Lake House Arts presents a vibrant and engaging exhibition program profiling artists and groups that are both nationally and locally recognized as well as community based and local artistic talents. Our exhibition program strives to represent a wide range of visual art mediums, including historical and multi-cultural themes with links to a selection of regional and local, arts and cultural events. The exhibition program is accompanied by a range of public programes including artist’s talks, exhibition tours and art workshops for adults and children. 

Lake House Arts has several exhibition spaces: The Becroft Gallery, The Cafe Gallery, The Tindall Room, the Art Capsule, Pop up Studio, the upstairs Harcourts Heritage Homes and buildings exhibition hallway. We also collaborate with a network with external organizations and businesses to provide a a wider exhibition opportunity to our members and artists, these include Spenser on Byron and the Pump House Theater. 

Matariki Festival 2018 - Seven Women /Wahine e Whitu

Monday 2 July 2018 - Sunday 22 July 2018

Monday, 2 July 2018        Sunday, 22 July 2018
Seven Women /Wahine e Whitu
Gallery Exhibition – Becroft Gallery

An exhibition to showcase seven MAORI women artists for the Matarki Festival in 2018.

The premise of the show is to present to the public the story of each woman, their Iwi, and their role or part in contemporary New Zealand art. It is a celebration of the Moari New Year, of Mana Wahine of Kaitiakitanga and contemporary Maoritanga.

It is an exhibition curated to emphasize the important part of Mana Wahine- female power. It is inspired by the 2017 exhibition Seven Sisters of Matariki: an exhibition Ngā Tuāhine e whitu o Matariki curated by Rachelle Forbes (Kaiwhakahaere Māori) and exhibited at Waitakere Central Library, West. The exhibition statement read;
“It is important today that as Māori women, we are telling our own stories and ensuring the world sees us through our own eyes. It’s not just about celebration but reclamation. Our connection to our iwi and hapuu alongside our connections to one another, our taonga and our communities are all an important part of our story – and why we do what we do. …The exhibition is a creative response by Libraries to encourage learning around the concepts of kaitiakitanga,” https://soldiersrd.nz/2014/06/22/seven-sisters-of-matariki/

Inspired by this creative approach we hope to celebrate seven women artists who contribute to contemporary New Zealand visual arts’ landscape and bring their practice to the forefront of our local community. By framing this exhibition alongside the Matariki festival, our space at the Lake House will successfully provide an accessible facility for communities and groups who do not or often cannot attend commercial or institutional galleries on a regular basis.  In this way we can create a discussion around local and dispersed groups, feminism/women’s studies and the cultural importance of contemporary art created by female artists of Moari descent.

The exhibition will present selected artwork(s) from each artist, an audio recording of their story, to be published online and form part of the exhibition. There will also be artists talks on the 7th / 8th of July, and an informal discussion of a New Zealand Feminism and how it is different from other geographical feminism(s).

Mane 2 Hurae 2018. Ra Tapu 22 Hurae 2018.
Seven Women/Wahine  e Whitu.
Gallery Exhibition – Becroft Gallery.

He whakaaringa, kitenga mo ngā WĀHINE TOI MĀORI E WHITU mo te Hui Ahurei o Matariki 2018.

Ko te kaupapa o tenei whakaaringa he whakaatu ki te tokomaha ki te iwi whanui, ngā kōrero o enei wāhine e whitu, arā o ratou Iwi, Hapu, Whānau, me o ratou turanga ki te Ao Toi Moroki Māori. He wā whakanuihia ai te Tau Hou Māori, te Mana Wahine me nga Ao Tohunga Kaitiakitanga Toi Māori.

