium for exclusive exhibition merchandise.
Call for Entries | The Molly Morpeth Canaday Award 3D

Call for Entries | The Molly Morpeth Canaday Award 3D

Entries close on Friday December 1, 2017

The Molly Morpeth Canaday Award – 3D has been established to provide a valuable professional platform for a range of practices, including sculpture, installation, and contemporary craft. It looks to recognise the quality and diversity of three dimensional work in New Zealand at present.

Following the close of entries on December 1, the pre-selection judging panel of Jasmine Te Hira, Scott Eady, and Deborah Crowe will independently select potential finalists from the digital entries. Successful works from this stage will go through a second round of judging, to be carried out in early February 2018 by Deborah Crowe as Guest Judge.

Awards will be announced on opening night 17 February 2018 at the exhibition venue Te Kōputu a te whanga a Toi -Whakatāne Library and Exhibition Centre.

2018 Awards 
$10,000 Major Award – Molly Morpeth Canaday Trust
$4,000 Runner up – Akel Schulte Award
$2,500 Craigs Investment Partners Youth 3D Award
$1,000 Arts Whakatane Award
$500 Gordon Harris Ltd – Merit Award
$500 4 Artsake Gallery Merit Award
$500 Law Creative Group – People’s Choice Award

$500 Merit Awards x 2

The 2018 Molly Morpeth Canady Award – 3D is presented by Arts Whakatāne and Whakatāne Museum and Arts. The Molly Morpeth Canaday Awards have been made possible through the generous support of the Molly Morpeth Canaday Fund, established by Frank Canaday in memory of his wife Molly Morpeth Canaday. The trust has been a major supporter of the arts in Whakatāne for over twenty five years.

Please see www.mollymorpethcanaday.co.nz   for further information including criteria, award history, and entry forms.

Handshake 3 | Reflect

Handshake 3 | Reflect

Saturday August 5 to Sunday December 3, 2017
The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington

To ‘reflect’ can mean both to mirror or to cast back and respond. In this exhibition, 12 jewellers who are a part of the Handshake project have been invited to draw connections between the term ‘reflect’ and the self-reflexive nature of contemporary jewellery, which both mimics and counteracts its traditional and commercial counterparts.

Len Lye | Stopped Short by Wonder

Len Lye | Stopped Short by Wonder

Opening event on Friday August 4 at 7.30pm
The Life of Len with Roger Horrocks | Wednesday 4 October at 6pm
Exhibition open from Saturday August 5 to Sunday November 26, 2017
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch

An exhibition inspired by a flash of light and a thunderclap.

As a small boy growing up in Christchurch, Len Lye kicked a kerosene can around the backyard on a sunny day. The flash of light and clap of thunder that came from the empty can would provide inspiration for the rest of his life’s work. This revelatory moment—when surprise gave way to discovery—shaped an artistic career that took him to Samoa, London, New York and Mallorca. Bursting with irrepressible energy, Len Lye’s sculptures bang, crash, bounce, sway, rotate and swing. The exhibition shows major sculptural works alongside Lye’s films, drawings and paintings.

Opening event: www.christchurchartgallery.org.nz/events/move

With the support of the Len Lye Foundation, New Plymouth.

Te Haerenga The Journey | Toward Te Whare Taonga o Waikato

Te Haerenga The Journey | Toward Te Whare Taonga o Waikato

Saturday August 5 to Sunday November 26, 2017
Waikato Museum | Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton

Thirty years ago this October, a purpose-built museum and art gallery opened in Grantham Street, Hamilton. This event was the culmination of years of planning and community activism. While the journey toward a new museum was long and not always easy, the resulting institution has played a crucial role in promoting the arts and educating the public. Through several name changes and shifts in direction, Waikato Museum has consistently reflected the values and spirit of the community it serves, while exposing Waikato people and visitors to the region to fresh ideas and challenges.

On the occasion of the Museum’s anniversary, this exhibition remembers the obstacles and opportunities involved in setting up the new Museum as well as its forerunner institutions. In doing so, it reclaims the story of a grassroots movement for cultural change receding in public memory as the years pass. Although not a complete history, it also briefly considers some of the many highlights and strengths developed during the Museum’s three decades of operation in its current location, as well as key people and factors involved in establishing the institution.

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Francis Upritchard | Jealous Saboteurs

Francis Upritchard | Jealous Saboteurs

Saturday August 12 to Sunday November 26, 2017
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin

Francis Upritchard’s sculptures and paintings reverberate with possible histories, both ancient and imagined. Come face-to-face with enigmatic figures, sprawling sloths and cabinets full of the unexpected in an unforgettable survey of this internationally acclaimed, NZ-born artist’s work. An exhibition partnership between City Gallery Wellington and Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne and supported by City Gallery Wellington Foundation.

The Cold Islanders | Art on the Pacific Spectrum

The Cold Islanders | Art on the Pacific Spectrum

Saturday August 26 to Sunday December 3, 2017
Waikato Museum, Hamilton

The Cold Islanders: Art on the Pacific Spectrum features art by second and third-generation migrant New Zealanders who identify or are identified as Pacific Islanders, but have a minimal physical connection to their respective islands.

The exhibition features work by 29 artists covering a range of media, including photography, moving image, performance art and painting. Read more.

Dark Horizons | Abdul Abdullah, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah & Khaled Sabsabi

Dark Horizons | Abdul Abdullah, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah & Khaled Sabsabi

Artist Talk | Sunday August 27 at 2.30pm
Sunday August 27, 2017 to Monday January 22, 2018
Pataka Art + Museum, Wellington

Dark Horizons is a suite of three interconnected solo exhibitions by Abdul Abdullah, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah and Khaled Sabsabi. Each of these artists presents an individual contemplation on migration and multiculturalism explored through sculpture, film, photography and painting. Through a process of personal introspection, the artists shed light on our own complicity in contributing to the economic, environmental and social conditions afflicting our international neighbours.

Kerry Ann Lee | Fruits in the Backwater

Kerry Ann Lee | Fruits in the Backwater

Opening Sunday August 27 at 2pm
Sunday August 27, 2017 to Monday January 22, 2018
Pataka Art + Museum, Wellington

Wellington-based artist Kerry Ann Lee’s new installation celebrates Aotearoa New Zealand as a remote archipelago – a place where diversity has a chance to grow roots deeper than it might in more densely populated centres.

Photographic cut-outs of tantalizing images from glossy commercial advertising are suspended amongst lightboxes with locally-specific references. This installation has the look and feel of a glossy tourism brochure, but it’s fractured and verging on rupture as Lee takes stock of the cultural nuances that make us who we are.

Nandita Kumar | Tentacles of Dimensions and Birth of BrainFly

Nandita Kumar | Tentacles of Dimensions and Birth of BrainFly

Sunday August 27, 2017 to Monday January 22, 2018
Pataka Art + Museum, Wellington

Nandita Kumar is a new-media artist who creates immersive environmental spaces using sound, video, animation and digital technology. Her installations, interactive sculptures and animations seamlessly integrate new media, highlighting contradictions within the techno-industrial revolution and natural landscape.

Pātaka will be exhibiting two of Nandita’s animated short films: Birth of BrainFly – a surreal exploration of the fragmentation of identity the artist experienced when she migrated from India to New Zealand; and Tentacles of Dimensions – another surreal journey of a brain, now  unplugged from  its cultural programming and indulging purely in the senses.

Both films include adult content, discretion is advised.

Jill Sorensen | Significant Others

Jill Sorensen | Significant Others

Opening Monday August 28 at 5.30pm
Exhibition runs from Monday August 28 to Sunday November 26, 2017
Whangarei Art Musuem, Whangarei

Jill Sorensen’s playful installation Significant Others invites her audience to view close up the many and varied significant others in her life.

In general usage the term ‘significant other’ refers to an intimate relationship between two people and acknowledges not only that the gender of a person’s partner need not be specified, but also that a person’s primary intimate relationship may not be sexual in nature. It allows space for intimacy that is separate from sexuality and the strongly enforced normal of ‘romantic love’.

Sorensen approaches the humans, animals and plants with whom she cohabits with compassion and alertness to difference, striving to locate the singularity of each relationship. These moments of relationship are brought together in an experiential installation that allows us to glimpse the small intimacies that arise through the mundane daily acts of caring.

Yuki Kihara | A Study of a Samoan Savage

Yuki Kihara | A Study of a Samoan Savage

Opening Monday August 28 at 5.30pm
Exhibition runs from Tuesday August 29 to Sunday November 26, 2017
Whangarei Art Museum, Whangarei

The new series, A Study of a Samoan Savage, is comprised of two broad themes – the histories of motion photography and anthropometry – explored together.

Presented in film noir cinematographic spirit, this powerful, allegorical series features a mythical character (Maui), a Polynesian demi-god performing a variety of movements, documented as ‘motion-photography.’

A native of Samoa, Yuki Kihara is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is characterised by investigations into memory, post/de/colonialism, temporality and aesthetics often exploring the experience of peoples in the Pacific region and their diaspora; and the varying relationships and intersections between gender, race, sexuality, culture and politics.

See what I can see | Discovering New Zealand Photography

See what I can see | Discovering New Zealand Photography

Saturday September 2 to Sunday November 26, 2017
The Suter Art Gallery, Nelson

See what I can see: Discovering New Zealand Photography is a celebration of the camera in New Zealand – the artists; the people; the place. Co-curated by Gregory O’Brien (independent curator & writer) and Greg Donson (Sarjeant Gallery Curator & Public Programmes Manager), the exhibition is a companion to Gregory O’Brien’s book See what I can see: New Zealand photography for the young and curious published by Auckland University Press in 2015. Included are selected images from the publication alongside works drawn from the Sarjeant Gallery’s rich photographic collection.

Toured by Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui

Paemanu: Nohoaka Toi | Ngāi Tahu Artists in Residence

Paemanu: Nohoaka Toi | Ngāi Tahu Artists in Residence

Kōrero with Paemanu | Friday September 8, 5.30–7pm
Friday September 8 to Sunday November 26, 2017
Centre of Contemporary Arts, Christchurch

CoCA and Paemanu Ngāi Tahu Contemporary Visual Arts Trust present
Paemanu: Nohoaka Toi – Ngāi Tahu Artists in Residence, from Friday 8 September at 12 noon.

Curated by senior Paemanu artists, Nohoaka Toi embodies the trajectory of Ngāi Tahu visual expression from rock art to the present day, and will inspire Ngāi Tahu whānui and all CoCA visitors with site-specific works, large-scale projections, and sculptural interventions that explore whakapapa (lineage) and wairua (spirit), and celebrate the vibrancy of contemporary Ngāi Tahu visual arts.

Nohoaka Toi involves some of Aotearoa’s most significant artists, including Ross Hemera, Areta Wilkinson, Simon Kaan, Lonnie Hutchinson, Peter Robinson, Neil Pardington, Rachael Rakena, Fayne Robinson, Ranui Ngarimu, Nathan Pohio, Louise Potiki Bryant, Martin Awa Clarke Langdon, Kiri Jarden, and many more established and emerging Ngāi Tahu artists.

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Bridget Reweti | Irihanga

Bridget Reweti | Irihanga

Saturday September 9 2017 to January 2018
Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga

Wellington-based artist Bridget Reweti (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi), who is originally from Tauranga Moana, has created an installation highlighting the 150 years since the Tauranga Bush Campaign that resulted in the raupatu (confiscation) of Tauranga Moana. Drawing on Pai Marire iconography and native flora, Reweti’s work portrays the complex ecosystem of the Kaimai, the area where the scorched earth policy was most intensely enforced.

Irihanga, which means to suspend or to hang, references various devices that have been used throughout early colonial history in Aotearoa. Haki (flags) and heke (rafters in a meeting house) have at various times both been employed as a way to communicate unification, dissension or to signal change.

Lauren Lysaght | The Jar Room

Lauren Lysaght | The Jar Room

Saturday September 9 to Sunday December 3, 2017
Artist Talk | Saturday September 23 at 11am
Sarjeant Gallery, 31 Taupo Quay above the i-Site, Taupo

A collaborative community art installation led by artist Lauren Lysaght and facilitated by the Sarjeant Gallery, inspired by a trip to the Jar Bar at Sustainable Whanganui.

 

Simon Ingram | Digital Primitive

Simon Ingram | Digital Primitive

The Suter Art Gallery, Nelson

Digital Primitive is an ongoing exploration of art history, technology, authorship, collaboration and authenticity.

Over 12 weeks Simon Ingram’s painting machine will use data from a variety of sources to make 12 artworks within The Suter Art Gallery.

Equal parts conceptual and performative the exhibition provides a unique experience of art making in the 21st Century.

Aberhart Starts Here | Laurence Aberhart

Aberhart Starts Here | Laurence Aberhart

Friday September 15 2017 to Tuesday February 6 2018
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch

Iconic and unseen early photographs of Christchurch by Laurence Aberhart

Aberhart started here. Between 1975 and 1983, when the internationally-renowned New Zealand artist lived in and around Christchurch, he began to photograph the everyday world around him. Christchurch is where Aberhart developed his eye for the things that later brought his work to international prominence: his interest in the vanishing past, vernacular histories, and typological series, all emerged over this period. Aberhart’s early photographs, some of them now iconic but many unseen or little known, reveal a city – and a way of life – that no longer exists. Long-gone fast food joints, masonic lodges, lonely monuments and cemeteries are brought together with stucco houses, weird domestic scenes and haunting family groups.

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Commemorating Passchendaele – Home Front to Front Line | Robyn Hughes

Commemorating Passchendaele – Home Front to Front Line | Robyn Hughes

Opening Saturday September 16 at 4pm
Elizabeth Rankin in conversation with Robyn Hughes | Sunday September 17 at 11am
Art & War Floor talk – Greg Hall | Monday October 23 at 11am
Exhibition runs from Sunday September 17 to Sunday December 3, 2017
Whakatane Museum and Arts, Whakatane

The opening event will include a special presentation from Glyn Harper, Professor of War Studies at Massey University; outlining what happened on the battlefields of 1917 and why their military plans went awry for the allies.

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The Lovepost | Calling on writers, photographers, illustrators & artists

The Lovepost | Calling on writers, photographers, illustrators & artists

The Lovepost launched last month and is ready to collaborate with more writers, photographers and illustrators.

The Lovepost is an alternative publishing platform that transmits love through thought-provoking, uplifting, entertaining and informative writing, photography & illustrations.

We offer articles with diverse perspectives that explore interconnecting relationships of love – every kind of love. Love offers a positive answer to the troubles of the planet and to channel more of it is the purpose of The Lovepost.

If you are a keen writer, photographer or illustrator with something meaningful to say, get in touch with us today.

Email rowena@thelovepost.global or submit your story pitch through our website: http://www.thelovepost.global/submissions

Summer Residencies | New Zealand Pacific Studio

Summer Residencies | New Zealand Pacific Studio

Applications close Wednesday January 31, 2018

SUMMER OPPORTUNITY

Summer is a wonderful time of year to be at New Zealand Pacific Studio, where artists / writers / academics / creative practitioners can take a week, a few weeks, or up to three months to focus on a specific project.

Since 2001, several hundred writers, visual artists, environmentalists, natural and cultural historians, storytellers, film-makers, curators, musicians, dancers, performers, choreographers, animation artists, scientists, post-graduate students and academics have stayed at our centre.

Our non-profit, multi-disciplinary, and cross-cultural residency centre is based in a beautifully restored 1911 villa with four fireplaces.

  • Located north of Masterton, home to Aratoi Museum of Art and History, and right beside Pukaha Mount Bruce, a bird sanctuary
  • Six unique living/work spaces, with 3 larger studios, and a smaller writing studio
  • An extensive library of 2,000+ titles
  • Norwegian-style cottage with studio, skylight, kitchenette, and firebox
  • Large loft with beautiful views of hills
  • Sauna, vegetable garden, woodland gardens
  • Complimentary entry to Pukaha National Wildlife Centre
  • Assistance with setting up any workshop, seminar, exhibition, performance
  • Live-in house management and support
  • Nearby caretakers
  • Free wifi, free landline telephone calls within NZ
  • Full linens, laundry facilities, weekly cleaning service
  • More information on the facilities: http://www.artistresidency.org.nz/433676

If you would like to commit to, and enjoy, a period of productive work, then we encourage your application. Residencies are self-funded and self-catering, priced from $280-$400 per week, with pick-up from Masterton/Palmerston North included, if required. (An additional $25/week applies for transportation support, if you do not bring a vehicle.)

HOW TO APPLY

We are accepting applications for Summer 2017 / 18.  Just e-mail us (info@artistresidency.org.nz) with

– a short biography (under 75 words)
-a photograph of yourself
-2-3 samples of your work / a link to your website
-an outline of what you plan to work on at NZ Pacific Studio (under 300 words)

Please keep your document under 1mb, thank you.

Applications are also accepted on a year-round basis.

Key skills sought:
Artists / researchers who are serious about their practice.

Bloem en Blad | Clementine Edwards

Bloem en Blad | Clementine Edwards

Friday September 22 to Thursday November 23, 2017
Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland

A featherweight parcel arrives from the north. In it is the entire Bloem en Blad exhibition: green string, hatched eggs, seeds of the dandelion flower. This is a show about lightness in spring. Working with materials from Rotterdam, her new hometown, Clementine Edwards gives form to the fragility of the moments produced by regeneration.

Ralph Hotere | Black Paintings 1–7

Ralph Hotere | Black Paintings 1–7

Opening Saturday September 23 from 3-5pm
Friday September 22 to Sunday December 3, 2017
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth

Ralph Hotere’s Black Paintings (1968–69) remain at the cutting-edge of minimal geometric abstraction painting produced in Aotearoa New Zealand and equally foreground conversations about the interplay between Māori aesthetics and consciousness and European cultural ideals and art practices.

It’s a timely celebration of Hotere’s Black Paintings as the final suite in this series (1973) from the Christchurch Art Gallery collection is currently on display in the influential festival exhibition ‘documenta’ in Kassel, Germany – putting the work back on a world stage.

 

Geometry | Group Show

Geometry | Group Show

Saturday September 23, 2017 to Sunday January 14, 2018
Waikato Museum | Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton

Artists from almost every culture create art that is based upon geometric shapes. Everything in nature has a shape, so the very nature of drawing from nature is an attempt at recreating geometric shapes. At times, abstraction employs only pure shapes to create imagery. Pure geometric abstraction is interested in nothing other than creating illusion of depth, distance and scale by the use of line, colour, tonal scale and contrast.

Heaven to Earth, Northland Under the Stars

Heaven to Earth, Northland Under the Stars

Saturday September 23 to Saturday January 13, 2018
TeKōngahu Museum of Waitangi, Waitangi

A new exhibition will open at TeKōngahu Museum of Waitangi on Saturday 23rd September. Heaven to Earth, Northland Under the Stars, is an astrophotographic map of Northland through the eye of Kerikeri photographer Chris Pegman.

25 images will be on display, showcasing Northland at night, accompanied by 25 complementary smaller day images. Works include Astro Doggy (Matai Bay), Surfer at the Gates of Dawn (Matapia Rock, 90 Mile Beach), TaneMahuta Under the Stars and Watcher of the Skies (Rainbow Warrior Memorial).

Chris Pegman says: “Some people see bugs and details. I’m wired such that I’m always turning my head side to side (at least 180 degrees) onsite contemplating panoramas. I feel in awe of the scene before me and I yearn to capture the emotion along with the hugeness of it. I’m so often aware when in front of a landscape or a night sky that there’s more to life than just this Earth. It’s my hope that viewers see that from many of my images. There is so much for me to capture up here, particularly when you consider Northland’s beautiful clear air which is ideal for my astrophotographic work”.

Waitangi Treaty Grounds Collections & Public Programmes Coordinator Caitlin Timmer-Arends explains the idea for the exhibition sprang during a meeting with Chris enquiring about taking photos at the Treaty Grounds. “When he showed us one of his amazing photographs, the planning of the exhibition started. It has been a year of hard work, with unreliable weather and night shoots on top of full days of work. People wanting to find out more about Chris’s work and astrophotography should come along on 1st December from 6 to 7pm, when Chris is giving a talk about his work”.

Roger Ballen's Theatre of the Mind

Roger Ballen's Theatre of the Mind

Saturday September 23 2017 to January 2018
Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga

Roger Ballen is one of the most important photographers of his generation. He was born in New York in 1950 but has been living and working in South Africa for over 30 years. Over the past thirty years his distinctive style of photography has evolved using a simple square format in stark and beautiful black and white. In his earlier works his connection to the tradition of documentary photography is clear but through the 1990s he developed a style he describes as ‘ballenesque’.

In his recent series he has employed drawings, painting, collage and sculptural techniques to create elaborate sets. Ballen has invented a new hybrid aesthetic in these works but one still rooted firmly in photography.

