What's On At The Dowse?
What's On At The Dowse?
Simon Manchester talk on Len Castle Sun 20 May 2012, 2pm | A Friends of The Dowse event
Join Wellington collector and historian Simon Manchester for a discussion and tour of Len Castle: A Tribute as well as further insights into Castle's life and work. The talk is followed by refreshments. Free for Friends of The Dowse, $10 for guests / non-members (or sign up to The Friends for just $30 a year).
BOOKING REQUIRED: E firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Shivaun T 04 563 6444. http://www.dowse.org.nz/en/Events/Events/Simon-Manchester-on-the-work-of-Len-Castle/
Darkness 19 May – 5 August 2012 | FREE
Explores the dramatic use of black and white, and light and darkness, in works from The Dowse Collection.
Ranging from glass to ceramics, textiles to sculpture, this small but stunning exhibition presents works that have contrast at their core, and play with shading, shadows and silhouettes. Work includes Home Light by Raewyn Atkinson, Bolton 18 March 1842 by Lyndsay Patterson, ceramics by Richard Parker and more.
Solo: Four Wellington
Artists 12 May – 19 August 2012 | FREE
The diverse works, and worlds, of four Wellington artists are on show at The Dowse. Lower Hutt’s Matt Hunt, Miramar’s Cat Auburn, Brooklyn’s Ann Shelton and Mt Victoria’s Ben Buchanan each present exhibitions as part of a winter season that features colourful and intriguing photography, sculpture, painting and installation.
Media release: http://www.dowse.org.nz/en/News/Latest-News/Solo-Four-Wellington-Artists-at-The-Dowse/
Len Castle: A Tribute 12 May – 19 August
2012 | FREE
The Dowse is celebrating the life and work of pioneer potter Len Castle (CBE, DCNZM) in a new exhibition that features his stunning volcanic and geological-inspired forms. Castle, who died last year, created unique works unlike any seen elsewhere in the world. He was arguably New Zealand's most significant potter, credited with forging a path for indigenous New Zealand ceramics. Wellington collector and ceramics historian, Simon Manchester describes his body of work from 1948 to 2011 as 'one of the most dramatic ceramic practices in the country and indeed anywhere.'
The pots in the show are from The Dowse Collection with additional works loaned by Manchester who describes Castle as an artist in a ceramic medium who lived his life with a total commitment to his creativity. 'His 1960s hanging forms were cutting edge internationally', he says.
Media release: http://www.dowse.org.nz/en/News/Latest-News/Len-Castle-A-Tribute/
A View From Where I was Sleeping 10
March – 22 July 2012 | FREE
Collaborative art and design projects, from the 1950s to the present day, many forged through friendships between artists. Artists in the show include Raewyn Atkinson, Catherine Griffiths, Kate Woods, Jenny Bornholdt, Lucie Rie, Karl Fritsch, Francis Upritchard and many more.
Media Release: www.dowse.orgnz/en/Exhibitions/Future-Exhibitions/A-View-From-Where-I-Was-Sleeping/
Can You See What I See Until 8 July 2012 |
An exhibition for the whole family that invites children to get up really close to the art works and describe what they can see. Features works from The Dowse collection by Richard Killeen, Jeffrey Harris, Robin White, Philip Trusttrum, Seung Yul Oh and more. The show includes 'I Spy activities' and introduces ways of looking at pictures, encouraging young viewers to search for hidden objects, discover their secret stories and awaken their imagination.
Media Release: www.dowse.org.nz/en/Exhibitions/Future-Exhibitions/Can-You-See-What-I-See/
Critical Mass Until 17 June 2012 | FREE
What do bright red snakeskin, an iconic Pink Floyd album, dolls heads, Elastoplast bandages and an axe all have in common? They're all part of Critical Mass, a new exhibition from The Dowse Collection. Critical Mass showcases some of the works from a recent loan by Wellington art collectors and commentators, Jim Barr and Mary Barr and includes stunning photography and sculpture by contemporary New Zealand artists Lillian Budd, Simon Denny, Don Driver, Mikala Dwyer, Richard Killeen, Jae Hoon Lee, Lauren Lysaght and Rohan Wealleans.
Media Release: http://www.dowse.orgnz/en/News/Latest-News/Accrual-Over-Time-Critical-Mass-Opens-25-Feb/