Thursday 31 March 2022 - Wednesday 11 May 2022
Roberta Queiroga - Satellite Exhibition at B:Hive Smales Farm
31st March - 11th May
Roberta Queiroga is a Brazilian-New Zealander contemporary visual artist living in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. She has also lived in Portugal and Japan and influences of those places and cultures are highly noticeable on her identity and ultimately in her work.
"I believe my identity is continuously evolving and reshaping by experiences and influences from cultures, people and places I come across."
Throughout her practice she incorporates and mixes elements of various techniques with a twist, such as reinterpreting shodo brush strokes with hands full of paint directly onto the canvas. A symbiosis that allows for her emotion to spontaneously flow with minimum interference when creating. Her work is bold, explores the relation of negative and positive spaces and is aligned with abstract expressionism.
Roberta's background is in architecture and she has an interest in the relationship between the artwork, the space and the viewer.
Wednesday 23 June 2021 - Friday 23 July 2021
Now showing at Spencer on Byron:
A collection of individual and joint works by Colin Harris and Jeff Thomson.
Colins drawings and paintings are influenced by the fact he has mental illness. The often re ocurring faces suggesting demons and monsters are expressions of
his inner emotions.
Jeff Thomson, well known for his exploration of materials such as corrugated iron, has put together a collection of found objects transformed into his favoured repetitve ripple pattern shape.
Sunday 20 June 2021 - Friday 9 July 2021
Tuesday 30 March 2021 - Tuesday 8 June 2021
Now exhibiting at Spencer on Byron
In essence, Minhwa (Korean folk painting) is a genre of art created for the common people. The Korean folk painting illustrates the common people's freedom of expression and reveals their innermost thoughts and dreams. The art work of the common people (Minhwa) from bird and flower paintings, to the tiger and the dragon and the ten longevity symbols. Encompassing a variety of subjects and methods of expression, Minhwa was created through a strong adherence to the symbols and events of the everyday lives of Koreans. As a result, they are heavily invested with a uniquely Korean psyche in terms of both content and philosophy. The exhibition will give encouragement to students who learning Korean folk painting and to develop their social skills in diverse cultural background.
Friday 21 May 2021 - Friday 4 June 2021
21st May - 4th June
B:Hive Smales Farm
"In recent years I have become more focused on my artist practice. A good friend tells me that ‘I always have been an artist, my years of looking, sensing and travelling have given me a sensitivity and aesthetic that is very rewarding’.
As an interior designer, I have always used colour in my work, add to that structure, space, texture, and form, and you’ll discover the eclectic outcomes of my projects.
Besides design I have also enjoyed creating artwork similarly varied, I find myself going off on tangents at any moment, a lot of them up blind alleys. Sometimes I make it back and can appreciate what I’ve achieved.
Working in different mediums, collage and metalwork have seen my output pour out in various themes. I’m constantly look forward to seeing what I come up with next.
One of my UPSCALE 3:1 artworks is in the Wallace Collection."
Friday 20 November 2020 - Sunday 31 January 2021
Now exhibiting at B:HIVE Smales Farm
About Rata Printmakers:
Rata Printmakers, formlerly Studio Printmakers, was formed in October 2019, and moved from The H&R2 Barracks to the Rutherfurd Studio in The Lake House Arts Centre. We are a small group of artists who enjoy exhibiting together and participating in workshops, shared Print activities and challenges of new techniques.
We welcome other Printmakers to join us, either on a casual basis or as a full member, which has huge benefits!
Rata Printmakers will be offering opportunities to learn printmaking technniques in 2021.
Featuring the works of:
Sunday 1 November 2020 - Sunday 29 November 2020
NOW SHOWING AT THE SPENCER ON BYRON HOTEL
I came across some fantastic old motel postcards on a recent US holiday, featuring images from the 1950s when tourism was thriving. I was inspired to seek out more images from that era and decided to base a series of paintings on them. The ‘50s were an exuberant time - the US thrived in its post-war recovery and the outlook was positive. For the first time ever in the ‘50s, paint colours were available in any possible hue and the desire with modern colour schemes was to create a marked contrast between colours. Modern colours were clean and bright – electric blue, orange, bright yellow. Popular pastel colours were pink, turquoise, mint green, pale yellow and blue. I’ve chosen a palette that reflects this. ‘Made in the shade’ is an expression from the ‘50s, meaning being in an ideal situation – just kicking back in that lawn chair by the pool with not a care in the world...
Jane Walsh is originally from Wellington but has called Auckland’s North Shore home for the last 30 years. She can be found on Takapuna beach every morning walking her badly-behaved golden retriever. She is a former commercial lawyer who these days prefers exploring her creative side. She paints predominantly with acrylics and enjoys combining abstract painting with more figurative work.
