This exhibition is comprised of mixed media photographic works from the James Wallace Arts Trust Collection that incorporate collage, photogram, or the juxtaposition of found images. The majority of these works were created within the last ten years.
Len Lye’s Self-portrait (with night tree), 1947, provides a historical framework for the exhibition and foreshadows the more recent works. The artists represented here illustrate the board scope of contemporary photographic practice in New Zealand. As with Lye, they are interested in experimenting with the medium of photography itself, rather than using photography as a form of observation; these artists are concerned with found imagery and materials which are assembled in order to create a new composite image – one that often questions or brings forth new considerations.
Len Lye, ‘Self-portrait (with night tree)’ (1947), Gelatine, silver, photogram
In 2004 Matt Ellwood was the recipient of the Wallace Arts Trust Development Award, which included a 3-month residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York. In 2011 Ellwood entered the Wallace Art Awards again, winning the Kaipara Foundation Wallace Arts Trust Award, including a 3-month residency at the Altes Spital Cultural Center in Solothurn, Switzerland. Taste the Good Times is a survey of Ellwood’s artistic practice in the seven year period between his residencies. It consists of over 25 key works that cover the range of his appropriation-based methodologies, from hand crafted sculptures that appear machine produced, referencing toys and merchandising, to print imagery that has been subtly altered and digitally reworked or translated into highly rendered charcoal drawings.
Matt Ellwood, Tast the Good Times (2006), digital print on dibond
As an early career artist, Brydee Rood's work has been selected for exhibition across an international spectrum: from the exterior of a working rubbish truck, to a solo project artist booth at PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, to one-night installations in New York, to the back street alleys of Wellington, Melbourne and Berlin. Rood was the Fulbright-Wallace Arts Trust Award winner in 2011 with her project Müll Ballon Wolke Kanal-Projekt, winning a three-month residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts in San Francisco, USA, in 2012.
Brydee Rood, Müll Ballon Wolke Kanal Projekt (2011 With), HD Video, Photograph by Elsa Thorp courtesy of Brydee Rood
Exhibition Opening: Monday 4 February, 6-8pm
Life Drawing Class The Male Nude: Thursday 21 February, 6-8.30pm
Exhibition Talk Male Nudes: Saturday 16 March, 7pm
The James Wallace Arts Trust is proud to present a sensational selection of male nudes from the Wallace Arts Trust Collection. The Collection holds a wealth of male nudes by both male and female New Zealand artists, spanning over five decades, showing a broad range of practices and concerns with the subject.
Mary McIntyre, Nude Man, Skull Drawing (1993), coloured pencil on paper
This exhibition features works from the James Wallace Arts Trust Collection by a selection of major New Zealand photographers.
The Trust owns a growing number of contemporary photographs collected over the past 21 years and dedicates a gallery at the Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre exclusively to exhibitions of photography. Some Leading Photographers illustrates the range of photographic works held in the Collection, by established and emerging artists.
Brian Brake, Tangata
Paradox of Plenty is an exhibition that explores the intersection of virtual and physical sculpture, and the juncture of animation and captured video. Featuring three video works, Paradox of Plenty (Futurology), Up River Blues, and Blood Angel, and three resin sculptures, the exhibition focusses on a sense of paranoia and apocalyptic anxiety, tempered with humour, whimsy and irony.
Brit Bunkley is a Wanganui-based artist whose current art practice includes public art, sculpture, installation, and photography. Bunkley creates 'impossible' images and architecture using computer 3D modelling, video and image editing programmes. Bunkley has exhibited extensively around the world. Over the past 10 years he has created many works of sculpture using 'rapid prototyping' techniques, in which 3D digital files are sent to a variety of specialised 3D printing machines to create physical objects from digital designs.
Brit Bunkley, Paradox of Plenty (2011), Video
This exhibition is a precursor of what is to come this year.
From February 2013 an ongoing series of more extensive Recent Acquisitions exhibitions will be presented in the Long Gallery. Works by a range of artists, acquired by the James Wallace Arts Trust over the preceding year, will make their first appearance at the Arts Centre.
