Lorene Taurerewa: Life in a Box

Whakaaturanga Exhibition Gallery
20 August - 25 September 2022

Many of Lorene Taurerewa's drawings and paintings are guided by a series of work book drawings which can be seen as a daily drawn visual diary. Accumulated over the years, recording narrative imagery in pen on paper, these works are drawn from a variety of sources including memory, imagination, popular culture, family and everyday existence.

For Taurerewa, drawings are the life force of her practice and over time she has accumulated a large cache of drawings which underpin the work in this exhibition. These works are stored in a box.

Māpura Studios in Morrinsville

Wallace Arts Trust Collection Gallery

15 September – 4 December 2022

Māpura Studios, based in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, is a creative space that provides programmes and activities in visual arts practice, creative expression, dance-movement, music and art therapy for people living with disability and diversity. Māpura Studios was originally founded in 2000, as Spark Centre of Creative Development.

The works on display in this exhibition are mostly from the Wallace Arts Trust collection, with some recently produced artworks available to purchase from Māpura Studios.


Community Gallery
15 - 27  September  2022

Student work from Year 7 and 8 will be on display in the Community Gallery in September.
Come along and see skillful works in a variety of media from our local Intermediate school.


Norma Slabbert : House Home Place

Community Gallery
1 October - 6 November 2022

House Home Place is a collection of wall and bed quilts by Norma Slabbert.  Her quilts speak to the concept of home as a physical and social place between our roots, and our future, and the hold it has on our bones. 

'Will home ever be the same again?  Since the office moved in, home has become much more than a private shelter.  It has become a makeshift workplace, a school, a playground, a social hub, a media centre, and everything in between.'

Norma Slabbert is a quiltmaker and writer from Hamilton.  She has been using the quilt form as her medium of expression for more than thirty years. 

Patrick Cush: Transporter Room

Whakaaturanga Exhibition Gallery
1 October - 6 November 2022

Patrick Cush describes the studio as a transporter room with painting as the means of departure. A painting creates a space within a space - a portal through which to lose oneself.

Graduating with a BFA from Quay School of Art in 2000, Cush has been based in Whanganui for over 25 years. An abstract colourist painter, his work explores technical aspects of painting - colour, surface, form, space - and existentialism, without the distraction of conceptual themes, world events or social commentary. 

Michael Barker: The Artist as Storyteller

Whakaaturanga Exhibition Gallery
12 November - 18 December 2022

Works of 'visual stories' with Michael Barker as storyteller.
Featuring a range of works in various media including oil paint on canvas, watercolour and pencil drawing as well as 'hero' props.


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