The Ensemble Edit: Arty fun to fill your weekend

Ava Seymour’s cat-obsessed work titled I’m Here For The Butterflies, 2022 is on display at the Reeves Road billboard in Pakuranga.

Ava Seymour

Ava Seymour’s cat-obsessed do the job titled I’m Below For The Butterflies, 2022 is on screen at the Reeves Street billboard in Pakuranga.

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Fill your plate

The Ōtāhuhu Food Festival is on tomorrow, and guarantees to be a feast for the mind and soul as effectively as pukus many thanks to a clever art activation.

A range of South Auckland‘s top rated artists, which include Andy Leleisi’uao and Lissy & Rudy Robinson-Cole have developed attractive artwork-plates, to be presented absent to the neighborhood function. Printed on classic enamel camping plates, they are a good addition to what is recognised as the biggest and longest ethnic avenue food competition in Tāmaki Makarau. Head along from 10am to 4pm, along Fantastic South Highway.

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Cat artwork!

Ensemble loves cats, and so far too does artist Ava Seymour. For numerous decades, she has been earning get the job done working with discovered classic images of cats and kittens, ranging from collage to shifting-image installations that explore gaze, gesture, repetition and rhythm. They are lovable, far too!

Now she’s presenting two independent artworks as section of her 1st foray into public artwork, with two collection of striking, blown up images titled I’m In this article For The Butterflies and Story Of Really like. They characteristic on present-day artwork house Te Tuhi’s billboards, situated across the highway from the gallery on Reeves Highway in Pakuranga and at Parnell Station, in Auckland.

Quilting king

If you aren’t common with the vibrant material artwork of Maungarongo Ron Te Kawa, this weekend is the time to make that adjust in your existence.

We’re large lovers of his whimsical and vibrant creations, with Te Kawa using his unique quilting model to explore strategies of mātauranga Māori and his whakapapa in style defying strategies. The latest exhibition of his whakapapa quilts has just opened at the Hihiaua Cultural Centre in Whangārei, open up until the stop of October.

A space of one’s personal…

Joanna Margaret Paul, [Untitled, Interior], undated, coloured photograph.

Joanna Margaret Paul

Joanna Margaret Paul, [Untitled, Interior], undated, colored photograph.

Tomorrow, Town Gallery Wellington opens a big retrospective celebrating the vocation and legacy of Aotearoa artist Joanna Margaret Paul (1945–2003). Paul’s multi-disciplinary explorations of domestic existence pushed the boundaries of creative follow spanning drawing, painting, poetry, photography and movie.

Imagined in the Context of a Place provides a close analyze of Paul’s vocation from the 1970s through to the 2000s, tracing vital journeys from Ōtepoti Dunedin to Te Pataka o Rakaihautū Financial institutions Peninsula, Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, Whanganui and traversing the areas concerning the brain, body and spirit the domestic and the political grief and magnificence.

The gallery describes it ideal: “Her function was both deeply individual and quietly political, legitimising her ordeals as a woman and a mom, as a feminist fascinated in the interior and domestic.”

A person for the diary

In a few Saturdays time, on October 15, we are teaming up with Karanghape Street retail store Crushes to host The Auckland Apparel Swap – a fun, guilt-free of charge remedy to shopping.

We’ll be hanging out on the (with any luck ,) sunny rooftop floor of the Mercury Lane Wilson carpark, with food stuff, beverages, music and sustainable fashion stalls featuring vintage, NZ made, handmade and conscious apparel, as element of Auckland’s largest exchanging of garments.

Merely provide up to 10 pieces of dresses that are in good affliction but you no for a longer time have on, and allow another person else love them. Then you can go away with up to 10 new to you pieces – it’s certainly a acquire-win. Get started buying your parts now, and indicator up listed here to acquire portion.