Elizabeth Thomson – The Greening of New Blueland
2 Sep – 2 Dec 2018
For over three decades, Elizabeth Thomson’s art has engaged with issues around science, imagination, culture and what it means to live in the South Pacific region in the 21st century.
The Greening of New Blueland presents some of the most seductive, lyrical and yet perplexing works produced by Thomson in the last 12 years. These works speak of our escalating world problems – global warming, over-fishing of the oceans, pollution and environmental degradation.
SEBASTIEN JAUNAS – Mirror: Reflections of the Soul
19 Oct – 18 Nov 2018
Kāpiti sculptor Sebastien Jaunas describes the wall-mounted steel sculptures in his exhibition as introspective explorations of the human psyche. His abstract sculptures in bronze, forged steel, ceramic, wood and mixed media explore the tensions of balance, space and movement. Strongly influenced by found organic objects and the landscape of New Zealand, he is also inspired by the urbanism and cultural life of cities.
Rag and Bottle Shop
14 Sep – 14 Oct 2018
Rag and Botte Shop is inspired by French and English porcelain and objects collected over time. Imagine an op shop at the end of the 19th Century in New Zealand. The Rag and Bottle Shop was London’s equivalent and mudlarking along the Thames would have been the next best option. Around this time the Huia were already endangered: the last official sighting was 1907. Many homes would have mounted birds in glass domes in the parlour. High tea was a regular event and the best tea service would come out for guests.
Little Sprouts Charity Art Event
Art Auction 6.30 pm Sat 27th Oct 2018, Exhibition 12 – 28 October 2018
Artists whose works will be for sale at the auction event include Heimler & Proc, Rohan Wealleans, and Micheline Robinson. Plus an artwork created by Jacinda Ardern. Bidding reserves range from $250 to $2,000. During the exhibition you can view all of the pieces that will be auctioned AND you can also explore, and buy, artwork from over 50 other amazing artists from across Wellington.
14 Sep – 14 Oct 2018
The ‘display’ and ‘jewellery’ at this exhibition are innovatively connected to create a context of the artist intention. The artist has considered two ways of incorporating their displays: PRIVATE or PUBLIC.
The exhibition features works by current and past Handshake participants including: Nik Hanton, Katie Pascoe, Kylie Sinkovich, Kim Whalen, Sharon Fitness, Renee Bevan, Jennifer Laracy, Kristin d’Agostino/Judy Darragh, Vanessa Arthur, Lisa Higgins, Jessica Winchcombe, Karren Dale and Amanda Flood.