What's On in March

MEMBERS’ SUMMER EXHIBITION
ON NOW, TILL 13 MARCH
 
More than 68 Northart members took up the call for the self-selected Summer Exhibition, resulting in a fascinating collection of art works that clearly demonstrates the extraordinary breadth of talent amongst the artists who live near or are part of the gallery’s community. Garry Currin, Sharon Vickers, Anne Riethmaier, Rosemary Theunissen and John Nicol are just some of the well-known names that are showing, while a number of others who have been painting (and exhibiting at Northart) for many years, plus several just starting out, are also participating.

ON NOW
NORTHCOTE COLLEGE ART EXHBITION
Closes 13 March
 
Just opened with a fundraiser event last evening, the exhibition in galleries 4 and 5 brings together works by current and former students, tutors and supporters of Northcote College’s art department, amongst them Jessica Douglas, Patrick Malone, Peter Collis and Sharon Vickers.

GALLERY TIME FOR KIDS
COLOUR YOUR WORLD
Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 March
11am to 1pm
 
In our March drop-in sessions, children will learn about colour, how to mix it, and what different colours symbolise around the world. They’ll make a simple colour wheel and then explore mixing further by painting a colourful image from their personal world, on paper. These classes are suitable for children aged five and over, or those younger if accompanied by a guardian.

LATER IN THE MONTH
OFF BROADWAY – FOUR SOLO SHOWS
18 March to 3 April
Opening event 5pm Sunday 17 March
 
All graduates within the past decade from various Auckland art schools, Dominique Baker, Yvonne Abercrombie, Katie Theunissen and Ben Keeley will exhibit on their own under the joint banner of ‘Off Broadway’. In her first Northart show, Dominique combines her love of painting and carving in works directly related to her dual Māori/Japanese heritage. Yvonne’s figurative works, too, are autobiographical. Katie’s paintings are easily recognised as landscapes, yet resist interpretation as any straightforward representation of place. And Ben’s body of work responds to the phenomenon of chaos and the idea that chaos is a state of balance, rather than disorder.

IN THE WINDOWS
XIV STATIONS OF THE CROSS
16 March to 24 April
Opening event 6pm Friday 15 March
 
In its traditional Lenten meditation on the last hours of Christ’s life, Northart invites 14 of the gallery’s most respected artists to each produce a work that represents their personal depiction of one of the Stations of the Cross. Installed in the window gallery, it creates a poignant walk-by exhibition that can be viewed both during the day and under lights at night.

MARCH MOVIE NIGHT
STRUGGLE: THE LIFE AND LOST ART OF SZUKALSKI
7pm Sunday 17 March
$10 members/$15 non-members
Cash and Eftpos accepted
 
Stay on after the exhibition openings, or come along especially, for this fascinating documentary featuring interviews and archival footage that portray the wild genius and extraordinary life story of Polish-American artist Stanislav Szukalski (1893-1987).  Drinks, nibbles and comfortable seating are provided and there is no need to book.

LIFE DRAWING
ORION MABELLE AND MARK WHIPPY
18 March to 3 April
Opening event 5pm Sunday 17 March
 
Kiwi-Fijian artist Mark Whippy and Auckland-based Orion Mabelle are both avid life drawing enthusiasts and organise or attend regular group sessions in the city. While Orion works in the realms of fiction and fantasy, they both draw inspiration from the real world to capture characters through their drawings and painting.

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

All galleries closed 14 to 17 March, for installation of new shows.