Marc Blake, South (2012), Acrylic on panel with UVLS varnish
Featuring Cauterizing Schrodinger's Cat (2012) by Antoinette Ratcliffe and works from the Wallace Arts Trust Collection. 'There’s something slightly seditious about Antoinette Ratcliffe’s work – it simmers somewhere between the simulatory and a return to the real. Her creatures are both instantly recognisable and somewhat incongruous: A new range of toys perhaps, inexplicably sent to the wrong place. Having arrived they’ve managed to colonise in faithful reproduction the minted narratives of the factory like an embodied presence. Except something’s not quite right, there was an accident perhaps or the delivery driver was really an alien and they were abducted into another dimension – whatever it was, they’ve had to travel a long way before they could finally arrive and be New. It’s not the shop they were promised, but they recognise cultures of display when they see them and toys know when they’re being looked at.' (Joe Citizen, 2012)
Featuring Cauterizing Schrodinger's Cat (2012) by Antoinette Ratcliffe and works from the Wallace Arts Trust Collection.
'There’s something slightly seditious about Antoinette Ratcliffe’s work – it simmers somewhere between the simulatory and a return to the real. Her creatures are both instantly recognisable and somewhat incongruous: A new range of toys perhaps, inexplicably sent to the wrong place. Having arrived they’ve managed to colonise in faithful reproduction the minted narratives of the factory like an embodied presence. Except something’s not quite right, there was an accident perhaps or the delivery driver was really an alien and they were abducted into another dimension – whatever it was, they’ve had to travel a long way before they could finally arrive and be New. It’s not the shop they were promised, but they recognise cultures of display when they see them and toys know when they’re being looked at.'
(Joe Citizen, 2012)
Antoinette Ratcliffe, Cauterizing Schrodinger's Cat (2012), Installation (image by Glenn Welch)
From the Innocent Glaze, (a work from the Suter Art Gallery's 2011 exhibition The Innocent Glaze), was created to explore the freedom of applying clay slip to hand built forms in a spontaneous way. The instantaneous actions of the artists' hands convey a looseness and freedom that is expressed without the interference of conscious thought. The many pieces are then fired in different places in the same kiln to create multiple surface effects. Frost describes this process as 'playing with clay, then playing with fire'.
Darryl Frost, The Innocent Glaze (2009), The Suter Art Gallery
This exhibition brings together photographic works by six practitioners who explore the photographic realm seeking new definitions of the medium.
What possible forms could exist for the future of the photographic medium (a medium whose very nature is to hold onto pasts)?
These works explore relationships between concepts and media, all related to, but not limited to 'the photographic'. In doing so, questions are posed about the photographic, not attempting to determine definitions, but to broaden them.
Steve Rood, Still_life 077 (2012), DVD
Exhibition Opening Monday 19 Nevember, 6-8pm
Fire & Clay, Contemporary Ceramics 2012 showcases recent ceramic works created by members of the Auckland Studio Potters (ASP).
Fire & Clay is this year designed by well known ceramic artist Peter Collis and will show over 60 of Auckland's best ceramic artists and potters: Peter Lange, Peter Collis, Rachel Carter, Merilyn Wiseman, John Parker, Jo-Anne Raill, Rick Rudd, Greg Barron, Graham Ambrose, Brendan Adams, Helen Perrett, Nadine Spalter, Margaret Sumich, Duncan Shearer, Chuck Joseph, Christine Thacker....amongst many others.
The exhibition aims to celebrate ‘excellence’ in ceramic practice.
Peter Collis, Vessel (2012)
Exhibition Opening Monday 12 November 2012
Artist Talk Tuesday 13 November 2012
This exhibition showcases the James Wallace Arts Trust’s holdings of paintings by Eion Stevens, collected by Sir James Wallace over the past 32 years. It is a testament to the breadth and quality of Eion Stevens’ artistic practice and a celebration of Stevens as an important figure in New Zealand painting.
Eion Steven, Explaining Pictures to a Dead Hare (1983), Oil on Board
Utopia I, Utopia III and Morpheme II are part of a series of ongoing video works that employ 3-D animation to create views of intricate digital colonies, featuring digitally generated and animated figures and environments. A generic animated figure is employed as a building block in the creation of these works, which assemble and reassemble the replicated figure into units of performed actions, loops, and cycles, creating ongoing series of patterns of movement vocabulary situated in a range of architectural settings.
