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Great Big List of Events from Toi Ora

Toi Ora celebrates 2014 Mental Health Awareness Week
with workshops, exhibitions, and a concert!

  1. Printmaking Workshop, Toi Ora, Monday 6 October
  2. Creative Writing Workshop, Toi Ora, Monday 6 October
  3. IMAGINE exhibition opening, Toi Ora, 7-19 October
  4. Toi Ora October Gig, Ponsonby Baptist Church, Friday 10 October
  5. Corban Estate Arts Centre events: Let’s Talk About It, Thursday 9 October; Singular Visions exhibition, 8-12 October

Plus….

  • Express Yourself enrollments for Term 4
  • Inaugural Outsider Art Fair, Britomart, 21-23 November

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Printmaking Workshop
Monday 6 October, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Toi Ora Live Art Trust, 6 Putiki Street, Grey Lynn

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Creative Writing and Spoken Word Workshop
Monday 6 October, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Toi Ora Live Art Trust, 6 Putiki Street, Grey Lynn
For further information and to book phone Toi Ora on 09 360 4171 or email info@toiora.org.nz.

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The Toi Ora Artists Collective proudly present IMAGINE.
These artists provide a unique framework that brings together a range eclectic imagery informed by life experience and translated into personal narrative through art. The artists use a range of media including painting, ceramics, photography, mixed media, creative writing and printmaking. The works are all connected through the strength of their individual experience and stories.  The collective are: Andrew Blythe, Helen Cross, Nikki Dixon, Matthew Farquhar, David Grierson, Tricia Hall, Juliet Jackson, Yolande Joe, James King, Toby King, Christine Mansford, Richard McConnochie, Paul Noffke, Maryann Savage, Joshua Kama Szabo, Bryan Slight, Patrick Te Ariki, Anita Whosoever, Louise Williams.
Toi Ora Gallery welcomes you to the opening on Tuesday 7 October 2014 at 5:30pm.

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The Annual Toi Ora October Gig
Friday 10 October from 7:00pm til late
Ponsonby Baptist Church, 43 Jervois Road, Ponsonby
This year’s line up includes: AJ Bell Band, Ruia Aperahama, Sergio Arellano, Gareth Edwards, Johnny Matteson Band, Jordan Rendell, Sam Yockney, Miller Christensen Yule.

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At Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson: Let’s Talk About It

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Express Yourself

The Term 4 Express Yourself youth arts programme is kicking off on the 17th of October and enrolments are open now.

Visit Toi Ora for more information, email xy@toiora.org.nz or phone (09) 360 4171.

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Inaugural Outsider Art Fair
Nathan Club, Britomart
21-23 November 2014
www.outsiderartfair.co.nz

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TOI ORA LIVE ART TRUST

6 Putiki Street
Grey Lynn
AUCKLAND 1021

‘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