Ngā mihi o te tau hou ki a koe, we are looking forward to 2022 at Refinery ArtSpace. Kicking it off with our old friends Centre for Fine Woodworking, the maestros of modern timber design. Emerge is a slightly different show in that it incorporates aspects of two new projects; one is the mentoring of a new generation of teachers and the other is the launch of the Thorkild Hansen Scholarship Programme with details of how you may be able to help support this project and his wonderful legacy at the centre. We are lucky enough to have some of Thorkild's work as well as the finest doggy day bed that ever was by Louise Fuller and Robert Godoy from the Emerging Tutor Programme. Emerge is in exhibition until 22nd January.
The ethereal sentinels of Taarn Scott's Shifting/ Outlining Channels denote 'drawing with a greater physical presence'. They will be holding space until January 22nd. Stay tuned for some further opportunities to engage with Taarn and the practise of textural rubbings.
Stuff to look forward to...
We are eagerly awaking the triumphant return of Wāhine to Whakatū and the stories of wāhine toa that have been collected by Loren Pasquir since it has been on tour of Te Wai Pounamu. Lotus Eaters Lullaby brings together selected works from enigmatic installation artist Lee Woodman created during the last two years. Homer's Odyssey describes the blissful forgetfulness that overcame the 'Lotus Eaters', the large gallery will be an oasis of contemplation to lose yourself in as Woodman's hypnotic works artfully come together. Malsha Ariyawansa will be bringing her colourful work depicting Sri Lankan temple paintings to the Refinery in her first solo exhibition. Ariyawansa paints on unconventional found materials giving her work an interesting dimension.
Looking further into the future...
RAW 22. Work Outside the Edge 22nd February - 19th March. An Arts Council Nelson initiative showcasing work created by people from around the country who have no formal or traditional art training that express individuality and inventiveness that are ‘RAW’ – uncooked by cultural and artistic influences. Go to the RAW 22 page on our website for entry details. http://www.acn.org.nz/raw-22.html
Changing Threads Contemporary Fibre Textile Award 25th Mar - 23rd April
The search is again on for original work from artists stretching the boundaries of fibre and textiles. Arts Council Nelson invite entries until the closing date of February 23rd 2022. Check our page http://www.acn.org.nz/changing-threads.html for entry details and further announcements about our judges and major prizes.
We may have a few delightful surprises pop up in the gallery for summer and autumn. Stay tuned...
kia kite wawe koe
See you soon.