Monday, November 3, 2014

Upcoming Exhibitions

Please support these exhibitions during the Devonport Arts Festival

This year marks the 10th biennial NZ Sculpture OnShore exhibition - a national event presented at the spectacular Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve in Devonport on Auckland’s North Shore.
The exhibition, which has recently featured more than 100 works by as many artists, provides a unique snapshot of contemporary three dimensional art practice, including monumental stand-alone sculptures, domestic and small-scaled works, ephemeral projects, light and sound art works, process art and many site-specific installations.
Panoramic views of the Hauraki Gulf provide a stunning back-drop to this showcase of consistently excellent art from established and emerging artists.
With a twenty year history, NZ Sculpture OnShore has come to be recognised as one of New Zealand's leading exhibitions. We offer a breadth and diversity of work which allows us to take some artistic risks whilst still ensuring there is "something for everyone".
All of the works exhibited at NZ Sculpture OnShore are for sale during the exhibition.
NZ Sculpture OnShore Limited is wholly owned by Friends of Women's Refuges Trust - which as the name suggests - is a charitable trust set up to support the work of New Zealand Women's Refuges.
Proceeds from each exhibition are donated to Women's Refuge - over $1.34 million since 1994.
Very much a community initiative, the vast majority of those involved in planning, organising and staging NZ Sculpture OnShore are volunteers - over 100 in 2012. This not only allows us to keep overheads to an absolute minimum, but provides an opportunity for a large number of people to be directly involved with the exhibition and to contribute to the work of Women's Refuge.

Beneath Her Ink

Group Show: Small Object Exhibition

November 8 @ 2:00 pm - November 20 @ 3:00 pm

The Depot Artspace supports and celebrates the innovative and socially conscious Sculpture on Shore event with its own small scale object exhibition during the Devonport Arts Festival. This show offers lovers of the ‘small and perfectly formed’ a wide range of works in a variety of media, from sculpture to quirky assemblages and everything in between.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

'The Innumerable Plaything"
Sharon Terrizzi

Toi Toy

An Invitational Exhibition by Various Artists

Opens 11am Saturday 6th September

Open to 9th October 2014

What happens when you blend the innocent and playful world of toys with the interpretive and often challenging realm of contemporary art? Toi (Art) and Toy (Play) are both immensely important, universal aspects of human life and closely related.

 Village Arts gallery in Kohukohu invites a sizeable number of artists from Hokianga and beyond to investigate this conjunction for their major exhibition of 2014 entitled Toi Toy opening on Saturday 6 September

“Such a content merger is certain to excite artists and we had a tremendous response to our invitations.” says Lindsay Evans, co-­curator of Toi Toy exhibition with brother Phil Evans, both Village Arts trustees. “However, the potential for contrast and juxtaposition implied in the title may be far from comfortable at times.” “The exhibition brief allows artists to investigate both ‘Toy’ and ‘Toi’ (Art) in their own way” says Phil. “The outcome is a substantial and thematically related body of work, everything from fusion through strong to tenuous connection – a heavy focus on one aspect or the other – with many stimulating, some breathtaking and even one or two ‘laugh out loud’ funny works of art.” “Toi Toy is for children of all ages but it isn’t a children’s exhibition,” adds Lindsay, “some of the work is quite provocative”.

 As might be expected the exhibition is heavily object based, although by no means exclusively 3D. Several artists use existing toys while others create their own or derivatives or representations in a wide variety of media.

Toi Toy opens 11am Saturday 6 September for 5 weeks until Thursday 9 October in Kohukohu. The show also celebrates Village Art’s extraordinary nine years of operation.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

2014 Small Sculpture Prize

Small Sculpture Prize 2014
21 Mar - 14 Apr 2014

Some people think woman are people - Sha
 "Some People Think Woman Are People" - Sharon Terrizzi - Finalist

Proudly sponsored by Davis Funerals in conjunction with Obsidian Vineyard the gallery presents the 2014 Small Sculpture Prize. The gala and prize announcement at 5pm 22nd March, tickets $25 pp.This selector and judge for 2014 is Monique Redmond, senior lecturer in Art & Design at AUT University.

The finalists this year include Alexander Bartleet, Sue Collins, Anthony Densham, Doug Marsden, Helen Schamroth, Chris Mules, Vicky Savage, Jim Wheeler, Todd Sheridan, Gaye Jurisich, Jonathan Campbell, Lucy Bucknall, Sharon Terrizzi, Dale Copeland, Robin Ranga, Olivier Duhamel, Sally Smith, Virginia Leonard, Frances Jill Studd, Mia Hamilton, Melissa Young, Kim Logue, Gill Gatfield, Fran Dibble, John Ecuyer and Zita Waldron.

Alexander Bartleet  2014 Waiheke Small Sculpture Prize Award Winner

On Saturday the 22nd of March Alexander Bartleet's artwork 'Line Cluster' was awarded the Small Sculpture Prize. The award was judged by Monique Redmond and is open at Waiheke Community Art Gallery until the 14th of April. Pop over to Waiheke and see the work and the other finalists.

Sharon Terrizzi Copyright 2009