Journey of Discovery
Students of professional artist Amber Emm
Mon 14th November - Sat 26th November 2016
Opening: 5 - 8pm, Tuesday the 15th November December
A collection of paintings showing the journey of discovering the inner artist of the students of Amber Emm.
This exhibition celebrates the wonderful creative results of having a little guidance and seeing how far you can go.
Artworks in oil, acrylic and watercolour.
Access to Art Student Exhibition
Mon 31st October - Sat 12th November 2016
Opening: Sunday the 30th October, 6pm - 8pm
Access to Art is an art class with a difference. It is so much more than just an art class.
For many of my students it is time for themselves, time to be expressive and say what they feel in a language of colour and shape. For some it is inspiration and motivation to get creative in the middle of their busy week, but for most it is about community and friendship, support and encouragement.
The work exhibited in the 'Access to Art Student Exhibition' has been created by women attending classes here at the Kumeu Arts Centre. Some having been attending for a few years, whilst others are fairly new.
Most of them started classes with a desire to be creative but with no formal art education. It takes courage to sign up to an art class, especially when you feel you can't draw or paint.
It takes even more courage to put your work in an exhibition for all to see.
I am so proud of what my students have achieved over the years. It has been a pleasure to watch their skills and knowledge develop, but more importantly I have loved walking along side them as they become confident artists.
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of my students on their personal achievements. I look forward to the next exciting chapter in our journey together.
Julie 0212083714 email@example.com
'I am those Parts' Exhibition by Carol Lindsay
Monday 17th Oct - Sat 29th Oct 2016
Opening Sunday the 16th October, 3 - 6pm, all welcome
Asking an artist to talk about their work is like asking a plant to discuss horticulture….Jean Cocteau
I make art as a way to fulfill my desire to research, connect, understand & express visually, things that matter to me.
My imagination may be ignited or nudged by words, imagery, & personal life experiences…it may simply be an overheard word or phrase, music, or an engaging image.
These nudges somehow resonate with my personal feelings & connections prompting my inquiry.
Those ideas will then reside within until my collected materials & information can be cobbled together as a visual exploration.
I love mixed media, it allows me to employ an intuitive, playful process, with the discovery of images & content unveiling throughout the layers of paint, collage & text.
“I Am Those Parts” is a collection of works inspired by memories, relationships & personal experiences.
International Postcard Exhibition
Tuesday 30th August - Saturday 17th September 2016
Opening: Tuesday the 30th August, 7 - 8.30pm
This is an international event with entries from all over the world. Artists were able to print the template, create their masterpiece and post from all over the world, including New Zealand
Interwoven Exhibition 2016
Sunday 14th - Saturday 27th August July 2016
Opening Sunday the 14th August at 3pm, all welcome
An exhibition featuring work of Judy Stokes (Photographer) and Eshah Hudson (Creative Weaver) both who have made their home in Muriwai, New Zealand. Exhibition theme 'When you are an immigrant, you weave who you are into where you are. You become interwoven'
Eshah Hudson and Judy Stokes
With a love of the sea, the coastline, the wind and the artistic opportunities offered ,two women from different continents, offer their interpretation of Muriwai and the lands they come from in their exhibition ”Interwoven”
Judy, originally from South Africa, now living in Muriwai photographer, uses her camera to capture the mood rather than the literal translation of what is framed, with her work often being described as more like a painting than a photograph.
Eshah, born in Malaysia, and raised in Singapore, has practised traditional Maori weaving since arriving in Muriwai in the early nineteen eighties. Eshah began with tutoring from Judy Hohaia, and over the years has been to many workshops both as pupil and instructor, introducing weaving at local pre- and primary schools, and has exhibited her work on several occasions.
Judy regularly exhibits in photographic exhibitions including this year at the National Exhibition in Queenstown, the New Zealand Art Show in Wellington, the Auckland Photography Festival, and with success at the recent North Shore Salon.
Eshah uses mainly flaxes grown on her Muriwai property, to weave wall hangings, ketes, and mats. The summer months see her hats being worn by a good number of locals. Her weaving reflects her true love of the land and the opportunities offered. A recent holiday to her homeland led Judy to compare her two lands and the idea for a combined exhibition with Eshah emerged exploring the concept of interwoven nationalities.
