Painting our Place: 35 Years of Mana Art
12 May – 11 Jun 2017
In 1982, Tui Machlachan and a handful of local artists, passionate about painting, drawing and the arts came together to form the Mana Arts Society. In 2017 the Society is still thriving and is holding an exhibition at the Bottle Creek Gallery to celebrate its 35th anniversary. Painting our Place: 35 Years of Mana Art, will feature member’s works depicting the landscape, people, flora and fauna of the Porirua/Mana area, in a variety of style and media.
KERRY JANE SCOTT – My Back Yard
21 Apr – 4 Jun 2017
Award-winning Pukerua Bay artist Kerry Jane Scott presents her first solo exhibition of paintings in Pātaka’s Toi Gallery this April. Although best known locally for her large scale mosaic artworks such as Te Ra Nui Roundabout sculpture and Plimmerton’s mosaic wave seats, Kerry is also an award-winning painter. The paintings in her upcoming exhibition titled My Back Yard evolved from research she undertook while developing her mosaic public artworks around the region.
Jenny Shearer, Anneke Borren, Pamella Annsouth – THE 70’s DAMES
21 Apr – 4 Jun 2017
Three friends over four decades in the wider ceramic world present a statement of their continued professional commitment and journey in clay. “Every piece of clay is a piece of someone’s life – clay sings to them and for them”.
BOUNDLESS – printmaking beyond the frame
20 May – 13 Aug 2017
Twenty-two members of the Print Council of Aotearoa New Zealand, plus three guest artists, have liberated their prints from 2D picture frames and created interdisciplinary sculptures and installations, printing onto unexpected materials such as textiles, metals, ceramics, or glass.
KEREAMA TAEPA – Whakapī
20 May to 13 Aug 2017
Whakapī is an exhibition of new work by Kereama Taepa that uses Virtual Reality and 3D printing to investigate the adoption of digital technologies. The work is informed by customary knowledge of whakairo (carving), focusing on the continual development of techniques and methods.