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Current EXhIBITIon

 

SUMMER Group SHOW

 8 December 2023 – 29 February 2024

 

 

Image: Birdsong by Esther Bunning

Exhibition Catalogue click HERE

 

 

   Annual Summer Show Exhibition from    8 December 2023 – 29 February 2024

Exhibition Catalogue click HERE

The Summer Show differs from our other exhibitions, where all works remain at Studio Toru for the duration of the exhibition. For the Summer Show Exhibition, all pieces will remain on display for the first week, after which time, people who have bought pieces will be able to take them away (in case they are buying for Christmas!)

Sold works will be replaced, so there will always be beautiful work to see for the duration of the show. 

 

Featuring ten artists from around the motu

Sarah Albisser – Wellington

Esther Bunning – Wairarapa

Minu Freitag – Wellington

Jennifer Halli – New Plymouth

Wendy Hannah – Auckland

 Annie Hayward – Wairarapa

Black Pixie – Whanganui

Owie Simpson – Kapiti Coast

Diane Stoppard – Whangarei

Beth Strickland – North Otago

 

Exhibition Catalogue click HERE

If you would like a private physical viewing outside of business hours, (Wed-Sat 10-4, Sun 10-2)

please contact Philothea  on  021 433 082 to arrange a time

 

 

Image: Artwork by Jennifer Halli

Exhibition Catalogue click HERE

 


Image: Artwork by Owie Simpson

Exhibition Catalogue click HERE

Upcoming EXhIBITIONs

 

 

Studio Toru is committed to supporting and promoting Aotearoa artists on their journey, as such our gallery displays work by both established and emerging artists.

PAST Exhibitions

COLLABORATE III

Annual Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition from 3 November – 3 December 2023

 

Image and jewellery by Mandy Flood

Featuring Six jewellers from around the motu

Fiona Christeller – Wellington

Mandy Flood – Auckland

Philothea Flynn – Wellington

Lesley Fowler – Wellington

Jennifer Hay – Central Otago

 Jacqueline Morren – Christchurch

 

to browse the COLLABORATE III Exhibition Catalogue, click here

If you would like a private physical viewing outside of business hours, (Wed-Sat 10-4, Sun 10-2)

please contact Philothea  on  021 433 082 to arrange a time

 

Above – Image and jewellery by Jacqueline Morren

Above – Image and jewellery by Jennifer Hay

 

If you would like to find out more about all the jewellers, their inspirations and their work, browse the COLLABORATE III Exhibition Catalogue, by clicking here

 

 

Also showing

LAMINA

Pinhole photography and cast glass Exhibition  by Diane Stoppard from

3 November – 3 December 2023

 

 

For this exhibition, Diane has created a body of work featuring images of Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington. Her pinhole, encaustic and embossed artworks explore the impact of colonisation and the Crown on the lands of Aotearoa, New Zealand. These layers, Lamina reflect on layers of our history and considerations for the future.

 

 

to discover more about Diane, her past work and the artwork in the Lamina Exhibition Catalogue, please click HERE

 

If you would like a private physical viewing outside of business hours, (Wed-Sat 10-4, Sun 10-2)

please contact Philothea  on  021 433 082 to arrange a time

 

Diane creating her pinhole photographs with a 20-litre tin can in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington

 

HERE AND THERE 

by Annie Hayward

22 September – 29 October 2023

 

If you would like a private physical viewing outside of business hours,  please contact Philothea  on  021 433 082 to arrange a time

 

If you would like to browse the Exhibition Catalogue, click here

In this Exhibition Annie expresses her love of landscapes, Mother Nature and her talent for evocative use of colour. Having moved to the Wairarapa from Eastbourne, the “Here and There” exhibition shows locations in the Wairarapa (There) and also includes some favourite Wellington areas, particularly around Eastbourne and the bays (Here).

 

 

Above Top: The Hills are Story Tellers,  Annie Hayward        Above Bottom: These Spirited Hills, Annie Hayward

 

 

 

 

COMPLEMENT

Nicola and Chris Jackson

18 August -17 September 202

Please click here for the exhibition catalogue

 

Above: Polyanna by Nicola Jackson

Above:  Trapezium

 Chris continues his exploration of small graphic wall-hanging sculptures.

In this new series, Chris asks “What if the frame was the art?” 

 

 

 

Seeing the Light

by Brendan Martin

21 April – 14 May 2023

 

 ”Seeing the Light” is a selection of work inspired by Greek mythology by emerging local artist Brendan Martin. 

Brendan’s work is on display in our front gallery for those unable to visit please click here for the catalogue.