Gregory Bennett’s creative practice encompasses both moving, still image, and interactive works, which are entirely digitally generated using 3D animation software.
Gregory Bennett, Morpheme II (2009-2012), Three-screen HD video
Monte Cecilia Housing Trust has been supporting families faced with a housing crisis for 30 years. To mark this anniversary, the Trust is sharing its story in a historic exhibition, back where it all began - at the Pah Homestead; home to the Trust for it's first twenty years.
Monte Cecilia Housing Trust has a vision of a society in which everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand has access to adequate, affordable, and secure housing; as of right regardless of race, religion, income or social status. This historic exhibition will include a series of montage display boards depicting the work of Monte Cecilia Housing Trust over the past 30 years.
The Trust continues to have a strong commitment to seek justice for the homeless and to advocate for affordable housing for low income families. The Trust has collaborated with many to seek tenancy protection legislation and to lobby local and central government about the associated social, health an economic issues facing families with a housing crisis. The exhibition therefore also looks at what is 'Housing justice'.
This exhibition coincides with events to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Trust in 2012. To find out more about the work of Monte Cecilia Housing Trust - refer to www.montececilia.org.nz
Artists included: Mundy Hepburn (USA), Lyonel Grant, Paul Hartigan, Sean Kerr, Gregor Kregar, Dave McCraken, Alistair Mead, Garry Nash, Anton Parsons, Mark Schafer, Mike Wadsworth and Claire Bell.
Mundy Hepburn, USA artist in luminous glass, is welcomed by the New Zealand glass community to teach a large scale single electrode neon workshop and extend dialogue about the single and double electrode neon as an art form in New Zealand. This exhibition is part of that dialogue; a group of artists from different backgrounds come together to explore the effects and history of the noble gases used in single and double electrode neon, more commonly known as plasma and neon. Works have been created for this exhibition in preparation for the workshop.
Over 300 artworks from year 12 and 13 students at 16 New Zealand secondary schools were entered in the initial and inaugural Exhibbit Wallace Schools Awards competition. Utilising the Exhibbit virtual gallery platform (www.exhibbit.com) 32 artworks were chosen by Wallace Arts Trust Staff to be curated in a virtual finalists exhibition. From these a further 18 art works were identified by Sir James Wallace for a small boutique exhibition in the Pah Homestead’s boardroom; and of these Sir James has awarded four prizes to be announced on the 15th of November…
Darius Marshall (Dilworth College), 1st One (2012), Photograph
Harvey Benge works in Auckland and Paris and has been a full-time camera artist since 1992. His practice is based on looking at the nature of reality and a consideration of what is truth, and investigates the overlooked, the unobserved and the insignificant in the first world’s urban environments. He is particularly interested in the notion of parallel lives. "While something is happening here, something else is happening over there."
'The title of this exhibition occurred to me after I recently received an image sent by Paul Graham, New York based British camera artist. I had been with Paul in New York only some days previously, and as he was now in Ireland and I back in Auckland ideas of place, time and universality came to mind.
Harvey’s Point has opened up for me questions regarding the nature of perception, and temporality, how we evaluate the underlying meaning of images that confront us, and those we attempt to read. This is the purpose of this show. I present some images that ostensibly oppose one another and others that appear banally neutral. I’m asking you - and myself - exactly what is Harvey’s point?' - Harvey Benge 2012.
Harvey Benge, Untitled, Auckland (2007)
From Here to There showcases recent works created by the community of artists who practice at the Spark Centre of Creative Development.
Spark Centre is an inclusive studio environment where any person is welcome; it specialises in providing for artists living with the life experience of disability, impairment, or other diverse social and personal need.
From Here to There features various mediums and content. The works essentially present the artists' unique voice: pictorial narrative or imagery that reflects their life perception, response and interpretations of the world. The work offers an authentic perspective, refreshing in its direct rendering – a contribution of significance within the world of contemporary art.
The artists in this exhibition include Matthew Tucker, Falefatu Enari, Yung Chen, Allyson Hamblett, Warren Clements, Matthew Allerby and Antonia Nicoll.
