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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
On the art of keeping in business: the realities of the business of being an independent artist. We introduce two artists, Sasha Copland and Kerry Ann Lee, who are both interested in working in a variety of different ways with the public and communities.
The deadline for proposals closed on 7 May. Thank you to everyone who made a submission. We will be announcing the Toi Pōneke Visual Artist in Residence over the next few weeks.
Toi Pōneke is calling for proposals from visual artists for our 2018 Visual Arts Residency. We are looking for applications from Wellington-based artists. This 12 week residency culminates in the exhibition of a new body of work at Toi Pōneke Gallery in October 2018.
With support from Toi Pōneke, the successful candidate will undertake a 12-week residency and commit to a focused block of writing on their screenplay. The screenwriter will be provided with a studio space, stipend, and experienced creative support.
WRITE ROOM is a Toi Pōneke initiative in partnership with Director Rob Sarkies and Producer Vicky Pope. This residency recognises the challenges for New Zealand screenwriters to create space in their lives to write and find a place to do their work. Harry Meech is our 2018 screenwriter in residence.
Working with other industries and groups - what is the potential for residences or having artists embedded in different spaces in the city? We welcome you bring your lunch and join us for networking, discussion, and a conversation with theatremaker Leo Gene Peters and artist Julian Priest.
HANDSHAKE 4 is the fourth iteration of the unique mentor/exhibition project that originated in 2011. The HANDSHAKE project supports New Zealand jewellery artists, allowing them to develop ideas and artworks for a succession of national and international exhibitions with the assistance of a chosen mentor.