Really looking forward to working on a new suite of works and schedule of exhibitions at the studio and a quiet pop up in downtown Auckland. The 2021 Art Map is underway and exciting new shows at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery!
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So looking forward to getting back in the studio again, it’s been so busy over these last few weeks. It has flown by in its own strange way. As we all move onto the next stage of this journey, stay safe, be kind, create!
In other news: as you know some of my paintings are a bit large! So I’ve been producing a selection of postcards, a few ‘transportable moments in time/a landscape’ ‘takeaway versions 🙂 available at the studio and at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery#studiodays#waihekesummer#alotmoretoexplore
Hey there! What a week! After experiencing last weeks strange skies here, from over 2,000 kms away, hearts and hands go out to Australia, where the bush-fires are still raging. I can’t knit, (yet:)) so all works are on summer sale, (making room for a new suite of paintings over 2020) and all proceeds towards WIRES. https://www.wires.org.au/
It’s that time of the year again when we’re planning for the summer season over here on Waiheke, kicking off with a special double page map of the island in the Waiheke Weekender featuring artists studios and galleries along with the vineyards, olive groves and other activities.
Waiheke is becoming known now as an Island of Art. The 2020 Art Map is soon underway ready later in the year with an exhibition up at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery.
The studio & gallery up at Trig Hill Base Camp will be open 11 – 4, Sunday – Tuesday, from Labour Weekend however feel free to ring on 021 887819 to arrange a visit outside of those hours.
Summer on the Island! – ‘Artlounge Long Afternoons’: enjoy a relaxed visit to the studio followed by music, sundowners and stargazing into the evening. Dates TBC
Summer in the City! – A selection of works will be travelling to Auckland for display so watch this space for more images and details.
Meanwhile check out Reclaim To Fame up at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery, and exhibitions at the Red Shed, Space and others. Reclaim to Fame follows the members show where ‘Where is the Safe Harbour – a quiet comment on climate change and avarice in the company of a volcano’ was exhibited.
All of a sudden it’s winter, following a full on summer of island creativity with Perpetual Guardian Sculpture On The Gulf, Sculpt Oneroa, a wonderful selection of exhibitions at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery, other gallery spaces and studios on Waiheke.
One of the stunning pieces from Sculpure on the Gulf, Te Werowero – The Ongoing Challenge, a bronze sculpture created by Waiheke artist, Chris Bailey was successfully secured by the island community and stays at the wharf greeting visitors and residents alike at the entryway to the island. Check out the story here: Te Werowero
April was spent in Norfolk UK, experiencing a gorgeous spring there taking in the famous Norfolk ‘light’ and viewing a lot of the local art. Spent two full days at the Sainsbury Centre which was very stimulating and inspiring, especially the current Magnum exhibition “The Body Observed’
This year the Winter Arts Festival over Queens Birthday Weekend took a break as it’s been ten years since the first one. Many of the island artists however had their studios open over the long weekend including us up here on a beautiful quiet Monday. (see the link above)
Studio hours are still Monday & Tuesdays 11 – 4 although it pays to check in with a phone call first in case we’re out and about doing winter jobs during these shorter days.
We’re busy prepping for the Winter exhibition inspired by Matariki! so visit this page again soon for more updates – very exciting! If you would like to exhibit in the gorgeous Little Room, just drop us a line at email@example.com.
Recently we checked out this excellent performance REMOTE at Artworks, sumptuous one off fantastic opportunity to be able to experience such a creative and stimulating show here on Waiheke.
And then Yeehaaarrrrr…! Toppies are heading for the hills – our Waiheke hills, nestled in the ampitheatre of Ranghoua Estate 30 March, Tickets available now
This week hours at the Studio are Sunday afternoon, Monday 11th March 11 – 5. Lots to do working towards the exhibition Sea Conversations coming up later in April. It’ll be an interactive interesting show including a variety of works and activities. Better get going – have a great week!
Happy New Year everyone! – what a summer it’s been so far, glorious weather and busy!
The exhibition Waiheke Unwrapped at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery was a great success for many of the artists listed on the 2019 Waiheke Art Map, with huge visitor numbers to the gallery and more trekking around the island to visit us working in our studios! There are new exhibitions on there now – Pathways to Paradise and Ahakoa He Iti He Pounamu, stunning – don’t miss them!
This just a short entry today as have to get back up the hill for another Studio Tuesday (open 11 – 4) as well as prepping the rest of the summer events and new works in progress!
Sightlines Unseen (far right) in exhibition Waiheke Unwrapped late 2018 into January 2019 – SOLD