Thursday 2 November 2017, 6.30-7.30pm | We invite you and your whānau to celebrate the opening of #keeponkimiora at Flaxmere Community Centre, 30 Swansea Road, Flaxmere with us. #keeponkimiora was exhibited at the art gallery June-September this year and presents artworks created during the residency of artist Edith Amituanai at Kimi Ora Community School.
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.
Sunday 6 August, 10am-1pm Join award-winning photographer, videographer and sculptor Jeff Drabble, to learn new photographic techniques to improve your still-life and portrait photography. Bring 2-3 examples of your work to discuss with Jeff and a camera or cellphone to take photos. For 12 years and over, any skill level. $20 per person, includes morning tea, booking required.