Wednesday 9 August, 5.30pm Join Edith Amituanai and students from Kimi Ora Community School as they share their experiences from the #keeponkimiora residency and the development of their exhibition. Free, no booking required.
Friday 15 September, 5.30pm | Join us to celebrate the opening of new exhibition, 'Everyday Lines'. Showing in all galleries until 26 November 2017 Everyday Lines showcases art that interrogates and highlights the everyday, pushing objects that are usually considered for their utilitarian function into an art form. Each artist’s practice is integral in their treatment of the everyday object, and produce different ways in which the object can be understood. Some artists make artwork from everyday items, such as Gaby Montejo, Bill Culbert and Steve Carr. Others, like Joanna Margaret Paul and Erica van Zon, explore the routineness of everyday chores, such as washing or cleaning, as the inspiration behind their art. Artists Madeleine Child, Dane Mitchell and Marita Hewitt create artwork that so closely replicates ordinary objects that looking becomes the focus. This exhibition hopes to enlighten its audience to the nuances of the everyday that often go unnoticed by us, and seeks to make us think twice about these everyday objects.
Ariā can be defined as the physical representation of an atua (ancestor with continuing influence). These influential characters could manifest as all types of supernatural beings, deities or guardians. This work represents the intrinsic connections between whenua (land/site) and atua.