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)
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.
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)
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.
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)
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
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
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 Bear & Happy Cat by Mark Rayner, palette two by Sarah Williams.
Mantelpiece: Glamourpuss by Mark Rayner, Table: Butte by Janna van Hasselt
K' Rd by Annie Sandano, Happy Cat & Smoking Dog by Mark Rayner.
Glamourpuss by Mark Rayner, Untitled works by Sarah Williams.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
opening: Wednesday 8 November at 6pm
exhibition: 9 – 10 November 2017
open 10am – 3:30pm daily
at Allpress Studio
8 Drake Street
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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
We are delighted to have received Annie Sandano’s pieces for Seed Gallery’s KidsCan project, a series titled Colour Harmony which she has produced during a stint in Rome.
Link here to view and purchase online
Sandano has spent the better part of 2016 on an art-immersion tour of Europe, broadening her horizons with a series of artist talks, seminars and practical workshops; and visits to museums, studios and galleries. From June to July, Sandano took part in an oil painting workshop in Florence, expanding on her time spent at the Australian Print Workshop earlier this year by adding another set of skills and techniques to her repertoire. She also enjoyed a visit to Edition Copenhagen printmaking studio, a lithographic print studio in the city which invites artists to produce editions using their expertise and facilities. Below: images taken during Annie's painting workshop in Florence.
Annie counts Milan, London, Venice, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Madrid, Bologna and Lisbon among the centres she has visited… And the tour continues; in January 2017 she will commence a month-long residency at a print workshop outside of Barcelona. We wish Annie well and welcome the exciting developments within her practice.
30 artists, 300 artworks at $80 each
CLICK HERE to link to all available works
preview: 5pm 19 November at NorthArt
open: 10am-7pm 20 November & 10am-4pm 21 November
online sales from: Sunday 20 November
location: NorthArt, opposite the Library on Ernie Mays Street / College Road, Northcote, Auckland
Every year, Seed Gallery invites 30 artists to respond to a specified template. This year we have chosen an ambiguous wooden shape which could represent a petal, a teardrop, a map pointer or a speech bubble, among many other things. The selected artists have each been given 10 locally produced templates and the latitude to create whatever they wish.
As the charity partner for this exhibition, KidsCan will receive $5 from the sale of every piece.