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    • Memory House
      • Join the artist Elisabeth Vullings to create a layered compositional drawing using tracing paper and architectural templates.

    • Binnenkijken - Look Inside - Guided Tour with the artist
      • Come ‘binnekijken’ and join the artist Elisabeth Vullings for a ‘look inside’ her exhibition – Gehaakte Gordijntjes - Crocheted Curtains. In this guided tour, the artist will lead you through the exhibition to explain the personal stories associated with each artwork.

    • Gehaakte Gordijntjes - Crocheted Curtains
      • Gehaakte Gordijntjes - Crocheted Curtains examines how the 21 houses Elisabeth grew up in shaped her understanding of 'home' and her identity as a Dutch New Zealander. Using architectural constructs based on fragments of memory, experience, and migration; the gallery transforms into an abstract house, inviting contemplation of the sense of home we all carry within.

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      • Toi Pōneke Arts Centre is pleased to announce the 2024 residency program for d/Deaf and/or disabled artists, with a call for submissions. Applications close 5pm Wednesday 15 November 2023

    • Bojagi Patchwork for beginners
      • This workshop will be an introduction to patchwork Bojagi, traditional Korean patchwork wrapping cloths, showing how to connect pieces of fabric to create something for household use with hand sewing techniques

    • Artist's Talk - Listening to Lines
      • Join Yon Yi Sohn, Moonhee Han & Eun Jung Jang, who will talk about their artistic journey through different mediums over the years, and the ideas and development of their exhibition Listening to Lines, which they have collaborated on. A Q&A session will follow.

    • Listening to Lines exhibition
      • Inspired by Richard Long’s 1967 work ‘A Line Made by Walking’, three Wellington-based Artists collaborate in this exhibition of drawing, painting, embroidery and installation of ‘lines’ - the basic element of visual storytelling - examining the cultural hybridity of their Korean heritage in their adapted lives in New Zealand.

    • 2023 Sound Artist in Residence Announcement
      • Toi Pōneke Arts Centre and Victoria University’s New Zealand School of Music —Te Kōkī (NZSM) are delighted to announce Ben Leonard as the 2023 Toi Pōneke Sound Artist in Residence. Ben Leonard is a sonic artist, musician and composer based in Te Whanganui ā Tara (Wellington). He is a recent graduate of the sonic arts programme at Te Kōkī/NZSM, where he focused on ambisonic and spectral techniques.

    • Making with Harakeke
      • Artists Matt Tini, Maija Stephens, Renati Waaka, and Elena Rei will be leading this workshop on working with harakeke, exploring processes of dyeing, paper making and raranga. Any level of ability is welcome, especially newcomers as this workshop has been designed for beginners.

    • Artist's Talk - He Rito
      • Join artists Matt Tini, Maija Stephens, Renati Waaka, and Elena Rei as they discuss their thoughts around the exhibition, what brought them together, and their reflections on this collaboration. The talk will touch on their individual relationships to contemporary Māori identity and how their art practices help them reconnect to and affirm this.

    • He Rito
      • He Rito follows the hands of four rangatahi Māori artists who recconct to and work with harakeke. As their practice enters into te whare pora, they enhance their connection to place, te taiao, and to their ancestry – promoting this journey through community based wānanga. Harakeke is explored through photography, sound and textile design which responds to notions of kaitiakitanga, reclamation and knowledge transmission.

    • Intro to te Reo – Beginners – Te Tuarā Level A
      • Start your journey in Te Reo or brush up on the basics. Join us with Joan Costello from Te Reo Tūhono in a fun, relaxed, and encouraging course learning Te Reo. Throughout this seven week course, you are immersed in the Māori perspective and its intrinsic spirituality, creating a heartfelt connection to the language.

    • Everyday te Reo – Building your Confidence
      • The whanake ako\ learning continues in this Everyday Te Reo – Building your confidence class with Joan Costello. This fun, relaxed, and encouraging online course runs waru wiki (8 weeks) and is a perfect continuation of your journey from our Intro and Next Steps classes. Throughout the eight-weeks, you will journey into the intrinsic spirituality and tikanga of the reo.

