Satellite Exhibitions

Check our our Satellite Exhibitions and Events at our satellite locations: Spencer on Byron Hotel lobby, and reception lobby of Smales Farm B:Hive


Auckland Festival of Photography 'Structure Alone' - Yasser Saeed

Tuesday 10 August 2021 - Friday 3 September 2021

 

Now on display at Spencer on Byron Hotel

10th August - 3rd September

Photography Series: Reflections in Modernist Architecture. Saeed's art has been noted for its abstract compositions, and his architectural photography is no different. Taking photos, not of buildings, but made of buildings, not wanting to relate any understanding at all of the design or functionality, only of materials, structure, layers and their interplay with light within the arrangements aligned in frame. A principal part of this approach is to bring forth architectural elements from the urban context from outside the frame through reflections which are projected onto entire facades or trapped within the highlights in the glass Glares of natural light have been deliberately shown only in reflections or through multiple layers of glass in order to force the sunlight into a layered geometry, to complicate the already complex composition. In contrast, the artificial light does the same through the pattern and structure of the linear, well saturated fluorescent tubes and lamp lights that are laid out regularly on the architecture. Shot from 2018, in Auckland, then in this past summer in Berlin, Barcelona, Madrid and London.

 


Paintings and Sculpture - Jeff Thomson and Colin Harris

Wednesday 23 June 2021 - Friday 23 July 2021

 

Now showing at Spencer on Byron:

A collection of individual and joint works by Colin Harris and Jeff Thomson.

Click here to view the list of works.

Colins drawings and paintings are influenced by the fact he has mental illness. The often re ocurring faces suggesting demons and monsters are expressions of 

 his inner emotions.

Jeff Thomson, well known for his exploration of materials such as corrugated iron, has put together a collection of found objects transformed into his favoured repetitve ripple pattern shape.

 


He Kākano Ahau and Te ao Mārama

Sunday 20 June 2021 - Friday 9 July 2021

Guest artist Ramari Tauroa-Tibble had her first solo exhibition in our cafe gallery in 2020, progressing to a dual feature exhibition in the Becroft Gallery for Matariki Festival 2021. She is joined by Lake House Arts whakairo (carving) students, under the direction of Natanahira Ponawho. The students will create beautifully carved finial, which will be exhibited on the gallery floor, complimented by Tauroa-Tibble's paintings on the walls. Upon completion of the exhibition the finials will be blessed and installed on the main building of Lake House Arts.


Rata Printmakers

Friday 20 November 2020 - Sunday 31 January 2021

Now exhibiting at B:HIVE Smales Farm 

About Rata Printmakers:

Rata Printmakers, formlerly Studio Printmakers, was formed in October 2019, and moved from The H&R2 Barracks to the Rutherfurd Studio in The Lake House Arts Centre. We are a small group of artists who enjoy exhibiting together and participating in workshops, shared Print activities and challenges of new techniques.

We welcome other Printmakers to join us, either on a casual basis or as a full member, which has huge benefits!

Rata Printmakers will be offering opportunities to learn printmaking technniques in 2021.

Featuring the works of:

Merle Bishop

Pat Grove-Hills

Caitriona Caird

Susan Hurrell-Francis

Janmarie Thompson

Valerie Cuthbert

Ian Halliday

Donna Dold

 


Made in the Shade: Jane Walsh

Sunday 1 November 2020 - Sunday 29 November 2020

NOW SHOWING AT THE SPENCER ON BYRON HOTEL

I came across some fantastic old motel postcards on a recent US holiday, featuring images from the 1950s when tourism was thriving. I was inspired to seek out more images from that era and decided to base a series of paintings on them. The ‘50s were an exuberant time - the US thrived in its post-war recovery and the outlook was positive. For the first time ever in the ‘50s, paint colours were available in any possible hue and the desire with modern colour schemes was to create a marked contrast between colours. Modern colours were clean and bright – electric blue, orange, bright yellow. Popular pastel colours were pink, turquoise, mint green, pale yellow and blue. I’ve chosen a palette that reflects this. ‘Made in the shade’ is an expression from the ‘50s, meaning being in an ideal situation – just kicking back in that lawn chair by the pool with not a care in the world...  

Jane Walsh is originally from Wellington but has called Auckland’s North Shore home for the last 30 years. She can be found on Takapuna beach every morning walking her badly-behaved golden retriever. She is a former commercial lawyer who these days prefers exploring her creative side. She paints predominantly with acrylics and enjoys combining abstract painting with more figurative work. 


