Be mooooved by Art! Come along as Pip Adam visits the dynamic space The Engine Room up on Puke Ahu at CoCA Massey for an udderly incredible gallery experience!🐮
She meets artist and lecturer Richard Reddaway and 2018 graduates Sian Stephens and Sabina Rizos-Shaw. Their exhibition How Now? is on until 16 October.

Curators of Wellington is supported by 28 galleries and Wellington City Council and is presented by CubaDupa and ArtExplore. It is produced by Mark Amery for the Welllington Independent Arts Trust. Videography by Shyam Patel and Oscar Keys. Music: ALDOC

 

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Super excited to announce another online curators series and introducing Curators of Wellington!! We had such great feedback around Curators of Cuba, that we are coming back with more fabulous art from galleries outside of the Cuba Precinct.

In this episode, Mark Amery meets dealers Vincent Drane and Paulette Robinson from

Solander Gallery https://solandergallery.co.nz/ on Willis Street. With a passion for printmaking, Solander is a rare fine arts enterprise, representing and advocating for a large community of contemporary artists who predominately work on paper.
Mark also speaks to printmaker Marci Tackett whose exhibition Energy and Matter is on until 10 October.
Curators of Wellington is supported by 28 galleries and Wellington City Council, ; presented by CubaDupa and ArtExplore.
Produced by Mark Amery for the Wellington Independent Arts Trust. Videography by Shyam Patel and Oscar Keys. Music: ALDOC
You can enjoy Mark Amery on the Wellington Walk & Talk an Art Precinct: https://artexplore.co.nz/tours/wellington-walk-talk-art-precinct-fortnightlywalk-talk-wellington-art-precinct-fortnightly/
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In episode #3 of a filmed conversation series with the galleries and artists that help make Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington area as dynamic as it is, Pip Adam talks to Florence Academy-trained painter Tatyana Kulida (min in) and gallery owner Alan Aldridge. Kiwi Art House is based at the top of Cuba Street in a restored historic building that was once owned by Carmen and was home to Mr Smiles legendary junk shop. Tatyana speaks about painting at home during lockdown with light and the simple things around her. Her exhibition runs until Sunday April 28. The full series of 14 interviews with galleries and their artists is being filmed and distributed via social media over June and July. You can go here on the CubaDupa website to read more and see all the videos. Videos are being posted to CubaDupa and ArtExplore social media channels as they are rolled out. Curators of Cuba: presented by CubaDupa and ArtExplore. Produced by Mark Amery for the Wellington Independent Arts Trust. Videography by Oscar Keys. Music: Pashtag. With major funding from the Wellington City Council and galleries.

 

When you visit or work in a gallery space, time can slow down. There’s often none of the ‘jump cut’ distraction with street traffic of a high street retail space. In episode #4 of Curators of Cuba we fall in line with that slowing down, with a look around Robert Heald Gallery. Mark Amery talks to gallerist Robert Heald, who is celebrating 10 years in the Left Bank off Cuba Mall and recently moved into larger upstairs premises. We start with a look around Brittle Star an exhibition of the work of self taught artists James Castle, Susan Te Kahurangi King, and Melvin Way, curated by Richard Bryant. Then Mark talks to Richard Frater in Berlin (9.33min) about his exhibition What remains of a naturalist, on until June 20 2020.

In episode #5 of a filmed conversation series with the galleries and artists that help make Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington area as dynamic as it is, Suzanne Tamaki talks to Grace Ridley-Smith and painter Darryn George (7.24min). McLeavey Gallery is something of an icon in Cuba Street, present here upstairs for 52 years, and Darruyn george has been showing with the gallery for more than 20 of those. Grace speaks about her connection to the gallery since childhood, and Darryn both his special relationship with the gallery and a bold change in his painting practice. His exhibition All Kinds of Trees runs until April 27. The full series of 14 interviews with galleries and their artists is being filmed and distributed via social media over June and July. You can go here on the CubaDupa website to read more and see all the videos. Videos are being posted to CubaDupa and ArtExplore social media channels as they are rolled out. Curators of Cuba: presented by CubaDupa and ArtExplore. Produced by Mark Amery for the Wellington Independent Arts Trust. Videography by Oscar Keys. Music: Pashtag. With major funding from the Wellington City Council and galleries.

