Margie Phillips and Madelaine Abey Koch
Seeing the Unseen
Exhibition 20th Feb - 6th March
Opening event: Sat 27th 2-4 pm - Please note this date is the correct date and has changed due to Lockdown
In our Homo Sapien centered world we often neglect to recognise the web of life surrounding and sustaining us.
Concealed beneath the waves or hidden in leaf litter a multitude of creatures exist with complex lives and extraordinary abilities.
The effects of climate change combined with destructive human activity, in the deep sea, in the air and on land can adversely affect the
biodiversity of life forms in a variety of eco systems. All play a part in the inter-related ecological balance of the earth.
‘This Must Be The Place’ (Naïve Melody)
Exhibition 23rd Feb - 13th March
Opening event: Fri 26th Feb, 5-7 pm
Naive art theoretically derives from the unschooled artist. Works in this genre therefore operate in a way that is not commonly seen of those trained in the arts. Paintings by the naive artist are unique to the individual - an expression of their take on the ‘every day’. The naive artist forgoes traditional compositions, colour and painterly formalities which are supplanted with individualistic interpretations, creating a visual uniqueness not seen before.
While Marion is not ‘naive’ to the art world visually or intellectually, her works however inhabit the beautiful traits of the naive or ‘outsider’ artist. Humble and homely narratives, simplistic yet consciously considered painting techniques and familiarly quaint subject matter. Her works are reminiscent of Henri Matisse, flat interior planes, joyful blocks of colour and patterned linier capabilities.
Marion’s solo exhibition at Kumeu Arts marries her love for painting and tangible comforts of domestic life, people and places.
Marlon Hart - Pacific Crossing
Exhibition 16th March - 10th April
Opening night 19th March. 5pm -7 pm
Muriwai resident Marlon Hart has drawn on his childhood experience and impressions of growing up on Canada’s Pacific Northwest coast - the inspiration for his latest series of limited edition fine art prints. His early years spent in the forests and by the sea around Vancouver instilled in him a deep love of nature, and culturally left a lasting impression. These influences are evident in this series, aptly named PACIFIC CROSSING.
Kumeu Arts - Who Are We
10th March - 3rd April
This group exhibition by Kumeu Arts staff, tutors and committee members aims to give our community more insight into our organisation. Alongside the artworks on display will be accompanying interviews which will explain the roles of the people involved here (many voluntarily) and highlight the experience and skills they each bring us.
At the Info evening you will be able to meet some of us and learn about classes, upcoming workshops and concerts. Are there things you'd like us to offer? There will also be a live painting demo from Vjekoslav Nemesh between 5-7 pm.
The Auckland Festival Of Photography
June 3rd - 19th
Opening event Friday 4th June. 5-7 pm
We will host two seperate exhibitions across both galleries to celebrate.
Female photographers using film
"The process of shooting film is somewhat a state of mind. It slows us down and makes us more intentional. We are forced to think about our exposure, shutter speed and aperture before we press the shutter on a limited number of frames on a roll.
It’s often said that women (and those who identify as women) tend to feel the process rather than focus on the technical aspects. This exhibition is to explore the feeling, the experimentation and the process of shooting, developing and printing film by women." Abbie Cossey
In the Second Gallery - Kumeu In Focus - will showcase the work of the Kumeu Photo Group along with Member's of Kumeu Arts .
Entry Form available soon
above Abbie Cossey - Image Credit Alice Veysey