Thursday, October 19, 2017

Love in a Mist: Belinda Griffiths

‘Love in a Mist’ 
The native Nursery Web Spider creates her delicate cocoon-like webs, not to capture her prey, but as a way of sheltering and shielding her young until they are big enough to fend for themselves
Belinda uses these temporary translucent structures as a lens through which to examine the shifting dynamics of life and family.                                                                                                                                                                                                
21 October  – 5 November
Hours: 11 – 2pm Monday to Friday & 11 – 3pm Sat/Sun
Opening: Friday 20 Oct 5-8pm

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Out of Order: Caroline Griffin, Lucy Pierpoint and Sarah Walker-Holt

'Out of Order', a group show of Contemporary makers whose work challenges the preconceived order of what jewellery is.

A re-ordering of the expected value system by utilising materials not generally associated with 'bling', along with expectations of how jewellery is worn, can be found in this eclectic show.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Cast of Mind: Joanna Fieldes

Paratutae Island, (guarding the northern shores of the Manukau Harbour), 2017

Cast of Mind
11 Sept - 14 Oct 2017
Opening 10.30-2pm Saturday 9 Sept 

Artist Talk: 11.30am Sat 14 Oct 

Papakura Art Gallery
10 Averill Street

Monday–Friday: 9am–5pm
Saturday: 10am–2pm

Papakura Art Gallery;

'Joanna Fieldes oil paintings are selected from the last 10 years of her art practice. Recent works are based on both south and west Auckland, and are accompanied by works depicting landscapes further afield. In Fieldes’ landscapes, animated figures, such as birds or rabbits interact with ceramic vessels. The figures sit inside ceramics, and at times become one with them. A myriad of gravy jugs, urns or egg cups become containers for history and for ideas. The scenarios depicted are a mix of historical ‘truths’ and fanciful, surrealist visions. Fieldes’ cast of characters emerges from landscapes which are based on her memory of places in New Zealand.'

Excerpt taken from Taking History for a Walk, Joanna Fieldes’ explores truth and vision

Public Programme
Join exhibiting artist Joanna Fieldes In conversation with guests; Cameron Brown, Forth generation New Zealand potter. Finn McCahon-Jones Curator/Director of Te Toi Uku, Crown Lynn & Clay Museum and Kara Oosterman of The Papakura Museum. Saturday 14th of October at 11.30am. This is a free event held during the Papakura Street Art Festival Saturday 14th October 11.30am – 12.30pm inside gallery two of the Papakura Art Gallery.

Friday, August 25, 2017

tête-à-tête: artHAUS Orakei

tête-à-tête is about the exchange between people/objects. The literal translation is, head to head and is a private conversation between two people.In this exhibition we are looking at the transmission of information and how it can be taken or mistaken. Each artist has taken this and their own tête-à-tête between themselves and the work they have created 

Toni Mosley

Jo Raill

Jo Raill

Janet Hafoka, Detail

Janet Hafoka

Photo credit: Margaret Bray

Sandy littlejohns-Clark

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Sarah Walker-Holt: Munich Jewellery Week

Sarah Walker-Holt, When is a Singlet not a Singlet? Neckware, 2017

Cotton, Electrical wire, Wooden lid, Brass, Laminate 

When is a Singlet not a Singlet? Incorporating textiles into my work allows for an investigation into hybridising something that can initially be understood as a garment but then also as a piece of jewellery or wearable object. A space between garment and jewellery that is fickle.

HANDSHAKE meets DIALOGUE COLLECTIVE “It Will All Come Out In The  Wash” (10-12 March 2017, 12.00-19.00). Collaboration exhibition with the London-  based Dialogue Collective group. 
LOT62-Schleissheimenr Str. 62, 80799 Munich.    
OPENING night: Thurs 9 March 2017 (17.00- 20.00)