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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Works For Loudspeakers returns to Toi Pōneke Gallery for No. 11, showcasing new sound-based compositions by emerging and established composers in a friendly, close-listening environment. All welcome.
Toi Pōneke partnered with Dance Aotearoa New Zealand (DANZ) to offer a programme of free dance workshops covering a diverse range of dance styles for the public to ‘give dance a go’.
Lavie Raven, is here on a Fulbright Scholarship to study the intersection of Hip Hop activism and Māori culture. Raven will give a talk in Toi Pōneke's HUB to share his music, illuminate his writing projects and experiences of hiphop activism. Local Dj Kerb will also be spinning some beats for the night.
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.
For CubaDupa 2017, Toi Pōneke presents a Music Stage and Art Market. Come and experience the finest talent, local DJs and electronica fused performances, featuring Tiki Taane, Rhombus in Dub, A Girl Named Mo, The Audio Mechanics, and more.
Join artist Alice Alva for an afternoon of embroidery and discussion around the themes, ideas and methods behind her work for Under/Over.
Alice Alva presents Over/Under, an exhibition investigating the physical connections between traditions of textile and pattern making, domestic crafts, ornamentation and decoration.
Join curator Louise Rutledge and artists in a discussion about works from the City Art Collection in "Take that which has passed." A catalogue featuring commissioned responses to the works in the exhibition will also be launched at this event.
Drawing from Council's City Art Collection, Take that which has passed focuses on six contemporary artists’ responses to the ways in which knowledge is held, collected and communicated.
Environmental sound composer Thomas Voyce brings an 8-channel (octophonic) speaker system to Toi Pōneke Gallery for an immersive surround sound listening experience.
Choreographers Holly Newsome and Samuel Hall, alongside producer Brynne Tasker-Poland, spent three weeks at Toi Pōneke developing two new works, Incognito and Subsequent Slavery, performed at the 2017 Fringe Festival.