This collection presents Wallace Crossman's work from the One Tree Hill College art collection alongside distinctive examples from Sandy Adsett, Robin White and Haare Williams, four artists significant for their contributions to both art and education in Aotearoa.
The terms outsider, insider and mainstream art are not in the vocabulary of the group of art makers with intellectual disabilities from A Supported Life’s ‘two4nine’ creative space in West Auckland. Their art is direct, delightful and provocative visual expression in paint, thread and clay of their unique view of the world they inhabitant.
As an annual update on the state of ceramic practices in Aotearoa, the Portage Ceramic Awards provides insights on current directions and future possibilities. Established in 2001, the awards are a hallmark event for the New Zealand ceramics community, showcasing some of the best contemporary work, and serving as a platform for dialogue about developments in the ceramics field.
The Burning Hours focuses on works made between 2014-2016, showing audiences what happens when Bush pushes her compositional limits and uses the entire surface of the paper. This recent body of work is rich with detail – each surface, of gouache and gold, is filled with references to illuminated manuscripts, Persian miniatures, European art history and modern life.
Ornamental Residue originates from a study into the typology of brooches. For this series, Melbourne-based jeweller Manon van Kouswijk creates and extends iconic brooch forms and motifs from the history of jewellery.
Modernism, a slippery art historical trajectory to describe, could most simply be understood as a path away from representation. As a philosophy, though, modernism could also be thought of as a committed desire to break with tradition in order to herald in new ideas and encourage individual freedom. Pocket Histories brings together artists who are interested in both understandings...
Using only wood and paint, artist Glen Hayward constructs a wall of concrete blocks to sit a series of pre-existing objects for Te Uru’s front Window Space. These recognisable builder’s objects – including a beer bottle, lunchbox, cigarettes and hard hat – point to the mode of their own construction and labour intensive origins.
Auckland Arts Festival and Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery present an interactive survey exhibition on the sonic innovations and invented instruments of renowned art/music ensemble From Scratch, including six performances by the latest incarnation of the group.
In this exhibition Fickling presents a display of carefully sculpted paper creatures - part animal, part machine - of a fictional era inspired by industrial design. The still and stark white paper gives way to imagined colours, movements and interactions between the underwater beings swimming through the exhibition space.