Exhibitions previously held at Toi Pōneke
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.
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.
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.
Tread Softly is a collaboration between photographer Tom Hoyle and choreographer Sacha Copland.As the days grow shorter Autumn will spread throughout the gallery and dancers will capture moments of abandon in and amongst falling leaves.
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.
Something in mind is an exhibition of new paintings by Yvette Velvin that considers objects; tiny, beautiful things, recognisable and comfortably familiar, rendered with oils on clay, timber and linens.
The Toi Two Hundy is back for its 3rd year, showcasing great art at an affordable price.
Kirsty Lillico presents an installation of large fabric banners, based on Google Earth views of the Canterbury Plains (Kā Pākihi whakatekateka a Waitaha) and the Mackenzie Basin (Te Manahuna).
This new body of work from Gina Matchitt discusses issues of disparity and inequality, namely, Pakeha privilege and Māori disadvantage in New Zealand society.
This group of dynamic emerging Wellington based artists question how we consider intimacy, relationships, gender and sexuality, and how we become possible and known to each other, and to ourselves.
Informed by research into neuroscience, artists Astrid Visser and Alexia George delve into the workings of the mind through the creation of sculptural and wearable forms alongside moving image.
Isabella Loudon’s hand-formed concrete and fabric sculptures perceive vulnerability at the edge of collapse. I do not want to be a fool humours the risks the artist takes to push the material to its limits.
In Dirty Edges / Clean Lines, line ventures out into the white expanse, feeling its way around the paper.
Form and space are subtly manipulated in Between Moods. Artists Tyler Jackson, Josephine Jelicich and Lauren Redican create minimal sculptures and wall works that gently nudge viewers towards a more intimate relationship with their surroundings.
Alice Alva presents Over/Under, an exhibition investigating the physical connections between traditions of textile and pattern making, domestic crafts, ornamentation and decoration.