‘MAKE ME AN OFFER’
11th – 23rd FEB 2019
A Kumeu Arts Centre Members’ Exhibition
This exhibition will run much like a silent auction. Visitors will be able to ‘make an offer’ on each artwork in the exhibition by writing down their details and their bid. Artists will be notified at the end of exhibition what the highest bid (if any) was for their work and will choose to either accept or decline. The potential buyer will then be notified.
Image - 'Gallery' courtesy of Eva Hay
HOCH & GREEN - Photography
Tuesday 26th February to Saturday 16th March.
Opening event- Friday March 1st 6:30-8:30 All welcome
.‘Hoch and Green’ is a creative collaboration between long-time friends Julie Green and Gina Hochstein. The duo say their intention is to “try to draw the viewer into their carefully crafted mise en scène, where there is beauty in the everyday, much of which we take for granted.”
In this exhibition at Kumeu Arts Centre they will display two series from their collection 'Between the Cloak and Land' + 'Symphony of Movement'
About the work:
'Symphony and Movement'
"Through the ‘Symphony of Movement’ series, we reflect on the fragility of nature. The beauty in the rhythm of what nature provides to us. The colour, the light can be viewed as playing through the thin filament of the petals and the undulating fluidity. The fragility reflects the universe in which we live. Each link is totally dependent on connections; both prior and after. The undulating rhythm of the stem connects by way of movement to the next. The viewer is transported through a symphony of movement through one layer to the next by way of diaphanous layers of lightness.
'Between the Cloak and the Land'
"We notice the netting details - of layering, pattern making and the delicacy of the treatment of positive and negative space. The way the ends fray,the gathering, the dispersing, the knotting, the tension of tightness and looseness, the freedom, the rhythm and where the layers of knotting intersect or overlay. Even the intensity of the colour is used in a syncopated fashion."
Image (top) - SYMPHONY OF MOVEMENT #5 © HOCH & GREEN
Image (bottom) - 'Between The Cloak and the Land #15 © HOCH & GREEN
Brent Wong - Giclee Prints
19th March - 20th April.
Opening Night: Friday March the 22nd 5-8pm
5-7th April in conjunction with Muriwai Arts Trail https://www.facebook.com/muriwaiarts/
"An upcoming exhibition by Brent Wong will be the talk of 2019. We are acclaiming an artist who jokes, “people probably think I’m dead,” as a renowned painter of our time. Wong came to the attention of the New Zealand art scene in the late 1960’s with work that can be commonly discussed as ‘surrealistic,’ however the artist describes his paintings as being more symbolic with personal intention.
An almost distant figure to the art world, Wong has resurfaced for a show of Giclee prints from his core collection. Having abandoned painting 10 years ago with a divergence to composing music, these prints will represent a preservation of Wong’s history as an influential New Zealand painter."
Yvonne Abercrombie 2019
Apr 24 - May 25
Following on from last year's fantastic exhibition and fashion show we are bringing Steampunk back to Kumeu. Once again our members will be invited to exhibit art work based on the genre. The exhibition dates are: April 24th - May 25th
To coincide with the exhibition opening on Saturday the 27th of April, 6-8pm, we will host another Steampunk fashion show. Guests are invited to dress up and get involved in the fun.