Thursday 1 October 2020 - Friday 30 October 2020
NOW SHOWING AT SPENCER ON BYRON HOTEL
Sefton Rani has always been drawn to the stimulus of wabi sabi, the Japanese aesthetic described as the “beauty that is imperfect, impermanent and incomplete”. During his travels this influence has presented itself in many forms from antique Thangka paintings in Buddhist monasteries, to urban graffiti or the decayed walls of old buildings. This sensibility is integrated with his Polynesian heritage to create work which he calls “urban tapa”. The concept is taking the traditional form of tapa and reenergising it with modern materials, methods and motifs that reflect the contemporary environment we live in.
While working in a paint factory, Sefton had the opportunity to experience paint not as a decorative element loaded with pigment and squeezed from a tube but as a consumer product mixed in tanks that held up to 10,000 litres with materials loaded from 25kg sacks. Paint became an object. Looking at that factory with the build-up of years of spilt paint and other industrial detritus, an imprint was forged that influences Sefton’s work today.
Sefton’s work is primarily created with the use of paint skins. Paint is typically applied on glass or plastic and when dry, peeled off and collaged to form layers that represent time and the history of the object or surface. Occasionally the paint skins are cast on existing objects. When the skins are removed they hold a negative image of the item they were created on. The paint skins are usually tempered with combustion and since the paint is applied dry, chisels, blades, saws and other improvised implements are used to structure the paint instead of using a brush or roller. The result is organic, thick, multi layered impasto works that look as if they have been cut out of one location and implanted onto the wall in front of you. These pieces often utilise text, natural pigments and found objects. The found objects allow a layer of their own narrative and open up new dialogues with the pieces they now find themselves located in.
Born in Auckland, Sefton lives and works in Piha and has been working as a full time artist for the last 6 years. The work presented represents the multiple forms and ideas being mined simultaneously in his studio.
Friday 4 September 2020 - Friday 25 September 2020
NOW SHOWING AT SPENCER ON BYRON HOTEL
He Aotearoa - New Zealand is beautiful. The basis of exhibition is inspired by seascapes from around the Rodney area. A selection of the paintings are also inspired by self- visions and self-designed artwork using the koru and other Maori symbols; these are inspired by love but also our need as humans to start looking after our families, planet and all other living creatures.
based Tauroa-Tibble’s creative work started later in life with designing and making her own concrete garden sculptures. After a 10-year break, to look after her parents full-time she found the urge to be creative calling her to do more and turned to painting in acrylics and oils when she could. is a self-taught artist. As she has had no formal training a lot of her previous paintings have been gifted to family and friends who live both here and in Australia. has often used the koru and other Maori symbols to design her own artwork. Her passion stems from the beauty she sees around her; landscapes, sea and beach scenes where can change dramatically from her subtle pastels to the bold fiery . started painting full-time in January 2019 when her passion turned into an obsession. Life experiences whether joy or sadness are incorporated in every painting. “My medium of choice is oil, which I use over acrylic, I enjoy seeing a painting start in acrylics and then come to life in oils.”
Wednesday 18 March 2020 - Friday 17 July 2020
Tarja is a Finnish painter, who lives in Forrest Hill, Auckland. Painting was at first a hobby which she found four years ago through a strong internal fire and life-long interest in arts. As Tarja moved to New Zealand two and a half years ago, she finally had time to experiment with colours and structures - to see what she could do with brush, paints and piece of canvas.
Tarja paints mainly with acrylics and experiments willingly with different kinds of mark-making techniques. Her paintings are abstract, very colourful and intuitive. “I don’t make any pre-sketching or plans how to proceed - I want to paint freely like a child. The starting point may be a colour combination or a current emotional state. So, the outcome is always a happy surprise for me.”
Tarja has had a few solo exhibitions in Auckland 2018-2019. One of her paintings was among the finalists in Hibiscus and Bays Art Awards 2019. In addition, she won the runner-up price in Lake House Arts Centre’s competition for the members 2018. Tarja is particularly proud of the fact that one of her diptychs is part of Wallace Art Foundation’s collection.
Friday 19 June 2020 - Friday 17 July 2020
"Matariki Dreaming" and it combines resident and member artists with Matariki themed works that exhibited at Lake House Arts in 2019. Exhibiting in the B:HIVE Foyer is an exclusive benefit for Lake House Arts Members and is free.
Works from artists Tom Ludvigson, Jill Turney, Jeannine Friedrich, Kelly Kingi, Pat Henley, Tamara Wharewaka and Jethro Hoskin.