All the latest news, exhibitions, artists' talks, opportunities, workshops, and events.
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.
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.
Join a discussion with Mayor Justin Lester on the issues facing artists who are living and working in Wellington.
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.
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.
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.
Announcing this year's line up on the Toi Pōneke Stage for CubaDupa.
The Toi Pōneke Art Market is back for CubaDupa, bustling with local artists bringing their goods to Abel Smith Street.
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.
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.
All are invited to attend the closing of Flo Wilson and Olivia Webb’s latest exhibition Attunement. The new works presented in this show were made during their time in the 2017-18 Toi Pōneke Arts Centre and New Zealand School of Music sound art residency. The closing event will feature a live performance by Flo and Olivia.
Toi Pōneke Arts Centre and the New Zealand School of Music warmly invite you to join with sound artists in residence - Flo Wilson and Olivia Webb - as they discuss their time spent in the residency, and details of their exhibition Attunement.
All are welcome. Bring your questions!
All are invited to attend free public workshops run by summer sound artists in residence Flo Wilson and Olivia Webb.
Flo and Olivia will run two workshops over Monday 22 + 29 January 2018. Each workshop is 2-hours long (starting at 2pm).
Spaces are limited so sign up quickly to either or both workshops by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Flo Wilson and Olivia Webb join forces as Wellington’s 2017-18 Toi Pōneke / New Zealand School of Music sound artists in residence. Their exhibition Attunement features new sound and performance works that explore the voice and identity.
The Performance Arcade team have landed at Toi Pōneke Arts Centre. As part of our support and opportunities programme, Toi Pōneke is excited to sponsor office space for this iconic Wellington festival. The team will be working in Project Room 29 from now until 9 March 2018.
As part of our support and opportunities programme, Toi Pōneke is thrilled to be sponsoring dance studio hire for dance theatre company, House of Sand.
The company are working on a new show, FEAR OF EGGS, which will premiere at BATS Theatre from 20-24 March, as part of the 2018 NZ Fringe Festival.
The Toi Two Hundy is back for its 3rd year, showcasing great art at an affordable price.
An invitation to artists of all kinds to join for a BYO lunch. Guest speakers: Claire Mabey and Andrew Laking (Pirate & Queen) producers of Litcrawl and Lōemis on creating platforms across arts disciplines.
After the success of the 2017 residency, Toi Pōneke is proud to offer two dance practitioners a chance to take bold risks and test something fresh in Wellington's hottest stomping ground: NZ Fringe.
Flo Wilson and Olivia Webb join forces as Toi Pōneke and New Zealand School of Music sound artists in residence this summer. Their newly formed collaboration brings together their respective performative, sound and installation based art practices.
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).
Works For Loudspeakers showcases new sound-based compositions by emerging and established composers in a friendly, close-listening environment. All welcome.
This new body of work from Gina Matchitt discusses issues of disparity and inequality, namely, Pakeha privilege and Māori disadvantage in New Zealand society.
Join us for a talk with the artists Aliyah Winter, Nathaniel Gordon-Stables, Margot Mills and Laura Duffy facilitated by Izzy O'Neil.
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.
Do you want to diversify your income streams? Do you have an idea of how your organisation could generate additional revenue but don’t know how to get started? Come and find out about The Toi Pōneke - Growing Income Streams Programme.
Floor talk with the artists, Astrid Visser and Alexia George, supported by Psychology-Neurocience and Ortho-Bionomy specialist Tiffany Beese.
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.
Poppy Lekner's exhibition Horizons uses camera-less photography to playfully question scientific approaches to photography and documentation.
Toi Pōneke and the New Zealand School of Music are pleased to announce the second annual Sound Art Residency, with a call for proposals.