Events & Exhibitions

UPCOMING EVENTS


Saturday 5th mAY, 2018 (11 am - 1 pm)
1st Saturday of the month opening previews

Your chance to view a suite of new exhibitions
Coffee, tea and nibbles provided.
Free event, all welcome

Wednesday 9th May, 2018 (6 - 8 pm)
ARTCHAT (2nd Wednesday of the month)

A discussion and tour of our new exhibitions alongside our resident poet Sue Edmonds, Paul Cronin and more..

Light refreshments provided, $10 at the door.


Thursday 31st May 2018 (10:30 am - 11:30 am)
WALLACE GALLERY SENIORS
(Last Thursday of each month)

Join gallery staff and volunteers for a tour of our latest exhibitions.

Time: Meet for coffee/tea & nibbles at 10.30 am
Venue: Wallace Gallery
Entry Charge: Gold coin donation



CURRENT / UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS


Wallace Arts Trust Collection Gallery



We are proud to present a number of new exhibitions in partnership with the Sir James Wallace Arts Trust.

27th April - 15th July 2018
Recent Acquisitions by the Wallace Arts Trust



The James Wallace Arts Trust stages exhibitions of recent acquisitions on a regular basis throughout the year. These demonstrate the support we give the visual arts through our ongoing, active and widespread acquisition programme.

A key aspect of this activity is the assistance given to emerging artists and artists as they develop. This results in a growing “diary” collection which now amounts to over 9,000 works.


Main Gallery


a stunning gallery space that showcases proposed, curated and touring exhibitions of works from local, national and international artists.

5th-27th May 2018
Objective Evidence; Subjective Fictions


Featuring works by: Riley Claxton, Julie Downie and Rose Meyer

Opening preview: Saturday 5th May 11 am - 1 pm

Historically artists have accompanied explorers and navigators; observing, describing and mapping the unknown, looking for similarities and relationships as points of reference in the classification of their findings.

The work in this exhibition assembles elements that could be considered ordinary or extraordinary, united here by three different artist's explorations into territories both physical and psychological.


Community Gallery


a unique gallery for the presentation of local artists works from around the Waikato.

5th-27th May 2018
MOMENTO:Peter Dornauf & Clare Mataria


Opening preview: Saturday 5th May 11 am - 1 pm

A 1950’s aesthetic pervades this show. The forms employed find their origin in the period, which in turn provide a catalyst for the expression of ideas manifest in the works.

In Peter Dornauf’s paintings, abstraction and the figurative, purloined from the era, play off against each other in contested ways, while in Clare Mataira’s textile pieces, references to 1950’s design and couture are made, which are turned into clever abstract notations.

However, underlying the breezy appearance captured in these collective works, there lingers a hint of the elegiac.


Flexi-Space


a space for new works and ideas that sit within the creative sector.

5th-27th May 2018
MOMENTO:Peter Dornauf


7th - 29th April 2018
Karin Barr: People Watching

Who is watching who?

Opening preview: Saturday 7th April 11 am - 1 pm

Positioned within the Flexi-space at the entrance to the Wallace Gallery this beautifully presented installation poses the instant question to the visitor.

Are you looking at the artwork or are the abstracted glass and aluminium figures watching you?

Each piece of this installation has been individually twisted and bent out of a poured slap piece of wax.
With minimal manipulation of the wax the artist has been able to create abstract figures showing true human qualities.


Wallace Digital


the Waikato's only dedicated space for the showing of local, national and international digital works and installations.

29th November - 28th January 2018
The 26th Wallace Art Awards (2017) Exhibition of Winners and Selected Travelling Finalists


3rd - 25th February 2018
Leaving Things Behind: Lynette Wilson


Opening preview: Saturday 3rd February 11 am - 1 pm

Lynette Wilson’s practice draws on her multidisciplinary background of filmmaking, costume and set design, fashion design, photography and landscape architecture.

She has recently gained a Masters in Art and Design from AUT, Aotearoa (NZ).

Time, movement and independent processes are important exploratory threads in Lynette’s research practice. In particular setting up dynamic processes and then letting them take their course. In her work, she is often searching for various thresholds between fixed and open-ended outcomes, where the art work leads the viewer through a process that may incur unforeseen or unknown physical outcomes, rather than a fixed aesthetic. It is this freedom of transfer between the material components, where processes allow visible and audible exchange between substances and also between the human and non-human.

3rd March - 1st April 2018
Amongst: Dr Jeremy Mayall


Inaugural Waikato artist-in-residence Jeremy Mayall has been continuing to explore his fascination with the interrelationships between sound, time, space, the senses, and the human experience. 

Bringing together a collection of new installations with a number of regular collaborators, AMONGST is a show where you must choose to become part of the work. 

Collaborators include: Paul Bradley, Aaron Chesham, Stephen Gallagher, Horomona Horo, Owen Mayall and Ben Woollen. 


7th-29th April 2018
What are the chances?
Jeremy Mayall and James Sutherland


What Are The Chances?

An audio-visual work by
Jeremy Mayall and James Sutherland

Synchronicity: The experience of two or more events that are causally unrelated, yet are experienced as occurring together in a meaningful manner.

Apophenia: the human tendency to perceive meaningful patterns within random data.
The images and music in this piece are related, or at least they seem to be. There is a beginning, a middle and an end.

They last for roughly the same amount of time; there is a crescendo as the clouds combine, crashing inexorably in soft collision and from this, we find parallels and create meaning. We have expectations of how this should play.

All is not as it seems.


Window


situated at the entrance to the gallery the Wallace Galleries 'Window' project presents a platform for the sharing of new ideas and approaches to drawing.

3rd November 2017- 27th February 2018
Eliza Webster


Waikato based artist / designer/ curator Eliza Webster presents a new work as a part of Morrinsville's 7th Annual Arts Festival

3rd March - 29th April 2018
Paul Bradley


Inaugural Waikato artist-in-residence Jeremy Mayall has been continuing to explore his fascination with the interrelationships between sound, time, space, the senses, and the human experience. 

Bringing together a collection of new installations with a number of regular collaborators, AMONGST is a show where you must choose to become part of the work. 

Collaborators include: Paul Bradley, Aaron Chesham, Stephen Gallagher, Horomona Horo, Owen Mayall and Ben Woollen.