Toi Pōneke Arts Centre is a creative space where the city's arts communities interact, produce innovative works, teach and exhibit in the heart of Wellington.
Anti-body aims to draw lines between the conflicting intimacy we feel towards an increasingly technological landscape and our innate desire to be connected to our earth.
Gloaming explores chromatic transformation - the time between day and night - through a series of observational watercolour paintings and writings by Chora Luz Carleton.
At gloaming, a strange light obscures our perceptions, colours transfigure into shadowy masses. This state of transition changes our mental perception and focus: our world becomes a smaller more intimate space, and the darkness looming beyond calls the imagination.
This exhibition celebrates the growing dimness over the colder months. Carleton extenuates the lighting conditions within the gallery as if it were dusk. The paintings, combined with readings of observational poetry, explore the connection between perception, understanding, and communication of space, colour, light and sense.
Want to learn Te Reo? / Kei te pirangi koe i te ako reo Māori? Toi Pōneke Arts Centre is offering a subsidised 14 week Te Reo Māori course from 11 June – 10 September 2018. Taught by Peta Kirikiri (Māori Mai), this programme is perfect for those that have had little to no previous experience with Te Reo Māori.
Poet, musician and best selling author Dominic Hoey, is running a one day creative writing workshop at Toi Pōneke Arts Centre. Dominic has been running the workshops, entitled Learn To Write Good, for three years working with over 100 writers. They cover the fundamentals of creative writing and are open to everyone from poets to song writers to journalists to novelists.