Wild Thang

Wild Thang

Anthony Ellison

Jane Molloy-Wolt

Monday 30th November to Friday 11th December 2020

Wild Thang is a two week capsule show of playful work by two of Northland’s finest artists. Anthony Ellison is best known for his illustration and cartoon work for major New Zealand magazines and media, such as New Zealand Listener; Jane Molloy-Wolt is a Kerikeri artist also known for her vibrant art workshops and tutorial events. Both are bold and brave in their approaches, and highly regarded in their fields (Northland pun intended!). Their work is very collectible.

As a prelude to our vibrant summer show, we are thrilled to have this exhibition of a limited number of works. All are framed or on board and will be available to take at the end of the show. Be quick, as there is no formal opening.

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Nature’s Lens

Nature’s Lens

Heather Randerson

Lindsay Antrobus Evans & Marg Morrow

Open 31st October to 29th November 2020

Opening Saturday October 31st at 11am

Expressing new ways of looking at nature, Nature’s Lens is a powerful exhibition of Heather Randerson’s digital work in Milford Sound, accompanied by new 3D work by Lindsay Antrobus Evans, and new photography by Marg Morrow, reflecting on the theme of the title.

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Material Issues

Material Issues

Opening 11am Saturday 5th September

Open 5th September to 25th October 2020

We move into spring with our new exhibition “Material Issues”, a rich tapestry of approaches to fibre, thread and textile.

25 Northland makers will show their work; you will see useful articles (which nevertheless carry a weight of association), as well as the symbolic, and garment-based pieces.

The gallery will be open from Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 3pm.

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Various Artists

Open Saturday 4th July – Sunday 23rd August 2020

For the next seven weeks Village Arts presents the imaginative use of existing off-casts. The purpose may be flippant or ‘purposeful’, but it will certainly tickle the funny-bone. Opening on Saturday 4 July at 11am, and continuing until Sunday 23 August.
The gallery will be open on Thursdays to Sundays from 10am – 3pm.
Come along; be uplifted by these inspiring works.

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Lark – Rachel Miller


Rachel Miller

Opening Saturday 2pm 14th March 2020

Exhibition open 14th March to 28th June 2020

LARK – An accumulation of optical insights not to be missed!!

This exhibition, by Rachel Miller, is new work showcasing a range of media including photo montage, fabric collage drawings and oil paint, graphite, and wax on paper compositions.

Extended exhibition information

Please note that due to level 4 Covid-19 restrictions the Village Arts Gallery space has been closed for the advertised duration of “LARK”, the exhibition will now be extended until 11th May.

Please find virtual gallery sequences of the major themes in this exhibition below. All works are for sale unless otherwise sold.

Mad, Mad and Madder – Photomontages

In this series I composed found images from early sixties New Zealand travelogues together with various drawing media and contemporary elements of collage. These works comment on predicament and folly with humour and an apposite relevance to now.

Dreaming Myself Awake

The two larger oil on paper works together with a series of small framed drawings explore allusive and transformative themes; conveying the relationship between the human condition and an ethereal world.

The Joy of Life – Fabric Collage Drawings

Titled from a painting by Max Ernst, these affirmative works were inspired and pay tribute to selected artists from the Surrealist art movement of the early 19th century.
Please note: this series is professionally framed using ash wood moulding and museum glass for maximum clarity. Frame sizes all 50x65cm.

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