Yung Chen, The River of Love (2012)
Andy Leleisi’uao uses the term ‘immigrant’ in reference to visual ideas that appear and settle in his art practice.
Immigrant Mind includes inspired moments which have synchronised to inform Leleisi’uao's work.This body of work relates to his visual language, methodology and responsibility to his Samoan heritage. These interpretations also address the issues we face together in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Andy Leleisi'uao , Portrait of Nimbus (2011), acrylic on canvas, The Wallace Arts Trust Collection
The Annual Wallace Art Awards aim to support, promote and expose New Zealand contemporary art and artists. Sir James Wallace established the Annual Wallace Art Awards 21 years ago. These awards are now the longest surviving and largest annual art awards of their kind in New Zealand, with a value amounting to over $165,000. They differ from other important New Zealand art prizes in that they aim to provide challenging opportunities and broadening experiences to the four major winners by way of residencies at top-class international institutions. Many of the Finalist and Award-winning works are purchased by the Trust each year to add to the Collection.
For a list of the 2012 Wallace Award Winners Click here.
Shigeyuki Kihara, Galu Afi: Waves of Fire (2012), silent performance DVD, 4 min 49 sec (still detail)
Love's Labours is a selection of Philip Butler’s personal drawings from the 1970s to the present day.
Of his practice, Philip Butler says:
"Although I see myself as primarily a painter, I have always felt compelled to draw. I see the world around me and want to contain it. Throughout my life, drawing has given me an immediate and accessible means of responding to, and recording people and places, both real and imagined. When looked at in their entirety, my drawings constitute an album, a record of my life."
Born in London, Butler graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts in 1970. Butler's work is held in public and private collections throughout New Zealand and overseas, and he has participated in a number of group and solo exhibitions throughout his career.
Philip Butler, Family Group (2002), Pen and ink on paper
Don't miss this wonderful exhibition, this is the last week!
Exhale draws together the two strands of Ward’s career, as a feature filmmaker and his background in fine arts. Ward’s ongoing concern with metamorphosis, light, darkness and immersive experience has led him to create a series of physically imposing works that delve into otherworldly landscapes and transcendent states, seeking elusive ‘transformational moments’ that connect with the human psyche. Amongst the many explorations Ward draws upon his aesthetics for Motion Painting that led to an Academy Award. Referencing this aesthetic, Ward investigates the cusp between photography, paint and digital imaging to present a range of transformational moments.
Vincent Ward, Falling I (detail) (2012), mixed media on canvas
Specially curated with our younger visitors in mind, PLAY is an exhibition of playful, vibrant and humorous works from the Wallace Arts Trust Collection. Quirky personalities such as Richard Maloy’s friendly Blue Dog II are gathered here, alongside works that will remind older visitors of playing imaginatively with simple toys and materials as children. An exhibition to inspire the playful child in all of us, PLAY seeks to ignite the imaginations of visitors young and old.
A July School Holidays Quiz is available from Reception for this exhibition.
Richard Maloy, Blue Dog II (2001), Unique Colour Photograph
A diverse selection of contemporary New Zealand sculpture, new to the Wallace Arts Trust Collection. This exhibition includes Glen Hayward's The Good Ship (2011), and Greer Twiss's Victory in the Natural History Museum (2011).
Regan Gentry, Lite Lunch (2009), Pumice and mixed media
Exhibition opening: Tuesday June 5, 6pm
Chiwi: A Way of Life is an exhibition by Photowhisper Incorporated, a non-profit association for New Zealand Chinese photographers. 'Chiwi' refers to a lifestyle that gains its ground through a fusion of personal proclivities towards both the Chinese and the Kiwi lifestyles. Curated by Jackie Xie of Photowhisper Incorporated, photographers give their own stories in their own ways about their daily lives in New Zealand. This exhibition celebrates the fusion, the difference, the tension, the embracement, and most importantly, the harmony of a multicultural society.
Jack Xie, The Way of Life (2012), Digital Photograph
Please note: The Boardroom is sometimes closed during open hours due to private bookings. If you are interested in viewing this exhibition in particular, please contact the Arts Centre on 09 639 2010 to enquire about its availability.
