Presented in partnership with the New Zealand Fashion Museum, Moana Currents: Dressing Aotearoa Now looks at Moana and Māori influences in the making of an Aotearoa style. Both emerging and established designers explore a range of themes. Curated by Doris de Pont and Dan Ahwa.
BY GREENBAY HIGHSCHOOL
This exhibition celebrates the creative talents and innovative designs produced by local students from Design and Visual Communication, Product Design and Fashion Design at Green Bay High School. Students were challenged to create design solutions for genuine clients, local community and industries, to learn how decisions are made around aesthetics, function and materials to influence final outcomes.
Shane Hollands (President, NZ Poetry Society) – Facets of life – An exhibition of oil paintings.
Jessica Shaw – Arcana – Original watercolours from the Pythonic Tarot deck.
Aaron Cheak – Hermetically unsealed – Alchemical motifs from the Rubedo Press catalogue.
Kate Kelly – Mother Aubert – Sword-dancing poetry live MC presents boundary-breaking nun, Mother Mary Joseph.
Maree Brogden – This is written by hand – Transcending mind and body through art therapy.
Gus Simonovic – Printable reality – An eye-catching arrangement of insta-poetry and images.
Arihana Taiaroa – Dreamscape exploration – Void of silence
Miriam Barr – All in boxes – Collage, ink, watercolour, and found objects create poetry art books inside discarded gift boxes.
Snoopmonster – Snooping the powerful – Scrawls and scribbles when lazy mortals sleep.
Brydee Rood – A remedy for hopelessness – Ritual gorse collection, Te Henga.
Jasmine Donald – Earthing in Te Henga – Performance video.
Ellory Elkayem – Larger than life – Short comedy-horror with mutant arachnids.
Conan Fitzpatrick – Assorted liberatory videography – May have jumped into volcanoes.
Triple FFF (Paddock Radio) – New Zealand’s very own travelling radio station.
Five Element Theory with DJ Refraction – Full-spectrum genre-bending mash-ups from off the beaten trail.
Aidan Kelly – Songs for the environment. Love, conflict, and calls to action.
Michael Vincent Sperring – Listening to the Earth – Generative chaotic composition via the manipulation of clay, tone, and timbre. Ambient and cathartic.
WORKSHOPS & ENTERTAINMENT
Triple FFF (Paddock Radio) – Operational FM transmission.
Sporadic poetry readings and open mic
Sporadic music – Five Element Theory with DJ Refraction / Michael Vincent Sperring / The Aidan Kelly Project.
The Exchange – presentation and workshop – Introducing the arts in psychology and nature, by Maree Brogden, registered art therapist.
Te Henga Studios
Titirangi Potters Club is a vibrant group, located in the Waitakere ranges, on Auckland's western fringe. The studio, situated amongst temperate rainforest, is well-equipped with kilns, wheels, and workspace. Members, both amateurs and accomplished potters, take part in local and national exhibitions throughout New Zealand, and work in a wide range of ceramic styles.
This will be demonstrated in the morning (10am), and in the afternoon there will be opportunity to have a go (1pm- 3pm).
CLASS 11 STUDENTS FUNDRAISING EXHIBITION
Class 11 students from Titirangi Rudolf Steiner School are holding an exhibition of their own artworks, ranging from watercolours, oils, charcoals and other mediums, used to express their creative vision. To help fundraise for their overseas volunteering trip next year, the students will have artworks for sale, along with delicious food and refreshments.
Drop by to watch, or book in to participate in a unique screen printing workshop facilitated by artist/designer/activist Chris McBride, where we will take a collaborative approach to designing and screen printing a poster considering our place in the Pacific and the continuation of a non-nuclear future. This workshop will act as a forerunner to our upcoming exhibition The Future of Our Kids, exploring the anti-nuclear movement in Aotearoa.
$70 – includes all materials.
Featuring Jenny Coyle's work with thrown bowls and brightly coloured totem poles for your garden, and Maria McSporran's hand-built and painted functional pottery carved in simple designs. Jenny Masterton's individually handcrafted jewellery will also be on show. A beautiful creative space where they run pottery classes for children and adults.
On both days at 12pm there will be demonstrations of pieces being thrown on the wheel.
INSTALLATION AND PERFORMANCE POETRY
Twenty-four-seven is a multi-media exhibition exploring contemporary life and the amalgamation of labour, time and round-the-clock networks. Come and join three of Tāmaki-Makaurau’s hottest performance poets in an interactive show as they weave rhythms and word-magic through this tapestry of large hanging text panels, found objects and video art.
Poetry Slam Sunday 10 November, 2 – 3pm
Exhibition runs 31 August – 17 November