He has published over 20 books internationally, most recently The Theatre of Apparitions (Thames & Hudson, UK).  Since 2014 he has held over 50 solo exhibitions worldwide. This autumn will also see the publication of a retrospective of Ballen’s career – entitled Ballenesque.

Surface Affect | Group Show

Surface Affect | Group Show

Opening Saturday September 23 from 3-5pm
Artist talk | Sunday September 24 from 2-3pm
Saturday September 23 to Sunday December 3, 2017
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth

Amanda Gruenwald, Jeena Shin and Michael Zavros

Curated by Simon Rees

Surface Affect presents the work of three painters working with concepts of the surface, and the surface of their pictures, in different ways.

Louisa Afoa | A Pool is not the Ocean

Louisa Afoa | A Pool is not the Ocean

Tuesday September 26 2017 to Sunday November 26 2017
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin

Oceania is vast, Oceania is expanding, Oceania is hospitable and generous, Oceania is humanity rising from the depths of brine and regions of fire deeper still, Oceania is us. We are the sea, we are the ocean, we must wake up to this ancient truth and together use it to overturn all hegemonic views that aim ultimately to confine us again, physically and psychologically, in the tiny spaces which we have resisted accepting as our sole appointed place, and from which we have recently liberated ourselves. We must not allow anyone to belittle us again, and take away our freedom.[1]

Prompted by her own experiences moving from her family home in Papakura to Torbay on Auckland’s North Shore, Louisa Afoa’s ongoing project A Pool is not the Ocean considers the agency of brown bodies in predominantly white spaces. In this iteration, the shift between these two suburban locations is emphasised, offering a layered perspective on feelings of marginalisation and their relation to specific sites. Utilising self-portraiture and time-based media, these works offer a defiant response to prejudice, misconceptions and racism.

Building on ideas of vastness and sovereignty posited by Epeli Hau’ofa in his text Our Sea of Islands, Afoa’s video works confront the inherently political site of the indigenous body, asserting her presence and her autonomy in the world.

Call for Applications | Artists Alliance Mentoring Programme 2018

Call for Applications | Artists Alliance Mentoring Programme 2018

The Artists Alliance Mentoring Programme 2018 is now calling for applications from recent graduates. The aim of the programme is to provide a valuable opportunity for emerging artists to focus on their career with the help of an experienced mentor. The programme has been made possible with generous funding from Foundation North.

Mentors will provide advice and guidance in the following ways:
• Providing advice about professional practice
• By helping to develop the skills needed for effective networking and approaching curators in public institutions and dealers in private galleries
• Assisting with the completion of applications and proposals for exhibition involvement.
• Giving an open dialogue and practical direction for discussing ideas
• Giving mentees the confidence to pursue a career in the visual arts once they have left the supportive structure of the art school environment

In addition to the twenty hours of guidance from each mentor, each mentee accepted onto the Mentoring Programme will receive a complimentary membership to Artists Alliance for the year (valued at $84).

Mentor Pool – Who is guiding the future of New Zealand Art?
The Artists Alliance Mentoring Programme has a large pool of mentors to draw on which means each accepted mentee will be appropriately matched with the best arts practitioner in terms of what the mentee wishes to achieve. The programme will take into consideration (but is not limited to); the medium they work in, the networks they are hoping to develop; and where they would like to situate themselves within the art world both in New Zealand and internationally.

Eligibility
• Due to the funding requirements and for the purposes of this Mentoring Programme, those eligible to apply will need to have graduated within the past five years (2013 – 2017) from any New Zealand tertiary institution with a visual arts qualification
• Applicants must be based in Auckland for the duration of the programme
• Applicants must be available to commit fully in both time and energy to the programme throughout 2018
• Applicants must not be partaking in any form of study in 2018

Applications
Please return the Mentoring Application Form 2018  provided, along with all accompanying information to: Maggie Gresson maggie@artistsalliance.org.nz

Deadline for Applications
Applications must be completed in full and returned in PDF format to Artists Alliance. The deadline has been extended to 5pm, Friday November 24, 2017.

What is Artists Alliance?
Artists Alliance is the national organisation for visual artists. Established in 1991, Artists Alliance has represented and advanced the professional interests of the visual artists of Aotearoa/New Zealand for over 25 years. In providing resources, career advice, networks and advocacy Artists Alliance is the trusted source of information for the visual arts sector. To learn more go to the About Page.

Artists Alliance is a not-for-profit organisation which receives valuable income from their members and other stakeholders. The Mentoring Programme is funded by Foundation North.

Call for submissions | The Grace Butler Memorial Foundation Award at Ara

Call for submissions | The Grace Butler Memorial Foundation Award at Ara

Submissions close December 15, 2017

  • The Grace Butler Memorial Foundation Award at Ara consists of a three month residency, inclusive of a grant of $20,000 and studio at Ara School of Art and Design.
  • The Award is for an artist who has an association with Canterbury whose work “gives consideration to place and environment – natural and/or built.”
  • The Grace Butler Memorial Foundation Award at Ara was established by the artist’s daughter, Grace Adams (1923 – 2012), and the Grace Butler Memorial Foundation.
  • For more than four decades Grace Butler captured the light and colour of Canterbury, particularly the Arthur’s Pass region and New Brighton. Her paintings bridged the divide between 19th century landscape painting and the modernity and regionalism of the 1930s.
  • As a woman artist, working in the early decades of the 20th century, Grace Butler’s paintings provided a model for the generation that followed, giving credibility to landscape as an appropriate subject for women artists.
  • The selection panel for the inaugural award is; Lecturer in Art History and Theory at the University of Canterbury, Barbara Garrie, artist Jacquelyn Greenbank, and curator at the Christchurch Art Gallery, Peter Vangioni.
  • The Grace Butler Memorial Foundation says that it is “honoured and excited to be supporting the work of contemporary Canterbury artists and for the legacy of Grace Butler to contribute to advancing the visual arts in New Zealand for generations to come.”
  •  Requests for submissions from artists for the Award are now requested, closing December 15 2017 with the inaugural recipient announced in February 2018.

For full details and to complete an entry form go to:  www.gracebutleraward.org.nz

Mentor Expressions of Interest | Artists Alliance Mentoring Programme

Mentor Expressions of Interest | Artists Alliance Mentoring Programme

The Artists Alliance is now calling for expressions of interest from experienced visual arts practitioners to be mentors on our 2018 Mentoring Programme. The aim of the programme is to provide a valuable opportunity for emerging artists to focus on their career with the help of an experienced mentor. The programme has been made possible with generous funding from Foundation North.

Mentors will provide advice and guidance in the following ways:
• Providing advice about professional practice
• By helping to develop the skills needed for effective networking and approaching curators in public institutions and dealers in private galleries
• Assisting with the completion of applications and proposals for exhibition involvement.
• Giving an open dialogue and practical direction for discussing ideas
• Giving mentees the confidence to pursue a career in the visual arts once they have left the supportive structure of the art school environment

Matched mentors will be receiving a total of $1000 (Inclusive of GST) for 20 hrs mentoring in 2018. Payment schedule will see the mentor receive half at the beginning of the mentorship and half upon completion.
In addition to payment, each mentor on the Mentoring Programme will receive a complimentary membership to Artists Alliance for the year (valued at $84).

Mentor Pool – Who is guiding the future of New Zealand Art?
The Artists Alliance Mentoring Programme has a large pool of mentors to draw on which means each accepted mentee will be appropriately matched with the best arts practitioner in terms of what the mentee wishes to achieve. The programme will take into consideration (but is not limited to); the medium they work in, the networks they are hoping to develop; and where they would like to situate themselves within the art world both in New Zealand and internationally.

To Register Your Interest, Please Provide:
• A brief outline of your practice and experience
• What you aim to achieve by participating in this programme
• A Curriculum Vitae

Email to: Maggie Gresson maggie@artistsalliance.org.nz

Deadline for Applications
Applications must be in PDF format, to be received by Artists Alliance no later than Monday, January 15, 2018.

What is Artists Alliance?
Artists Alliance is the national organisation for visual artists. Established in 1991, Artists Alliance has represented and advanced the professional interests of the visual artists of Aotearoa/New Zealand for over 25 years. In providing resources, career advice, networks and advocacy Artists Alliance is the trusted source of information for the visual arts sector. To learn more go to the About Page.

Artists Alliance is a not-for-profit organisation which receives valuable income from their members and other stakeholders. The Mentoring Programme is funded by Foundation North.

Leading Ladies | Group Show

Leading Ladies | Group Show

Opening Saturday October 14, 4pm
Exhibition runs from Saturday October 7 2017 to Sunday January 28 2018
Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland

The arts and crafts movement in the early twentieth century was a vital moment in the education and uptake of ceramics in Aotearoa New Zealand. Though most histories of New Zealand studio pottery begin with the Anglo-Oriental movement in the mid-twentieth century — which features the  emergence of key ceramic figures — the earlier arts and crafts movement holds many examples of sophisticated and serious pottery, often made by women.

This exhibition looks at the work of five key female potters working in the early twentieth century with the aim of understanding how their contexts enabled their work and shaped the directions their practices took. As Curator Moyra Elliott notes, in “the early Twentieth Century it was necessary to be a woman of singular purpose and determination if making pottery was the aim, whether for economic independence, contributing towards family income or artistic expression. Here is the work from some of the pioneers.”

Curated by Moyra Elliott, with work by Briar Gardner, Elizabeth Matheson, Minnie F. White, Olive Jones and Elizabeth Lissaman.

Landlines | Juliet Novena

Landlines | Juliet Novena

October 9 2017 to March 2018
Artist talk | 9 October 10:30am
Ashburton Art Gallery, Ashburton

For several days from the 30th of September Dunedin based artist Juliet Novena Sorrel will use observational drawing and mapping as tools for exploring Mid-Canterbury’s natural identity. She will spend the first two days in the Ashburton area making drawings of natural and built features of the landscape which will act as her source material for a large aerial drawing which will be done directly on our foyer wall. Her observations will be arranged and fragmented to provide glimpses of Mid-Canterbury.

Chris Charteris | Itutu / Needlework

Chris Charteris | Itutu / Needlework

Thursday October 12 to Thursday November 30, 2017
FHE Gallery, Auckland

The needle is part of our primal toolkit. The needle plays an important part in our human development from the sewing of clothes to making fishing nets. This work celebrates the needle, utilising whalebone for it’s perfect curve, strength and flexibility.

Four exhibitions | Adam Art Gallery

Four exhibitions | Adam Art Gallery

Openings Friday October 13, 6–8pm.
Exhibitions run from Saturday October 14 to Thursday December 21, 2017
Adam Art Gallery, Wellington

Please join us for the opening of our final exhibitions for 2017 at Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi.

From the College Collection

What Remains, The Karori Commission
Anna Sanderson, Gavin Hipkins, Philip Kelly

Future Islands: The New Zealand Exhibition at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale

Apparitionsthe photograph and its image
Curated by Geoffrey Batchen and his Honours students

Apparitions | the photograph and its image

Apparitions | the photograph and its image

Talk: Collecting Photography, with Geoffrey Batchen | Saturday December 16, 2pm
Saturday October 14 to Sunday December 17 2017
Adam Art Gallery, Wellington

Curated by Geoffrey Batchen and his Honours students

Apparitions examines the dissemination of photographic images during photography’s earliest decades. Curated by Geoffrey Batchen and his 2017 Honours class, the show draws on both private and public collections (including Te Papa, the Turnbull Library and the Auckland Museum). Apparitions displays rare daguerreotypes from England, France, Germany, and the United States, calotypes by photography’s English inventor William Henry Fox Talbot, and lithographs, wood engravings, steel engravings and other illustrations based on early photographs. The focus is on the reproducibility and mobility of the photographic image.

Apparitions is supported by the Ronald Woolf Memorial Endowment.

Image courtesy of Adam Art Gallery

Future Islands | The New Zealand Exhibition at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale

Future Islands | The New Zealand Exhibition at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale

Saturday October 14 to Sunday December 17 2017
Adam Art Gallery, Wellington

Future Islands was the New Zealand exhibition at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. Drawing on narratives of islands as sites of possibility, or of other ways of living, Future Islands presents built, not-yet-built and speculative projects by fifty architectural practices from throughout New Zealand. Reconceived as models that perch on an archipelago of ‘island’ forms suspended to take full advantage of the Adam Art Gallery’s unusual spaces, the exhibition uses sophisticated yacht-building technology, recycled materials, audio-visuals and hand-crafted elements, to offer new, often-unsettling perspectives on architecture in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Public Programmes

Saturday December 2, 2pm
Nick Bevin gives a personal account of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale

Join architect Nick Bevin (of Bevin & Slessor) as he recounts his experiences as a guide at the Future Islands exhibition during its time in Venice. We’ll hear about the exhibition in the context of the wider Venice Architecture Biennale, who visited, and their impressions of the New Zealand pavilion.

Thursday December 7, 5.30pm
Short stories: featuring Kylee Herbert, Christine Norman, Robin Aitken, Chris Kelly and Jesse Matthews

In our second Architects Talk, we hear stories about Wellington architects and their buildings, several of which are featured in the Future Islands exhibition.

Image courtesy of Adam Art Gallery

Glen Hayward | dendrochronology

Glen Hayward | dendrochronology

Saturday October 14 2017 to Sunday February 18 2018
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin

Glen Hayward is known for replicating and re-contextualising everyday objects – smoke alarms, security cameras, office furniture, tools, buckets of paint, animal skulls. These sculptures, while seemingly authentic and convincing are in fact hand-carved and hand-painted wooden imitations, devoid of their intended functions. In dendrochronology, Hayward has sculpted a life-sized replica of a 1980s Toyota Corolla. While it will appear unfinished externally, internally will be an exact duplication – inviting viewers to explore every minute detail.

Grahame Sydney | Etched in Time

Grahame Sydney | Etched in Time

Saturday October 14 2017 to Sunday February 18 2018
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin

Early works from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery Collection

Grahame Sydney is one of New Zealand’s pre-eminent artists. Born in Dunedin in 1948 and having lived most of his life in Otago, Sydney’s distinctive style and subject matter have become synonymous with the landscapes of Central Otago.

Largely self-taught, Sydney began learning the ‘etching craft’ in 1975 not long after he returned from studying Old Masters in Europe. The etching medium befitted Sydney, who developed a compact, linear and highly skilled etching technique. Valuing artistic traditions and formal qualities, Sydney uses lines, light, shadows and diagonals to create optical illusions.

Etched in time, a boutique exhibition drawn from the collection of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery reveals a sense of the art-making process in Sydney’s early development, specifically the interplay between his detailed studies, finished etchings and watercolours.

Louise Menzies | Gorgon Malkin Witch

Louise Menzies | Gorgon Malkin Witch

Opening Saturday October 14, 4pm
Exhibition runs from October Saturday 14, 2017 to Sunday January 28, 2018
Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland

Louise Menzies, an Auckland-based artist, offers us objects, images and situations that explore the past and present through attention to the way they are already represented. For this exhibition, Menzies delves into feminist histories, via the Germaine Greer Archive held at the University of Melbourne.

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The Future Machine | Group Show

The Future Machine | Group Show

Saturday October 14 2017 to January 2018
Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga

In this group exhibition, Tauranga Art Gallery has conceived its own future machine to explore ideas of city and community. The Future Machine will infiltrate the central city environs, highlighting some of the more surprising imagery, historical and physical spaces we have in our own backyard.

Call for Applications | Artists Alliance Admin & Programmes Intern 2018

Call for Applications | Artists Alliance Admin & Programmes Intern 2018

The Artists Alliance Internship Programme 2018 is now calling for applications from recent graduates for a fixed term, paid internship with Artists Alliance. The aim of the programme is to provide a valuable opportunity for graduates to obtain significant work experience in the art industry. The programme has been made possible with generous funding from Foundation North.

Artists Alliance is the national organisation for visual artists. Established in 1991, Artists Alliance has represented and advanced the professional interests of the visual artists of Aotearoa/New Zealand for over 25 years. In providing resources, career advice, networks and advocacy Artists Alliance is the trusted source of information for the visual arts sector.

Eligibility
For the purposes of this internship programme those eligible to apply will need to have graduated within the past five years (from 2013 onwards) with a New Zealand Visual Arts tertiary level qualification. The applicant must be based in Auckland for the duration of the internship.

Position Title
Administration and Programmes Intern
Reporting to: Maggie Gresson
Location: Artists Alliance Offices, 1b Ponsonby Road, Newton, Auckland

Tasks / Key Responsibilities
Tasks will include but not be limited to:
• Assisting in the upkeep of office systems and databases (training and mentoring will be provided)
• Sourcing, uploading and managing content on the Artists Alliance website (www.artistsalliance.org.nz) and blog (artistsallianceblog.com) and other social media
• Preparing and distributing monthly regional newsletters
• Assisting with the organisation, planning and execution of Artists Alliance events, workshops and other programmes
• Assisting in general office tasks

Artists Alliance is a small organisation where everybody works on a variety of tasks and projects. For the Administration and Programmes Intern we are looking for someone to make their own contribution to the opportunity, alongside the core responsibilities.

Desired Attributes
• Knowledge of the arts sector
• Good communication and interpersonal skills
• Proven written skills
• Flexibility and adaptability in managing multiple priorities
• Excellent time management skills
• High level of professionalism
• Initiative and motivation
• Reliability and promptness
• Advanced PC skills including Microsoft Office Suite
• Some experience in InDesign and MYOB a bonus

Timeframe and Remuneration
The internship will consist of a fixed term contract for 24 hours per week for a 22 week period beginning Monday January 29, 2018. Remuneration will be $18 per hour.

How to Apply
Please email your CV including two referees and a covering letter explaining why you think you would be suitable for the above position to: Maggie Gresson maggie@artistsalliance.org.nz

Deadline for Applications
Applications must be completed in full and emailed to Artists Alliance no later than Friday November 24. Interviews will take place the week of December 4. Applicants must be available for a potential interview during this week. If you live outside of Auckland a Skype interview can be arranged.

Aiko Robinson | Sighs upon a midnight pillow

Aiko Robinson | Sighs upon a midnight pillow

Wednesday October 18 to Saturday November 25, 2017
Solander Gallery, Wellington

Christchurch artist Aiko Robinson is presenting a selection of drawings and woodcut works in her exhibition – Sighs upon a midnight pillow. Her artwork is a contemporary response to Shunga (‘spring pictures’), a form of erotica that flourished in Japan during the Edo period between the 17th and 19th centuries and addresses themes of fertility and new life. Historical Shunga reflects the acceptance or celebration of sex in Shinto culture, and values love, mutual pleasure and equality between sexual partners. Aiko is currently undertaking a two year scholarship through Tokyo University to learn the traditional Japanese woodcut techniques of Moku Hanga from Japanese master printmakers.

 

Gallery Co-Ordinator | The West Coast Gallery

Gallery Co-Ordinator | The West Coast Gallery

The West Coast Gallery at Piha is looking for a multi-tasking Gallery Co-ordinator in a part time role.

The Gallery Co-ordinator is the face of the West Coast Gallery on a day to day basis, and as such, our ideal candidate will need to love, and excel at working with diverse groups of people and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

You will need to bring your curatorial flair to the gallery and to develop visitor numbers, improve community engagement and increase sales. You will also need to organize volunteer workers at the gallery and report progress to the Board of Trustees on a monthly basis.

The role is responsible for practical art presentation and handling of exhibitions and retail, so previous experience in retail sales or previous experience as an art curator is desirable. Living out in West Auckland or close to Piha is preferred, and knowledge of the administration side of running a not-for-profit community group is also advantageous as you will need to apply for funding, grants etc. Gallery hours are Monday – Sunday in the summer 10am – 5pm. Winter hours – Wednesday to Sunday 10 – 4pm. As the Gallery Co-ordinator you will be required to work every second weekend or one day every weekend.

Applicants for this position should have New Zealand residency or a valid work visa and full driver’s licence.

To apply email: westcoastgallery@xtra.co.nz or we advise checking out a full job description on our website www.westcoastgalldery.co.nz

For further information about this role contact Glenys at the West Coast Gallery on 09 8128-029

John Pusateri | Caterpillar Killer

John Pusateri | Caterpillar Killer

Wednesday October 18 to Saturday November 25, 2017
Solander Gallery, Wellington

Auckland based artist John Pusateri’s recent suite of works refers to museum specimens of owls and other bird species while bringing awareness to issues around biodiversity and conservation. His drawings and lithographs on exhibition tap into the artistic tradition of ‘memento mori’, a practice dating back to antiquity wherein artists include imagery designed to remind the viewer of their mortality and of the transience and fragility of human life.

Maudie

Maudie

Following its premiere screenings at the NZ International Film Festival, MAUDIE returns to NZ cinemas from October 19.

Based on a true story, Maudie is a beautiful and absorbing portrait of reclusive Canadian folk artist, Maud Lewis, following her life, the success story of her art and her life with husband, Everett Lewis in a small village in Nova Scotia. Maudie features incredible, award worthy performances by Oscar nominated Sally Hawkins and Oscar nominated Ethan Hawke who bring Maud and Everett to life in this intimate and endearing film.