    • Dirty Laundry - Opening Day Events
      • A day of events to celebrate the opening of the exhibition Dirty Laundry. Join us from 12:30pm for some kai and beverages. The day will include a live performance, readings, a children’s play session and a panel discussion. This conversation will be facilitated by creative non-fiction writer Holly Walker. Featuring dancers, Rachel Ruckstuhl-Mann and Clare Luiten; painter, Hana Carpenter; installation artist, Caitlin Rose Donnelly; and poet, Cassie Ringland-Stewart.

    • In Stitches! Banner Workshop
      • Create your own statement work of art by stitching a favourite phrase or poem on vintage linen. All linen, thread and supplies provided. A variety of simple stitches will be taught so that you can create your own original work.

    • Cut It Out - Family Workshop
      • Free drop-in style family workshop making carboard/ paper cut outs of people, clothes, food and/ or lines of poetry. Children and families can then play with these in the gallery on a large interactive lightbox or make a poster to take home. All materials provided. Bring your whānau.

    • Family Photo Shoot
      • As part of the family Cut it Out workshop on at the same time in the gallery, Dianna Thomson will be available to photograph your child or family to create candid family portraits.

    • It Takes a Village
      • This panel explores how 13 cross-disciplinary creatives collaborated over a year. Featuring Bronwyn Polaschek, Kate Stevens West, Dianna Thomson, Zoe Thompson-Moore, Johana Mechen and Philippa Doyle

    • Dirty Laundry
      • Under the pile of washing, school notices, birthday present wish lists and to-dos, there’s an abundance of seething creativity. How do we start to acknowledge invisible labour, its significance, its cost, its beauty and the generosity of it? Dirty Laundry brings together thirteen artists and writers to explore this question.

    • Making with Harakeke
      • This wānanga is open to tangata whenua who have an interest in working with harekeke through dyeing, paper making and raranga. We welcome any level of ability, especially newcomers as this wānanga has been designed for beginners.

    • Emerging Screenwriters Panel: Cracking Your First Script
      • To launch the 2024 Write Room Screenwriting Residency, we will be holding a panel discussion with the 2023 Write Room resident Ella Gilbert (Rongowhakaata, Ngati Kaipoho, Ngati Kahungunu), Will Agnew (2022 Wellington resident) and Paloma Schneideman (2021 applicant) about their experiences writing their first feature length scripts.

    • Call for Expressions of Interest
      • Toi Pōneke is excited to announce our call for expressions of interest to exhibit for 2025 and host Public engagement activities (workshops, artist talk or events) from August 2023 - December 2025.

    • Celebrating Sāmoan language week
      • Using dance to celebrate and explore Sāmoan heritage. Street dancer Kaysee Savali is making waves in the performance industry as the first female Sāmoan dancer to be given a dance development residency at Toi Pōneke Arts Centre. Her five-week residency has given her the opportunity to explore her heritage through her project ‘The Wave of the Woman.’

    • 2023 Visual Artist in Residence Announcement
      • Toi Pōneke Arts Centre is delighted to announce Yon Yi Sohn as the 2023 Toi Pōneke Visual Artist in Residence. Yon Yi explores systematic and geometric abstract, patterns, grids, forms and colour arrangements, expressed mainly in the medium of drawing, painting, printmaking, embroidery and installation.

    • Te Matapihi - Artists Panel Discussion
      • This Matariki, join our panel of artists Stevei Houkāmau, Jamie Berry, Suzanne Tamaki, Issac Te Awa and Zena Elliot and Moderator Andy Lowe as they delve into the darkness and the light. of the exhibition Te Matapihi.

    • Te Matapihi
      • Rosa and Oliver emigrated to Wellington from London in 2020. They have produced art in response to these uncertain times and to their hopes and dreams. This will be their debut exhibition in Wellington - bringing together a selection of abstract and figurative paintings and drawings. Read more

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