GUS HUNTER – Visualising Imaginations
7 Apr – 7 May 2017
Visualising Imaginations is an exhibition of Gus Hunter’s personal conceptual artwork. His work employs compositional design to take the viewer on a journey to other worlds and environments. The work explores Aotearoa and wider South Pacific narratives, dynamic conflicts between humanity and beast; and battles between good versus evil.
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”.
Painting our Place: 35 Years of Mana Art
12 May to 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.
BOUNDLESS – printmaking beyond the frame
21 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.