Pop Up Mobile Gallery | Arthouse Revolution

Pop Up Mobile Gallery | Arthouse Revolution

Arthouse Revolution is a free community based project, showcasing the work of local amateur artists. A pop-up gallery that travels the country, exhibiting art, by the people, for the people.

Some of our most talented local artists don’t have an outlet, or never make it into our galleries because of the costs associated with securing exhibition space. Arthouse Revolution aims to make art as freely accessible as possible, and in doing so, grow the profile of our local arts community.

Arthouse Revolution is asking for your help with the project. Check out the website: http://www.arthouserevolution.com

And donate on Boosted: https://www.boosted.org.nz/projects/arthouse-revolution

Andrew Mcleod

Andrew Mcleod

Opening Saturday October 21, 5pm
Exhibition runs from Satruday October 21, 2017 to Sunday February 11, 2018
Whakatāne Library and Exhibition Centre, Whakatāne

You’re warmly invited to attend the opening of Andrew McLeod’s first solo exhibition in Whakatāne, opening at Te Kōputu a te whanga a Toi – Whakatāne Library and Exhibition Centre.

Featuring grand figurative works and playful miniatures (2000 -2017), McLeod combines a mastery of realist technique influenced by a host of significant art history names, like Hieronymous Bosch and Henry Fuselli, with a collection of postmodern and contemporary visual culture.

Andrew will be joining us for the opening on Saturday, 21 October 2017, and presenting an informal floor talk starting at 5 pm.

Martin Poppelwell | Index

Martin Poppelwell | Index

Saturday October 21, 2017 to Sunday January 21, 2018
Waikato Museum | Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton

This exhibition, toured by Hastings City Art Gallery, exhibits a new body of work from Hawke’s Bay artist Martin Poppelwell.

This idiosyncratic look at the alphabet uses images and icons that Poppelwell has built up over years. Exploring the idea of the ‘alphabet’, the project is an acknowledgement of how in the context of New Zealand, te reo Maaori is entirely integral to how we think about English.

Tautua | Pascal Atiga-Bridger

Tautua | Pascal Atiga-Bridger

Saturday October 21 to Saturday November 25, 2017
Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland

Pascal Atiga-Bridger’s artworks, which use elements of the design of the Union Jack to illustrate some of the effects of British colonisation, will be on show at Papakura Art Gallery from October 21. “My works replace the original colours on the Union Jack with those of the Maori flag, and those of the countries of Samoa, Niue, Tahiti and Papua New Guinea. The results symbolise the connection some of these islands have with the United Kingdom through colonisation.”

The Tautai project is Atiga-Bridger’s first solo exhibition, with the artist drawing upon his extended family’s diverse cultures – with a whakapapa that includes Maori, Samoan, European and Niuean lineage. “My works in Tautua showcase my family’s ties to my turangawaewae by being tangata whenua.”

Oriental Painting Class

Oriental Painting Class

Tuesday October 24 to Tuesday December 12, 2017 | 9.30-11.30am
Studio 1 WSA Art School, Hamilton

To enrol in the class please contact
artschool@wsa.org.nz
07 839 1018
120 Victoria st, 3240

Sacha Lees | Vagrant Mind

Sacha Lees | Vagrant Mind

Opening October 26, 5.30-7.30pm
Exhibition runs from Thursday October 26 to Saturday November 25, 2017
Exhibitions Gallery of Fine Art, Wellington

‘Vagrant Mind’ captures moments of contemplation – sometimes conscious, sometimes dormant. Not unlike fish in a bowl, thoughts and feelings drift idly from place to place in our psyche bringing with them at times the unexpected. Some of these unexpected notions we grapple with, while others we are more accepting of.

Sacha’s painting skillfully conveys a parallel world of metaphysical beauty and portraiture. Her fine paint work and imaginative compositions transport the viewer to another world, a better world.

Ex-ante | Group Show

Ex-ante | Group Show

Opening Friday October 27, 6pm
Exhibition runs from Friday October 27 to Friday December 22, 2017
Artspace, Auckland

Fiona Amundsen, Tanya Busse and Emilija Škarnulytė, Seamus Harahan, Chia-Wei Hsu, Susan Schuppli

Utilising observation, forensic, and analytical strategies, the work of six artists offer cinematic approaches to capturing community-based realities. Through their exhibition, and a series of reading groups and events, ‘Ex-ante’ is interested in tying stories and storytelling from the Canadian North, Northern Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and Aotearoa.

Public Programmes
Saturday November 18, 3pm 
| Screening event
Saturday November 25, 2pm | Open reading group
Tuesday November 28, 6pm
 | Artist talk with Fiona Amundsen and Chia-Wei Hsu
Saturday December 2, 2pm
 | Open reading group
Thursday December 14, 6pm | Open reading group

Image: Chia-Wei Hsu, ‘Huai Mo Village’ 2012, one-channel video installation, 08:20 (still).

Jeena Shin | Movement Image Time

Jeena Shin | Movement Image Time

Private view Thursday October 26, 6-8pm
Exhibition runs from  Friday October 27 to Saturday November 2017
Two Rooms, Auckland

Jeena Shin presents a new body of work comprising of a series of 70 black and white digital-photograms and paintings. She has established a generative system by combining mathematical instructions in a formal sequence with ever-changing variations. Her encrypted language is in fact, simple to decipher. The enquiry into seriality and variation temporally connects to the negative forms from the paintings in Shin’s 2014 exhibition Motus. The repeated negative forms are overlaid in fourteen variations and three tones of black and white, yet unlimited possibilities are opened in their recombination. The logic of the system’s own working is endlessly extended, without repetition. Shin builds a creative structure for art-making as a dynamic system where the paintings and photograms accumulate and collapse into themselves. The visual code emerges through a continuous process of accumulation, fragmentation, formation and regeneration.

Nichola Shanley | From Winter

Nichola Shanley | From Winter

Private view Thursday October 26, 6-8pm
Exhibition runs from  Friday October 27 to Saturday November 2017
Two Rooms, Auckland

Nichola Shanley presents a collection of new ceramic works using hand – molded techniques and glazed surfaces. Occupying a space between the boundaries of past and present, mythic symbology and domestic objects, Shanley’s works appear like decorated vessels from an early time. The challenge to the viewer is how to decipher these mysterious objects in a technological age. The repetitive indentations, which engulf the surfaces in her work belies the physical nature of each form, a process that creates an important tension between legibility and illegibility. Her intuitive desire to make objects that embody an afterlife and transfer inner thoughts and feelings into tangible objects for our contemplation is the hallmark to her practice.

LEANINGS | handshake4

LEANINGS | handshake4

Opening Monday October 30 2017, 6-8pm
Exhibition runs from Tuesday October 31 to Sunday December 10, 2017
Long Gallery, The Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland

Twelve artists from the new group called Handshake 4 (HS4) showcase their yearlong developments in the exhibition LEANINGS: handshake4.

HS4 was selected from an open call by Ruudt Peters, a renowned international jeweller from Holland. He appointed international specialists to mentors these 12 talented NZ artists.

Peters’ knowledge made possible that the selected artists were assigned likeminded mentors. Mentors comprise talented jewellery artists as well as fine artists (like Judy Darragh, Regan Gentry and Francis Upritchard). They have mostly been in contact via digital platforms and supported the mentees in their journey.  HS4 mentees started with a masterclass by Estonian jeweller Tanel Veenre. Tanel’s brief was to work how space and presentation can be used for jewellery. The workshop saw fresh ideas being explored in creative ways.

The HANDSHAKE Project is in its fourth itineration and act as an support for emerging New Zealand jewellery artists, allowing them to develop ideas and artworks for a succession of exhibitions with the assistance of a chosen mentor. The HANDSHAKE recipients are presented with additional opportunities to develop their practices through a number of challenges, including masterclasses, collaborations and network opportunities with both national and international exposure. All HS journeys can be traced back and followed on their website: handshakeproject.com

The progressive nature of the programme aims to develop independent makers with an innovative and energetic practice.

HS project is funded by Creative NZ and generously supported by Makers101 and Whitireia NZ.

Hamish Coleman | Shot Silk

Hamish Coleman | Shot Silk

Opening Wednesday November 1, 5.30-7.30pm
Exhibition runs from Wednesday November 1 to December 2, 2017
Bartley + Company Art, Wellington

Minimalism and representation are woven together in Hamish Coleman’s shimmering and textured surfaces. Fleeting moments in cinematic frames from found film footage are rendered still and then remobilised and given new life in iridescent hues. Image, narrative fragment, colour, seem to slip and shift, escape and reappear with the slightest twist of viewing angle. Such tensions are perfectly balanced, the cinematic made solid, and the ethereal anchored here on the best quality linen stretched onto a frame hand-made by the artist, who is also the city’s most professional canvas stretcher.

Harry Culy | Rose Hill

Harry Culy | Rose Hill

Opening Wednesday November 1, at 5.30pm
Exhibition runs from Wednesday November 1 to Friday December 22, 2017
Parlour Projects, Hastings

Parlour is pleased to present Rose Hill, an exhibition of new work by Harry Culy that documents and explores the wider Hawke’s Bay region.

Te Ahi Pūmau | Group show

Te Ahi Pūmau | Group show

Opening Wednesday November 1, 6-8 pm
Exhibition runs from Wednesday November 2, 2017 to January 12, 2018
Te Toi Uku – Crown Lynn & Clayworks Museum, Auckland

Te Toi Uku and Auckland Festival of Ceramics present – Te Ahi Pūmau

An installation by Ngā Kaihanga Uku – Māori Clay Collective. Featuring nine of the collective’s members – Baye Riddell, Rhonda Halliday, Davina Duke, Stevei Houkamau, Hera Johns, Dorothy Waetford, Amorangi Hikuroa, Todd Douglas, Carla Ruka and Karuna Douglas.

Te Ahi Pūmau is the inner fire that burns within artists; it is the enduring and consistent fire that cooks ceramics in the kiln; it is the drive into the future and the eternal flame from the past.

Image: Carla Ruka, Whakahono (from Hineukurangi Series) from the private collection of Alec Nathan. Photographer Mervyn Atkinson

Funktionslust | Guillaume Caileau

Funktionslust | Guillaume Caileau

Wednesday November 2 to Wednesday December 6, 2017
Masons Screen, Wellington

“Funktionslust” is a German phrase meaning “the joy of doing what we are designed to do”. Here the artist imagines Masons Lane as analogous to a wasp nest or an anthill – a place of high transit where workers pass between home and the world.

Commissioned by Wellington City Council and CIRCUIT for Masons Screen

Korean Ceramics | Group Show

Korean Ceramics | Group Show

Opening Thursday November 2, 6.30pm
Exhibition open Thursday November 2 to Saturday December 2, 2017
Malcolm Smith Gallery, Auckland

Presented by Korean-NZ Cultural Association and Icheon Ceramic Association, Korea

Korea’s Icheon ceramics village became the centre of traditional pottery during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) for about 500 years due to the easily obtainable materials in the area. Now, it is famous for the 80 pottery factories located at the village housing around 300 pottery kilns that are consistently in use. This exhibition features the work of 8 ceramic artists from Icheon. Their work represents the diverse styles and forms from the area and the traditions of Korean ceramics.

Staff Only II | Gordon Harris Group Exhibition

Staff Only II | Gordon Harris Group Exhibition

Opening Thursday November 2, 5.30–7.00pm
Exhibition runs from Thursday November 2 to Tuesday November 28, 2017
Roar! Gallery, Wellington

“Staff Only II” is a group show featuring amazing work from the team at Gordon HarrisAndrew Glennie, Jamie Mackman, Kate Leslie, Nikki Lewis, Leah Pikimaunga Reilly, Georgette Brown, Clare Marlow-Eilbeck, Michael Hodge & Yvette Keene.

Ana Teofilo | O Le Malaga

Ana Teofilo | O Le Malaga

Friday November 3 to Saturday December 9, 2017
Nathan Homestead Gallery, Manurewa

O le Malaga refers to the notion of a journey – in this case, both the personal and collective.  Ana Teofilo’s exhibition of paintings is a reflection on her heritage, her journey and Fa’a Samoa.

Rules of Engagement: Ria Hall show | Tracey Tawhiao

Rules of Engagement: Ria Hall show | Tracey Tawhiao

Opening Friday November 3, 5-9pm
Exhibition runs from Saturday November 4 to Thursday November 30, 2017
LOT23 Cafe, Auckland

There is history in this country that has never seen the light of day. History that gives us hope and pays homage to our illustrious ancestry. This Exhibition and Ria Hall’s Album are both creative ways of sharing this history with people who may never learn of it any other way. It’s history that we are proud to share with you.

A multi-skilled contemporary artist, Tawhiao is a writer, performance poet and filmmaker, who conveys the breadth of her experience and position as a Maori woman in a European-dominated society through her artwork. One-of-a-kind pieces of artwork from Tawhiao will be available for purchase throughout the exhibition.

Rules of Engagement was initially conceived in Wellington and completed in Hall’s ancestral home of Tauranga, the album and exhibition’s inspiration and concept stem from the New Zealand Wars of the 1800’s, specifically 1864’s Battle of Gate Pā (Pukehinahina).

The inspiration behind the concept comes from a letter written from Henare Taratoa to Sir George Grey, outlining the manner in which the Battle of Gate Pā should ensue, and how both parties should conduct themselves during war. This code of conduct was known as the Rules of Engagement, and is where this project takes its name from.

Strangely Familiar | Wayne Youle

Strangely Familiar | Wayne Youle

Friday November 3, 2017 to Sunday January 7, 2018
Waikato Museum | Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton

Curated by Helen Kedgley, this exhibition consists of a series of bold, stylised portraits of well-known, recognisable New Zealand art world personalities Wayne Youle admires – from Ralph Hotere to Rita Angus to Philip Clairmont.

For some years now, Youle has been investigating the relationship between the current generation of New Zealand artists and the heroic modernists, highlighting the cross-connections between them. In his current series of portraits, he pays homage to the way artists connect across time in an ongoing visual conversation. He paints portraits of artists, both historical and contemporary, who have influenced his practice in some way – writers, poets, musicians and visual artists who have shaped our culture.

Whitecliffe | End of Year Exhibitions 2017

Whitecliffe | End of Year Exhibitions 2017

Friday November 3 to Tuesday November 28, 2017
Auckland

Showcasing artworks and designs from our current FINE ARTS, PHOTO MEDIA, GRAPHIC DESIGN, FASHION DESIGN, FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE and MFA  programme students.

Exhibitions will be held at our Main Campus on 24 Balfour Rd, Parnell; SGBR Studios located at 130 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell; Silo Park, Wynyard Quarter (excluding the Fashion Show) or DEMO project space located at 21 Shaddock Street, Eden Terrace. Please check the individual listings on the schedule below. All are welcome to attend.

DATE EXHIBITION TIME    LOCATION
Friday 3 November PHOTO MEDIA Years 2 and 3 5.30pm – 7.30pm 24 Balfour Rd; Level 3, PH 01 and 02
Monday 6 November FASHION DESIGN Year 1 5.30pm – 7.30pm 24 Balfour Rd; Level 3, Studio 3
Wednesday 8 November FINE ARTS Years 1, 2 and 3 5.30pm – 7.30pm Fine Arts Studios 130 St. Georges Bay Road
Wednesday 8 November PHOTO MEDIA Year 1 5.30pm – 7.30pm Balfour Road Campus, Level 3 PH 01 and PH 02
Friday 10 November GRADUATE EXHIBITION OPENING –
GRAPHIC DESIGN
5.30pm – 7.30pm Silo Park, Wynyard Quarter
Saturday 11 – Sunday 12 November GRADUATE EXHIBITION –
GRAPHIC DESIGN
11am – 4pm Silo Park, Wynyard Quarter
Friday 17 November GRADUATE EXHIBITION OPENING –
FINE ARTS / PHOTO MEDIA
5.30pm – 7.30pm Fine Arts Studios 130 St. Georges Bay Road
Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 November GRADUATE EXHIBITION –
FINE ARTS / PHOTO MEDIA
10am – 4pm Fine Arts Studios 130 St. Georges Bay Road
Sunday 19 November FASHION SHOW 6pm – 9pm Viaduct Events Centre 161 Halsey Street
Tuesday 21 November FOUNDATION CERTIFICATES 5.30pm – 7.30pm Balfour Road Campus, Level 3
Thursday 23 – Sunday 26 November MFA “SEMI-FINAL” Show Opening 5.30pm – 7.30pm DEMO 21 Shaddock Street, Eden Terrace
Tuesday 28 November ISTD GROUP SHOW
(International Society of Typographical Designers) Whitecliffe Year 3 Graphic Design / Massey University / Sydney Institute of Technology
5.30pm – 7.30pm Pearce Gallery, SGBR Studios, 130 St. Georges Bay Road
Anne Dillon | Gravitational Pull of the Sun

Anne Dillon | Gravitational Pull of the Sun

Opening Saturday November 4, from 11am
Exhibition runs from Saturday November 4 to Thursday November 30, 2017
Flagstaff Gallery, Auckland

Image: THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES, oil and watercolour on paper

FREEDOM | Jamie Adamson

FREEDOM | Jamie Adamson

Opening and artist’s talk | Saturday November 4, 3pm
Exhibition runs from Saturday November 4 to Thursday November 23, 2017
Art by the Sea Gallery, Auckland

Our next exhibition is a uniquely original sculptural show by Jamie Adamson whose steam-bent wooden wall pieces have been hugely popular. This show will introduce some stunning new 3D steel works alongside beautiful native timber pieces.

MATATAU | Group Show

MATATAU | Group Show

Saturday November 4, 2017 to Sunday February 18, 2018
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North

Be first in to see a range of works by graduating students of Toioho ki Āpiti – Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts, Massey University. Themes around mana tangata (the power, or authority, of the people) are explored with a range of disciplines including sculpture, digital media, photography, and mixed media. The degree provides a culturally-based education in design that pushes students to achieve creatively and academically as they develop their art practice. Featuring work by Maihi Potaka, Maia Rose Week, Noel Hilliard, Tegan Hautapu and Clayton Tansley.

Small Show V

Small Show V

Opening Saturday November 4, 4-6pm
Artist Talk | Sunday November 5, 12pm
Exhibition runs from Saturday November 4 to Sunday December 10, 2017
The Vivian, Matakana

An opportunity to procure an affordable piece of high quality art by some of New Zealand’s foremost artists. The walls and spaces of the exhibition will be bursting with an extraordinary range of artworks and small-scale treasures.

Town & Country | Judy Smith

Town & Country | Judy Smith

Opening Saturday November 4, 12pm
Exhibition runs from Saturday November 4 to Thursday November 30, 2017
Moray Gallery, Dunedin

New Acrylic Paintings by Judy Smith

Image: The Clutha from the Clyde Bridge

Twig Pots Revisited | Madeleine Child

Twig Pots Revisited | Madeleine Child

Saturday November 4 to Saturday December 2, 2017
Whitespace, Auckland

Harking back to those days when more than a few could recognise a dolomite speckle, and a display of twig pots was de rigeur – ours were mostly purchased from The Connoisseur – down in the basement of Dawsons the Jewellers. It seemed a fairly open form – anything that a piece or three of dried shivvery grass or lichen- covered stick could be poked in to, and arranged in an unarranged kind of way.

I added substantially to the collection with my first potteries – many became either garden ornaments or twig pots. It is a free form – heading towards sculpture – open-ended, any- ended and not requiring water tightness, handes or any of that stuff.

Sally Burton | Pale History

Sally Burton | Pale History

On 17 June 1843 twenty six people perished in the Wairau Valley. Violently clashing over land rights, this was the first major confrontation between Māori and colonials since the 1840 signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi.

Nelson artist Sally Burton has approached The Wairau Incident as a three dimensional history painting. The monochromatic figures, constructed from found wood and draped in delaminated tapa cloth, are strong, cunning, raw, frail, passionate, evocative and ambitious. Burton freezes the figures in the moment that ignited conflict. Through this installation, and the inclusion of contextual artwork, Burton allows viewers to stop and reflect on the path that led to this violent confrontation and where it has taken us as a nation.

Image: Sally Burton, detail of Te Rauparaha, 2017, mixed media

Benjamin Work | Whenua Fonua ‘Enua

Benjamin Work | Whenua Fonua ‘Enua

Opening Saturday 4 November, 2.30PM
Exhibition open Monday November 6 to Saturday December 2, 2017
Malcolm Smith Gallery, Auckland

In Whenua Fonua ‘Enua Auckland-based artist Benjamin Work explores the significance of name and place and the importance of these indicators that connect us to our past and highlight the characteristics of our present.

