Proposal to commission artwork for Regional Renal Centre Waiora Waikate Hospital campus.
The centre opened in November 2012 and is located at the eastern end of the campus. This new ‘fit to purpose’ facility caters for renal patients from the central North Island who come for dialysis treatment.
The facility retains the sense of community the staff have managed to create over the years. This is the central service for the Midland DHB region which includes Lakes, Bay of Plenty, Tairawhiti and Taranaki DHBs. Patients come into the service for anywhere between 6 months to 20 years, and therefore by managing the life term of these patients a real sense of family and involvement is created.
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Fresh Gallery Otara 10 May – 11 August 2013 Shop 5/46 Fairmall, Otara Town Centre
Fresh Gallery Otara featured artists;
Rigo 23, mounir fatmi, Makeshift, Emory Douglas, Wayne Youle and Keg de Souza.
11 May. 10.15am.
Artists Keg de Souza, Wayne Youle, Rigo 23, and Emory Douglas talk about their work in the 5th Auckland Triennial.
The 5th Auckland Triennial runs from the 10th of May til the 11th of August 2013 at Auckland Art Gallery, Artstapce, and Fresh Gallery Otara, and six additional sites, extending the Triennial’s reach across Auckland. Led by renowned curator Hou Hanru, If you were to live here… includes work by more than 30 New Zealand and international artists, collectives and architects. Like most of the sites around the city there is a interesting selection of artists including; Rigo 23, mounir fatmi, Makeshift, Emory Douglas, Wayne Youle and Keg de Souza.
Fresh Gallery Otara opened in May 2006 as a partnership between Manukau City Council (now Auckland Council) and the Otara community. A unique space for contemporary Pacific Art, the gallery has featured experimental art projects and collaborations with national and international artists alongside community-focused exhibitions and development. Fresh Gallery Otara offers a space to promote artists and exhibitions that relate to the context of its location and the community.
The new branch of East West Organics in New Lynn, Portage Rd will sell organic produce, have a cafe, a garden center, a healing center upstairs and right at the front door an art gallery that hopes also have nz made crafts and goods. Being open 7 days a week will give the gallery plenty of foot traffic, good opportunity for sales and acknowledgement as an artist. The space is clean and fresh with good lighting. OPPORTUNITY – CALL FOR ARTISTS
We are looking for artists keen to be a part of the new venture. Art work and artists will be chosen on an individual basis to suit the space and vision of EWO. Artists do not have to be fully qualified or have years of experience but do need to have work of a high standard. We welcome inspiring new artists to be involved as well as established artists.
There will be an opportunity to exhibit on the feature wall for a 3 week show or have individual works displayed within the gallery space or around the building in prominent positions. Commission will be 25% and fee to hang will be fair and affordable based on the space required for the work. Posters can be designed and Artists will be acknowledged on the website. Artists needing insurance for their work should be aware that it is their own responsibility to acquire it. There may be time to sit in at the space if artist would like to promote their work and get some experience in a gallery. STUDIO SPACE FOR ARTISTS
Funding is being sought to help support studio spaces which are presently in negotiation with land lord. The costs would be reasonable and provide an area where artists can work solo or come together with like minded people. There may be space to do workshops and also be a part of the big picture that EWO is evolving into regards the arts. Now is a good time to show your interest and secure your future involvement.
For more information contact
Kym Marsden 811 8882 /0211 52 58 91
Nicky Hartley 817 81 51/022 6783344
The 5th Auckland Triennial:
If you were to live here…
10 May – 11 August 2013
Plans with notes for the removal and acquisition of garage doors
Janet Lilo in conversation with Nina Tonga. 18 May 2pm. Artspace.
Luke Willis Thompson, 26 May 3pm. Auckland Art Gallery.
Janet Lilo in conversation with Monique Redmond. 6 July 2pm Artspace.
The 5th Auckland Triennialopens in May at Auckland Art Gallery, Artspace, Fresh Gallery Otara as well as six additional sites across Auckland. Led by renowned curator Hou Hanru, If you were to live here… includes work by more than 35 New Zealand and international artists, collectives and architects. Previously curator of major biennials including Lyon, Istanbul, and Guangzhou, Hou has invited artists to respond to the diverse cultural, social, architectural and urban characteristics of Auckland. ‘A triennial,’ he says, ‘is a space for producing new aesthetic forms and social spaces. It is not only an occasion to see art, but an interaction between artists, people and the city to envisage possible futures.’ Janet Lilo and Luke Willis Thompson are both participating in the Triennial. Janet’s show ‘Right of Way‘ opens at Artspace, 11 May – 13 July. Luke Willis Thompson’s ‘Untitled‘ show opens at the Auckland Art Gallery 10 May – 11 August.
The Exhibition & Performance Series
Gus Fisher Art Gallery
Auckland Arts Festival 2013
6 March – 6 April
Allowing the dust to settle, and giving oneself time and distance from the recent past generally allows one a vantage point where to survey from and if lucky one can admit that perhaps now we know ‘more than we know’.