Both love being part of the Muriwai and Kumeu community and invite you to their Interwoven Exhibition being held at the Kumeu Arts Centre between 14 & 27 August
Taking Flight Exhibition - By June Mackenzie
1 - 13 August 2016
Opening Sunday 31st July, 3- 5pm, all welcome.
The following quote by Edgar Degas describes the type of art work I most enjoy looking at and which I strive to achieve in my watercolour paintings. "A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness and some fantasy. When you always make your meaning perfectly clear, you end up boring people"
Some years ago I changed from oils to watercolours, even though the medium had a reputation for being difficult, dull and insipid. Encouraged by Helen Steven, friend and tutor from WCCAC, and inspired by the work of W J Turner, I persevered and found I loved the transparent washes and the way in which the medium had a life of its own. The modern colours are vibrant, exciting and I particularly enjoy the challenges and result of working with a limited palette, say 3 colours only.
My guest artists, some of them new artists from WCCAC, some of them experienced artists, demonstrate a variety of techniques, subjects and styles and all in WONDERFUL WATERCOLOUR.....
Want to give it a go, but scared to? Just remember it's only a bit of paper... Contact Kumeu Art Centre, which has a number of fantastic and encouraging tutors, who will help you get started.
People & Places
Open Photography Exhibition
3rd - 18th June 2016
Our local photographers explore the theme of people and their environments. Places we go for our enjoyment and fun or have special ties to. In the company of friends and family, strangers or alone.
As part of the Auckland Festival of Photography, Fringe Festival.
A Peaceful Place
An Exhibition of Paintings by Katrina Collins
Monday 9th May – Tues 31 May 2016
“An exhibition on places I have painted that sometimes are hard to get to in our busy lives, and require us to make the effort. I have enjoyed going to these places and painting them and it did require an effort! “
Papatūānuku Art Exhibition
Friday the 15th April - Sat the 7th May 2016
Opening Friday the 15th April, 7pm - 8.30pm
In Māori mythology, Papatūānuku is the Earth Mother. Mother of all things, she is the earth that we live upon. She stretches out beneath the sky as the foundation of our culture. Not only is she the land we walk upon… she is also the life within the land. Everything is linked to the land… the plants, the trees, the birds and the people.
Papatuanuku nurtures them all… feeds them all… houses them all and at the end of their life… forms the final resting place for all creatures.
LAYERS & THREADS
An Exhibition of Textile, Photomontage & Mixed Media artworks by Sarah Cox and Kirsten Reid
Tues 29th Mar - Sat 9th Apr 2016
(Opening Tues 29 Mar 7pm - 8.30pm)
At the Kumeu Arts Centre, 300 Main Rd, Huapai (behind Kumeu Library)
Kirsten captures the spirit of the coast and our local landscape through her dramatic photomontage, printmaking and mixed media artworks. Sarah works with textiles using a diverse range of traditional and modern techniques, her abstract style putting a contemporary spin on the heritage of abstract quilt designs. With a shared fascination for the omnipresent layer and ‘components making up the whole’, they come together for this exhibition inspired by the textures, light, shapes and colours seen around them.
MATERIALS AND POEMS
An Exhibition by Greer Olsen
Monday the 14th March - Thursday the 24th March 2016
Greer has been painting for over 20 years and has been strongly influenced by Kandinsky's principle of inner necessity. Her process is intuitive and often layered rather like an archaeology of the subconscious. The works are oil/acrylic on canvas, semi -abstract with titles that are a key to the painting.
Kumeu Arts Centre is proud to present an exhibition of prints by Val Cuthbert titled ‘Birds of a Feather’.
The title ‘Birds of a Feather’ comes from the English proverb ‘birds of a feather flock together’. It relates to the way relationships form based on similarities. This exhibition explores those relationships and that not all similarities are immediately apparent.
Exhibition dates: 8 – 20th February 2016.
Artist will be present Saturday the 13th and 20th February 10am – 3pm.