Nic Moon | Me : And : With

Nic Moon | Me : And : With

Opening Monday November 6, 5.30pm
Exhibition runs from Monday November 6 to Friday December 1, 2017
PG Gallery, Christchurch

Image: The Love Letter – Kauri (detail), 2017, Oil on board 710 x 720mm

Vie De Pacifique | Pacific Life

Vie De Pacifique | Pacific Life

Monday November 6 to Sunday November 26, 2017
Whangarei Art Musuem, Whangarei

Studio Printmakers Collective have generously gifted two collections of prints to the Whangarei Art Museum from a Pacific print exchange. This innovative exchange of contemporary prints was first initiated in 2011-12 by Jenny Sanzaro-Nishimura to coincide with the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial at QAGOMA, Queensland Australia. It was implemented to give print makers in the Asia/Pacific area an opportunity to showcase their work and have a voice on issues that face the region. The collection features artists from Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Philippines, Chile, Japan and Vanuatu, showcasing a variety of printmaking techniques including traditional, digital and variable edition monoprints, on A4 size archival paper.

Matthew Browne | Sonder

Matthew Browne | Sonder

Opening Tuesday November 7, 5-7pm
Artist talk Saturday November 18, 1pm
Exhibition runs from Tuesday November 7 to Saturday December 2, 2017
OREXART, Auckland

The abstract forms in Matthew Browne’s paintings have always sidestepped definition, but at the same time they do communicate across shared memories or sensations. We recognise in them something special, something communal, and yet there is the artist’s singularity of purpose. One imagines that if the forms shifted just slightly one way or the other, one could pin down that sense of shared recognition teasingly anchored out of reach. Sonder paintings are thoughtful deliberations on colour, form, and the spaces between. Each form appears complete, placed on the canvas with precision and a lack of hesitancy. But Browne isn’t looking for simple responses; he recognises his own autonomy, and how difficult it is to communicate, without reaching consensus.

No Straight Lines | Richard Cranenburgh

No Straight Lines | Richard Cranenburgh

Tuesday November 7 to Saturday November 26, 2017
Reyburn House Art Gallery, Whangarei

Richard Cranenburgh’s work is very much like the man himself.  It refuses to be put ‘in a box’, is incredibly varied and leaves the viewer to interpret the work for themselves.

“Painting is like a continuous discussion with yourself.  My key themes are the inner relationships between people/nature and the dynamics between texture, colour and light and dark.”

Richard’s focus is to create artworks with significant connection to emotions.

Daniel Unverricht | Dominion

Daniel Unverricht | Dominion

Opening Wednesday November 8, 5:30 – 7.00pm
Exhibition runs from Wednesday November 8 to Saturday November 25, 2017
{Suite} Gallery, Wellington

Sustain | Koji Miyazaki and Sophie Divett

Sustain | Koji Miyazaki and Sophie Divett

Opening Wednesday November 8, 5.30pm
Exhibition runs from Wednesday November 8 to Tuesday November 28, 2017
form Gallery, Christchurch

The resident artist’s of Workshop@468 – Koji Miyazaki and Sophie Divett – will be displaying new jewellery in an exhibition through the month of November, we would like to warmly invite you all to the exhibition opening for “Sustain.”

Jacqueline MacLeod | Memory for $ale

Jacqueline MacLeod | Memory for $ale

Opening Friday 10 November, 6pm-8pm
Exhibition runs from Saturday November 11 to Thursday November 30, 2017
Depot Artspace, Auckland

Memory for $ale is Jacqueline MacLeod’s exploration of female online identity, questioning how networked technologies influence women and the relationships women have with each other; ‘groups’, online ‘friends’, cyber-security, social online discourse and the forming of self.

Karanga Hokianga | Nigel Borell & Margaret Aull

Karanga Hokianga | Nigel Borell & Margaret Aull

Friday November 10 to Wednesday November 29, 2017
Quest Art Space, Whangarei

Karanga Hokianga speaks to whakapapa, whenua and wahi ngaro: those tangible and intangible spaces that exist within our being. Both artists recall their connection to land and place as they forge a conceptual pathway to a hokianga (a returning) of thought and contemplation.

Nigel Borell (Pirirākau, Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Te Whakatōhea, Te Rarawa) is currently the Curator for Maori Art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.

Margaret Aull (Fiji, Te Rarawa, Tuwharetoa) is the National Arts Registrar for Te Wananga o Aotearoa.

Portage Ceramic Awards 2017

Portage Ceramic Awards 2017

Awards night, Thursday November 9, 6pm | Tickets $40 from portage@teuru.org.nz
Friday November 10 2017 to Sunday February 11, 2018
Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland

As an annual update on the state of ceramic practices in Aotearoa, the Portage Ceramic Awards provides insights on current directions and future possibilities. Established in 2001, the awards are a hallmark event for the New Zealand ceramics community, showcasing some of the best contemporary work, and serving as a platform for dialogue about developments in the ceramics field.

Whanganui-based curator and writer, Emma Bugden, is the 2017 judge and will select finalists and winners for this year’s event, organised and hosted by Te Uru with support from The Trusts Community Foundation.

This year’s finalists are: Greg Barron, Owen Bartlett, Blue Black, Tony Bond, Maak Bow, Phil Brooks, Annette Bull, Rachel Carter, Madeleine Child, Peter Collis, Bronwynne Cornish, Ann Crane, Bridgit Day, Andrea du Chatenier, Lang Ea, Kate Fitzharris, Mel Ford, Yasmin Franzmayr-Davis, Grancy Fu, Jacquelyn Greenbank, Kairava Gullatz, Philip Jarvis, Jinho Jeong, Chuck Joseph, Temmina Kuijpers, Peter Lange, Virginia Leonard, Cheryl Lucas, Paul Maseyk, Gaeleen Morley, Kiya Nancarrow, John Parker, Michael Potter, Robert Rapson, Vivian Rodríguez, John Roy, Rick Rudd, Amanda Shanley, Liz Sharek, Duncan Shearer, Janet Smith, Gary Stewart, Richard Stratton, Christine Thacker, Stephan Thomas, Janna van Hasselt, Chris Weaver, Sarah Wigley and Helen Yau.

There will be a free exhibition tour with this year’s judge on Saturday 11 November, 12noon, which is also part of the Auckland Festival of Ceramics’ Ceramic Safari. For other Portage-related information and events, visit the Portage homepage or follow our Facebook page. Visit the Auckland Festival of Ceramics Facebook page for information on further festival events.

Robyn Gibson | Solace in Familiar Things

Robyn Gibson | Solace in Familiar Things

Friday November 10 to Thursday November 30, 2017
Depot Artspace, Auckland

Solace in Familiar Things explores our self-indulgent consumerist society where the products designed for an apparently innocent domestic market are often, ironically, the source of human suffering.

Gibson’s paintings observe characters in relation to a love for objects we so greedily consume and yet so readily dispose of. Oddly these objects become the accessories of our identity. Gibson makes sense of this anomaly by animating these objects and instilling in them characteristics that evoke emotional response.

These sometimes dark, ironic paintings, drawings and assemblages articulate and bring to life dichotomies which we somehow manage to either accommodate or ignore; pleasure-pain, addiction-attraction, hunger-gluttony, offering an opportunity for viewers to confront their personal contradictions.

Solace in Familiar Things is a collection of Gibson’s work in various media, including painting, sculpture, and drawing, all of which raise significant questions about our apparently consumer-driven society.

Gordon Walters | New Vision

Gordon Walters | New Vision

Saturday November 11, 2017 to Sunday April 8, 2018
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin

Gordon Walters: New Vision is a major survey of one of New Zealand’s great modernist artists. Walters’ abstraction was centred on a deceptively simple geometric language, and the infinite potential to be found in a limited range of forms. New Vision asserts the importance of Walters’ works from the 1950s, and connects this body of small and colourful paintings with some of his best-known works of the subsequent decades. Two years in the making, and including more than 150 works, this exhibition presents a unique opportunity to explore all aspects of Walters’ remarkable art practice for the first time.

Gordon Walters: New Vision is a partnership project between the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki with support from the Walters estate.

Image: Gordon Walters, Painting J,1974, Acrylic on canvas, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Courtesy of the Walters Estate

Kumeu Art Awards

Kumeu Art Awards

Awards Ceremony Saturday November 11, 7-9pm
Exhibition open Monday November 13 to Saturday November 25, 2017
Kumeu Arts Centre, Huapai

A wide range of talent from local artists and further afield will be on display. We have a range of categories for which the winners will be announced during the opening night/awards ceremony. Join us for a great awards evening and view the exhibiting artists work.

 

Leonie Sharp | With a Touch of Gold

Leonie Sharp | With a Touch of Gold

Opening Saturday November 11, 5.30pm
Exhibition runs from Saturday November 11 to Friday November 24, 2017
Space Studio and Gallery, Whanganui

Revisiting past symbols with a touch of gold to mimic the shine and iridescence that many feathers have themselves.

Luise Fong | Interplay

Luise Fong | Interplay

Preview Saturday November 11, 2-4pm
Exhibition runs from Tuesday November 14 to Saturday December 9, 2017
Antoinette Godkin Art House, Auckland

Sculpture in the Gardens 2017-2018

Sculpture in the Gardens 2017-2018

Saturday November 11 2017 to Sunday February 25, 2018
Auckland Botanic Gardens, Auckland

Sculpture in the Gardens is a free public event held for 3 months biennially at the Auckland Botanic Gardens. The exhibition’s main feature is a 2km sculpture trail through the Gardens. 20 outdoor works from the exhibiting artists will be exhibited. The event also features an extensive indoor gallery of small sculptural works, glass, medallion works, and jewellery. Free guided walks, entertainment and workshops can be sought out; and specialty walks for elderly, and for blind guests are also provided.

The upcoming exhibition will be the 6th Sculpture in the Gardens, and will celebrate 10 years since its inception – as such we will also celebrate the permanent sculptural works that now form a collection of over 20.

Serene Velocity in Practice: MC510/CS183 | Michael Stevenson

Serene Velocity in Practice: MC510/CS183 | Michael Stevenson

Sunday November 12, 2017 to Sunday February 4, 2018
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland

Serene Velocity in Practice: MC510 & CS183 will be Stevenson’s first solo exhibition at a New Zealand public gallery in more than 15 years. For the occasion Stevenson has developed a significant new large-scale installation which has been commissioned by Auckland Art Gallery with partners the Biennale of Sydney 2018 and Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA).

Serene Velocity in Practice: MC510 & CS183 is based on two seemingly unrelated academic courses, MC510 and CS183, which were modules taught for a short time in Californian higher-learning institutions. The installation takes the form of an imagined tertiary institution of two classrooms, each of which represents one of these courses.

Image: Michael Stevenson, ‘Classroom furniture for CS183’, in Serene Velocity in Practice: MC510/CS183 2017, Commissioned by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki with commissioning partners the Biennale of Sydney 2018 and Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA.
Supported by the Contemporary Benefactors of Auckland Art Gallery; Chartwell Trust; Auckland Contemporary Art Trust; Auckland Art Gallery International Ambassadors; and Michael Lett, Auckland.

Notes Towards a Speculative Fiction

Notes Towards a Speculative Fiction

Opening Celebration Monday November 13, 6pm
Exhibition runs from Tuesday November 14, 2017 to Sunday January 21, 2018
Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland

There is a Kingdom; there is a King.

Tim greeted me at his front door. He led me in to the ballroom where I was struck by plush deep blue wallpaper and the warmth of a roaring fire. I immediately joined Cosmos his pet unicorn by the hearth.

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Image: Tim Thatcher, The Moment of Flames (2003), acrylic and varnish on board.

TE IRA TANGATA | Te Wananga o Aotearoa Graduate Weavers 2017

TE IRA TANGATA | Te Wananga o Aotearoa Graduate Weavers 2017

Monday November 13 to Saturday November 25, 2017
Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts, Palmerston Auckland

It is with great pleasure that Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts again presents the end-of-year projects of the graduating weavers of Te Wananga o Aotearoa based in Palmerston North. The exhibition will showcase the skill and ability of the nine graduating Wananga students who have learned to use the natural fibres and dyes derived from harakeke (native New Zealand flax, Phormium tenax) and related plants. The artistry of these students has been learned from their award-winning tutors who have shared their knowledge passing on the skills acquired from generations of Maori weavers who have gone before. In addition to learning the traditional skills and mastering these techniques, the students are challenged to ‘push the boundaries’ developing new weaving patterns and ways of working with traditional materials. This exhibition effectively demonstrates the level of weaving craftsmanship to which these artists have risen, presenting work of the highest level of creativity and innovation in both traditional and contemporary weaving.

Te Ira Tangata will feature work by Taranaki weaver, Sue Soffe, Te Ati Awa; Nina Paaka, Ngati Porou/Tuhoe/Ngati Toa Rangatira from Porirua; Paula Rigby, Ngai Tahu/Ngati Kahungunu/Ngati Ruapani and Tui Maree Falwasser, Ngati Mahuta/Te Aowera/Ngai Tuhaitara ki Kaiapoi both from Christchurch. Palmerston North/Manawatu weavers in the exhibition are Lisa Pirini, Whakatohea; Iona Inglis, Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairoa; Georgia Larkins, Rangitane/Ngati Raukawa/Ngati Tuwharetoa; Corrinne Tripp, Rangitane/Ngati Raukawa and Christina Winitana, Ngai Tuhoe/Ngati Kahungunu.

Image: courtesy of Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts

Chris Heaphy | The Here and Now

Chris Heaphy | The Here and Now

Preview Tuesday November 14, 5-7pm
Exhibition runs from Wednesday November 15 to Saturday December 9, 2017
Gow Langsford Gallery, Kitchener St

Chris Heaphy’s new exhibition The Here and Now explores our perception of place and time. The paintings appear to be flat images of coloured flower arrangements, or brightly coloured dots, ordered on a white background. Looking closer, they float between a world of recognizable images and abstract or symbolic meaning.

Image: The Here and Now, 2017, Acrylic on Belgian linen canvas,1300 x 1000mm

Dagmar Dyck | un/trained thoughts

Dagmar Dyck | un/trained thoughts

Preview Tuesday November 14,  5.30-7.30pm
Exhibition runs from Wednesday November 15 to Saturday December 2, 2017
Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland

Dagmar Dyck has broken away from some of her traditional imagery, moving into neo-expressionist realms following her experience working with fellow Tongan artist Tevita Latu. “untrained thoughts” is my attempt to retrace and regain a sense of that joy and abandonment I would feel as a 17-year-old in my school’s art room. Untrained thinking occurs when we are not deliberately focusing on something we want to manifest or experience”.

Image: infuse, by Dagmar Dyck, Mixed Media on Paper with collage and fau, 54 x 69cm, 2017

Entanglement | Krystie Wade, Hanna Petrick & Caroline Earley

Entanglement | Krystie Wade, Hanna Petrick & Caroline Earley

Opening Tuesday November 14, 5.00pm-7.30pm
Caroline Earley Artist Talk | Wednesday November 15, 12.30pm
Exhibition runs from Tuesday November 14 to Saturday December 2, 2017
Whitespace Contemporary Art, Auckland

In image: Krystie Wade, Wait Here, 200 x 280mm, Oil on Aluminium Composite Panel

Karl Maughan | Zig-Zag

Karl Maughan | Zig-Zag

Preview Tuesday November 14, 5-7pm
Exhibition runs from Wednesday November 15 to Saturday December 9, 2017
Gow Langsford Gallery, Lorne St

During his years at Art School, Karl Maughan began working with garden scenes as a way of dealing with light, shade and composition. The subject matter suited his explorations with paint, and gardens have been the subject of Maughan’s work for over 30 years. In his latest exhibition Zig-Zag, an early work titled Diane, 1994 is exhibited alongside a new series of paintings. The juxtaposition of an older work with recent paintings highlights Maughan’s shifts in technique over time.

Image: Diane, 1994, Oil on canvas 1795 x 1795 mm

Our People - Our Land | Group Show

Our People - Our Land | Group Show

Opening Tuesday November 14, 5.30-7.30pm
Exhibition runs from Tuesday November 14 to Monday December 4, 2017
ARTIS Gallery, Auckland

‘Our People Our Land’, curated by Richard Wolfe brings together works from New Zealand’s leading artists.

Image: Grahame Sydney, Whangaroa Bay, Northland

Red Gate Residency | Open Call for Winter (December 2017-February 2018)

Red Gate Residency | Open Call for Winter (December 2017-February 2018)

Deadline: Rolling, until spaces are filled.

Red Gate Residency is now accepting applications for December 2017 to February 2018.

Experience temple fairs, fireworks, and red lanterns on every corner during China’s most important festival, Chunjie (Chinese New Year), which runs from February 16-March 2.

Red Gate Residency provides artists, curators, writers, and academics an opportunity to live and create work in China. We work with artists who can organize their own funds or have received grants to cover their residency. Spaces are filling up quickly so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible!

Included in the residency program:
‣ Living/working space
‣ Airport pickup
‣ Welcome dinner
‣ Survival Chinese language and culture workshop
‣ Artist talks
‣ Open Studios event
Residents are responsible for:
‣ Program fee
‣ Visa fees
‣ Airfare
‣ Living expenses
‣ Materials costs

Introduction to Red Gate Residency | 红门国际艺术家驻地项目简介

Red Gate Residency is one of the largest and longest-running International artist residency programs providing artists, curators, writers, and academics with the opportunity to live and create work in China.

Our objective is to provide facilities for artists to easily start their projects and offer a community in which they can participate as much as they like. Residents have a choice of living in downtown apartments or self-contained studio/lofts on the north side of Beijing.

As a member of China Residencies, ResArtis, Residency Unlimited, Alliance of Artist Communities and TransArtists we are committed to the promotion of multicultural arts dialogue within an immersion setting.

Included in the program fee is the Red Gate Care Package that covers airport pickup, a walking neighborhood orientation, a local mobile SIM card, WIFI internet, a welcome packet with everything from local maps, taxi instructions and guide books, some bread, fruit, fresh towels, daily necessities, and a welcome dinner for you to meet the other residents. Other activities that often occur are resident artists talks, gallery tours, and open studios.

Apply Online here

Please visit our website for facility pictures and more information. For program fees and inquiries please contact residency@redgategallery.com

 

 

Sam Hamilton | APPLE PIE

Sam Hamilton | APPLE PIE

Tuesday November 14, 2017 to Sunday February 4, 2018
Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland

Completed in 2017, APPLE PIE is a ten-part creative inquiry into the relational intersections between astronomy and the evolution of human agency.

Image: Film still from Apple Pie, by Sam Hamilton

SELECT '17

SELECT '17

Opening Thursday November 16, 5pm | School Prizes and Select Award announcement from 5.30pm
Exhibition open Tuesday November 14 to Thursday December 7, 2017
Ilam Campus Gallery, School of Fine Arts, Christchurch

SELECT ’17 is the ninth occurrence of the annual Select exhibition, which is run by the University of Canterbury Art Acquisitions Committee.  The exhibition supports final year visual arts practitioners studying at the School of Fine Arts by acquiring examples of their work for the University’s permanent art collection. To date, 26 works have been acquired for the collection via Select.

Final year students ­ both undergraduate and postgraduate ­ are invited to submit one work to the Art Acquisitions Committee, who make pre-selections for the exhibition opening at 5.00pm on Thursday 16 November. This year 38 students submitted works and from this initial group 22 have been chosen as exhibiting finalists. The UC Art Acquisitions Committee acquires a maximum of three pieces for its permanent collection from those artworks in the exhibition. An external judge makes this final decision; this year’s judge is Christina Barton, Director at the Adam Gallery, Victoria University.

Image: Aerial Photograph of Ilam Campus (detail), 1971, University of Canterbury Facilities Management photograph collection, MB1105, ref 5586. Macmillan Brown Library, Christchurch, New Zealand

A Good Duck | Uma Tuffnell

A Good Duck | Uma Tuffnell

Opening Wednesday November 15, 6pm
Window Gallery, Auckland

As soon as you think you’ve underpinned the rules of the game, the rules change. The game is tipped upside down, slipping into a new modus operandi. Theory is quick to frame a way of seeing the world that can help make sense of what we see in front of us and provide some certainty. Certainty in the sense that ‘other people think that thing too’. But ideas tend to be used and abused, quickly being tossed aside in place of new ones.

Between the Lines | Toi Ora Group Show

Between the Lines | Toi Ora Group Show

Opening Wednesday November 15, 5pm
Wednesday November 15 to Thursday December 7, 2017
Studio One Toi Tū, Auckland

Pattern, intricate mark making and arts mediative processes connect with Toi Ora artists Toby King, Olivia Birdsall and Lance Glozier. Through printmaking and painting they present work informed by life experience and personal journeys.