Urban Tapa: Sefton Rani

Thursday 1 October 2020 - Friday 30 October 2020

NOW SHOWING AT SPENCER ON BYRON HOTEL

Sefton Rani has always been drawn to the stimulus of wabi sabi, the Japanese aesthetic described as the “beauty that is imperfect, impermanent and incomplete”. During his travels this influence has presented itself in many forms from antique Thangka paintings in Buddhist monasteries, to urban graffiti or the decayed walls of old buildings. This sensibility is integrated with his Polynesian heritage to create work which he calls “urban tapa”. The concept is taking the traditional form of tapa and reenergising it with modern materials, methods and motifs that reflect the contemporary environment we live in.

While working in a paint factory, Sefton had the opportunity to experience paint not as a decorative element loaded with pigment and squeezed from a tube but as a consumer product mixed in tanks that held up to 10,000 litres with materials loaded from 25kg sacks. Paint became an object. Looking at that factory with the build-up of years of spilt paint and other industrial detritus, an imprint was forged that influences Sefton’s work today.

Sefton’s work is primarily created with the use of paint skins. Paint is typically applied on glass or plastic and when dry, peeled off and collaged to form layers that represent time and the history of the object or surface. Occasionally the paint skins are cast on existing objects. When the skins are removed they hold a negative image of the item they were created on. The paint skins are usually tempered with combustion and since the paint is applied dry, chisels, blades, saws and other improvised implements are used to structure the paint instead of using a brush or roller. The result is organic, thick, multi layered impasto works that look as if they have been cut out of one location and implanted onto the wall in front of you. These pieces often utilise text, natural pigments and found objects. The found objects allow a layer of their own narrative and open up new dialogues with the pieces they now find themselves located in.

Born in Auckland, Sefton lives and works in Piha and has been working as a full time artist for the last 6 years. The work presented represents the multiple forms and ideas being mined simultaneously in his studio.


He wāhi Ātaahua a Aotearoa - New Zealand is Beautiful : Ramari Tauroa-Tibble

Friday 4 September 2020 - Friday 25 September 2020

NOW SHOWING AT SPENCER ON BYRON HOTEL

He wāhi Ātaahua a Aotearoa - New Zealand is beautiful. The basis of Ramari's exhibition is inspired by seascapes from around the Rodney area. A selection of the paintings are also inspired by self-realised visions and self-designed artwork using the koru and other Maori symbols; these are inspired by love but also our need as humans to start looking after our families, planet and all other living creatures.  

Warkworth based Ramari Tauroa-Tibble’s creative work started later in life with designing and making her own concrete garden sculptures. After a 10-year break, to look after her parents full-time she found the urge to be creative calling her to do more and turned to painting in acrylics and oils when she could. Ramari is a self-taught artist. As she has had no formal training a lot of her previous paintings have been gifted to family and friends who live both here and in Australia. Ramari has often used the koru and other Maori symbols to design her own artwork. Her passion stems from the beauty she sees around her; landscapes, sea and beach scenes where colour can change dramatically from her subtle pastels to the bold fiery colours. Ramari started painting full-time in January 2019 when her passion turned into an obsession. Life experiences whether joy or sadness are incorporated in every painting. “My medium of choice is oil, which I use over acrylic, I enjoy seeing a painting start in acrylics and then come to life in oils.”  


Tarja Pudas-Jounila Solo Exhibition

Wednesday 18 March 2020 - Friday 17 July 2020

Head over to Spencer on Byron Hotel in Takapuna to see Tarja's pieces in the lobby

Tarja is a Finnish painter, who lives in Forrest Hill, Auckland. Painting was at first a hobby which she found four years ago through a strong internal fire and life-long interest in arts. As Tarja moved to New Zealand two and a half years ago, she finally had time to experiment with colours and structures - to see what she could do with brush, paints and piece of canvas.

Tarja paints mainly with acrylics and experiments willingly with different kinds of mark-making techniques. Her paintings are abstract, very colourful and intuitive. “I don’t make any pre-sketching or plans how to proceed - I want to paint freely like a child. The starting point may be a colour combination or a current emotional state. So, the outcome is always a happy surprise for me.”

Tarja has had a few solo exhibitions in Auckland 2018-2019. One of her paintings was among the finalists in Hibiscus and Bays Art Awards 2019. In addition, she won the runner-up price in Lake House Arts Centre’s competition for the members 2018. Tarja is particularly proud of the fact that one of her diptychs is part of Wallace Art Foundation’s collection.


Matariki Dreaming at the B:HIVE - Smales Farm

Friday 19 June 2020 - Friday 17 July 2020

"Matariki Dreaming" and it combines resident and member artists with Matariki themed works that exhibited at Lake House Arts in 2019.  Exhibiting in the B:HIVE Foyer is an exclusive benefit for Lake House Arts Members and is free.


Works from artists Tom Ludvigson, Jill Turney, Jeannine Friedrich, Kelly Kingi, Pat Henley, Tamara Wharewaka and Jethro Hoskin.

 

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