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reSOLVE - Opens today

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
12 - 17 AUGUST 2008

Wellington East Girls' College
Final Year Students

1.00 - 5.00pm daily 12 - 17 August.

Playing with a range of ideas, materials, options and difficulties makes for a fresh and engaging series of new work in reSOLVE. Offering an exploratory approach to recent practice, the young contributors pull together ideas and techniques that challenge and engage them in a variety of disciplines, ranging from photography and painting to design and sculpture. Each work is part of a body of three, investigating the notion of play, experimentation and extension. The creators approach the production of work as a process involving methods and strategies not unlike an ongoing exercise in puzzle-solving

Up Next
18 - 24 AUGUST 2008

Paintings and drawings by Kathryn Bates

Living above the Avon-Heathcote estuary in Christchurch provides the inspiration for these paintings. Every day I passed through it and more and more I started to notice the birds. One day, when I finally stopped, I felt like I had discovered a new world on my doorstep, and noticed how strange it was to have stopped. There was so much nature just going on while the cars whistled by! I noticed how no one in their cars looked beyond the road. How I must have annoyed many people in the days before I stopped because I was slowing down to look at the birds, the tides, the light on the water, and probably because I was driving erratically…

A long time coming, this is Kathryn’s first solo exhibition, and her first foray into painting.
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