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Diversity: Matthew Beveridge and Daniel Heald

Thistle Hall is a vibrant community centre in the heart of New Zealand's cultural capital. We provide a community hall, meeting room and Wellington's only community gallery showcasing a range of artists and crafts people, from the established to the emerging. Thistle Hall is located one the corner of Cuba and Arthur streets. The shows on at Thistle Hall Community Gallery are run by the artists who hire it.


On Now

16 - 22 JUNE 2008

DIVERSITY
Photographic works by Matthew Beveridge and Daniel Heald

The work or Matthew Beveridge presents a personal view of the many interesting things that Wellington has to offer. Captured over the last eight months, the images in this collection are a personal response to the Wellington environment.

The work of Daniel Heald represents a new way of photographing tattoos. The images in this collection present the tattoos in an environment that complements not only the visual aspect of the tattoo, but also the story behind the tattoo

Up Next

23 - 29 JUNE 2008

FACE VALUE/EULAV ECAF
Billie Mutton and Jane Bloxham

Opening 5.30pm Monday 23 June.

It's all about perception!

We are two artists exploring the ways we take ourselves and others at face value. Sometimes the wiring in our brain distorts our perception. It is these distortions we are exploring and illustrating in our artworks.

Billee Mutton is a textile artist using essentially this medium and exploring the perception of self image and the body. The mirrors in a fair ground attraction can distort the way we see ourselves, if our brain retains this impression, what happens? The issues of body beautification, alteration and cosmetic enhancement are impacting hugely on our society. Of particular concern is how this affects children.

Jane Bloxham also works in textiles and mixed media exploring the effects of dyslexia. Dyslexics describe how the letters can jump around the page, have difficulty in decoding language and are perceived to be slow learners. Jane attempts to mirror the confusion they must feel and to reflect the inherent free thinking and creativity they inevitably develop from a different perspective on the world.

Jane Bloxham and Billee Mutton are in the final year studying for a Bachelor of Applied Art (Visual Art) at Whitireia Polytechnic. Jane is also a high school technology teacher and Billee is a Wellington artist.

Please see http://www.thistlehall.org.nz for more information


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