This exhibition of recent acquisitions to the James Wallace Arts Trust Collection celebrates the work of several mid-career and emerging contemporary New Zealand Photographers. It features works by renowned photographer Peter Panyoczki, including Still Life, which examines the substance of the physical world at a seemingly microscopic level. Other works include unnerving staged photography by artists Andrea Gardner (Romantic Ecological Issue) and Layla Rudneva-Mackay (Blue), and a curious photo-collage (The Making of Alien Agent 2011) by Jacqueline Fraser. Also exhibited is young emerging artist James Lowe’s The ‘ee’ in the Honest World, a powerful piece that reflects the artist’s interest in existentialism.
Layla Rudneva-Mackay, Blue (2011)
The question of what could be a relevant form of the photographic portrait in the context of digital media has occupied Steve Rood’s practice for the last twelve years. This recurring theme has provided a cross-point where traditional photography intersects with digital media and its processes.
In Rood’s work, a representation of New Zealand Identity and how it may be generated through the use of found imagery is explored. Themes such as land, water, and childhood immigration are bundled together to create an unstable experience, conveyed through combinations of seemingly unrelated imagery and their erratic screen behaviors. Juxtapositions are created that propose questions about meaning and relevance, inviting viewers to question how their concepts of identity are generated, stored and portrayed.
Steve Rood, Cube (2012)
A Hocken Collections touring exhibition.
‘To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made All things to all men, that I might by all means save some’. From the Bible, 1 Corinthians 9:22
Kushana Bush’s latest satirical paintings playfully tout the impossible task of satisfying everyone’s needs. Their delicate and alluring surfaces conflate disparate cultures, unsettle the simplified classifications of East and West and cut across cultural difference. Inhabited by a multi-cultural cast of characters, her amusing and imaginative group portraits draw on a range of art styles and epochs from Giotto’s fourteenth century frescoes and erotic Japanese Shunga art to Indo-Persian miniatures and the twentieth century paintings of Englishmen Stanley Spencer. Bush’s cosmopolitan art brings together constituent elements from all over the world in order to inventively reconfigure the geographical, political and social landscape of our time.
All of the delicate jewel-like gouaches in this exhibition were created during Bush’s year as the 2011 Frances Hodgkins Fellow.
Kushana Bush, The Mock Meeting (2011), Gouache and pencil on paper
Exhibition Opening Monday 23 April, 6pm
TEN is a group show of recent paintings by 10 artists who completed their Master of Fine Art at Elam School of Fine Art, University of Auckland in 2010.
This very diverse group of 10 artists are linked through their individual investigation into painting as a medium. This show presents a range of conceptual projects and ideas in a medium more than 10,000 years old, yet still relevant to this century. The show reflects on how painting continues to be a fertile ground for contemporary emerging artists.
The 10 artists are exploring ideas and concepts through painting. They are nudging boundaries by obeying or disobeying the rules, mixing, revisiting and borrowing from last century’s practices.
In TVNZ 7’s series The Sitting, well-known New Zealanders share their stories, while seated for an intimate portrait painted by Stephen Martyn Welch. The Sitting celebrates New Zealanders from the world of the arts, theatre, film and television, food, politics, business, music and the media who are invited to sit for Marty at the Pah Homestead.
Portraits exhibited in The Sitting describe actors Peter Elliott, George Henare, Siobhan Marshall and Geradine Brophy; chefs Al Brown and Jo Seagar; politicians Nikki Kaye and Jacinda Ardern; performer Richard O’Brien; TV ONE’s Mark Sainsbury and Petra Bagust; musician Greg Johnson; All Black Keven Mealamu and coach Graham Henry; Sir Michael Hill; Sir Peter Leitch; Dame Catherine Tizard and Len Brown. The series starts with artists Dick Frizzell and Otis Frizzell.
The twenty portraits in this exhibition were auctioned on May 1st 2012 at The Pah Homestead, with proceeds going to the Starship Foundation. Click here for further details about the auction results.
Stephen Martyn Welch, Dick Frizzell, The Sitting (2012)
Novak’s work explores the interrelationships between sound, colour, form, time, space, and social context.
