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Keep Learning Art Exhibition | Wellington 6-12 October

Kites Trust are celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week (6th – 12th October) in Wellington with an exhibition of works that focus on this year’s theme; ‘Keep Learning’. Come to the opening at Vincents Gallery on Tuesday October 7th between 4pm and 6pm or drop in during business hours any day until Sunday the 12th. All welcome!


‘A Fine Line’ at Corban Estate Art Centre for Mental-Health Awareness Week 2013

Artists raise the profile of mental wellbeing

Corban Estate Art Centre

Exhibition: A fine line

  • Artists: Helen Cross, Keneti Faalolo, Andrew Hall, Reece King, Andrew Serjeant and Serena Young.
  • Exhibition dates: 9-13 October, 10am-4pm
  • Location: Old St Michael’s Church, Corban Estate Arts Centre,
  • Entry: Free, all welcome

If you’d like more information about these exhibitions or for media inquiries please contact the curator, Kathryn Tsui: 09 838 4455 extension 203 or kathryn@ceac.org.nz


Corban Estate Arts Centre’s latest exhibition ‘A fine line’ features six West Auckland based artists and is on display from 9 to 13 October to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week 2013.  This diverse art exhibition includes painting, printmaking, sculpture and carving.

Artist Andrew Serjeant is a prolific painter and believes art can help raise the profile of mental health in a constructive way. He says, “I want to use that interest to bring mental health concerns to the forefront, but also to highlight that with the appropriate help and viewed with an open mind, people with mental illness can interpret and add to the world with dignity.”

Andrew Hall is well known for his sculptural figures fashioned out of found and recycled objects. He describes his artistic practice as being both positive and negative. “Having two creative hemispheres between the ears and not being able to switch off my relentless imagination makes living in this reality almost impossible. It’s a gift and a curse.”

Keneti Faalolo’s wood carvings connect him to his Samoan heritage and spiritual beliefs, depicting stories of empowerment and overcoming adversity. Meanwhile Helen Cross’s prints are inspired by her close observation and love of animals in her life. Since attending printmaking classes at Toi Ora Live Arts Trust for the past two years Cross has become a skilled printmaker.

Painters, Reece King and Serena Young choose to represent two different states in their paintings which reflect on the stress of daily life. King’s expressive paintings portray a sense of anxiety whereas Young’s paintings are scenes of serenity and peace.

This exhibition was created in association with Walsh Trust, Corban Estate Arts Centre and Toi Ora Live Arts Trust.

Walsh Trust: www.walsh.org.nz

Toi Ora Live Arts Trust: www.toiora.org.nz

Articulate: A Group Exhibition, Henderson 7-27 October 2013

Articulate is a group exhibition that kicks off during Mental Health Awareness Week and aims to see mental health through art.

  • 7 – 27 October 2013
    • Opening: 5:30 pm 7 October 2013
  • Level 2, Waitakere Central Library, Henderson


Summer of Sculpture at Wynyard Quarter 1 Feb – 15 March 2013

A good way to pass some time this summer if you are in Auckland…

More info on Facebook here.

Silo Park and Karanga Plaza, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland

Toi Ora Tutors Exhibition 5 Feb to 1 March 2013

Toi Ora proudly announces Indultus, a group exhibition from the people who facilitate the classes at Toi Ora – the tutors.  The exhibition encompasses visual art, word, photography and digital images.

indultus – Latin, verb – 1. be kind, 2. grant or bestow, 3. indulge

You are warmly invited to the exhibition opening on Tuesday 5 February at 5pm.

Indultus will run from 5 February to 1 March 2013

at Toi Ora Live Art Trust

6 Putiki Street, Grey Lynn, AUCKLAND 1021

p:  09 360 4171  |  f:  09 360 4172

www.toiora.org.nz  |  www.fb.me/toiora

Outside In Art Exhibition Te Atatu 2-30 October 2012

Outside In

Sue Butler and Nicky Grant

Abundance Art Gallery, 617 TeAtatu Road, Te Atatu Peninsula

Opening: 7.00pm Tuesday, 2nd October

The exhibition will be up for the month of October

Nicky and Sue share a passion for creativity and decided at the beginning of the year to get together during their precious spare moments to indulge this passion.  Painting together gave them new found inspiration and from this, ‘Outside In’ was born. The exhibition draws from Nicky and Sue’s shared love of nature and its relationship with our ever changing emotions.

Andrew Blythe Exhibits at Tim Melville Gallery 19 June – 7 July 2012

In his first solo exhibition at Tim Melville Gallery  Andrew Blythe presents works on paper made between 2003 and 2012.

Blythe’s ability to ‘bring line to life’ gives his paintings a unique rhythm and energy, their combinations of short repeated words and drifts of gestural marks leading the eye in search of visual patterns and systems. The artist himself has described his work as being about “energy flows and rhythms”, that he strives to “achieve harmony”, and that he wants his painting to be “pure, with no interference”.

A turbulent adolescence in the 1970’s saw Blythe in and out of hospital as well as occasionally living rough on the streets of Auckland. During this time he painted, drew and wrote poetry as a cathartic expression of his experience. Today he is supported by the Toi Ora Live Art Trust, a community arts centre providing studio space and tuition for people who have experienced mental illness.

Since his first solo show in 2008 Andrew Blythe’s national and international recognition has grown. A Paris show in 2009 was followed by a presentation at the New York Outsider Art Fair in 2011.

His work can currently be seen in “Local Knowledge” at the MADMusée in Liege, Belgium.