All the latest news, exhibitions, artists' talks, opportunities, workshops, and events.
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.
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.
The Toi Pōneke Art Market is back for CubaDupa, bustling with local artists bringing their goods to Abel Smith Street.
Announcing this year's line up on the Toi Pōneke Stage for CubaDupa.
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.
Toi Pōneke Arts Centre is inviting artists and designers to submit a design for a public artwork on the East building at 61 Abel Smith Street, pictured below left. An artist’s fee of $5,000 is available to support one proposal from an arts/design practitioner that fulfils the criteria outlined in the project brief.
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
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. This opportunity is for a Wellington-based screenwriter with a feature film script at a stage that will benefit from development.
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.
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.
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.
Toi Pōneke has been thrilled to host Everybody Cool Lives Here as part of our community arts residency, July-December 2017.
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.
A collection of works from leading Māori and Pacific artists inhabit Toi Pōneke Gallery alongside a virtual showcase of Taonga from The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.
Whether you write songs, poetry or prose this two day, super relaxed course with poet, author, and musician Dominic Hoey will help you find your voice.
A panel discussion where Lisa Munnelly, Emma Febvre Richards and Maria O’Toole reflect upon the role of conversation, connectedness, and collaboration within contemporary drawing practice.
In Dirty Edges / Clean Lines, line ventures out into the white expanse, feeling its way around the paper.