A collaboration between the Department of Corrections,
Redemption Arts & Education Services and Village Arts.
This exhibition offers the men at NRCF an opportunity to explore what it means to make art in the prison environment. Many of the works are collaborative and challenge preconceived ideas about what the purpose of prison art is.
Situated in the Hokianga. Village Arts will host artworks made by men who whakapapa to that area. It will be a homecoming of sorts a joyful and challenging experience for the artists and the community. How can we contain that?
New work by Margaret Aull and Nigel Borell
You are warmly invited to Karanga Hokianga, the title and theme of a collaborative exhibition by artists Nigel Borell and Margaret Aull. Karanga Hokianga speaks to whakapapa, whenua and wahi ngaro: those tangible and intangible spaces that exist within our being. Both artists recall their connection to land and place as they forge a conceptual pathway to a hokianga (a returning) of thought and contemplation.
Nigel Borell (Pirirākau, Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Te Whakatōhea, Te Rarawa) is currently the Curator, Maori Art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.
Margaret Aull has paternal links to Fiji, and Maori (Te Rarawa, Tuwharetoa) heritage. She is the National Arts Registrar at Te Wananga o Aotearoa in Te Awamutu.
Mid-Winter Group Show
Our new mid-winter group exhibition, the show runs until September, changing and evolving as work is sold.
Shimmer – Weaving Dark to Light
Saturday March 25th – April 23rd 2017
Village Arts celebrates Michelle Mayn’s return to the Hokianga with a solo show.
Flyer image “Tuigen Maquette” – Use of ‘stripped text’; shredded journal lines of hand-written text on architecture paper
supplied courtesy of New Zealand based text-artist and writer Kelly Malone.