Tone Connections is a sound network created through mixed media made up of a primary exhibition space in the AV Room at the Pah Homestead, inner satellite spaces (other spaces within the Pah Homestead), and outer satellite spaces (other spaces linked to the Pah Homestead).
“The installation will put forward the idea that sound is part of us, of all we experience, of all that exists”. -Novak
Shannon Novak, Melodic Flourish (2011), Mixed Media
Wellington based photographer Paul Redican exhibits a series of large colour images exploring the urban environment and its inhabitants. Urban Topographies is a body of works are based mainly on a project undertaken by Redican in Hong Kong in 2006 and 2007. Whilst in Hong Kong Redican was inspired by one of the world’s most densely populated urban centers and found it a rich environment to focus on both the physical public spaces and the inhabitants of the region.
Paul Redican, Chungking 2 (2006)
Debbie Stenzel's Starshake: 5928 references abandonment of vehicles within the Christchurch CBD as a result of the magnitude 6.3 earthquake on 22 February 2011 in which 183 people lost their lives.
Debbie Stenzel, Starshake:5928
This exhibition is a selection of artworks, acquired by the Wallace Arts Trust over the last 24 months, which incorporate text as a key feature. The seven artists who are represented can be considered as either emerging, mid-career or established practitioners.
Iain Cheeseman, Ecologist (2011), Plastic, acrylic and enamel spray paint
Structures is an exhibition of works, from the Wallace Arts Trust’s collection, that speak of architectural concerns either through form or content. The selection on display encompasses a wide range of styles from the mid-20th Century to the contemporary.
Several observations about contemporary art can be realized upon visiting this exhibition. One being that there has been a revival of drawing and particularly watercolour by contemporary practitioners. These mediums are not used as in past practice - as simply studies in the aim of producing large grand oil paintings. Contemporary artists with drawings and watercolours on display (such as Simon Esling, Robert Sly and Rachel Wells) provide the affirmation that these mediums are just as vital as oil on canvas. Another observation is that sculpture is still very diverse as an art form, particularly notable in the use and choice of media. This, like the use of watercolour today, is also a challenge of the art-historical hierarchy.
Brit Bunkley, Planter (2002)
This significant exhibition celebrates 20 years of Paramount Award Winning artworks from the Wallace Art Awards.
The Paramount Award is a premier prize for New Zealand artists who are awarded a six-month residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York (ISCP). The Award has given significant credibility and prospects to the winning artists who have all gone on to successful artistic careers, both nationally and internationally.
Peter Gibson Smith, Roll Call (1992)
Exhibition Opening 31 January 6pm
In 2008 New Zealand digital artist Rachael Linton produced the short film Sound Vision. Sound Vision explores the physical and psychological affects of colour, light and sound vibration and how they may be used as a means of therapy through film. Linton's new works entice people to interact with physical and non-physical space with ease. The three spinning kinetic artworks titled ‘Turning Phenomena’ appear differently as changing vibrational frequencies alter peoples' perception of the work.
Rachael Linton, Sound Vision (2008), Film
A contemporary jewellery show curated by Jo Mears.
Curator's and Artists' Talk: Saturday 10 March 10-12 noon.
RETROSPECT brings together the work of Peter Deckers, an important mid-career artist combined with a high-quality exhibition of New Zealand contemporary jewellery comprising of the work of a twenty-strong contingent of New Zealand emerging and established contemporary jewellers.
The 20 participating artists are: Debbie Adamson, Vivien Atkinson, Renee Bevan, Nadene Carr, Jacqui Chan, Kristin D’Agostino, Cath Dearsley, Gillian Deery, Sharon Fitness, Sunni Gibson, Victoria McIntosh, Ross Malcolm, Vaune Mason, Jhana Millers, Neke Moa, Shelley Norton, Lynsay Raine, Sarah Read, Nadine Smith & Raewyn Walsh.
Jacqui Chan, Brooch (2011)
My Grandmother's House is a collection of artworks from the Wallace Arts Trust collection that takes you back in time to an era that celebrated the quaint and delightful. The exhibition lets you rediscover the manner of thought from a time that was filled with pleasantries and intriguing rustic sentiment. It has the intention of triggering memories from your own childhood when you may have spent time exploring your grandmother's house.
