The Refinery ArtSpace is committed to stimulating and strengthening the artistic and cultural life of Whakatu, supporting a diverse programme of engaging community-driven and/or contemporary exhibitions, projects and events.
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EXHIBITION -EVENT PROGRAMME to end of 2019
1 July - 3 August 2019
'Kahikatea' - Art Exhibition.
A fundraising exhibition by pupils of the Nelson Central School, year 4, 5 & 6 with works on paper, supporting their end of year camp.
'CONNECTIONS' - a juried touring exhibition by members of the Studio Art Quilt Assocaits Oceania, reflection on various meanings/interpretation of the word connections.
OPENING PREVIEW -1 July, 5:30 - 7pm. All welcome.
3 - 29 September 2019
'BILDUNGSROMAN' - Areez Katki
29 new works by the artist, developed over the past eight months while he was living and working in India. The exhibition focuses on Katki’s personal heritage, specifically in relation to Zoroastrianism and the Parsi community to which his family belongs. Through his needlework based craft practice, Katki explores third-wave diaspora and the survival of Zoroastrianism, alongside his own revelations and responses to this now-powerful minority in Mumbai.
Exhibition Catalogue: uxbridge.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Exhibition-Publication.pdf
Critical Reviews: www.pantograph-punch.com/post/areez-katki-bildungsroman
Opening to be confirmed.
1 Oktober - 9 November 2019
'RAW 2' - an Arts Council Nelson Initiative.
Call for entries is already open - see details at www.acn.org.nz/raw-2.html
11 November - 7 December 2019
Billy Apple© - Institutional Critique - Refinery ArtSpace
Some reading material here: www.thearts.co.nz/artists/billy-apple
'His Institutional Critiques represent his long-range investigations into the site-specifics, context and politics of spaces where art is exhibited. '
More details - Opening, Artist Talk to be confirmed soon.
9 December 2019 - 18 January 2020
Dii Moffat - Paintings
'Moffatt (Macandrew Bay, New Zealand) is an artist who mainly works with painting. By questioning the obvious, Moffatt finds that movement reveals the un-noticed. The artist also considers movement as a metaphor for change.
Her paintings isolate the movements of subjects and/or objects. By doing so, new sequences are created which reveal an inseparable relationship between object and hyperobject. By applying abstraction, she tries to approach a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way, likes to involve the viewer in a manner that is sometimes physical, and believes in the idea of subject following form in a work.
Her works directly respond to the surrounding environment and use everyday experiences from the artist as a starting point. Often these are framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context. With a conceptual approach, she creates intense personal moments created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles.
Her works doesn’t reference recognisable form. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted. Dii Moffatt currently lives and works in Dunedin.'
Centre for Fine Woodworking - end of Master Programme of Fine Furniture Programme.
Opening yet to be confirmed.
In our Foyer - Max mcAlpine with his year 3 project towards the Bachelor of Commercial Music,
Massey University, Wellington.
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The Refinery ArtSpace
Gallery Opening Hours
Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm
Sat 11am - 2pm
Gallery Manager Hours
Flexible, please make an appointment via contact email.
3 Halifax St, Nelson
PO Box 566, Nelson. 7040.
P: until further notice please call Arts Council Nelson landline 03 458 4640
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