All the latest news, exhibitions, artists' talks, opportunities, workshops, and events.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: email@example.com
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.