In episode #6 of a filmed conversation series with the galleries and artists that help make Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington area as dynamic as it is, Pip Adam talks to Craig Beardsworth of Suite Gallery and photographer Ans Westra (7.24min). Suite not only shows a wide range of contemporary artists it is home to the Westra archive and a museum dedicated to Ans work, including an impressive Cuba Street courtyard.  The full series of 14 interviews with galleries and their artists is being filmed and distributed via social media over June and July. You can go here on the CubaDupa website to read more and see all the videos. Videos are being posted to CubaDupa and ArtExplore social media channels as they are rolled out. Curators of Cuba: presented by CubaDupa and ArtExplore. Produced by Mark Amery for the Wellington Independent Arts Trust. Videography by Oscar Keys. Music: Pashtag. With major funding from the Wellington City Council and galleries.

Episode #7 of a filmed conversation series with galleries and artists that help make Cuba Street, Te Aro dynamic, Suzanne Tamaki talks to artists Pam Brabants, Vivien Atkinson and Becky Bliss about one of Wellington’s most unique art spaces, The See Here. The See Here is a white rectangular box for exhibitions viewable from the street, currently at the French Art Shop 70 Ghuznee Street. Made up of a collective of Wellington based artists, The See Here is dedicated to producing work that engages with its physical parameters as a window gallery, the latest Becky Bliss’s ‘Play Fair’. 10 years old, this year this is The See Here’s third location, and it’s now looking for a fourth with The French Art Shop due to close this month. We speak to Kristine Garay about the store’s support of artists , the ‘zine dispensing machine’ Lucky Drop which opened in February and find out about the origins of the giant pen sculpture in the window.. The full series of 14 interviews with galleries and their artists is being filmed and distributed via social media over June and July. You can go here on the CubaDupa website to read more and see all the videos. Videos are being posted to CubaDupa and ArtExplore social media channels as they are rolled out. Curators of Cuba: presented by CubaDupa and ArtExplore. Produced by Mark Amery for the Wellington Independent Arts Trust. Videography by Oscar Keys. Music: Pashtag. With major funding from the Wellington City Council and galleries.

In episode #8 of a filmed conversation series with the galleries and artists that help make Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington area as dynamic as it is, Mark Amery talks to artists Sian Torrington and Eve Armstrong, Senior Arts Advisor WCC about Toi Poneke. Toi Poneke has become an important space for exhibition, support and residence for Wellington artists since 2004. Sian Torrington introduces her exhibition I’m glad you’re here, just the way you are (on until 18 July) and her group Band Sensation’s performance 11 July, 2pm. The full series of 14 interviews with galleries and their artists is being filmed and distributed via social media over June and July. You can go here on the CubaDupa website to read more and see all the videos. Videos are being posted to CubaDupa and ArtExplore social media channels as they are rolled out. Curators of Cuba: presented by CubaDupa and ArtExplore. Produced by Mark Amery for the Wellington Independent Arts Trust. Videography by Oscar Keys. Music: Pashtag. With major funding from the Wellington City Council and galleries.

Episode #9 of a filmed conversation series with the galleries and artists that help make Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington area as dynamic as it is, Mark Amery talks to Director Sophie Davis and Associate Curator Simon Gennard about contemporary art space Enjoy, celebrating its 20th anniversary. Also, artist Georgette Brown talking about her work created during lockdown, part of Fire-Lit Kettle (on until 25 July), curated by Sophie, which we have lots of glimpses of. The full series of 14 interviews with galleries and their artists is being filmed and distributed via social media over June and July. You can go here on the CubaDupa website to read more and see all the videos. Videos are being posted to CubaDupa and ArtExplore social media channels as they are rolled out. Curators of Cuba: presented by CubaDupa and ArtExplore. Produced by Mark Amery for the Wellington Independent Arts Trust. Videography by Oscar Keys. Music: Pashtag. With major funding from the Wellington City Council and galleries.

In episode #10 of a conversation series with galleries and artists that help make Cuba Street dynamic, Suzanne Tamaki talks to Te Auaha Gallery producer Olivia Kirikiri and artist Vernon Bowden having a great discussion about applied arts and his bold installation based jewellery show Gewgaws which, thanks to lockdown, is enjoying a rather long run, closing 28 July. The full series of 14 interviews with galleries and their artists is being filmed and distributed via social media over June and July. You can go here on the CubaDupa website to read more and see all the videos. Videos are being posted to CubadDupa and ArtExplore social media channels as they are rolled out. Curators of Cuba: presented by CubaDupa and ArtExplore. Produced by Mark Amery for the Wellington Independent Arts Trust. Videography by Oscar Keys and Shyam Patel. Music: Pashtag. With major funding from the Wellington City Council and galleries.