At Refinery Art Space - only one more week to 'consume' these three installation based shows by three local artists.
Feel, listen, think. Three key words that describe well these offerings and what it means to be human.
Left to right: May it be Jane Tan with 'Every Thread I ever...' [feel], or John Cohen-Du Four with 'Sonic Tarot' [listen] or Maggy Johnston 'Our Place Our Time' [think].
We welcome Georgie Merry in our Foyer Gallery with her work 'Submerging Artist'.
A wonderful collection of Limited Edition prints and other trinkets.
Georgie Merry is currently completing her studies at the Learning Connection in Wellington.
In the artist's words...
'Making things allows me to put things out into the world gently.
I feel less pressure communicating through visual art.
I am slowly learning to navigate sadness & frustration in our social and political existence & in the world or close by.
Accepting that life and being valuable, is not about happiness, or being loved by/ loving everyone I meet.
This multi-media collection of works are conversations with myself and reflections of what I see. A commentary on identity, politics, and life in a world where we are constantly reminded that the end is nigh. This collection is inspired by the internet, magazines, commedia dell'arte and political newspaper cartoons.'
It feels like an archeological adventure - uncovering stories from the past, now being retold. We are looking forward to welcome Billy Apple in the near future. Please keep updated with our 2019/20 programme starting July - we hope it will be feast, with varied topics, media - a little for everyone. www.acn.org.nz/the-refinery-artspace.html
Meet the artists Saturday 11 May, 1 to 2pm. These upcoming three shows, by three local artists have a mutual concept, the Human conditions within our environment.
'Sonic Tarot' by John Cohen-Du Four offers a listening experience in the aim to allow for a meditative moment. Maybe come with a question to encounter how sound is an essential tool connecting our brain waves for a heightened perception of our inner surroundings and quests.
Three shows, three local artists, from May 8. Meet the artists Saturday 1 to 2pm. The underlying concept of these three shows is the Human Conditions within our environment.
Here Jane Tan 'Every thread I ever...', a body of work with a dedicated focus on breaking down, altering, renewing and reassembling correlations to 'altered states' or 'shifting, change' through life's passage as an individual and a parent.
Three exhibitions, three local artists with a mutual underlying concept - The Human Conditions within our environment. Meet the artist, Saturday 11 May 1 to 2pm.
Here Maggy Johnston with 'Our Place Our Time', as the artists states, a commentary on the importance for people world wide to consider their behaviours and changing such to improve the health of our planet'.
We are very excited for our very own Billy Apple Intervention here at the Refinery ArtSpace.
We would like to extend our congratulations to all the finalists [in no particular order]: Christine Wingels [Tasman], Larisse Hall [Nelson], Madaleine Trigg [Wellington], Philippa Doyle [Wellington], Sally Reynolds [Tasman], Maggy Johnston [Tasman], Ailie Snow [Auckland], Mikaela Marshall [Christchurch], Colleen Plank [Nelson], Chrissie Cleary [Tasman], Aylsn Midgelow-Marsden [Auckland], Clare Plug [Napier], Janet Perrior [Tasman], Rosie White [Wellington], Marion Manson [Hamilton], Merrilyn George [Ohakune], Tanya Doty [Tasman], Sue Connolly [Timaru], Penny Jameson [Christchurch], Lane Hawkins [Nelson], Tish North [Nelson], Laurel L Barr [Wellington], Jill Richards [Nelson], Christine McGuigan [Tasman], Tahlia King [Christchurch], Sarah Arnold & Catharine Salmon [Tasman/Nelson], Lee Harper [Christchurch], Helen Beaven [Wellington], Rowena Lukomska [Tasman], Lois Parish Evans [Tauranga], Chloe Rose Taylor [Wellington], Emily Crooks [Dunedin], Leanne Rogerson [Auckland], Marilyn Rea-Menzies [Christchurch], Cathy Kenkel [Auckland], Sarah Pumphrey [Tasman], Heidi Monks [Hamilton], Gaelynne Pound [Nelson] and Lynn Nunn [Waitomo].
The show is on until 24 April 1pm. We are closed Good Friday, but open Easter Saturday and Easter Monday 11am to 2pm.
Contemporary Fibre Art Awards 2019, presented by Arts Council Nelson
From Top Left to right:
- The award sponsored by Bernina NZ for a work of the mist creative use of a sewing machine goes to Rosie White (Wellington) with 'Structures 1, 2 and 3' (image Structure 1).
- The award sponsored by Nelson City Council for the most creative entry with a twist on a traditional technique goes to Sarah Pumphrey (Tasman) 'Three Hundred and Sixty Three' (image, detail)
- The award sponsored by Debbie Copper Real Estate for a work of creative excellence goes to Clare Plug (Napier) with 'Arctic Series: Retreated'
Bottom row, left to right:
- The award sponsored by Dame Suzie Moncrieff and Creative Journeys Workshop for a work that captures the spirit of the show goes to Chloe Rose Taylor (Wellington) for 'Deep Fried' (image, detail).
- Nelson Regional Award, sponsored by Broomfields & Co and NZ Textile Experiences - for the most creative entry by a Nelson/Tasman artist goes to Sarah Arnold and Catharine Salmon for their work that seeks to articulate the sorrow of Mothers, Sisters and Wives of 16 young soldiers from the Motupiko Valley who died in WW 1. (Image, detail of their installation)
Further thanks to Ronnie Martin [Creative Director, selector, judge], Jo Kinross [selector], Lloyd Harwood [admin, selector, judge], Heidi Lucas [admin] and the guest judge Sarah McClintock. And everyone who helped on the set up day and offered their help for the award/opening night. The showcase of finalists and award recipients is on until 24 April [closed Easter weekend]. Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday 11am - 2pm.
Gala Preview and Award presentation tonight, 5:30pm. Show of Award Winners and Finalists runs until 24 April. Notewe are closed over Easter 19 - 22 April.
image credit: work on invite by Maggy Johnston 'The Way We Were'. More details on Winner soon on www.acn.org.nz/changing-threads-2019.html