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.
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 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.
We are pleased to present the shape for our upcoming Christmas exhibition and to announce KidsCan as our charity partner, to receive $5 from the sale of every piece. KidsCan exists to meet the physical and nutritional needs of disadvantaged Kiwi kids so they can engage in their education and have a better chance of reaching their potential in life and we are delighted to be able to support them.
Every year, Seed Gallery invites 30 artists to respond to a specified template; past iterations have included wooden balls, crosses, hoops and stars. 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 and we await their creations with much anticipation!
The exhibition will be held at NorthArt, opposite the Library on Ernie Mays Street, Northcote, Auckland, with ample free parking available in the Northcote Shopping centre carpark on the corner of College Road and Ernie Mays Street. Guests can look forward to enjoying a selection of Invivo wines at the preview on Saturday 19 November - be there at 5pm to celebrate with us.
For further information, please email email@example.com
opening: Saturday 19 November at 5pm
exhibition: 19 - 21 November 2016
open 10am – 4pm daily
Norman King Square
Ernie Mays Street, Northcote, Auckland