Roy Dalgarno, Roses (2009)
Gareth Watkins began the Street Adonis series in 1997. At that time he was interested in the idea of chance meetings on the street and the split-second decision he needed to make in order to approach a stranger and talk about the prospect of being a model.
This exhibition showcases works from Watkins' Street Adonis series as well as four works by Derek Henderson.
Gareth Watkins, Ben (2011), C-type print
Shape It is an interactive exhibition that presents visitors with a chance to explore colour, shape and pattern. Through viewing works from The Wallace Art Trust Collection that show defined shapes and patterns, visitors will be given the opportunity to respond and collectively make an artwork by applying stickers onto a wooden board.
This collaborative process references the organic nature of patterns found in the biological world.
Sara Hughes, Global Warming EU Contribution (2009), Acrylic paint on 300gm Fabriano paper
Curated by Miriam Harris and co-ordinated by Deborah Lawler-Dormer.
To follow on from part one of this exhibition (Czech and Polish Veteran and Mid-careerist Animators), the work of fourteen talented Czech and Polish animators from the younger generation is examined in this part of the show.
Michal Zabka, Mrs G (2009), Stop-motion Animation
In March 2011, artist, actor, director and writer Grae Burton was invited by Sir James Wallace to become Artist in Residence as an art photographer at Rannoch. By Easter Burton had created the two triptychs called Easter Island Waiheke. During the past six months Burton has flourished in art photography creating six series of work containing over 50 images, most of which you will see in this Residency Retrospective exhibition.
Grae Burton, Ugly Baby Pretty Baby (from the "Appropriate Appropriated" series) (2011), Photographic Print
Curated by Miriam Harris and co-ordinated by Deborah Lawler-Dormer.
The Czech Republic and Poland enjoy a particularly rich animation tradition, characterised by features such as absurdity, playful irreverence, black humour, and profound reflections on the human condition. Aided and abetted by the strong tradition of artistic disciplines in these countries such as puppetry and illustration, the animation scene post World War II was also ironically supported by governmental funding under Communism.
Jiri Barta, In The Attic (2009), Stop-motion Animation Film
From the shadows of the Wallace Arts Trust Collection, Dark Arts shows works that are linked thematically by their reference to the darker subjects of death, fear and violence.
Please note that some images may disturb younger viewers and discretion is advised.
John Lethbridge, Masked Face, Watercolour, paper collage, on paper
Denise Batchelor and Tanya Ruka present moving image works that relate to pelago - the sea.
Denise Batchelor, Kelpa (2011), Moving image, 03:58
Philip Trusttum is without doubt one of New Zealand’s most important living artists. The Wallace Arts Trust is proud to present the first major survey of Truttum’s work, and to have produced the only major publication dedicated to his practice, covering the art he has created over five decades.
Philip Trusttum, Lego Fireman Back View (2005), Acrylic on canvas
In his debut exhibition, artist Chris Corson-Scott presents a series of large-scale photographic works. Completed over a two year period, the images depict the Auckland suburb of Mt Eden where the artist has lived since birth.
Chris Corson-Scott, Early Summer, Marsden Avenue (2010), Chromogenic colour photograph, 149 x 189.3 cm
As part of the Auckland Heritage Festival, the Photography Gallery will exhibit a selection of photographs of the Mt Roskill, Three Kings and Onehunga region, kindly provided by Puketepapa Local Board. The images on display here provide a flavour of the rich and often quirky history of Puketapapa/Mt Roskill.
Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 7-A15130
Winners and selected finalists chosen for the Travelling Exhibition were on show at the TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre in Auckland from 6 September to 16 October 2011, and will be on show at The Dowse in Lower Hutt from 29 October to 4 December 2011.
The Wallace Arts Trust received 559 entries from which 117 entries have been selected as finalists. Sixty-one finalists have been chosen for the Travelling Show and the balance is represented in the Salon des Refusés. The Awards were judged by three distinguished New Zealand artists – Philip Trusttum, Sara Hughes and Peter Gibson-Smith.
Akiko Diegel, Cure (2011), 2011 Paramount Award Winner
The Salon des Refusés exhibited the balance of the Finalists not chosen for the Travelling Show and was on show in the Long Gallery until 16 October.