Image: Toby King, 2014

Heaven's Now My Home | Jess Robins

Heaven's Now My Home | Jess Robins

Launching Wednesday November 15, 6pm
Window online, Auckland | windowgallery.co.nz

Every night I fantasise pulling hair from my body
thick like rope and brittle
I continue to pull until my body deflates

Kristy Gorman | Drawn

Kristy Gorman | Drawn

Wednesday November 15 to Saturday December 2, 2017
Melanie Roger Gallery, Auckland

Folding, shifting and overlapping- geometric inhabitants of indefinite scale drift and dwell in pale spaces. Expanding hexagons, tilting stripes, crystal-like structures and even harlequin patterns are carefully painted by this subtle yet accomplished painter and realised in her refined and precise style. Parallelograms permute, hexagons slowly solidify and bands of colour are repeated. Patterns and constructions are formed from small shapes, areas of colour, voids and traces. Like secret signals, shards march upright and flag-forms drop, creating a language of mathematical semaphores. Gently adding, sometimes subtracting colour, Gorman’s paintings are lightly layered and layered again.

Rea Burton | Dirty Girl's Daydream

Rea Burton | Dirty Girl's Daydream

Opening Wednesday November 15, 6pm
Wednesday November 15 to Friday December 22, 2017
Ivan Anthony, Auckland

Image: Modern Mother, Tell Me What We’re Doing Here, 2017, oil on canvas, 1520 x 1020mm

Frances Hodgkins | People

Frances Hodgkins | People

Thursday November 16, 2017 to Wednesday February 14, 2018
Curator’s Talk “Putting on a Show” | Saturday November 18, 12.30pm
Talk “The Generation Gap?” | Wednesday November 22, 1-2pm
Main Gallery, New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington

Curated by Dr. Pamela Gerrish Nunn

Katherine Simpson & Freeman White | New Paintings

Katherine Simpson & Freeman White | New Paintings

Opening Thursday November 16, 6-8pm
Exhibition runs from Thursday November 16 to December 5, 2017
nkb Gallery, Auckland

Katherine Simpson and Freeman White’s combined exhibition of new work sees both artists exploring their respective environments and concepts of ‘the land’. Freeman’s lush, vibrant rolling hills which give the illusion of eternality are contrasted by Katherine’s, cool angular rhythms which depict a landscape in constant flux.

Image: Freeman White , Te Mata Last Light, Oil on Linen 2000 x 1050mm | Katherine Simpson, Detail

People | Harriet Bright

People | Harriet Bright

Opening Thursday November 16, 5.30pm
Exhibition runs from Friday November 17 to Monday December 18, 2017
Waikato Museum | Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton

‘I enjoy the simple and expressive qualities of line, attempting to reproduce the immediacy and intimacy of working from life. When I am consistent and committed in my drawing and painting practice, I find it is a process in which I feel fully and deeply alive and at play.’ Read more.

Image: Drawing Room, Harriet Bright.

Recollections | Richard Horner

Recollections | Richard Horner

Opening Thursday November 16, 5.30pm
Exhibition runs from Friday November 17 to Monday December 18, 2017
Waikato Museum | Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton

A love of the land and sea has led to landscapes being Richard Horner’s favoured subject. He has exhibited in several group and solo exhibitions around New Zealand and had commissions from as far afield as the United States and France. Read more.

Image: Karapiro Valley, Richard Horner.

Relatives | Jenni Taris & Rene Goodfellow

Relatives | Jenni Taris & Rene Goodfellow

Opening Thursday November 16, 5.30pm
Exhibition runs from Friday November 17 to Monday December 18, 2017
Waikato Museum | Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton

Relatives is an exhibition about the ceramic works of two sisters, Jenni Taris and Rene Goodfellow. Each sister has their own style, but their relationship is a part of their pieces. These works show a snapshot of the knowledge pool the two share and how it translates to the final outcome of their projects. Read more.

Image: Toe Toe Pair, Rene Goodfellow.

Two Hands Tattoo // Forever

Two Hands Tattoo // Forever

Thursday November 16 to Thursday December 7,2017
Studio One Toi Tū, Auckland

Event | Tattoo Time | Saturday December 2 & Sunday December 3, 9am-6pm
30 Tattoo Artists – Walk-ins only

Tattoo Time is an annual tattoo event hosted by Two Hands Tattoo. It acts as hub for both local and international tattoo artists who will tattoo solely from their flash and take walk-ins and cash only for two consecutive days.

For more information, visit Two Hands Tattoo.

Book Party!

Book Party!

Friday November 17 to Sunday December 3, 2017
play_station, Wellington

Denys Watkins | DYNAMO HUM

Denys Watkins | DYNAMO HUM

Opening and book launch Friday November 17, 5.30pm | Guest speaker: Anna Miles
Exhibition runs from Friday November 17 to Friday December 15, 2017
Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland

Denys Watkins: DYNAMO HUM features a selection of key paintings by Denys Watkins – one of New Zealand’s outstanding visual artists. The exhibition is the first travelling survey of recent works by Watkins, a practising artist for nearly fifty years, whose work is featured in public and private collections around the country.

Accompanying the exhibition programme will be a new hardcover monograph covering Denys Watkins’ practice over the same time period, featuring writing from leading New Zealand art writers, Allan Smith, Anna Miles, Francis McWhannell, photographs by Sam Hartnett, designed by Jonty Valentine, and printed by Rim Books. The book will be available for sale at the gallery.

This exhibition is presented in association with Bath Street Arts Trust.

Image: Denys Watkins, Coney Islands of the Mind, 2005, acrylic on linen, private collection

KIMSOOJA | Kimsooja

KIMSOOJA | Kimsooja

Preview Friday November 17, 5.30pm
Exhibition runs from Friday November 17 to Friday December 22, 2017
Trish Clark Gallery, Auckland

Trish Clark Gallery is pleased to present internationally acclaimed artist Kimsooja in the first solo exhibition of her work in a private gallery in Australasia. Three key video works from different periods will create an immersive environment for local audiences, which will, together with a screened Bloomberg documentary, introduce them to the rich humanism of Kimsooja’s work. Her art practice, described by esteemed curator Harald Szeeman as ‘existential doing’, has been dedicated over a span of thirty years to discovering and expressing the inherent oneness of life, unifying the physical and the metaphysical.

Image: Bottari Truck – Migrateur, 2007, Single Channel Video Projection, silent, 10:00, loop, performed in Paris. Commissioned by Musée D’Art Contemporain du Val-De-Marne (MAC/VAL), Still Photo by Thierry Depagne, Collection of Musée D’Art Contemporain du Val-De-Marne (MAC/VAL)

Michael Zavros | The Silver Fox

Michael Zavros | The Silver Fox

Friday November 17, 6–8pm
Exhibition runs from Friday November 17 to Saturday December 16, 2017
Starkwhite, Auckland

Michael Zavros turns his gaze inward, to home and self, depicting and documenting the Zavros lifestyle in his work. He paints what he appears to have become – a poster boy for a life perfected.

Viewed collectively The Silver Fox offers something of a family portrait, albeit a non-conventional one. The exhibition hinges on the tension between truths and fictions. In an essay published in a new book on Zarvos, Laurence Simmons makes an analogy with the great Renaissance chronicler Giorgio Vasari whose famous tome The Lives of Artists melded fact and fiction. Whether by design or fate Zavros’s own (brief) history has become the stuff of fictionalised legend – that he paints only in suits, that he lives a life of unrestrained glamour, that his Instagram depicts his best life. The Silver Fox plays with the veracity of the image and the life – his life – that it depicts.

At the opening we will have advance copies of the new book, Michael Zavros, published by Manuscript in association with Starkwhite and Philip Bacon Galleries and designed by Inhouse. It includes writing by Robert Leonard, Chris Saines and Laurence Simmons, along with interviews by Rhana Devenport and Beatrice Page.

Image: Michael Zavros, Leo is Six, 2017, oil on board, 300 x 300 mm

Vicious Circles | Kirsty Lillico

Vicious Circles | Kirsty Lillico

Saturday November 17 to Saturday December 9, 2017
Toi Poneke Gallery, Wellington

Kirsty Lillico presents an installation of large fabric banners, based on Google Earth views of the Canterbury Plains (Kā Pākihi whakatekateka a Waitaha) and the Mackenzie Basin (Te Manahuna). The green irrigation circles that now inhabit these landscapes are central motifs in this exhibition, which refers to the history of geometric abstraction as a tool of political protest.

Image: Vicious Circles (detail)

Waiclay National Ceramics Award 2017

Waiclay National Ceramics Award 2017

Opening night and winners announced | Friday November 17
Exhibition runs from Saturday November 18, 2017 to Saturday February 18, 2018
Waikato Museum | Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton

Waiclay was established in 2001 at a national convention in the Waikato which included a national ceramic exhibition at Waikato Museum. Waiclay has continued this special relationship with Waikato Museum by holding a national exhibition at the Museum every two years.

The Waiclay team and Waikato Museum works together as a partnership to develop a ceramic exhibition that is now considered to be one of the best in New Zealand.

Image: Detail, Still life for Keith and Ernie, John Parker, collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato.

Waves | Paul Foote

Waves | Paul Foote

Opening Friday November 17, 5 pm
Exhibition runs from Friday November 17 to Friday December 1, 2017
Creating Waves, The Cruise Deck, Mt. Maunganui

Exhibition of large acrylic originals by Tauranga based artist Paul Foote. Prints of Paul’s originals will also be available.

Anna Rankin | hail to

Anna Rankin | hail to

Saturday November 18, 2017 to Sunday February 25, 2018
Te Tuhi, Auckland
hail to is a Te Tuhi Billboard Project by Anna Rankin which explores positions of loss, grief, weakness and death through poetry and imagery in order to invoke transitional and unstable relationships of time in relation to the self and to the divine. The works negotiate subjectivity through contradictory and convergent experiences of weakness and ephemeral elation. In hail to she explores and locates desire, fantasy, allegory, delusion, memory, trace and displacement.

Image: Anna Rankin, the same fate; mirror, marc jacobs lipstick, 2017, commissioned by Te Tuhi, Auckland

Billy Apple | Further Alterations

Billy Apple | Further Alterations

Saturday November 18, 2017 to Sunday February 11, 2018
In conversation: Billy Apple, Wystan Curnow, Simon Rees | Saturday November 18, 12–1pm
Gallery 1, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth

Since its permanent installation and acquisition for the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery Collection in 1980 Billy Apple’s Altered Staircase has been ‘re-altered’ on two occasions linked to renovations and changes to the Govett-Brewster’s architecture. This exhibition completes its third and most recent iteration affected by the construction of the Len Lye Centre and the relocation of the Govett-Brewster’s principal portal (and point of entrance and egress) that was a crucial element of the original work. Working with long-time collaborator Wystan Curnow, the artist has produced a display about its history, updated the graphic and textual elements of the work, and re-contextualised the work for the future.

Curated by Wystan Curnow

Image: Billy Apple Alterations: The Given as an Art Political Statement 1980, photolithograph. Govett-Brewster Collection

Gary Peters | A Slow Take

Gary Peters | A Slow Take

Opening Saturday November 18, 4-6pm
Exhibition runs from Saturday November 18, 2017 to Sunday February 25, 2018
Te Tuhi, Auckland

A Slow Take by Wellington-based painter Gary Peters is a site-responsive exhibition commissioned by Te Tuhi that explores the legacy of formal abstraction through the geometry of the everyday. Using architectural features as compositional devices, Peters brings observations about the surrounding environment into the viewer’s conscious perception of space.

Image: Gary Peters, study for Slipped Monochrome #2, 2017. Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Auckland

Human Era | Group Show

Human Era | Group Show

Opening Saturday November 18, 6pm
Artist talk | Saturday December 2, 10.30am
Exhibition runs from Saturday November 18 to Saturday December 9, 2017
Zeus Gallery, Tauranga

Human Era is a group show, curated by Laree Payne. Showcasing the work of Waikato based artists; Craig McClure, Jacob Sparrow, Ali Selliman and Claudia Latisnere. The exhibition displays recent drawings, paintings and photographs by the four artists and installation.

http://www.zeusgallery.co.nz/

Ode to Joy | Zoe Feng

Ode to Joy | Zoe Feng

Opening Saturday November 18, 3pm
Exhibition runs from Saturday November 18 to Tuesday December 5, 2017
Art by the Sea Gallery, Auckland

Our next exhibition is a stunning selection of beautiful oil paintings by Zoe Feng. This is Zoe’s second solo show at the gallery and these works represent a years worth of painting. 

Image: Ode to Joy, Zoe Feng. Oil on board, 120cm x 100cm

Shannon Te Ao | With the sun aglow, I have my pensive moods

Shannon Te Ao | With the sun aglow, I have my pensive moods

Opening Saturday November 18, 4-6pm
Exhibition runs from Saturday November 18, 2017 to  Sunday April 22, 2018
Te Tuhi, Auckland

Curated by Sorcha Carey and Bruce E. Phillips

Te Tuhi is proud to present With the sun aglow, I have my pensive moods, a major new work by Wellington-based artist Shannon Te Ao (Ngāti Tūwharetoa) and a joint commission between Te Tuhi and the 2017 Edinburgh Art Festival. This two-channel video installation features footage filmed in three separate locations in Aotearoa New Zealand, documenting a dance, a highway and a farm. These visuals also contain a myriad of references that create a convergence between Te Ao’s personal socio-geography, his tīpuna and the imaginings of other artists, directors and musicians from distinct times and places.

Image: Shannon Te Ao, With the sun aglow, I have my pensive moods, 2017 (video still) two channel video, colour and sound, cinematography by Iain Frengley, commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival and Te Tuhi, Aotearoa New Zealand

Simon Denny | The Founder's Paradox

Simon Denny | The Founder's Paradox

Opening Saturday November 18, 12–2pm
Saturday November 18 to Friday December 22
Michael Lett, Auckland

Michael Lett is pleased to present a new body of work by Simon Denny, his fifth exhibition with the gallery. Featuring new sculptures and wall-based works developed in close conversation with author and journalist Anthony Byrt, The Founder’s Paradox uses the framework of gaming to reflect on competing political visions for New Zealand’s future within a global climate of uncertainty and changing social relations. In an increasingly fractured and fractious world, the “neoliberal status quo” in New Zealand is starting to be questioned at both ends of the political spectrum.

On Thursday 16 November, we are pleased to present a public conversation with Simon Denny. Simon will be joined by Mark O’Connell, the Irish journalist and author of To Be a Machine, and Anthony Byrt, author of This Model World, in conversation with Paperboy editor Jeremy Hansen. This talk will take place at the Auckland headquarters of Warren and Mahoney, 139 Pakenham St. West, at 6pm. Seats are limited.

Te Rongo Aaniwaniwa/A Dissonant Harmony | Group Show

Te Rongo Aaniwaniwa/A Dissonant Harmony | Group Show

Saturday November 18, 2017 to Sunday February 18, 2018
Waikato Museum | Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton

Bringing together work by artists from across Waikato and beyond to explore the complexity of our relationship with the kauri tree and its forest, Te Rongo Aaniwaniwa/A Dissonant Harmony inhabits the space where concepts of art, science and cultural knowledge intersect. Once a powerful presence across Northern Aotearoa, from Waikato to Cape Reinga, kauri forest now exists in scattered fragments and as a legend in the imaginations of the people. Working in collaboration with artists, scientists, iwi and community, this exhibition uses art to expand awareness of the crucial place of kauri in our biological and cultural landscape, and the threat posed to this unique species by kauri dieback disease. Kauri ki uta, Kauri ki tai – May Kauri once again flourish from hilltop to the sea.

Exhibition curators: Chris McBride and Ariane Craig-Smith

Image: Learn To Swim, Nicole Charles

The New Zealand Tree Project

The New Zealand Tree Project

Saturday November 18, 2017 to Saturday February 18, 2018
Waikato Museum | Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton

In 2015, climbers, scientists and photographers spent more than 100 hours over four weeks high in the boughs of giant rimu and kahikatea trees within the biodiverse Pureora Forest. Using a specially-designed camera rig suspended from the canopy, they captured 120,000 images, 1,200 video clips and 28 epic time-lapse sequences of this revered historic forest. The result is a never-seen-before, high-resolution image from a level viewpoint with no distortion, of a mature native tree.

The New Zealand Tree Project is a film and photography project sharing imagery of majestic trees and native forests from perspectives that are rarely experienced. United in the aim of igniting interest and action in nature conservation, the team members come from a variety of backgrounds, including ecologists at the University of Waikato, arborists from Wintec and skilled visual artists from Australia.

Image: Arborist Andrew Harrison in his tree-top office. Photo: Steven Pearce.

In Splendour Moot, Adornment Re-Framed

In Splendour Moot, Adornment Re-Framed

Opening November 19, 2:00pm
Exhibition runs from November 20, 2017 to January 21, 2018
Ashburton Art Gallery, Ashburton

The amalgamation of the past and present is reflected in Lyttelton-based contemporary jeweller Elfi Spiewack’s exhibition, In Splendour Moot. Jewellery has always been worn as a symbol of self-expression and identification even if the meaning, purpose, materials and designs have changed drastically over the centuries. Spiewack seeks to challenge preconceived ideas of jewellery by re-examining it, questioning material value and juxtaposing the beautiful and precious with the abject.

Elfi Spiewack is represented in galleries throughout New Zealand and has shown in numerous group and solo shows in New Zealand, Australia, Germany, The Neatherlands and USA since 1993.

Image: Elfi Spiewack, Eleanor of Toledo by Agnolo Bronzino, antler, bone, sterling silver and pearls on print, 2017. Copyright © AAG.

Call for Applications | Media & PR Assistant

Call for Applications | Media & PR Assistant

Applications close Wednesday November 29 2017, 5pm

Position: Media & PR Assistant
Reporting to: Media & PR Manager

Description
The principal objective of this position is to work closely with the Festival’s Media & PR Manager to maximize publicity for the Auckland Arts Festival 2018 (8 – 25 March).

Term
The position is full time and fixed term, from 8th January to 29th March 2018.

Hours
Normal hours of work will be 40 hours per week, between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. Extra hours will be required immediately prior to and during the Festival, including weekends.

Required skills and experience
• Experience in coordinating PR campaigns
• Understanding of media; being an active media user (preferably Auckland media literate, including online)
• Experience with photo resizing
• Events support and planning experience (preferred)
• Highly organised
• Experience in writing for media, communications and/or marketing
• Understanding of press material use
• Experience in media monitoring and reporting
• Media relationships/contacts (preferred)
• Good computer skills, especially Word, Excel and Outlook
• Passion for the arts
• Common sense, a sense of occasion, a can-do attitude and plenty of energy

Key Relationships
• Media & PR Manager
• Marketing & Communications Director
• Other Marketing staff
• Ticketing staff
• Programming staff
• Technical staff
• Interns

JOB DESCRIPTION

Publicity support
1. Providing info and images for events listings, what’s on pages and in-briefs
2. Following up requests from press for images, resizing when required
3. Chasing/reformatting artists’ bios
4. Artist liaison as required
5. Interview briefing and attendance as requested by Media & PR Manager
6. Pitching as required

Event support
7. Assisting with events, media calls, opening nights and other activities as required
8. Coordination of photographers and videographers
9. Management of media tickets
10. Runner during the festival

Writing
11. Write press materials
12. Prepare interview briefing materials
13. Write social media posts

Media
13. Update media lists
14. Media monitoring and reporting

Other
15. Other duties as required.

Applications should be emailed to hr@aaf.co.nz or mailed to the Auckland Festival Trust, PO Box 5419, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141 to arrive by 5pm Wed 29 November 2017

Call for Applications | The Waiheke Artist in Residence Programme

Call for Applications | The Waiheke Artist in Residence Programme

Applications must be received by the Gallery no later than 5pm on Friday January 12, 2018.

The Waiheke Community Art Gallery Te Whare Taonga O Waiheke invites submissions from artists wishing to participate in its Artist in Residence programme commencing April 2018. The Artist in Residence programme presents an artist with the opportunity to reside on Waiheke Island usually for a 12-week period, and create a body of work for exhibition at the conclusion of the residency.

Read more about how to apply here

 

Fin | Wintec School of Media Arts Creative Showcase

Fin | Wintec School of Media Arts Creative Showcase

Monday November 20 to Thursday November 23, 2017
Wintec, Hamilton

He Pō Whakanui Māori & Pasifika showcase
Monday November 20
5pm, Te Kōpū Mānia Marae, Wintec

Moving Image
Tuesday November 21
6pm, Events room 1 and 2 Wintec Gallagher Hub

Design, Photography, Fine Art, Interior Design and Postgrad
Thursday November 23
5.30pm, P/R/X Blocks, Wintec

Job Opportunity | Administration & Programmes Coordinator

Job Opportunity | Administration & Programmes Coordinator

Artists Alliance is seeking an Administration and Programmes Coordinator.

Artists Alliance is a non-profit organisation that represents and advances the professional interests of the visual artists of Aotearoa New Zealand. We run internship, mentoring and volunteer programmes, and provide valuable information, resources and opportunities for visual artists to assist their career development.

Artists Alliance plays a key role in the arts ecology. With our vast experience and strong focus on artists’ rights, we also take an active leadership role in arts advocacy issues.

The Administration and Programmes Coordinator will work across many of our operational platforms. We are seeking an all-rounder, superstar communicator, multi-tasker and a dedicated team player who can also work well independently.

