What's On at Northart in April

OPENING SOON
AN OBSESSIVE PURSUIT
10 April to 3 May
Opening event 5pm Sunday 9 April
Floor talk/meet the artists 3pm Sunday 23 April
 
The North Shore’s impressive ceramic tradition is highlighted in a fascinating survey exhibition that explores the local studio pottery movement from its beginnings in the early 1950s, through the enormously productive 1970s – during which potters could barely keep up with the popular demand for domestic ware – to the present day as ceramics enjoys a resurgence.
 
Original pieces by Barry Brickell and Ian Firth, founding members of the North Shore Potters Society, the first of its kind when it was formed in 1951, feature alongside works by other prominent potters through the periods such as Graeme Storm, Merilyn Wiseman, Peter Collis, Peter Shearer and Campbell Hegan.
 
Those with a keen interest in ceramics can meet a number of the potters and hear about how the craft has developed at a floor talk on Sunday 23 April.

ALSO OPENING
GROUP PAINTING SHOW
10 to 19 April
Opening event 5pm Sunday 9 April
 
For those that missed White Works | White Night, a selection of paintings from the diverse show by talented Northart members and invited artists will now adorn the walls of galleries 4 and 5 for a relatively short further 10 days, so make sure you catch them.

LATER IN APRIL
KOREAN FINE ARTS
23 April to 10 May
Special preview event 4pm Saturday 22 April
 
The annual exhibition of the New Zealand Korean Fine Arts Association offers the opportunity to experience a broad range of styles – from traditional to European, and some a fascinating blend – by local Korean artists working in jewellery, sculpture, painting, print-making and other media.

IN THE WINDOWS NOW
XIV STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Until Easter Monday
 
Observe the significance of Easter by taking a walk by the window galleries day or night, where a series of moving and evocative works relating to the Stations of the Cross, the last hours of Christ’s life, are on show thanks to 14 invited artists.

LATER IN THE WINDOW GALLERY
EARTH PIGMENTS
19 April to 13 May
 
John Perry curates a selection of works from his personal collection that looks at the ways in which various cultures in Australia, Africa and the Pacific have used natural materials from the earth to decorate domestic and ceremonial objects, and to express their spiritual and philosophical beliefs.

GALLERY TIME FOR KIDS
EGG CARTON TIKI
Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 April
11am to 1pm
 
Children can turn egg boxes to imaginative use by creating their own versions of artist Warwick Brown’s tiki character from White Works | White Night. Other materials will be provided, just bring along your own empty cartons. These classes are suitable for kids five and over, with entry by gold coin donation.

Open daily 10am to 4pm during exhibitions, except for public holidays.

(Closed next week from Wednesday 5 April to 5pm Sunday 9 April for installation of new shows. Also closed on Good Friday 14 April, Easter Sunday 16 April, Easter Monday 17 April and Anzac Day 25 April.)