The Guild of Woodworkers, Wellington, Inc – Turning Plus
3 Nov – 3 Dec 2017
The Guild of Woodworkers, Wellington, Inc. are mounting their biannual exhibition of Guild members work. This exhibition will feature a wide range of art by wood turners, carvers, furniture makers and musical instrument makers. Several of the artists are New Zealand experts in their field, including winners of several national competitions.
The Guild will also be hosting a hand-on Festival of Woodskills on the 11th to 12th of November. This exciting festival will have a range of activities for families including a spinning top and marshmallow catapulting completion. See our Facebook events page for more details.
Our Harbour – Te Awarua-o-Porirua
Opens 18 Nov 2017
Using colourful wall murals and objects from Pātaka’s history collection plus lots of interactive games, this new children’s gallery explores what life has been like around Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour for the people and creatures who have lived here. The harbour has been a unique home to all kinds of birds, fish, insects and some animals for thousands of years, and to people for hundreds of years. Young visitors and their families can explore our amazing harbour through time and get a glimpse of what life was like a long time ago and in the more recent past.
Peter Augustin: Couleur vivante (Living Colour)
1 Dec 2017 – 21 Jan 2018
Peter Augustin is a figurative painter working with oil, acrylic, watercolour and mixed media in a lyrical abstract style. His paintings reflect the passion and excitement he feels when inspired by the beauty of the human form. His post-impressionist portraits are refreshingly fluid, heavily symbolic and laden with colour and emotion.