Position Title: Administration and Programmes Coordinator (Office Superstar)
Reporting to: Maggie Gresson
Location: Artists Alliance Offices, 1b Ponsonby Road, Newton, Auckland
Employment Status: Part-time Permanent Position (30hrs/week)
Start Date: 9am Tuesday January 30, 2018
Remuneration: $22 per hour starting rate

Most training will be provided but required skills include:
Knowledge of the visual arts, general office experience, MS Office proficiency, excellent verbal and written communication skills, a systematic approach, an adaptable fast learner, impressive time management skills, good team player. Must be social media savvy, and a mature online communicator.

Required education: An arts related Bachelor’s Degree

For more info, click here for Position Description

HOW TO APPLY:
Please email your CV including two referees and a covering letter explaining why you think you would be suitable for the above position to: Maggie Gresson maggie@artistsalliance.org.nz

Deadline for Applications
Applications must be completed in full and emailed to Artists Alliance no later than 5pm Tuesday December 5, 2017. Applicants must be available for a potential interview shortly after closing date. If you are outside of Auckland a Skype interview can be arranged.

Call for Applications | Arts and Culture Production Planner

Call for Applications | Arts and Culture Production Planner

Applications for this role close on Sunday December 3, 2017 at 10:30pm

  • Production planning for arts and culture projects
  • Deliver outstanding creative projects regionally for Aucklanders

Join the team that drives arts and culture activities across the region – integrating art and culture into the everyday lives of Aucklanders. Working with passionate, like-minded professionals you will apply your production knowledge, problem-solving and planning skills to creative projects – from community-based arts centres to regional arts festivals and events, and public art.

This is an exciting opportunity to support the arts and culture work programme planning and delivery for the Arts, Community and Events department. You will ensure all production requirements for arts and culture projects are appropriately scoped, planned, costed, and delivered. You will work closely with the Manager Arts and Culture Programme Planning and a range of internal and external stakeholders, operational staff and contractors.

Your experience in planning projects has equipped you with exceptional skills in resource management and procurement, budgeting, communications and collaborative teamwork.

Successful applicants will have demonstrated in their CV:

  • Experience of creative production and project planning;
  • Understanding of unique needs of arts and culture projects;
  • Management of resources for successful delivery;
  • Contract negotiation and management;
  • Budget management;
  • Collaborative approach to teamwork;
  • Project management proficiency;
  • Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint.

Take your production planning and project management skills to the next level, and make a visible impact on arts and culture programmes that benefit the community.

Applications for this role close on Sunday, 3rd December 2017 at 10:30pm

To apply for this job, please click here or go to our job site and enter the job code 102996TBI

Call for Applications | New Zealand Pacific Studio Masterton Fellow

Call for Applications | New Zealand Pacific Studio Masterton Fellow

Applications close midnight Friday December 8 2017

Artists/writers working in any media and located in New Zealand or abroad are welcomed to apply for a three-week supported residency at New Zealand Pacific Studio, in Mount Bruce, Wairarapa.

The 2018 Masterton Fellow will be in residence for three weeks (before 1 June 2018) at an historic 1911 villa that in 2001 was converted into NZ Pacific Studio, a year-round international residency centre.  Over the past 15 years, the non-profit centre has hosted hundreds of creative practitioners. The five-acre facility has several studio spaces, a large library, four fireplaces/woodstoves, sauna, and a cottage.

Accommodation costs are sponsored (valued at NZD1,050) for the Masterton Fellow and complimentary transportation is offered from the airport or train/bus station in Masterton/Palmerston North. The residency is self-catering. Visit http://www.artistresidency.org.nz/433676/ to see what is offered at the residency centre.

The Masterton Fellowship, in its third year, is possible through a grant from the ‘Community Development Fund’ of Masterton District Council. As the name of the Fund indicates, the Masterton Fellow will offer a cultural/artistic programme that will creatively engage the nearby community.

Possible Masterton-based partners in this public outreach: Aratoi Museum, Dirty Fingers Pottery, Kahungungu or Rangitane maraes, King Street Artworks, Masterton Art Club, Masterton District Library, Rural Education Activity Programme (REAP), Wairarapa Archives, The Wool Shed, various schools at the primary, intermediate, secondary or tertiary level (UCOL Masterton) and various social service/community-based centres.

Applicants can be writers, visual artists, curators, dancers, musicians, film-makers, photographers, historians, storytellers — there are no limits. Applicants can be at any stage in their creative ‘careers’ and are also welcome to propose a collaborative project, but the fellowship would only apply to one applicant; additional parties would need to cover the cost of their residency. Applicants may also propose a project of more than three weeks in duration, but accommodation and transportation costs beyond the fellowship period would be met by the applicant.

SELECTION will be based on the originality, nature and strength of an applicant’s project, the degree to which all parties would benefit, the relevance to the Masterton community, and on the letters received from referees (whom we will contact for shortlisted applicants). Key skills sought are the commitment to one’s personal creative practice and the ability to connect easily with the community.

TO APPLY

Please propose a project that extends your practice and would involve the community. Please e-mail NZ Pacific Studio with the following in ONE PDF FILE under 1mb:

1. Biography. Less than 100 words.
2. Description of proposed project. Tell us why it is important to you, how you consider it important for the Masterton community, how the fellowship would benefit you and extend your practice at this time, and any specific requirements you may have. Less than 400 words.
3. The preferred 3-week period when you would like to be in residence. This must occur before 1 June 2018 to meet conditions of the grant. If the project requires you to be in residence at a specific time, please state this.
4. A sample of your work. If text-based, no more than 1,000 words; if visual/audio, no more than 5 pieces.
5. Link to your website or a relevant website with your work.
6. Two referees. Name. Email address. Relationship to applicant. Landline telephone number.

Apply by e-mail to New Zealand Pacific Studio: info@artistresidency.org.nz.

Applications close midnight Friday 8th Dec 2017, NZ time.

Fogo Island Arts | Call for Residency Applications 2018-19

Fogo Island Arts | Call for Residency Applications 2018-19

Application Deadline Thursday December 21, 2017

Fogo Island Arts Residency Applications
Fogo Island Arts is seeking applications for its international residency program and The Hnatyshyn Foundation-Fogo Island Arts Young Curator Residency. Residencies will take place in Spring and Fall 2018 and 2019.

I. FIA Residencies
Fogo Island Arts residencies provide opportunities for artists to live and work on Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada, for one to two months. Artists-in-residence are provided with a studio, accommodation in a traditional Newfoundland home, a vehicle for on-island use, and a weekly stipend to offset the costs of materials and day-to-day living expenses. Most travel expenses are covered. Artists-in-residence must give one public presentation, performance, workshop, or similar event during their residency.

FIA residencies are intended for professional contemporary artists with specialized training, recognition among their peers, and a history of public presentation of their work in a professional context.

About Fogo Island Arts
Fogo Island Arts is a residency-based contemporary art venue that supports research and production of new work for artists, filmmakers, writers, musicians, curators, designers and thinkers from around the world. Since 2008, FIA has brought some of the most exciting emerging and renowned artists of today to take part in residencies and programs on Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada. Combining contemporary art, iconic architecture and social innovation in a singular setting, FIA is a world-class institution that is uniquely rooted in community. FIA is an initiative of Shorefast, a registered Canadian charity with the mission to build economic and cultural resilience on Fogo Island.

Residency Periods 
April 15 to June 15, 2018
October 1 to November 30, 2018
May 1 to June 30, 2019
October 1 to November 30, 2019

How to Apply
The program guidelines and application portal are available online at Fogo Island Arts.

II. The Hnatyshyn Foundation-Fogo Island Arts Young Curator Residency Applications
Fogo Island Arts and The Hnatyshyn Foundation are seeking applications from young Canadian curators for a six-week residency in Spring 2018.

About the Residency
The Hnatyshyn Foundation-Fogo Island Arts Young Curator Residency provides an opportunity for an emerging Canadian curator between the ages of 25 and 30 to participate in a six-week residency with Fogo Island Arts.

The residency will cover the costs of travel to and from Fogo Island, accommodations in a traditional Newfoundland home and use of a vehicle for on-island transportation. The residency also includes a stipend to cover food costs and incidentals. During the residency period, participants have opportunities to work and interact with Fogo Island Arts staff, Canadian and international artists-in-residence, and members of the community. Candidates are selected based on their body of work and their ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Residency Period: May 15 to June 30, 2018

How to Apply:
The program guidelines and application portal are available online at The Hnatyshyn Foundation.

Necessary Threat | Hikalu Clarke

Necessary Threat | Hikalu Clarke

Opening Tuesday November 21, 5.30pm
Artist Talk | Wednesday November 22, 12pm
Wednesday November 22 to Friday December 15, 2017
Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin

Necessary Threat questions how permanent colonisation is often implemented initially through temporary occupation. Temporary scaffolding configurations will dominate the exhibition space, forcing the audience to negotiate their spatial agency within the gallery.

Ross Jones | Made to be Played With

Ross Jones | Made to be Played With

Preview Tuesday November 21, 5.30pm
Exhibition runs from Tuesday November 21 to Tuesday December 5, 2017
Parnell Gallery, Auckland

Image: Shimmer, Oil on Linen, 1250 x 950 mm

Roy Good | Diamond Matrix Series

Roy Good | Diamond Matrix Series

Opening Tuesday November 21 5.30-7.30pm
Exhibition runs from Tuesday November 21 to Saturday December 9, 2017
Chambers Art Gallery, Christchurch

Image: DIAMOND MATRIX – THREE MAKES FOUR, Roy Good

Denys Watkins | Another Green World

Denys Watkins | Another Green World

Opening Saturday November 25, 11am-1pm
Exhibition runs from Wednesday November 22 to Saturday December 23, 2017
Parlour Projects, Hastings

Parlour Projects is honoured to present Denys Watkins: Another Green World, the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. On view from November 22 to December 23, the exhibition presents eight new paintings by one of New Zealand’s outstanding visual artists.

Using the eponymous title of Brian Eno’s seminal 1975 record, Another Green World explores the visual language of layers, shallow spaces and organic forms. Morphing from microscopic shapes, cells and flora & fauna, the structures are supplemented by blips and curves that allude to techno data and the composition and structure of the history of painting. Employing transparency as well as solid forms, these hybrid works re-invent utopian ideas of classic modernism.

Image: Denys Watkins, Another Green World (2017), acrylic on wood panel, 300 x 300mm

Natural Forces | Group Show

Natural Forces | Group Show

Preview Tuesday November 21, 6pm
Wednesday November 22 to Saturday December 16, 2017
The Diversion Gallery, Picton

Wayne Seyb
Nigel Brown
Fatu Feu’u
Mary McFarlane
James Robinson
Don Driver
Josh Bashford

Group exhibition centred on the forces of nature, and the need for nurture

Image: Buller River, oil on canvas

As Time Goes By (elements from The Ground Swallows You) | Matthew Galloway

As Time Goes By (elements from The Ground Swallows You) | Matthew Galloway

Thursday November 23, 2017 to Friday February 9, 2018
ST PAUL St Gallery, Auckland

In The Ground Swallows You Matthew Galloway investigates the geopolitical implications of using imported fertiliser in our agricultural industry. Part I of this project traced the path of the container ship Josco Suzhou, carrying Rock Phosphate from the occupied territory of Western Sahara in North Africa to Dunedin, Aotearoa New Zealand in late 2015. Galloway has subsequently developed the project to raise questions about our continued trade relationship with this disputed territory­, despite the human rights issues involved. Adapting and deploying the symbols of the fertiliser corporations and countries involved as a new visual language on these flags, As Time Goes By highlights our ongoing participation in Morocco’s illegal occupation and use of Western Sahara’s resources. Here the flags are accompanied by a free newspaper providing information on the background and context for this long-running conflict. As a whole the project sets out to reveal the factors behind the continued import of this resource, and an awareness of the economic and political connection between these two countries on opposite sides of the world.

Image: Matthew Galloway, The Ground Swallows You (Part II), installation view. Courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, 2017. Photo: John Lake.

Emma McIntyre | Pink Square Sways

Emma McIntyre | Pink Square Sways

Opening Thursday November 23, 6-8pm
Exhibition runs from Friday November 24 to Saturday December 23, 2017
Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland

In Emma McIntyre’s paintings simple shapes, patterns, marks, and motifs build into complex surfaces imbued with spatial and psychological depth. In recent paintings, multiple grid structures (lattices, harlequin, chequerboard etc.) appear and disappear, as underlying structures receding into the middle distance, stitched into the canvas itself, and scoured across the topmost layer of paint.

For McIntyre, the grid functions both as a primary organising principle (with references to art history, architecture, craft, and technology) and as a metaphor for a key modality of creative life. Grids create their own network; infinite structures filled with gaps and fissures, but also moments of connection and synchronicity, establishing contact between different registers usually thought of as distinct or discrete.

Image: Emma McIntyre, Grid (black dot), 2017 (detail), oil, spray paint and acrylic on linen, 1600 x 2200mm

I digress | David Bennewith, Gregory Kan & Matilda Fraser, Victor & Hester

I digress | David Bennewith, Gregory Kan & Matilda Fraser, Victor & Hester

Opening Wednesday November 22, 5:30pm
Exhibition runs from Thursday November 23 to Saturday December 16, 2017
Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington

David Bennewith, Gregory Kan & Matilda Fraser, Victor & Hester

Curated by Sophie Davis

Delving into different modes of address and encounter, I digress explores the transmission of language through different technologies as a relational and open-ended activity. The artworks and collaborative approaches of this exhibition consider the forms of labour, exchange and unexpected detours of this process. Read more

Image: Diana Agrest, Les Échelles (detail), 1975, Heresies Magazine 2, pg 106

Labyrinth | UNITEC Gradfest 2017

Labyrinth | UNITEC Gradfest 2017

Opening night Thursday November 23, 6-9pm
Exhibition runs from Friday November 24 to Sunday November 26, 2017
UNITEC, Building 1, Mt Albert campus, Auckland

LEFTOVERS VII | Printmaking exhibition

LEFTOVERS VII | Printmaking exhibition

Tuesday November 23 to Sunday December 10, 2017
Art at Wharepuke, Kerikeri

After cleaning out the flat files and finding dozens of little scraps of printmaking papers jamming up the file drawers, the folks at Wingtip Press in Boise, Idaho realised they probably weren’t alone with the dilemma of what to do with all those too-precious-to-toss leftover paper scraps.

An invitation went out to fellow printmakers to participate in a print exchange to use all those lovely little leftover scraps to create a small edition of prints. Artists submit an edition of 15 prints of any size up to and NO LARGER than 5″ x 7″ and receive a dozen prints in return. One print is held for exhibitions and one print is included in a silent auction to raise funds for the Hunger Relief Task Force.

The exchange has included printmakers from Australia to Arizona, Canada to Colorado, Nevada to New Zealand, Korea to Kansas, Wales to Washington, and places in between! If you’d like to participate in the next Leftovers exchange, email info@wingtippress.com with Leftovers in the subject line.

Image courtesy of Art at Wharepuke

PHOTON | art school and beyond

PHOTON | art school and beyond

Exhibition runs from Thursday November 23 to Saturday December 22, 2017
The Shutter Room, Whangarei

PHOTON: art school and beyond showcases 20 artists that have either studied or teach on NorthTec’s photography programme. It that looks at ‘what came next’ for these artists, and how their art education prepared them for the rich tapestry of life beyond art school – working lives interwoven with research, travel, exhibitions, residencies, community projects and much more. This exhibition highlights a diverse range of photographic approaches, from alternative silver-based processes to contemporary commercial work, and fully manipulated digital imagery.

The Shutter Room is a community photographic gallery and is located behind the Old Library.

Art Ache at the Golden Dawn

Art Ache at the Golden Dawn

Thursday November 23, 5-8pm
Golden Dawn, Auckland

Alright, it’s time to focus on our culture, and we have a delicious mix of artists for your thinking glands to feast upon! Dick Frizzell X Johnson Witehira X Tanja McMillan X Maila Urale X Laura Williams and if that wasn’t enough we also have King Kapisi painting the airwaves too!

Check out the Art Ache Facebook page for more details

Meet the Residents 2017/18 | Creative Studio Residency Artists' Talk

Meet the Residents 2017/18 | Creative Studio Residency Artists' Talk

Thursday November 23, 6pm
Studio One Toi Tū, Auckland

We are pleased to announce the five recipients of the Creative Studio Residencies 2017/2018, a group of immense creative talents and diverse artistic disciplines including Stjohn Milgrew, Toni Gill, Jack Tilson, Cait Puatama Johnson and DANCE PLANT Collective. Join us this Thursday to meet our new Creative Studio Artists in Residence as they share the ideas and inspiration behind their projects and practice followed by Q&A.

These sought-after studio residencies offer invaluable support for established and emerging artists. Recipients of the residencies receive ten months of studio space from November 2017 to August 2018, including 24-hour access to the Studio One Toi Tū precinct to help them achieve their project goals. These residencies will culminate in an exhibition or showcase of the creative outputs of their residency. 

6148 CUPS OF COFFEE | Group Show

6148 CUPS OF COFFEE | Group Show

Friday November 24, 2017 to Sunday March 4, 2018
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North

This exhibition will showcase portfolio projects from students in their final year of study from UCOL’s Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging (BAVI). Each student’s project is self-directed and will be an accumulation of an entire years worth of research and creative development. The BAVI degree prepares students for professional careers within creative industries that contribute to contemporary visual culture. Students build broad knowledge and experience in areas of illustration, moving image, 3D modelling, visual journalism, design and photography.

dEEP ANATOMY | Group Show

dEEP ANATOMY | Group Show

Opening Friday November 24 2017, 6pm | Please RSVP to samtrubridge@gmail.com
Exhibition runs from Saturday November 25 to Sunday December 3, 2017
Silo6, Silo Park, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland

Denise Batchelor, Mick Douglas, Igor Liberti, Christopher McElroen + The Box Collective, Sally J Morgan + Jess Richards, Amelia Tavernver, Sam Trubridge, William Trubridge, Daan Verhoeven

dEEP ANATOMY is an exhibition of works by eleven artists and freedivers that examine immersion in liquid states, island conditions, and underwater spaces. The tall columns of Auckland’s unique ‘Silo Park’ become the site for works about depth in various media – photography, text, video, performance, and installation.

farrago | 2017 Bachelor of Applied Arts Graduate Exhibition

farrago | 2017 Bachelor of Applied Arts Graduate Exhibition

Opening Thursday November 23, 4:30–6:30pm
November 24 to December 8, 2017
Geoff Wilson Gallery, Whangarei

farrago is an exhibition of the multimedia artwork for NorthTec’s Bachelor of Applied Arts graduates of 2017. The work exhibited is a culmination of hard work and intensive refinement by the 10 graduating students, whose work derives from a multitude of influences, ideas and cultural backgrounds. farrago is a celebration of the varied talents of the students and their exceptional achievements. The artworks include; digital media and animation, cyanotype and experimental photography, paint, illustration and print. In its definition, the name farragodescribes the juxtaposition of this year’s graduating artists on display, and the diverse range of individual their projects.

The graduating students of 2017 are Isaac Bryce, Jamaica Tata, Jacinta Hailes, Ya Qian Shao, Hayley Milton, Chen Zhichun, Tina McKinnon, Lydia Anderson, Jackson Ansted and Catherine Peng(Jiaxin) It is with great pride that they warmly invite you to their graduation show, farrago –(a confused mixture), showcasing what is capable when local passion is nurtured and refined.

Kaitani | curated by Ema Tavola

Kaitani | curated by Ema Tavola

Exhibition Preview Friday November 24, 5.30pm
talanoa | conversation with Ema Tavola and Kulimoe’anga Stone Maka | Saturday November 25, 1pm
Exhibition runs from Saturday November 25 to Sunday December 24, 2017
The Physics Room, Christchurch

Featuring the University of Canterbury Fijian Students Association and new work by Kulimoe’anga Stone Maka

Curated by Ema Tavola

In Fijian, kaitani refers to one who is from outside, or from another community, province or country.

As the culmination of curator, Ema Tavola’s residency with the University of Canterbury Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, Kaitani interrogates the presence of Pacific art in the contemporary gallery space.

Accompanying her curatorial manifesto, a short video made during her residency reflects Tavola’s long-held interest in the creation of safe space and genuine engagement of Pacific peoples, their ways of seeing and being, art histories and cultural narratives.

In the work of East Christchurch-based painter, Kulimoe’anga Stone Maka, multisensory memories of Tonga are embedded in his mark making technique. In recent paintings, paraffin lamp smoke stained canvas captures the ephemerality of time and space in brooding, galactic landscapes of blackness and whiteness and everything in between.

The exhibition’s soundscape pays homage to the unifying act of singing as a group. The Fijian song, Vanua Domoni was sung on the occasion of this year’s Fiji Independence Day by students and community members at the University of Canterbury. The song lyrics reflect a deep love and longing for Fiji, and evokes the pride and identity of Fijians both at home and away.

