Exhibitions previously held at Toi Pōneke
On his 50th birthday, artist Bryce Galloway got his first tattoo and posted a bandmates wanted flyer. four songs, played twice revisits this mid-life crisis story and the nine bands Galloway started that year.
Haukāinga, True people/Home is a curated exhibition drawn from the Wellington City Council’s City Art Collection.
EOmma is a series of sculptural works by Emerita Baik exploring an emotive response of people living with a language barrier.
Rauropi [ I II III ] is an installation by Jason Wright, made up of a series of object integrated sound sculptures.
A poetry reading as part of the exhibition Ghosts, floating by Briana Jamieson. George Banach Salas, Maisie Chilton Tressler, Alice Fennessy, Joy Holley, Lizzie Murray, Jane Paul and Briana Jamieson, will read pieces of writing reflecting on thoughts of friendship.
Ghosts, floating is an autobiographical exhibition of paintings, poems and small sculptures by Wellington artist Briana Jamieson that form abstract and personal shrines to people and experiences.
Rebecca Hasselman’s solo exhibition, Suspended Terrain, explores ways that a thoughtful connection to the land can be articulated through paint.
The Modern Alpha is a series of hyper-detailed illustrative works by Wellington artist Hannah Salmon, satirising dominant political and ideological systems that promote oppression, competition and financial gain.
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.
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Johanna Mechen’s exhibition Sonorous Shadow the culmination of her 12 week Visual Arts residency at Toi Pōneke.
The Future is Death, curated by Leilani Sio aka Panda, asks what place migrant people have in a colonised land. Emerging Pasifika artists reimagine a new existence for their people.
An exhibition of virtual reality artwork by Claire Hughes with soundtrack by Isaac Lundy
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.
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.