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Push Play to move online Posted on 9 Nov 16:37

Push Play, in association with Studio One Toi Tū and KidsCan NZ, will launch online at 10am, Saturday 27 November

In accordance with the NZ government's Covid-19 Alert Level 3 protocols, the opening event for our 16th annual Christmas exhibition cannot proceed as planned. Instead, we will offer the exhibition online, where it will be accessible by all across Aotearoa and the world. This will come as welcome news to our friends outside of Auckland, who will enjoy a level playing field for the first time ever, as first pick was previously only available to those who could attend in person. Although we are disappointed not to be hosting the event, this will be a silver lining for some!

Artworks will be priced at $120 apiece, with $12 from each piece sold going to our ongoing charity partner, KidsCan.

Artworks can be purchased online from 10am, Saturday 27 November NZST, and will be available to view (but not purchase) in advance of this date - watch this space.

We look forward to seeing you online!

The exhibition will feature Rick Allender, Stafford Allpress, Alice Alva, Kate Banazi, Helen Bankers, Tracey Black, Susan Christie, Lissy Cole, Tabatha Forbes, Alex Fulton, Nuala Gregory, Belinda Griffiths, Sophie Holt, Evie Kemp, Wei Lun Ha, Martin Awa Clarke Langdon, Numangatini Fraser Mackenzie, Maria Francesca Melis, Naomi Nakama, Ainsley O'Connell, Colleen Pugh, Mark Rayner, Peter Rive, Kylie Rusk, Raymond Sagapolutele, Annie Sandano, Holly Shepheard, Tevita (Hyun Do) Sung, Rebecca Thomson, Janna van Hasselt and Sarah Williams.

Push Play Group


Push Play, Seed's 16th Annual Christmas Exhibition Posted on 26 Sep 15:30

Seed gallery is delighted to return to Studio One Toi Tū at 1 Ponsonby Road, Auckland, for its annual invitational exhibition. Stay tuned to our Instagram for updates!

Preview: 10am Saturday 27 November

Family Art Workshop with artist Kylie Rusk: 2-4pm Saturday 27 November

Open: 9am - 5 pm Monday 29 & Tuesday 30 November (closed Sunday 28 November)

Push Play

Continuing Seed's annual tradition, 30 artists were each given 10 custom-cut plywood shapes and the latitude to create whatever they wished. The resulting exhibition of 300 unique artworks will celebrate the imagination and ingenuity of our community of artists. Works are accessibly priced at $120 each and the event will provide a fun opportunity for new and experienced collectors alike.

$12 from each piece sold will go to Seed Gallery’s ongoing charity partner, KidsCan. Through practical means, KidsCan helps disadvantaged Kiwi kids to engage in their education and reach their full potential.


Seed's 15th Annual Christmas Exhibition Posted on 20 Oct 14:00

We are delighted to announce Seed's 15th annual Christmas exhibition will be held at Studio One Toi Tū, at 1 Ponsonby Road, Auckland. Stay tuned to our Instagram for updates!

Preview: 10am Saturday 21 November

Family Art Workshop: 2-4pm Saturday 21 November

Open: 9am - 7pm Monday 23 & Tuesday 24 November (closed Sunday 22 November)

In Good Shape

Undeterred by the challenges of 2020, we have continued our longstanding annual tradition by inviting over 30 artists to create original artworks using 300 custom-cut plywood shapes. Each artist or collaborative pair has been given 10 Reuleaux (curved-edge) triangles and the latitude to create whatever they wish. The exhibition will be a rich testament to the optimism, resilience, and ingenuity of our participating artists. It also presents a unique opportunity to acquire an original work of art for only $100.

$10 from each piece sold will go to Seed Gallery’s ongoing charity partner, KidsCan. Through practical means, KidsCan helps disadvantaged Kiwi kids to engage in their education and reach their full potential.


Gravity and Levity Posted on 3 Aug 21:56

We have entered our 15th year, and will be celebrating at The Tuesday Club from 15 -16 August with a group exhibition titled Gravity and Levity. 

The exhibition will feature Veronika Maser, Holly Shepheard, Tevita Sung, Janna van Hasselt, Rebecca Thomson, Alice Alva, Annie Sandano, Kate Banazi, Sarah Williams, Stafford Allpress and Mark Rayner, and a special installation and performance directed by Louise McRae

We hope you can join us!

preview: 10am - 4pm, Saturday 15 August

performance event: 12 noon, Saturday 15 August

open: 10am - 4pm, 15 - 16 August

location: The Tuesday Club, 42 Airedale St, Auckland City (entrance on Lyndock St)

 


Save the Date: Point Blank opens on Saturday 23 November Posted on 20 Aug 21:07

We are delighted to announce that Seed's 14th annual Christmas exhibition will again be held at Studio One Toi Tū, at 1 Ponsonby Road, Auckland. Stay tuned to our Instagram for updates!

Preview: 10am Saturday 23 November

Family Art Workshop: 2:30 - 4:30pm Saturday 23 November

Open: 9am - 7pm Monday 25 & Tuesday 26 November (closed Sunday 25 November)

Every year since 2006, Seed has invited a large group of artists to work with a specified template, with past projects including wooden bowls, boxes and stars. This year, 30 artists will create original artworks from 300 plywood templates. Each artist has been given 10 irregular pentagonal shapes and an open brief. Works are accessibly priced at $100 each and the event provides a fun opportunity for new and experienced collectors alike.