The concept of the Salon des Refusés has a very honourable history: The first was held in 1863 and arose because the official exhibition sponsored by the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris had been coming under huge criticism for rejecting new artists.
Doc Ross, Ron Mueck in my Kitchen (2011), Pigment Ink Photograph
To celebrate the Rugby World Cup, the TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre is featuring rugby inspired works from the Wallace Arts Trust Collection including works by artists Philip Trusttum, Mark Braunias, Jacqueline Fahey, Kate Walker, Michael Shannon and Stuart Page.
Philip Trusttum, 1995 (2010), 37 canvas pieces, each oil on canvas
The Wallace Arts Trust holds in its Collection a survey of works spanning the careers of many prominent New Zealand artists.
First Impressions is an exhibition designed to show visitors the earliest works purchased by James Wallace from a number of artists he has continued to collect. These works represent both the subjective tastes of a collector and the astute eye gained from years of participation in, and patronage of the visual art scene; they all have in common the fact that they made good ‘first impressions’.
Bill Hammond, Collection and Collector (1984), Oil and Collage on Wood
Artist and curator Pippa Sanderson, brings together the work of twelve New Zealand artists in an exhibition that explores the possibilities of a psychic realm.
A mixture of believers and skeptics, the artists were asked to create work that examines and offers a wider view of the paranormal. Sanderson and others use a variety of techniques to question the viewer’s experience of the supernatural and the occult.
The Blue Room features artwork from Andrea du Chatenier, e l. august and l. a Clifton, Lonnie Hutchinson, Saskia Leek and Violet Faigan, Louise Menzies, Dane Mitchell, Rebecca Pilcher, Johanna Sanders, Pippa Sanderson and Stuart Shepherd.
Andrea du Chatenier, Wishland (2008), Mixed media
MIC Toi Rerehiko and the Wallace Arts Trust are proud to present Transformance, an exhibition of digital media by four graduate artists from Auckland University of Technology (AUT), with support from the Asia NZ Foundation, as part of the 2011 Auckland Festival of Photography.
Olivia Garelja, Intuitive landscape No.1 (2011), Digital Photography
Opening: Tuesday 31 May 5:30pm onwards
Artist Talk: Wednesday 1 June 1:30pm
…Something lost and something found in the work of Scott Eady. The Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, is proud to present an exhibition of Scott Eady’s work, both from the Collection and on loan, from 31 May – 17 July 2011. Eady's large-scale sculptures predominantly challenge the New Zealand male stereotype, and more recently have focused on his dual role as a father and artist. His sculptures are playful, witty, insightful and often frustrating; with a sometimes ambiguous element of violence about them.
Scott Eady, Stupid Daddy (2010), Mixed Media
Part of the Auckland Festival of Photography 2011.
Major photographs from the Wallace Arts Trust Collection will be on show in the Photograph Gallery at The Pah Homestead, featuring New Zealand artists Ben Cauchi, Glenn Jowitt, Hamish Palmer, Patrick Reynolds, Ross T Smith, Roberta Thornley and Christine Webster.
Glenn JOWITT, Sataue, Savaii, Western Samoa 1982 (1982), Cibachrome print
Mary McIntyre’s work has been in the public domain since 1967. She has exhibited prolifically over the past four decades, contributing to more than 50 group shows and mounting over 30 solo exhibitions. James Wallace has been collecting McIntyre’s work since the mid ‘80s.
This artist/patron relationship, nurtured for over 25 years, is represented here in an exhibition of paintings and drawings selected from the 54 McIntyre works in the Wallace Arts Trust’s collection.
Mary McIntyre, Untitled, portrait of Tony Fomison and a hairy leg (unda), Acrylic on board
An exhibition of ceramics curated from the Wallace Arts Trust Collection held in conjuction with the Big Smoke Conference.
All Fired Up celebrates the diversity, innovation and progressive nature of the Wallace Arts Trust ceramics collection, illustrating the depth and history of the Trusts commitment to ceramic practice in New Zealand.
Traditional and contemporary pieces will be juxtaposed to afford new readings, while the conversation between fine and applied arts is investigated with the inclusion of artists who traverse these practices.