Composer and performer Cory Champion works with the recording and amplification of cymbals, drums and drum machines to create fluid soundscapes, exploiting blurred textures between acoustic and synthesised sources. These percussion instruments are also amplified in the gallery space as sculptural works able to be played, continually modulating Champion’s immersive, harmonic soundscapes.
Toi Pōneke is inviting applications for WRITE ROOM - Wellington Screenwriter Residency 2019.
WRITE ROOM is an initiative in partnership with Director Rob Sarkies and Vicky Pope. Guest selector and mentor for 2019 will be producer Desray Armstrong. (Stray, Ellen is Leaving, Meathead)
This opportunity is for a Wellington-based screenwriter with a feature film project at a stage that will benefit from focused development towards completion of a draft of the script. Applications due by 22 March 2019 at 5pm.
Join Te Hau Tūtū (Independent Māori Theatre Producers Room) creatives in The Hub to hear excerpts from works in progress including:
Pakaru by Mitch Tawhi Thomas, produced by Hapai Productions, to premiere as part of Kia Mau Festival 2019. Kingdom of Women, by Nancy Brunning, Hapai Productions. Hide the Dog, co-written by Jamie McCaskill and Nathan Maynard (Tasmania), Tikapa Productions.
Back by popular demand, 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.
A practical workshop for emerging artists, Jo Randerson from Barbarian Productions, will share her expertise on the skills needed to survive as a self-employed artist including, marketing yourself as an independent artist, negotiating contracts, hourly rates, fees, writing budgets, applying for funding, and making a living as an artist.
Splendor presents over 300 events annually, and is considered an alternative central-nervous-system for Dutch music. This presentation will explore Splendor’s innovative approaches to sustainability, financial models, collective thinking, and the challenge of running a musician-run venue without “programmers”.
The Performance Arcade team are back at Toi Pōneke Arts Centre. As part of our support and opportunities programme, Toi Pōneke is sponsoring office space for this iconic Wellington festival. The team will be working in Project Room 29 from Sept until 17 March 2019.
Toi Pōneke Arts Centre and New Zealand School of Music – Te Kōki are excited to announce Cory Champion as the recipient of the Toi Pōneke NZSM Sound Art Residency 2018-19.
Over the summer Champion will be developing a performance work that aims to dissolve and augment the drum set while abstracting the roles of the audience, participant, improviser, or performer.
Listening to Yourself Listening is a solo exhibition by Blake Johnston, exploring a new approach to sound art. Johnston has generated a series of new works that create meta-perceptual experiences, inviting the audience to turn their attention back to themselves and meditate on their own subjective experience.
Toi Pōneke is proud to support Te Hau TūTū, an independent Māori Theatre Producers’ Room, established at Te Hau Kainga, Mount Cook, Wellington.
Toi Pōneke Gallery is calling for proposals with a Māori kaupapa from Wellington curators and artists for an exhibition at Toi Pōneke Gallery during the Matariki festival in 2019.
The BUMP (Barbarian Uprising Mentorship Programme) is a new partnership initiative between Barbarian Productions and Toi Pōneke Arts Centre designed to empower artists to upskill in their creative careers through hands-on work on industry projects.
Join a discussion on options for pathways to artists’ employment and past schemes. Sharing and networking across the arts, our mission: to empower artists to create work as part of Wellington City. Hosted by Toi Pōneke Arts Centre and Urban Dreams Monthly.
Te reo Māori, like any language is important to the vitality and meaning of culture. The exhibition Te reo Pākehā asks how we understand these meanings when looking at Te reo Māori as a non-Māori or as a Māori disconnected from learning the language in the home? Working across installation and painting, artists Martin Awa Clarke Langdon and Elliot Collins converse and reflect on the power of language, place and variation of 'meanings' we have access to.
Toi Pōneke and the New Zealand School of Music are pleased to announce the third annual Sound Art Residency, with a call for proposals.
Magnetic North, Playwrights' Studio, Scotland and Playmarket New Zealand are delighted to announce that playwright, theatre-maker, actor and musician Morna Young has been selected for the second year of an international exchange between the two countries. Morna will be hosted as a Playwright-in-Residence by BATS Theatre and Toi Põneke Arts Centre in Wellington, New Zealand.
Director Sam Trubridge invites artists, audiences, and the creative community to give feedback on The Performance Arcade 2018 presentation, and participate in discussions around 2019. Find out how you can be involved, and what our plans are for this event in its ninth annual presentation. As part of our support and opportunities programme, Toi Pōneke sponsored office space for The Performance Arcade, 2018.
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.
Toi Pōneke is pleased to announce the recipient of our inaugural Visual Arts Residency, Johanna Mechen. Working in video and photography, Johanna’s recent work has focused on engagement and participation with a site and its community in order to tell ecological, historical, and cultural stories. Johanna’s project involves exploring a domestic site, motherhood and connection to place.
The Future is Indigenous - The tyranny of distance no longer keep indigenous artists apart - korero and collaboration are more commonplace and indigenous led platforms are establishing themselves around the globe. "Indigenous" is now a word used more widely in the mainstream and we are being courted by the establishment to join them. But what does this mean for established artists?
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.
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.
Call for Applications: Barbarian Uprising Mentorship Programme (BUMP). A partnership between Toi Pōneke Arts Centre and Barbarian Productions to develop a sustainable, strong Wellington arts industry. BUMP is a joint partnership designed to empower artists to reach the next stage of their creative careers, through hands-on work in the industry on live projects.