$10 from each piece sold will go to Seed Gallery’s ongoing charity partner, KidsCan. Through practical means, Kidscan helps disadvantaged Kiwi kids to be more engaged in their education and reach their full potential.


Seed's 13th Annual Christmas Exhibition Posted on 26 Oct 21:25

This year's Christmas exhibition will be held at at Studio One Toi Tū, 1 Ponsonby Road, Auckland. Please join us at 10am on 24 November for the preview!

Link here to read more

Preview: 10am - 5pm Saturday 24 November

Family Workshop: 2:30 - 4:30pm Saturday 24 November

Open: 9am - 7pm Monday 26 & Tuesday 27 November (closed Sunday 25 November)

Ahead of the Curve

Every year since 2006, Seed has invited a diverse group of artists to respond to a specified template, with past projects including wooden balls, crosses and stars. This year, 30 artists will create original artworks with 300 custom-cut plywood semicircles. The selected artists have each been given 10 templates and an open brief. Works are accessibly priced at $100 apiece and the event provides a rare opportunity for new and seasoned collectors alike.

$10 from each piece sold will go to Seed Gallery's ongoing charity partner, KidsCan. Through practical means, KidsCan helps disadvantaged Kiwi kids to reach their full potential and create brighter futures for themselves.

 Link here to read more

 


Annie Sandano's South Sea Orbit Posted on 7 Jul 17:00

Annie Sandano in her Whitianga Studio

Having been based in the UK for the past year, Sandano recently returned to her Whitianga studio where she has expanded on her ongoing series of hoop paintings, collectively titled South Sea Orbit.

For each piece, Sandano works within a personal codex of colours which reference specific sites in New Zealand. While her colour choices are vibrant and playful, the finished pieces are underpinned by a strong sense of order founded on repetition, sequence and symmetry, and a meticulous attention to finishing.

These works herald exciting developments within Sandano’s practice as her opportunities abroad abound.

CLICK HERE to view the new works


Seed Styled by Evie Kemp Posted on 1 Jul 09:00

In the first of a series of collaborations we recently invited artist, designer and stylist extraordinaire Evie Kemp to work with a selection of works from our stockroom.

Evie integrates art, books, plants, vases and soft furnishings into sumptuous “more is more” scenes, while her unexpected combinations introduce humour and élan into the environments she curates.

Here she deftly incorporates art (and whimsy!) into a liveable domestic space. Among the artworks she worked with are a new collection of fantastical ceramic figurines by Mark Rayner and a series of colourful striated hoop paintings by Annie Sandano.

Details of all artworks are listed with each image.

 

Top shelf: Through the square window by Kate Banazi.

Shelf 2: Worried Possum & Smoking Dog by Mark Rayner, Take advantage! & Untitled by Sarah Williams.

Shelf 3: K' Rd by Annie Sandano, Crow 4 by John Appleton, Coneheads by Mark Rayner.

Shelf 4: Crow 10 by John Appleton, Green BearHappy Cat by Mark Rayner, palette two by Sarah Williams.

Mantelpiece: Glamourpuss by Mark Rayner, Table: Butte by Janna van Hasselt

Annie Sandano, Mark Rayner Mark Rayner, Sarah Williams
K' Rd by Annie Sandano, Happy Cat Smoking Dog by Mark Rayner. Glamourpuss by Mark Rayner, Untitled works by Sarah Williams.

 


We're turning over a New Leaf Posted on 17 Sep 09:51

Seed’s 12th Annual Christmas exhibition will open in under two months! This year we have challenged 30 of our favourite artists to create original artworks with 300 custom-cut plywood leaves.

We are pleased to announce KidsCan as the charity partner for New Leaf, with $10 from each piece sold going to the charity. Through practical means, KidsCan helps Kiwi kids living in hardship to reach their full potential and create brighter futures for themselves.

The exhibition will be held at Allpress Studio, at 8 Drake St in Auckland City. Please join us at 6pm on 8 November to celebrate!

30 artists, 300 artworks, $100 each

For further information, email gallery@seedgallery.co.nz

opening: Wednesday 8 November at 6pm
exhibition: 9 – 10 November 2017
open 10am – 3:30pm daily
at Allpress Studio
8 Drake Street
Auckland City
www.seedgallery.co.nz
Facebook / Instagram: @seedgallerynz


Cimmerian Rhythm by Louise McRae opens 27 June at grey Posted on 30 May 18:00

Louise McRae’s exhibition takes its name from an ancient, mythical people said to have inhabited a land of overwhelming, perpetual darkness. There is a ritualistic, almost atavistic quality to her process - the splitting and painting, the burning and rebuilding - which calls to mind age-old philosophies around purification and renewal.

McRae talks about destruction and reconstruction and finding meaning in the process of reconciling these exploded parts. But the axe and the flame do not solely destroy; they also open up the process to chance and allow the natural characteristics of the wood to sing. The heat of a fire gives the wood a unique texture and a velvet-black surface which is a perfect counterpoint to areas of rich colour or iridescent foil. When split, shards of wood break along the curvature of their grain, forming the contours that bring movement to the finished pieces.

The finished works paradoxically speak of human impact, labour and repetition, but also of the forces of nature and patterns of growth in the natural world.

preview the exhibition here

Please join us at the preview from 5pm on 27 June 2017

at grey, 37 Scanlan St, Grey Lynn, Auckland