What's On at Northart in December
POCKET EDITION. SMALL WORKS FOR LARGE WALLS
Now runs until 4pm 16 December
Pocket Edition’s run has been extended, providing the perfect gift buying opportunity in the lead up to Christmas. Spend a relaxed half an hour viewing more than 250 diverse postcard-sized works from 27 artists, then make your selection – from landscapes to abstract, still life to portraiture, drawing, painting or collage. But hurry, it’s a cash and carry exhibition and with pieces priced from just $60, they are selling fast. For a small additional cost, Northart can arrange framing, in time for Christmas, on purchases made before Friday 9 December.
OPENING THIS WEEKEND
3 to 10 December
Opening event 5.30pm Friday 2 December
Students from Glenfield Intermediate and Takapuna Normal Intermediate took with enthusiasm to the challenge set by Northart in a schools project that aimed to spark an interest in photography, encourage community involvement, and provide the opportunity to exhibit. Glenfield’s task was to take a series of photos using different perspectives, focusing on shape, line and colour. Takapuna students were asked to shoot 12 photos on 12 different themes over one weekend. The eye-catching results go on show this weekend and Glenfield Intermediate’s singing group ‘Diversity’ will perform at the opening.
ARPÉGE TARATOA-LEAF: WINDOWS AND MIRRORS
5 to 16 December
Opening event 12 noon Sunday 4 December
Talented digital media artist Arpēge Taratoa-Leaf returns to Northart for her graduation exhibition – three series of works that address different issues and ideas that have arisen through digital media and encourage us to question how we perceive reality. Arpēge utilises technology in a manner that reflects its ability to positively engage with viewers in ways that are difficult to achieve with traditional mediums.
GALLERY TIME FOR KIDS
MINI POCKET EDITION
Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December
11am to 1pm
In a special Christmas session, children will take a walk through Galleries 1-3, then have fun designing and creating their own ‘Mini Pocket Edition’. Using Hahnemühle watercolour postcard-size paper and a range of drawing and painting materials, the end result will make the perfect gift for a family member. Entry is by gold coin donation for these drop-in classes, suitable for children five years and older.
IN THE WINDOWS
The gallery’s window spaces currently boast a selection of paintings by Sonja Drake, Victoria Anderson and Rosemary Theunissen, mixed media and collage works by Lindsey Kirk, and patinated bronze vessels by Phil Neary. They can be viewed outside of gallery hours and under lights at night.
GALLERY TIME FOR LITTLE KIDS
Wednesday 14 December
11am to 12 noon
Pre-schoolers also get the chance to get in the festive mood, making brightly-striped candy canes out of beads and pipe cleaners. These one-hour sessions are suitable for 2 to 4 year olds, accompanied by a parent. For more details and to book, contact Catherine.
Open daily 10am to 4pm during exhibitions.
The Northart galleries will close to the public at 4pm on Friday 16 December, and re-open 5.30pm Friday 27 January 2017.