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Loser Kid – 'A Safe Place for Stupidity' Exhibition

Lightworx Gallery Auckland in collaboration with creative powerhouse, Loser Kid is delighted to present A Safe Place for Stupidity.

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Exploring this notion of creative freedom without having to conform to anyone else’s agenda, the imagery on show ranges from the carefully constructed and thought-provoking to the unharnessed beauty and wildness captured in moments of unrehearsed life.

Shot on film, all works are presented in striking black and white format - this is a rare opportunity to experience the artists behind the lens. To delve into the inner workings of their creativity and to view works that will never be created beyond this exhibition captured in moments of unrehearsed life.


Sam Foley & Pete Wheeler – Post Pop Division

Post Pop Division is a celebration of 2 friend‘s shared art experiences that started out 20 years ago as studio neighbors in the Queens Building Dunedin, after which Wheeler established himself in Berlin. 

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Over much of the last 2 decades, these 2 artists have travelled extensively throughout Europe. Being based mostly in multicultural Berlin has allowed different cultures room to intersect and inform their practices. It enabled travel to witness first-hand the best historical and contemporary art Europe has to offer, through its countless museums, galleries, world-leading biennales and International Art Fairs. All this is set against the backing track of the big arty heart of Berlin, beating loudly with the street and music culture the special arts capital embraces. It was a unique time.

At first glance there appears to be not a lot in common between Pete Wheeler’s and Sam Foley‘s painting but look a little closer, spend a little time in the same space with these 2 painters and the similarities will soon reveal themselves.


Cheree Te Orangaroa Downes – WHETŪ

Celebrating Matariki with a Cheree Te Orangaroa Downes Exhibition. Join us in the Front room gallery to witness the magical nine artworks representing each of the nine whetū of Matariki.

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Contrary to popular belief, there are nine stars in the star cluster of Matariki, rather than seven. They all hold dominion over particular areas of our environment as seen from a Māori worldview. In celebration of Matariki, Cheree Te Orangaroa Downes has released her newest collection of woven artwork titled 'Whetū'. 

 

Showing in the Front Room Gallery until 21st July 2021


 


Robert Jahnke – Ripeka Pae Exhibition

Aotearoa's Leading Contemporary Māori artist, Robert Jahnke exhibits his latest collection in our Lightworx Gallery Sidespace.

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The Ripeka Pae and Purehuroa series engage audiences in an immersive field of interactive light that reflect customary lattice-work patterns and narratives from tribal houses while politicising bi-cultural commitment.

Jahnke has long been drawn to the aesthetic and metaphorical qualities of light, (neon light in particular). He translates neon forms into diamonds, triangles & crosses. Using light, mirrors and reflections, the neon light forms beam brightly in Jahnke’s works, creating a distinctive glow and mirrored infinity, which is simply compelling.


Rachael Errington: Journey Through The Seasons

Take a 'Journey Through The Seasons' with Rachael Errington's latest collection of artworks that celebrate wondrous wooden landscapes. 

Rachael Errington Artwork

Rachael Errington's timeless depictions of seasons and nature are created using oils and acrylics, using a special layering technique which she has developed over the last ten years. The results are distinctive, textural, and often described as ethereal and reflective of an ‘enchanted forest’.


Isaac Petersen: 2020 Exhibition

Contemporary hyperrealism artist Isaac Petersen showcases his newest collection of Oil paintings in our Exclusive Exhibitions Space. 

Isaac Petersen Artwork

This body of work transports the viewer right into the heart of Central Lake's most mesmerising locations.

"My work is a culmination of stories from my life, my home, and places I have been." – Isaac Petersen


VIRUT – First New Zealand Exhibition

 

Internationally renowned artist Virut to personally open his first New Zealand show.

After phenomenal success in Asia, Virut gained global attention and held sell-out shows in Amsterdam (2017) and Bahrain (2018). Artbay Gallery Director Pauline Bianchi says she is “very, very excited” to host Virut’s first New Zealand show.

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