Image: Detail, Untitled (2017) by Kulimoe’anga Stone Maka. Photography by Hōhua Ropate Kurene.

 

Property is Theft! | Reuben Moss

Property is Theft! | Reuben Moss

Exhibition Preview Friday November 24, 5.30pm
Artist Talk | Saturday November 25, 2pm
Exhibition runs from Saturday November 25 to Sunday December 24, 2017
The Physics Room, Christchurch

Property is theft! is the second exhibition by Portugal-based New Zealand artist Reuben Moss at The Physics Room in 2017. This exhibition is a continuation Moss’ interest in the contemporary urban environment as a space controlled by pulsing and unequal flows of capital and labour.

In contrast to Monuments and other reminders, Moss’ previous exhibition at The Physics Room, which was a ‘remote’ mini-survey of a decade of his work, Moss has travelled to Ōtautahi, Christchurch to occupy The Physics Room residency for six weeks. During this time he has conducted research into the current state of the Christchurch re-build. The results of this research will manifest in two new installations informed by a unique post-crisis architectural vernacular and a property development cycle that favours homogenisation.

Working with found materials, Property is theft! explores the everyday visual signs indicative of the hiccups and failures of large scale urban planning and rejuvenation that characterise the Central Business District of Ōtautahi, Christchurch in 2017.

Image: Josep Branguli. Barcelona, 1939

Strangers Arrive |  Emigrés and the Arts in New Zealand 1930-1980

Strangers Arrive | Emigrés and the Arts in New Zealand 1930-1980

Exhibition opening and book launch | Friday November 24, 5.30pm
Exhibition runs from Friday November 24 to Friday December 15, 2017
Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland

None of us had the faintest idea where we were going [but] during 1938–39 . . . the town [Christchurch] was made strangely interesting for anyone like myself, [with the] scattered arrival of ‘the refugees’. All at once there were people among us who were actually from Vienna, or Chemnitz, or Berlin . . . who knew the work of Schoenberg and Gropius.
– Antony Alpers, 1985

From the 1930s through the 1950s, refugees from Nazism and displaced people after World War II arrived in New Zealand from Europe. Among them were artists and writers, photographers and architects, whose European modernism radically reshaped the arts in this country. Strangers Arrive exhibits works by talented émigrés, who introduced new practices and ideas to this country. They include photographers Frank Hofmann and Richard Sharell, artists Theo Schoon, Frederick Ost, Kees Hos and Tom Kreisler, and architects Imi Porsolt and Henry Kulka. The exhibition also features works by New Zealand-born expatriates (émigrés in reverse) James Boswell and Douglas MacDiarmid, whose art was crucially informed by their experiences of Continental European people and pictures.

Curated by Associate Professor Len Bell.

Image: Frank Hofmann, Helen Shaw (Hella Hofmann), 1950, black-and-white photograph

ARTSPACE at Cross St. Market

ARTSPACE at Cross St. Market

Friday November 24 and Saturday November 25, 10am-5pm
The Cross Street Market, Auckland

Christmas is around the corner and ARTSPACE NZ has decided to partner up with the great team at the Cross St. Market. Come along and say hello! We will be selling our range of Artspace turns 21 print editions, and totebags. All prints are available for $100 unframed and $250 framed, totebags start from $35.

The Cross Street Market is held at 4 Cross Street, Newton, Auckland. Opening hours Thurs-Fri 12-8pm, Sat-Sun 10-5pm.

Image credit: Cross St. Market instagram, @the_cross_street_market

Brendon Wilkinson | a loose maths

Brendon Wilkinson | a loose maths

Opening Saturday November 25, 2pm
Exhibition runs from Saturday November 25 to Saturday December 16, 2017
Robert Heald Gallery, Wellington

Image courtesy of Robert Heald Gallery

Gavin Hipkins | The Domain

Gavin Hipkins | The Domain

Saturday November 25, 2017 to Sunday March 25, 2018
The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington

New Zealand artist Gavin Hipkins’ career is characterised by a remarkable fluidity, spanning a wide range of photographic media, from slide transparencies to photograms to moving image.

The Domain will be an expansive survey of Hipkins’ work, bringing together 25 years of art-making. It will reveal an ever-evolving practice which returns again and again a set of core concerns: photography as the predominant form of modernist visual communication; the nation state and national identity; exploration and colonisation in the modern era; how social and political ideologies visually shape the world we live in.

Read more

GAVIN HIPKINS, THE COLONY, INSTALLED SAO PAULO BIENNALE, 2002

Kushana Bush | The Burning Hours

Kushana Bush | The Burning Hours

Opening day artist talk | Saturday November 25, 3pm
Opening Saturday November 25, 4pm
Exhibition runs from Saturday November 25, 2017 to Wednesday February 28, 2018
Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland

Kushana Bush (b. 1983) inhabits a singular position within contemporary New Zealand art. Reaching across history, culture and society, her meticulously detailed compositions, multi-ethnic characters and open-ended narratives combine to create a unique visual language. It is an approach that has attracted significant attention for this Dunedin-based artist, drawing audiences into the complex choreography of her world.

The Burning Hours focuses on works made between 2014-2016, showing audiences what happens when Bush pushes her compositional limits and uses the entire surface of the paper. This recent body of work is rich with detail – each surface, of gouache and gold, is filled with references to illuminated manuscripts, Persian miniatures, European art history and modern life. These disparate sources bind Bush’s works to both the past and the present; the historical and the contemporary. Human interactions, humour, ambiguity, dramatic tension and intimate scale are her tools to draw viewers into a private conversation and, in some cases, a spiritual space.

Image: Us Lucky Observers 2016 (detail). Collection of Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Sandy de Kock | The joy of Fauvism and my Favorite Books

Sandy de Kock | The joy of Fauvism and my Favorite Books

Opening Saturday November 25, 5.30pm
Exhibition runs from Saturday November 25 to Friday December 8, 2017
Space Studio and Gallery, Whanganui

This body of work is driven by my love of reading and the desire for self-expression through the written image.

 

Stephen Allwood | Darkness and Delight

Stephen Allwood | Darkness and Delight

Saturday November 25, 2017 to Sunday January 28, 2018
Aratoi, Masterton

Wairarapa artist Stephen Allwood presents a variation of the vanitas theme; a category of symbolic art works especially associated with 16th and 17th Century still life paintings in Flanders and the Netherlands. These paintings reference traditional Christian views of earthly life and its fleeting nature. Common symbols include skulls as a reminder of the certainty of death, rotten fruit referencing decay and smoke, watches or hourglasses alluding to the brevity of life.

Image: Glasses (2017), Oil on canvas

Wendy Fairclough | Common Ground

Wendy Fairclough | Common Ground

Saturday November 25 to Sunday February 11, 2018
Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui

Australian-based, Whanganui born glass artist Wendy Fairclough was artist-in-residence at Tylee Cottage in 2016. Her post-residency exhibition Common Ground features cast glass and bronze works exploring Māori and European food sources. Running alongside this is a selection of the artist’s works from 2003-2014.

Image: Wendy Fairclough Rain at Night (detail) 2017, cast glass. Courtesy of the artist.

Te Tuhi | Gallery Tour with Gabriela Salgado

Te Tuhi | Gallery Tour with Gabriela Salgado

Saturday November 25 2017, 3-4pm | FREE
Te Tuhi, Auckland

Join us for a guided tour of Shannon Te Ao’s exhibition, With the sun aglow, I have my pensive moods, by Te Tuhi Artistic Director Gabriela Salgado.

Image: Shannon Te Ao, With the sun aglow, I have my pensive moods, 2017 (video still). Two channel video, colour and sound. Cinematography by Iain Frengley. Commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival and Te Tuhi, Aotearoa New Zealand. Courtesy of Robert Heald Gallery, Wellington

Flying Carpet | Group Show

Flying Carpet | Group Show

Opening Sunday November 26, 3-5pm
Exhibition runs from Sunday November 26 to Saturday December 23, 2017
Anna Miles Gallery, Auckland

Adrienne Vaughan, Joanna Campbell & Rowan Panther, Vita Cochran, Octavia Cook, Cat Fooks, Allan McDonald, Solomon Mortimer & Zahra Killeen-Chance, Amelia Pascoe, Lucien Rizos, Kate Small, Richard Stratton, Amber Wilson

Book Launch
Zahra Killeen-Chance & Solomon Mortimer’s new book, Many things were not in the fantasy will be launched at the opening this Sunday 26 November at 3pm. To reserve your copy please contact Anna.

Image: Richard Stratton, Tricoleur Agateware, 2017

It Gets Different | Frances Stachl

It Gets Different | Frances Stachl

Preview Sunday November 26, 2-4pm
Exhibition runs from Sunday November 26 to Saturday December 23, 2017
Masterworks Gallery, Auckland

Frances Stachl is quite an exceptional jeweller, her masterful skills belie the deeply personal nature of creative practice, with all its doubts and vulnerabilities.

Image: Leigh Mitchell-Anyon

Pocket Edition | Small Works for Large Walls

Pocket Edition | Small Works for Large Walls

Opening Sunday November 26, 4-6pm
Exhibition runs from Monday November 27 to Thursday December 21, 2017
Northart, Auckland
Cash and Carry

Northart draws a very successful year to an end with one of its most popular annual shows. Thirty members – ranging from well-established professional painters to emerging artists – were each given 10 pieces of good quality postcard-sized card and asked to create a series of works. The result is an eclectic mix of landscapes, portraits, figurative works, studies from nature, abstract works and still lifes, as well as some works that defy categorisation. All the pieces are exhibited unframed and will be sold on a cash and carry and very affordable basis, with framing arranged at a small additional cost. Sold works are replaced with copies so that each series, and the show, remains intact over the whole period.

Participating artists are Karl Amundsen, Frances Atkins, Victoria Anderson, Matthew Carter, Garry Currin, Sonja Drake, Robert Ellis, Fiona Lee Graham , Heather Grouden, Richard Higham, Craig Humberstone, Lindsey Kirk, James Lawrence, Patrick Malone, Malcolm McAllister, John Nicol, John Oxborough, Joon Hee Park, John Perry, Carole Prentice, George Ritchie, Ross Ritchie, Frances Rood, Barry Ross Smith, Rosemary Theunissen, Drisana Tonga, Sharon Vickers, Tim Vickers, Mark Whippy and Janelle Wills.

Image: Sharon Vickers ‘Bath VIII’ OII oil on paper

This Unconquerable World | Kate Fitzharris

This Unconquerable World | Kate Fitzharris

Preview Sunday November 26, 2-4pm
Exhibition runs from Sunday November 26 to Saturday December 23, 2017
Masterworks Gallery, Auckland

‘I’m always thinking in stories, make believe and true – being surrounded by this immense world and remembering; part sheela-na-gig ancestral heritage, part childhood toys, part my mother’s and grandmothers’ handiwork. Part surrender and part determination.’
Kate Fitzharris, 2017.

Image: detail of Run, 2017, Kate Fitzharris.

Kintsugi repair workshop

Kintsugi repair workshop

Sunday November 26, 10am-1pm
Te Toi Uku – Crown Lynn & Clayworks Museum, Auckland

Kintsugi (also known as Kintsukuroi) which loosely translates to ‘Golden Joinery’ is the age-old Japanese art form of repairing broken ceramics in a way that is often considered more beautiful than when it was when whole. This ancient technique is a true celebration of ‘Wabi Sabi’, the aesthetic appreciation of the broken, old or disregarded.

We’ll take you through an easy hands-on step by step instructions on how to piece back together your broken ceramics with lacquer and golden powder.

The workshop is a hands on group experience. Materials will be provided to repair one object (you must bring your own item to be repaired). Limited number of places are available for this session.

Additional repair kits will be available to purchase at the end of the workshop.

Workshop by Yuka O’Shannessy & Yoko Shimoyama from An Astute Assembly

$60/per person| Bookings: enquiries@aaaselect.co

Gallery/Shop | Group Show

Gallery/Shop | Group Show

Monday November 27, 2017 to Saturday January 20, 2018
Lake House Arts Centre, Auckland

Lake House presents an exhibition dedicated to the art of retail. For two months our store will take over our gallery and provide a space for fashion designers, silversmiths, ceramicists, and other artisans to exhibit their talents, featuring; Sly and Company, Herbert and Wilks, Tina De Suza, Throwing feathers, Dark Heart Beard Co. and many others. Come join us and shop a curated collection of the most stylish New Zealand designed products.

ALL ABOARD | Group Show

ALL ABOARD | Group Show

Opening Tuesday November 28, 5-7pm
Exhibition runs from Tuesday November 28 to Saturday December 23, 2017
Solander Gallery, Wellington

Our end of year exhibition for 2017 ‘ALL ABOARD’ will feature an exciting collection of smaller scale drawings, paintings and prints on ‘ready to hang’ custom made wooden panels. Our 30 selected artists have really excelled this year with a fantastic variety of exceptional quality works.

Featured Artists: Basia Smolnicki, Belinda Griffiths, Ben Reid, Catherine Macdonald, Damon Kowarsky, Denise Copland, Dick Frizzell, Duncan Pepe Long, FLOX, Inge Doesburg, Jacqui Colley, Jacqueline Aust, Jo Ogier, John Pusateri, Jonathan Brough, Kyoko Imazu, Lynn Taylor, Margaret Elliot, Marci Tackett, Margaret Silverwood, Matt Palmer, Michele Bryant, Milarky, Richard Adams, Rona Green, Sam Broad, Simon Kaan, Sheyne Tuffery

SUMMER SHOWCASE | Group Show

SUMMER SHOWCASE | Group Show

Tuesday November 28, 17 to Sunday January 21, 2018
Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland

Summer Showcase presents a forecast for 2018, offering a glimpse into the exciting programme of exhibitions and events that we have in store for the next 12 months.

The gallery’s programme for 2018 includes major new exhibitions from our stable, curated group shows, and exhibitions from guest artists, as well as participation at local and international art fairs. Summer Showcase brings together impressive new pieces from our stable alongside exciting pieces from guest artists.

Image: PJ Paterson, Akihabara, 2017, digital collage on rag paper, edition of 3 (2 AP), 370mm x 500mm

The Art of Wellness | An Exhibition of Artwork by the Supporting Families in Mental Health Art Group

The Art of Wellness | An Exhibition of Artwork by the Supporting Families in Mental Health Art Group

Opening Tuesday November 28, 5.30-7.00pm
Tuesday November 28 to Saturday December 9, 2017
Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts, Palmerston North

Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts continues its local community support activities by hosting an art exhibition by a very special community within Palmerston North and the greater Manawatu. The gallery takes pride in exhibiting artwork by members of the SF Art Group which is supported by Supporting Families in Mental Illness. This group of talented people enjoy art as a form of relaxation and time out from everyday life. People within the SF art group enjoy being with others that are challenged with Mental Health issues.  ‘Art the great communicator can also be a source for healing and a potential for recovery.’

Image courtesy of Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts

Collecting & Cataloguing | Mark N Sharma

Collecting & Cataloguing | Mark N Sharma

Opening Wednesday November 29, 6-8pm
Exhibition open Wednesday November 29 to Sunday December 10, 2017
Potocki Paterson Gallery, Wellington

Mark Sharma is of Indo-Fijian, Southern Māori, Polish, Irish and Scottish ancestry . He  has been exhibiting his work in group and solo exhibitions for 20 years with his first solo exhibition at the Southland Public Museum and Art Gallery in 1997. In 2000, he staged a works on paper exhibition at New Zealand House, in London. Sharma also works in software development as a user experience designer and designs exhibitions for museums and galleries.

“My work concerns ideas developing from my cultural heritage and interest in communication, translation, balance, identity and the creative imagination.”

Home | Sixty years of Ans Westra in New Zealand

Home | Sixty years of Ans Westra in New Zealand

Opening Wednesday November 29, 1pm
Exhibition runs from Wednesday November 29 to Friday December 15, 2017
{Suite} Gallery, Wellington

Born 1936 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Anna Jacoba (Ans) Westra immigrated to New Zealand in 1957.  Since then she has amassed the most comprehensive documentation of day-to-day life here.

This exhibition celebrates sixty years of Ans Westra photographing in New Zealand, and will occupy both floors of the gallery.  On show over both floors of our building will be several (black and white, and colour) images that have been printed for the first time ever, following a three-year project between {Suite} and the National Library of New Zealand to digitise Westra’s negatives.

Image courtesy of {Suite} Gallery

Elam Grad Show 2017

Elam Grad Show 2017

Thursday November 30 to Sunday December 3 2017, 10am-5pm
Elam School of Fine Arts studios, Auckland

Locations: 20 Whitaker Place (Main Fine Arts Building 431 and Mondrian Building 433), 5 Symonds Street (Elam B), 25a Princes Street (George Fraser Gallery)

The Elam Artists Graduate Show provides the opportunity for our exceptional emerging artists to share their most distinguished ideas and insights into contemporary art. In addition to a celebration of the completion of their studies, the exhibition serves as an introduction of their work to the wider arts community, attracting prospective students, artists, curators and collectors.

This annual event is a weekend-long art exhibition comprising the work of more than 130 Studio IV, BFA(Hons), PGDipFA and MFA graduating students from Elam School of Fine Arts. Featuring a breadth of artworks rich in variety, the exhibition will include painting, sculpture, photography, installation, sound work, design and multimedia projects.

With the 2016 launch of the school’s digital platform, Elam Artists, support for graduating students is set to continue upon completion of their studies and beyond, archiving their creative achievements in a permanent and searchable online space. This year’s graduating work will appear on the site from 1 December 2017.

Each year, a number of Elam graduates go on to forge significant careers in a range of creative fields both in New Zealand and overseas, so we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to catch a glimpse of the future of contemporary arts practice, and the next generation of New Zealand artists.

Elliot Collins | Surveyor

Elliot Collins | Surveyor

Friday December 1 to Friday December 15, 2017
ST PAUL St Gallery, Auckland

This exhibition attempts to elucidate through a process of travel, research and making, the way memory markers reveal or conceal themselves in differing circumstances, specifically discussing ideas of enigma, signature, place-naming, silence, absence and speech. By observing and referencing signs, signwriting, tombstones and monuments there is a repeated encounter of human interventions with and in landscape. Whilst I walk the tracks and paths towards these markers I am repeating the action of advancing and retreating from memory, I also perform a kind of pilgrimage/research interaction that reveals to me the complex and differing layers of memory that exist within the social spaces of Aotearoa New Zealand. These experiences of mine in the field, both physical and cerebral are then articulated into the art works that constitute the thesis of this practice led PhD.” — Elliot Collins, 2017.

Image: Bridge remnant, Maketū. Photo: Elliot Collins, 2015.

Ziggy Lever | Title (To Be Specified)

Ziggy Lever | Title (To Be Specified)

Friday December 1 to Friday December 15, 2017
ST PAUL St Gallery, Auckland

“A form of synchronic research plays an important part in my work, in which I re-turn materials, sitting sometimes for a long time, waiting for a trace to follow. Slowly, as this research gestates and unfolds, a kind of temporary condition can arise where archive becomes image. This idea of research as a tracing or staking out of terrain has led me to a mode of installation practice in which a modular and temporary framework sets up the conditions for things to play out.  The question of contiguity in the field is investigated via enfoldment and entanglement in a textural interlocution, where these terms articulate the field and the trace in the production of subjectivities.In this research, installation borders are considered as porous, interstices liminal and littoral as they oscillate. Installation is the field where these discourses meet, in a swirling of energy and matter the gravitational pull of contiguous elements form waves/waveforms that temporarily suspend the structure, meaning, and veracity of discourse. Images are textual conditions of the field in dynamic flux.” — Ziggy Lever, 2017.

Image: Ziggy Lever, Crystallising Universe, 2016. Photo: courtesy of the artist.

The politics of erasure_the artists et al. | Natasha Conland

The politics of erasure_the artists et al. | Natasha Conland

Friday December 1, 5.30pm
Adam Art Gallery, Wellington

Natasha Conland, Curator of Contemporary Art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi oTāmaki, considers the installation practice of the enigmatic art collective, et al. Approaching the last 15 years of their production, Conland examines the place of ‘content’ in their work, and asks how stable the systems of belief are within the practice.

Conland was the curator for et al.’s the fundamental practice, New Zealand’s presentation for the Venice Biennale in 2005. This project was one of the most controversial exhibitions in the New Zealand art world during our lifetimes, yet little still is known about the work and its content. Indeed to many, it is not clear from which direction the political fallout emerged, whether it was from within or outside the practice. Some early consideration will be given to these ideas in light of fresh research towards an upcoming publication.
Image courtesy of Adam Art Gallery

Bevan Smith | Saving Our Species: New Zealand Birds

Bevan Smith | Saving Our Species: New Zealand Birds

Opening Saturday December 2, 2.00-3.30pm
Exhibition runs from Saturday December 2 to Wednesday December 20, 2017
Back Gallery, Depot Artspace, Auckland

Saving Our Species: New Zealand Birds is emerging artist Bevan Smith’s singular effort to provide a visual education on a serious conservation issue.