He whakaaritanga I whakaoraoratia ki te hāpai ake i te Mana Wahine. I whakamanawahia hoki tenei mai I te kaupapa Whakaaringa 2017 Nga Tuahine e Whitu I  o Matariki  I whakaoraorahia e Rachelle Forbes ( Kaiwhakahaere Māori) a I whakaarihia ki te Whare Pukapuka o Waitākere ki te uru o Tāmaki. Ko te pānui mo tenei whakaaritanga e mea ana: “ Ko te mea nui I tenei wā mā matou ano, mā ngā wahine Māori e kōrero e whakapuaki ngā kaupapa ngā pānui e pā ana kia mātou, kia kitea mai I te Ao, I te Pō, mā roto tonu I o matou ake Ao. Ehara I ngā kōrero ngā mahi whakahirahira nei anake engari he wero hei whakahokinga mai. Ko ngā mahi whakawhanaungatanga ki ngā Iwi ki ngā Hapu me tetahi ki tetahi, ki o tatou taonga, ki o tatou hāpori – he mea nui katoa enei  mo tatou, kia kitea ai he aha to tatou pūtaketanga. Ko tenei whakaari he auahatanga na ngā Whare Pukapuka hei  whakahau I ngā mahi akoranga mo ngā kaupapa kaitiakitanga” https://soldiersrd.nz/2014/06/22/seven-sisters-of-matariki/

Mai I tenei whakaetanga auaha ko te wawata he whakanui I enei wāhine toi toko whitu e tāpae nei  ki te ao moroki  toi aataata, te ahuwhenua kia kitea rawatia o ratou mahi ki mua nei ki te ao whānui. Ma te whakauru I tenei whakaaritanga ki te taha o Matariki ka wātea te waahi ki roto o te Lake House ki ngā roopu ki ngā tangata kahore e uru atu ana ki ngā Whare Whakairi Toi ki ngā papa whakahiku toi  hoki. Mā tenei ka kōrero tahi ki ngā hāpori, ki ngā roopu, mo ngā take wahine ngā akoranga wahine me te whakanui I ngā Tikanga ā Iwi  I roto I ngā mahi toi e mahia mai nei e ngā Tohunga Wahine Toi Māori. Ka whakatūria I roto I tenei whakaaringa  ngā mahi toi kua tohua mai I ngā tohunga mahi toi, he ripene reo  mai I a ratou ano hei tukutanga I runga rorohiko ā hei hononga atu hoki ki te  whakaaritanga. Ka kōrero ano hoki ngā kaimahi toi a ngā rā whitu me te rā waru o Hurae mo ngā kaupapa e pā atu ana ki ngā āhautanga noho o te wahine, mana wahine  me era atu ahuatanga noho wahine o ra waho.

Power Jacket

Monday 6 August 2018 - Friday 24 August 2018

Melania Trump made headlines for controversially wearing a jacket with a bold statement written across the back. This August Lake House Arts opens an exhibition of 35 jackets also making powerful statements, only this time the messages will be for a good cause.

Lake House has curated an exhibition featuring a mix of professional creatives who identify as female. The show will include, street artists, tattooists, illustrators, ceramicists, printmakers, fashion designers, and fine artists. The artists also come from a range of cultural backgrounds from all over NZ.

The title ‘Power Jacket’ is taken from the idea of the power suit, a symbol of second-wave Feminism. The word 'empowerment' is also a derivative of 'power' and it's a word that has long been linked to political movements.

Jackets are being used for this exhibition as women and fashion have a long and complex relationship, however, insignias on jackets are indicative of movements. Often these movements are more associated with male cultures such as heavy metal or punk music and political subcultures. This exhibition will use the same platform to give women a voice.

Power Jacket is being run to commemorate the upcoming 125th anniversary of women's suffrage in New Zealand. Lake House is proud to be donating 50% of the gallery takings to Women's Refuge New Zealand.

The opening night is at 6pm at Lake House Arts and will open with a fashion show. The exhibition is free to visit and will be open to the public from 7 August - 24 August. 

Lake House Arts Centre

37 Fred Thomas Drive,
Takapuna, Auckland 0622

Phone: 09 486 4877

Email: info@lakehousearts.org.nz

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Office is not open on weekends.

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