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‘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

One Last Youth Week Event: 26 May 2012

Youth Week Extravaganza
Saturday 26 May, noon-9.30pm
Corban Estate Arts Centre, 426 Great North Road, Henderson

Read more here: http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/OurAuckland/Events/Pages/westyouthweek2012.aspx 

5 Upcoming Art Exhibitions

Summer may officially be over but we have some INDIAN SUMMER dates for your art diary.

1.  Andrew Blythe and James King in “Creative Species” at ROAR! Gallery, Wellington – Thursday 1 March to Thursday 31 March 2012

Andrew Blythe and James King fly Toi Ora’s colours in this group exhibition of vibrant, fresh and exciting art being made in creative spaces around Aotearoa.

Opening night is tonight, 5:30pm-7:00pm at ROAR! Gallery, Corner of Vivian and Victoria Streets, Wellington – www.pablosart.org.nz.

2. James King in “What’s On Your Plate?” at Papakura Art Gallery, Papakura – Saturday 3 March to Saturday 7 April 2012

A group exhibition where James King joins Amy Mackinnon, Eileen Leung, Fuyuko Akiyoshi, Matthew Crookes, Richard Orjis and other artists as they explore the idea of a plate as a metaphor for the act of sharing. What’s On Your Plate? will run alongside another group exhibition, Colour of Distance.  The curators of What’s On Your Plate? are ReThink Grant recipients.

Both exhibitions will open on Saturday 3 March at 10:30am, at Papakura Art Gallery, 10 Averill Street, Papakura.

PAPAKURA BONUS:  Toi Ora Express to perform at Papakura Art Gallery – Thursday 8 March 2012

You read it here first:  our in-house band, Toi Ora Express, will be performing at the Papakura Art Gallery on Thursday 8 March from 12:30pm to 1:15pm.  This performance is in conjunction with the What’s On Your Plate? exhibition.

The Express is an eclectic collective of singers and musicians that meet weekly at Toi Ora to play together and support each other.  This free performance includes a range of acoustically-driven rock, country and folk music certain to add a smile to your day.

3. Andrew Blythe solo exhibition “New Works” at Corban Estate Art Centre, Henderson – Friday 9 March to Sunday 15 April 2012

New Works sees Andrew Blythe use his brush as a means of communication, using marks, words and colours as an expressive language. New Works will run alongside solo exhibitions by Arie Hellendoorn and Shelley SimpsonRicha.

The solo exhibitions will have a joint opening on Thursday 8 March at 6:00pm, at Corban Estate Arts Centre, 426 Great North Road, Henderson.

4. Richard McConnochie and Chris Leavins showcase in “Paintings” at Toi Ora Art Gallery, Grey Lynn – Tuesday 13 March to Friday 30 March 2012

Paintings sees Toi Ora painters Richard McConnochie and Chris Leavins showcase their works.

Opens on Tuesday 13 March at 5:00pm, at Toi Ora Art Gallery, 6 Putiki Street, Grey Lynn.

5.  Andrew Blythe solo exhibition “Recent Work” at Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney – Saturday 3 March to Saturday 31 March 2012

Andrew Blythe’s work travels across the Tasman where his works’ sense of landscape leave an impression on the intellect rather than the eyes.  Recent Work is presented in association with Tim Melville Gallery – www.timmelville.com.

Opens on Saturday 3 March at 4:00pm, at Darren Knight Gallery, 840 Elizabeth Street, Waterloo NSW 2017, Sydney, Australia – www.darrenknightgallery.com.