Smith’s articulate graphite pencil drawings expertly capture the desperate situation of New Zealand native birds and shine a spotlight on New Zealand’s less iconic native birds facing the threat of extinction, such as the Black Robin and the New Zealand Dotterel.

Saving Our Species will showcase different sized works to demonstrate the diversity of New Zealand birds, accompanied by detailed descriptions of each species and the subsequent threat to its habitat and/or existence. This exhibition is kindly supported by Forest and Bird.

Image courtesy of Depot Artspace

Kaipara Coast Sculpture Garden Opening | EXHIBITION 2018

Kaipara Coast Sculpture Garden Opening | EXHIBITION 2018

Saturday December 2 2017, 3-5pm
Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens, Auckland

Kaipara Coast Sculpture Garden’s upcoming exhibition will be a milestone one, celebrating 10 years of exhibiting sculpture from contemporary New Zealand and overseas sculptors.

This unique Sculpture Trail set in a tranquil, rural garden oasis has now been open for 10 years, exhibiting ten completely different sculpture shows, each with more than 40 sculptures, annually over that time.

EXHIBITION 2018 is on display until November 2018 ensuring visitors have a fresh experience of the artworks as the seasons change.

Nigel Brown | I AM, WE ARE

Nigel Brown | I AM, WE ARE

Saturday December 2, 2017 to Sunday March 18, 2018
Waikato Museum | Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton

A wide-ranging yet cohesive exhibition, I AM, WE ARE features exemplary works from many distinct periods of Brown’s artistic exploration over the last 35 years.

The diverse themes represented in the exhibition are all drawn together by Brown’s unmistakeable painterly style, along with his iconic symbolism and use of text. The result is a lively and high-impact exhibition celebrating the work of this prolific and engaging artist.

Image: The Meeting House, Nigel Brown.

Sayed Ali Karam Jawhary | The Reed Pens Tale

Sayed Ali Karam Jawhary | The Reed Pens Tale

Opening Friday December 8, 6pm-8pm
Exhibition runs from Saturday December 2 to Wednesday December 20, 2017
Vernacular Lounge, Depot Artspace

The Reed Pen’s Tale is the first New Zealand solo exhibition for Afghanistan born calligraphy artist, Sayed Ali Karam Jawhary (Ali). The exhibition will feature 12 distinctive Persian calligraphic works.

Ali is a Master calligrapher, having practised calligraphy for 37 years. For him art is a universal language that transcends culture and travail, functioning as a sacred refuge. Ali is a former refugee whose ultimate goal is to introduce New Zealander’s to Persian Calligraphy – this exhibition resembles an important rite of passage in aligning with his new life in New Zealand.

Also on display in The Reed Pen’s Tale will be a collection of Ali’s bamboo calligraphy pens. Ali has received fantastic support to put together this exhibition from; Art for Change, New Zealand Red Cross, Depot Artspace and Auckland Refugee Family Trust.

Image courtesy of Depot Artspace

Te Wairua | Joanna Tokona

Te Wairua | Joanna Tokona

Opening Saturday December 2, 12pm
Exhibition runs from Saturday December 2 to Saturday December 23, 2017
Moray Gallery, Dunedin

Image courtesy of Moray Gallery

No Apologies | Expressive Drawing Workshop with Sian Torrington

No Apologies | Expressive Drawing Workshop with Sian Torrington

Saturday December 2, 1.00-3.30pm
$40 | Register here
Thistle Hall Gallery, Wellington

Join Sian Torrington and the Wellington HELP Foundation for a very special creative drawing workshop in response to the #metoo campaign!

2.5 hours of community, and connection through active drawing together. We will make large scale charcoal drawings together in which all marks on the paper are welcome, acceptable and appreciated. No prior drawing experience needed to take part. We will have fun, move, learn and share. And at the end we will all take home a piece of our charcoal drawing.

https://www.facebook.com/events/288336858341066/

The Materials
Charcoal on paper, one of the most simple, flexible, and ancient drawing materials we have.

The Tutor
Sian Torrington is an active feminist, with a belief in revolution through creativity and expression. She has been drawing for well over a decade, and is currently interested in the place where abstraction and figurative drawing meets, to represent the embodied, living subject. She has taught at COCA for the last seven years, exhibited nationally and internationally, and works from a studio in Wellington.

http://allmeaningisthelineyoudraw.wordpress.com
http://www.facebook.com/siantorringtonartist

The Environment
A supportive and safe place where participants can experience expressive collaborative drawing, community, and connection. This will be a large scale drawing experience, with up to 40 participants. We will work as a large group, and also in smaller groups together. The workshops will involve a small amount of talking, including introducing yourself to the group, responding with a word to draw from, and a wrap up reflection at the end. We will mostly be drawing, and will take a break in the middle of the session for refreshments. We will work standing up, and sitting at tables.

The Cost
$40 per person. Register at http://www.123contactform.com/form-2824902/Event-Registration-Form

 

Art Writing Workshop | Lana Lopesi

Art Writing Workshop | Lana Lopesi

Saturday December 2, 3-5pm
Price: $25.00 (limited to 15 participants) | Book here
Time Out Bookstore, Auckland

Artists Alliance and Te Tuhi are delighted to have Lana Lopesi presenting our December Art Writing session: Art Writing: The Good, The Bad and The Digital

Art Writing: The Good, The Bad and The Digital

Lana Lopesi along with Louisa Afoa founded the art writing site #500words in 2012, since then she moved on to be Visual Arts Editor for The Pantograph Punch where she is now Editor-in-Chief. On top of that, Lana is also a Contributing Editor for Design Assembly. So what do all of these platforms have in common? They exist online. In this session, Lana will talk about what she has learned from working in online publishing platforms, the increase of social media criticism and what this all means for art writing, sharing tips and insights along the way.

Artists Alliance and Te Tuhi are delighted to present in partnership this series of art writing workshops. Each month from July through December we will host a different writer who will share their insight and expertise. Writers involved in this programme include, Anna Miles, Jon Bywater, Anthony Byrt, Balamohan Shingade, Elle Louis August and Lana Lopesi.

Thank you to Time Out Bookstore for hosting these events.

Book here

Image courtesy of Lana Lopesi

A Christmas Show

A Christmas Show

Opening event Sunday December 3, 5pm
Exhibition runs from Monday December 4 to Thursday December 21, 2017
Northart, Auckland

The Christmas Show provides the perfect opportunity to hunt out a unique gift for an art lover. A diverse selection of painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics, glass, textile art, and even ‘comfy designer wear’ will be on show and available for purchase.

Image: Freda Brierley ‘After Pierre Auguste Renoir’ Machine stitch 140 x 140 mm

Populism | Weston Frizzell

Populism | Weston Frizzell

Opening Tuesday December 5, 5.30–7.30pm
Exhibition runs from Tuesday December 5 to Sunday December 17, 2017
ARTIS Gallery, 
Auckland

Weston Frizzell is a mixing and remixing – of identities, images, ideas, art, advertising, music, politics, and people. Although the name may deceive you, the self-titled art brand is a fusing of the creative energies (and surnames) of two separate individuals, Mike Weston and Otis Frizzell. Together they draw from a vast pool of cultural images, bringing the iconography of commerce into direct confrontation with the “high art” of New Zealand modernism to produce their own visually arresting and witty works of art.

Underneath the painted surface of Weston Frizzell works, the remixing of New Zealand art with commercial culture occurs on a molecular scale. Extending an artistic tradition beginning with Jackson Pollock, Otis and Mike use paints more commonly found on the outside of houses and cars than in artworks. Often these are glossy, vintage enamels and specialist industrial coatings found on one of their regular excursions to recycled paint dumps. A significant moment for Weston Frizzell came with the realisation that such paint could be engineered to match, if not surpass, that of New Zealand modernists. The artworks produced with these engineered materials are, additionally, more durable than traditional oil painting, and the paint layer much more chemically stable than that of the domestic enamels pioneered by Pat Hanly and Colin McCahon.

Observing Weston Frizzell’s works, one is struck not only by their originality, technical achievements, visual splendour, and wit, but also by the intense sense of familiarity that they evoke.

Image: Weston Frizzell, Unity, Alkyd & enamel on ply 2000 x 1200 mm. Signed & dated 2017

Freedom and Structure | Cubism in New Zealand Art 1930-1960

Freedom and Structure | Cubism in New Zealand Art 1930-1960

Wednesday December 6, 2017 to Monday April 2, 2018 | FREE
Waikato Museum | Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton

A revolutionary style, Cubism’s influence spread globally beyond Europe and the United States to Asia and Australasia, affecting other disciplines including architecture, design and fashion.

Freedom and Structure looks at the significant effect of Cubism on New Zealand painting, and reveals its impact on the work of initial adopters John Weeks, Louise Henderson and Colin McCahon, and others including Melvin Day, Charles Tole and Wilfred Stanley Wallis. This exhibition explores how these artists incorporated the radical language of this style, weaving it into their work in inventive ways.

Image: Colin McCahon, French Bay 1957, oil on canvas on board, Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1984.

Summer | Group Show

Summer | Group Show

Opening Tuesday December 5, 5.30-7.30pm
Wednesday December 6 to Friday December 22, 2017
Melanie Roger Gallery, Auckland

A changing exhibition of new and recent work by selected gallery and guest artists.

KIRSTIN CARLIN presents a new series of still-life oils based around the nasturtium flower. These are a continuation of her exploration of colour and form and how they interact with familiar tropes of art history and image production.

A selection of new and earlier works by GAVIN HURLEY will include paintings and collages as well as his quirky moustache postcards. Hurley has long worked in collage creating his own unique visual language and style. In recent years this has included the addition of embroidered beards and moustaches to his rendered characters.

New ceramic works by SAM MITCHELL are featured as a wall based installation but are available individually. Mitchell began exploring this medium when based in Invercargill in 2014 as the William Hodges Fellow. New works are highly detailed and reflect both her painting and watercolour practice extending her oeuvre into object-making. Typically, subject matter ranges from the historical to contemporary politics and popular culture.  A selection of images are available online.  For a full image list with prices, please contact the gallery.

A new body of work by SHANNON NOVAK reflects research, experiments, and personal experiences in the use of various objects/artifacts prevalent in the lives of many. The work uses a technique where everyday objects are pulverised into dust and mixed with paint to augment and emotionally charge the paint, much like the artist augments the world using digital forms and mobile devices. Novak is the 2017 winner of the Kaipara Foundation Wallace Trust Award giving him a three month residency in Switzerland in 2018. This is his first time showing with Melanie Roger Gallery.

Master printmaker and painter STANLEY PALMER will show a selection of small oil paintings and monoprints of New Zealand landscapes ranging from Otago Peninsula in the South to Mercury Island off the Coromandel. His renderings are sensitive, considered and unique evocations of remarkable views that visually transport viewers to the places beyond the gallery.

A selection of new and earlier ceramic works by Hawkes Bay based artist MARTIN POPPELWELL will be featured. Poppelwell has been exhibiting ceramics in contemporary art spaces for over 20 years and has been using the medium as a way of inhabiting and manipulating the cultural and historical readings that the practice, by its nature, inherits. Both small and larger pieces will be available individually – a selection of which will be included on our website.

Image: MARTIN POPPELWELL (works are indicative only and may not be those included and available in exhibition)

Tony Ogle | Down the Line

Tony Ogle | Down the Line

Opening Thursday December 7, 6–8pm
Floor Talk | Saturday December 9, 11am
Exhibition runs from Thursday December 7 to Sunday December 31, 2017
Flagstaff Gallery, Auckland

Having lived in Gisborne on the East Cape of the North Island for the last eight years now, this is Tony’s second solo exhibition in that time and the first that derives its source material solely from his home location.

He has put together a selection of subjects that showcase his surroundings – images that resonate strongly with his personal vision.

Tony’s attention to detail is evident along with his careful compositional placement within the frame.  He has challenged himself to represent in his own way this region where he and his family live.

Tony has devoted most of 2017 to honing his free painting skills and putting together an array of exciting new images which he cannot wait to bring ‘up the line’ to the Flagstaff Gallery for his end of year show.

Call for artists | The lazy days of summer member exhibition

Call for artists | The lazy days of summer member exhibition

Friday December 8, 2017 to Sunday January 14, 2018
Upstairs Gallery, Auckland

Registrations must be in by Friday 24th November.

Our popular Summer members show opens on 8 December with a Twilight Market planned in the Lopdell Precinct (details about this market will be sent soon). Make sure you get your entries in for this popular members show, this year we have called it The lazy days of Summer, so make sure you fit in with the theme. We accept all mediums and require you to fill in and submit a registration form. No work will be accepted without a completed registration form.

Download registration form here

Ground Work | Craig McIntosh

Ground Work | Craig McIntosh

Friday December 8, 2017 to Sunday February 18, 2018
Objectspace, Auckland

‘Ground Work’ is a solo presentation by contemporary New Zealand Jeweller Craig McIntosh, which features a new body of work developed in his Dunedin studio over an 18 month period. Primarily working in Pakohe (Metamorphosed Argillite) and Basalt, McIntosh’s making practice has been shaped by an ongoing relationship with the geological history and stone harvesting sites of New Zealand’s South Island.

Image: Untitled No. 14, Craig McIntosh, courtesy of Objectspace

Kahoa Kakala | Sione Monu

Kahoa Kakala | Sione Monu

Friday December 8, 2017 to Sunday February 18, 2018
Objectspace, Auckland

‘Kahoa Kakala’ is a solo exhibition by Māngere-based artist Sione Monu, centred on Monu’s experimental work with nimamea’a tuikakala; or the Tongan fine arts of flower designing using the form of kahoa or Tongan garland. Weaving connections between place, people and the different environments in which he works, Monu’s exhibition brings his expanded family and aspects of the spiritual and ecological contexts of art-making in Tonga and Tāmaki Makaurau together in this ongoing series.

Image: Neil Kymani’che Manumua, Sione Monu, courtesy of Objectspace

Opal Moon, Local Lime | Erica van Zon

Opal Moon, Local Lime | Erica van Zon

Friday December 8, 2017 to Sunday February 18, 2018
Objectspace, Auckland

Banh Mi, Killer Croc, Sage Fried Egg, Brutal Grid, Crescent Moon, Space Shuttle, Fukushima Fruit…

The title list for artist Erica van Zon’s 2017 body of work ‘Opal Moon, Local Lime’ reads like an unlikely set of coordinates. The more than forty objects plot a trajectory of associations between person, place and thing, mapping the recognisable and deeply human connection to the matter we surround ourselves with in daily life. Tracing architectural forms, touristic souvenirs, op shop finds, domestic furnishings and the ubiquitous shapes and forms of daily ritual and activity, ‘Opal Moon, Local Lime’charts a course through the material culture of the every day.

This new body of work by van Zon is the result of her time as Tylee Cottage artist-in-residence at the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui in early 2016. Where van Zon spent time researching, walking around Whanganui, scouring op shops and becoming immersed in her surroundings. Inspired by objects, locations and historical events discovered through this process of exploration, and which resonate widely with enduring themes of New Zealand’s provincial identity, van Zon has adopted ‘landmarks’ in the shape of different objects from her time in Whanganui. The installation remains connected throughout, without one object assuming importance over any other, and each work providing a connecting point to another.

Abstract form and line borrowed from thrifted objects , architectural details, and urban spaces repeat throughout the installation building a pattern language which maintains throughout ‘Opal Moon, Local Lime’. van Zon has a history of recreating the world she sees around her using traditional handcrafted methods such as tapestry, beadwork and ceramics. In this project she has also enlisted the help of various craftspeople for the fabrication of steel, leadlight and printed fabric pieces, allowing her the freedom to take on the role of auteur while maintaining her vision and signature in the work.

‘Opal Moon, Local Lime’ was initiated by Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua with support from Creative New Zealand. Six new works have been commissioned from van Zon by Objectspace for this installation of her work in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Image: Erica van Zon, courtesy of Objectspace

Yuki Kihara | Te Taenga Mai o Salome

Yuki Kihara | Te Taenga Mai o Salome

Artist’s Floor Talk | Friday December 8, 4pm
Friday December 8, 2017 to Tuesday June 5, 2018
MTG Hawke’s Bay, Napier

Poetic and visually alluring photographs and video works from leading interdisciplinary artist Yuki Kihara place the symbolic figure of Salome in the landscape of Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga – Hawke’s Bay.

Kihara was inspired to set her works in the Hawke’s Bay region after reading an account of the great Takitimu waka, built in the artist’s homeland of Sāmoa many generations before carrying ancestors of Ngāti Kahungunu to Aotearoa.

Salome is seen visiting various sites of layered historical and contemporary significance, exploring the connections between local tangata whenua and the people of Sāmoa while critiquing colonial systems.

Elizabeth Thomson | Cellular Memory

Elizabeth Thomson | Cellular Memory

Saturday December 9, 2017 to Monday April 2, 2018
Aratoi, Masterton

Curated by Gregory O’Brien

For over three decades, Elizabeth Thomson’s art has engaged with issues to do with science, imagination, culture and, increasingly, what it means to live in the South Pacific in the 21st century. Thomson’s art has been described, variously, as hypnotic, intense, soothing, transformative and magical. The works in Elizabeth Thomson – Cellular Memory speak of such timely concerns as global warming, over-fishing of oceans, pollution and environmental degradation.

The exhibition is accompanied by a highly illustrated publication with contributions from Gregory O’Brien, Lloyd Jones and Jenny Bornholdt.

Image: the cascades II (DETAIL) 2016, Cast vinyl film, lacquer on contoured and shaped wood panel, 1400mm x 2020mm.

Paratene Matchitt | Hui

Paratene Matchitt | Hui

Saturday December 9, 2017 to Sunday March 18, 2018
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings

Paratene Matchitt is one of New Zealand’s most prominent senior artists. Matchitt’s 60-year career has seen his work in most public art gallery collections in this country. The gallery is thrilled to present new work in ‘HUI’ Matchitt’s first major exhibition in three years.

Image: Paratene Matchitt,’s HUI,. Photograph taken by Richard Brimer, 2017

Geophagy | Ruth Watson

Geophagy | Ruth Watson

Saturday December 16, 2017 to Sunday February 18, 2018
Toi Moroki Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch

CoCA presents Geophagy, the first major Ōtautahi Christchurch exhibition by Canterbury born Auckland-based artist Ruth Watson.

First exhibited at the Gus Fisher Gallery in Auckland, this critically acclaimed exhibition is reworked and up-scaled to respond to CoCA’s galleries. Featuring a towering sculptural installation, poetic video works and photography, Geophagy is an exploration of overpopulation and environmental issues in the dystopian present.

The artworks specifically provide an all-encompassing picture of how international transportation, instant communication, digital mapping and surveillance, environmental degradation and global migration have fundamentally changed our social fabric and natural ecosystem.

Image: Ruth Watson, Geophagy, (detail) 2017 installation with recycled pallets, second-hand clothing, monitors with 5-single channel, looped HD videos. Photo by Sam Hartnett.

Hannah Beehre | Mures, et Terram

Hannah Beehre | Mures, et Terram

Saturday December 16, 2017 to Sunday February 18, 2018
Toi Moroki Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch

In collaboration with Jonathan Smart Gallery, CoCA presents Mures, et Terram by Christchurch-based artist Hannah Beehre.

This large, seven-panel drawing explores chance as both artistic strategy and subject.
Expressive applications of ink on canvas create the chaotic composition from which mice, frogs and lizards emerge in finely sketched charcoal line. These small creatures are human surrogates created to evoke insecurities such as our to our inability to control life circumstances. Beehre explains:

“I was interested in creating an epic in which motion, chaos and instability were the main drivers. The narratives that surface within the work are based in situation and circumstance, describing actions and responses of those subjected to/overwhelmed by its violent nature . . . it contains for me a very human story of fear, loss and recovery.”

Image: Hannah Beehre, Mures, et Terram, 2016. (detail) Ink and charcoal on canvas. Courtesy of Jonathan Smart Gallery.

Christmas Night Market | Callout for Stalls

Christmas Night Market | Callout for Stalls

Saturday December 16 2017, 5.30pm-8.30pm
Space Studio and Gallery, Whanganui

We are now seeking expressions of interest for our next Night Market event!

If you’d like to be a stall holder in our Christmas Night Market on the 16th of December please get in touch now.

We have outdoor stalls available for this event and also seek a beverage/coffee cart.

We’d love to put forward a wide range of makers for our patrons to create a dynamic and interesting outdoor area with Christmas buying in mind! This includes (but is not limited to) art, designer crafts, sculptural items,woodwork, artisan food, fashion, plants etc.

Stalls are $40 each with 1.8m trestle table provided with every stall.

To express interest in this night market event please email sarah@spacestudiogallery.co.nz being sure to include images and details of your products.

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