The Auckland Arts Festival 2013 took place during the month of March and found Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust involved with several shows. One of those shows was the exhibition and performance series More Than We Knowthat took place Gus Fisher Gallery which can be found in the Kenneth Myers Centre on Shortland Street. A large red brick building that stands out like a sore thumb from the glass and chrome that lines the inner Auckland CBD. People are beginning to gather outside the building along Shortland Street. It is Wednesday 6 March and the Auckland Arts Festival 2013 is having opening shows across the city.
Standing atop the iconic former broadcasting building stands Kalisolaite ‘Uhila cries out. This will be the first time that he has used his voice in his performance. A television camera man follows him across the roof of the Kenneth Myers Centre. The rest of the audience stand alongside the curb taking in his performance.
More Than We Know featured an exhibition, Spatial Resonance, co-curated by Kalisolaite ‘Uhila and Jeremy Leatinu’u, and a series of performances curated by Ioana Gordon-Smith. The exhibition and performance series were at the Gus Fisher Gallery and were part of the 2013 Auckland Arts festival. The Gus Fisher Gallery is part of The University of Auckland’s National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries and is located in The Kenneth Myers Centre, 74 Shortland Street, a building with a long history in broadcasting.
Rangituhia Hollis, an artist in his own right and a long time collaborator of Jeremy Leatinu’u contributed a sizeable essay to the More Than We Know catalogue with Ioana Gordon-Smith. Please take the time to view the online version of the More Than We Know catalogue here. Below I have selected a list for those that want to read further about the More Than We Know show:
You are able to view the online version of the More Than We Know catalogue here.
The Pacific Islands Society (PacSoc) is calling on young artists (20-30 years old) from the Pacific region to submit portfolios of their work. Successful applicants will then have selected works from their portfolio featured on the PacSoc blog alongside a brief profile of the artist and contact information for how the artist can be reached. PacSoc recognizes that the rich cultural tapestry of the Pacific Islands region is producing talented young Pacific artists. Unfortunately, a lack of awareness for their work is preventing them from realizing their full potential on the world stage. “There is not a lack of interest in Pacific Islands culture here in Europe but rather a lack of familiarity. By simply sharing art, music, food, and dance from the Pacific Island Countries, we can bridge the geographic divide that separates London and Suva. In so doing, we will not only foster the spread of Pacific Islands culture but also provide opportunities for cultural entrepreneurs like young artists to discover new markets for their creations.” Pacific Islands Society President Eddie Walsh. Over the next year, the Society will work to have the works of selected artists featured at a Pacific Artists: The Next Generation cultural event being planned for the spring of 2014 at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity, please forward a one-page expression of interest, 3-5 high-resolution photos of your best work, and any coverage that your art has received in your local media to email@example.com by 17:00 GMT on 30 JUNE 2013. The Pacific Islands Society is an independent, non-partisan, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting stronger people-people relations within the Pacific Islands region and beyond. Pacific Artists: The Next Generation is one of the society’s programmes designed to empower young leaders in the Pacific Islands region.
Call for proposal for a five-screen interactive, video/ sound exhibition opening at Mangere Arts Centre, Friday 3 May 2013.
The human body is the first musical instrument, with a sound making potential more inventive and unique than any other known instrument. Worldwide, we explore the sounds we can make with our bodies, often discovering personal quirks that are carried forward from childhood and perfected over time as a skill shared amongst families and friends.
BODYTOK QUINTET presents some sixty-plus performances from the archive of sounds made with the body only. The artist behind the project invites contributions from our local community to make the exhibition more relevant to you the audience.
Anyone with the skills of making sound with their body (described above), can offer a performance for the Mangere exhibition of Bodytok.
Each performance is recorded privately on video, by the artist, without an audience of any kind (unless requested). All that’s required is for you to choose a background colour from a range offered, and to perform your bodytok-sound direct to camera. Short, sweet and easy!
Each performance is archived with the permission of the participant for potential inclusion in BODYTOK QUINTET.
All on-screen performances remain anonymous.
If you can volunteer to participate in the BODYTOK QUINTET project please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
The Bodytok recording session is scheduled on the weekend of April 13-14 at the Mangere Arts Centre between 11am and 4pm.
Image: “Land of Milk and Honey 3/5″ by Alana Lopesi
How postcards of Pacific peoples have distorted and shaped views of their cultures is the starting point for the exhibition Return To Sender at Papakura Art Gallery from 20 April to 1 June 2013.
The exhibition, curated by Cora-Allan Wickliffe explores how historic postcards, created to satisfy tourists’ appetite for the exotic, shaped the identity, and contemporary perceptions, of Pacific peoples. Wickliffe selected some of the postcard images and gave them to nine Auckland-based Pacific artists, asking them to respond to the romantic clichés with the reality of people living in the Pacific and who immigrated here. Return To Sender features the work of established artists, including Lonnie Hutchinson, and emerging artists such as Louisa Afoa.
“I love exploring colonial constructs,” Wickliffe said. “History creates its own identity. The postcards show how you can be seen as exotic simply because you come from an island. The touristic perception has added to the exoticism of our realities. The artists in the show work with these realities that have displaced elements of Pacific culture and endeavour to discover a position to respond from that is relevant and current,” she said. “Return To Sender enables Pacific artists to address touristic ideologies and explore how commercial influences have largely formed an exoticism in relation to Pacific identity.”