 

 

Summer Show

18th November 2022 – 5th March 2023

Above image –  Embrace by Kate McLeod 

Our annual Summer Group Show with a mixture of established and emerging contemporary artists from around Aotearoa.

Introducing new artists to Studio Toru and welcoming back some familiar local artists.

Sarah Albisser – painting and drawings

Michelle Bolger – cast glass

Nina Chechelashvilli – ceramics

Minu Freitag – paper mache sculpture

Bella Foster – photography and painting

Annie Hayward – painting

Rebekah Hall – ceramics

Nicola Jackson – painting

Kate McLeod – painting

Helen Reynolds – painting

Lisa Sinclair – jewellery & cast glass

The Summer Show differs from our other exhibitions, where all works remain at Studio Toru for the duration of the exhibition. For the Summer Show Exhibition, all pieces will remain on display for the first two weeks, after which time, people who have bought pieces will be able to take them away (in case they are buying for Christmas!) Sold works will be replaced, so there will always be beautiful work to see for the duration of the show.

Below left: PQA 1.4.14 – right: PQA 1.4.16 by  Helen Reynolds

 

 


 

COLLABORATE II JEWELLERY EXHIBITION

14 October – 13 November 2022

Hand-crafted brass spoons with etched brass handles by Fiona Christeller

An exhibition of contemporary jewellery, showing the work of seven jewellers from around the motu.

Christine Cook

Fiona Christeller

Leah Firth

Philothea Flynn

Lesley Fowler

Natalie Halley

Zita Wespel-Rose

Protection II Necklace made with pigment, bandage, gauze, oxidised brass, glue, and stainless steel by Christine Cook

 

If you would like a private physical viewing outside of business hours,  please contact Philothea at 021 433 082 to arrange a time

 

WISH

Paintings by Annie Hayward and ceramics by Angela Francis   

7th September – 9th October 2022

This body of artworks by Annie Haywards is inspired by the ever-changing landscapes in the Wairarapa and Wellington harbour.  Accompanied by the exquisite pastel porcelain ceramics of Angela Francis (One-of-a-kind ceramics).

For those unable to visit please click here to see the Exhibition Catalogue.

 

 

 

 

EMBRACE-

Beauty of simplicity

4th August – 4th September 2022

New artworks by local artist Sarah Albisser and her father Swiss architect and artist Paul Albisser,  whose artwork will be available for the first time in Aotearoa, New Zealand

 

 

 

Artwork by Paul Albisser                           

                   

Artwork by Sarah Albisser                           

 

” IN THE GARDEN” By MAM AOTEAROA

“Something old, something new, nothing borrowed, something blue.”

This exhibition features the coloured pen and pencil drawings of MamAotearoa.

Almost all of my drawings emerge on the page, there is rarely a preconceived idea.

It is only when they are near completion that a title comes to me and as an artist, I find titles important for the viewer. All these drawings are about our place on earth.” 

If you would like a private physical viewing outside of business hours,  please contact Philothea  on  021 433 082 to arrange a time

 

 

 

NATURAL MOODS

 

 

This exhibition features the mixed-media work of Jelena Rukavina & etchings of printmaker Kirsty White.

In the Natural Moods exhibition, Kirsty has focused on displaying work that she has created from her sketches of Wellington Harbour, specifically from Petone foreshore through to Eastbourne foreshore.  Whilst Jelena Rukavina explores tactile art through classic drawings, as an expression of a need for contact with the outside world while under lockdown

For those unable to physically visit please see Kirsty & Jelena’s catalogue here.

If you would like a private physical viewing outside of business hours,  please contact Philothea  on  021 433 082 to arrange a time

 

 

 

Eastbourne foreshore, Te Whanganui a Tara, Wellington – Kirsty White

 

Variation I, Variation III, Variation IV, Variation V – Jelena Rukavina

 

Due to Covid, we ask visitors to wear masks and be mindful of social distancing. Hand Sanitizer is available to use also. Please make use of the front courtyard if the gallery space is at capacity.

 

disorderly order

3rd February 2022 – 27th March 2022

“ORDER OVER DISORDER HELPS US FOCUS ON THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE UNUSUAL”

Beth’s art is contemporary and spontaneous, with chaos underlying structural elements.  Aimée McLeod’s pottery has shapes that evolve naturally, not by design.  Her work naturally progresses from one to the next, which then suggests a theme. 

If you want to know more about the artists click here.

For those unable to physically visit please see Aimée’s catalogue here & Beth’s catalogue here

To buy Beth’s art online click here. For more information or to purchase Aimée’s pottery please contact Philothea on +64 21433 082.

Due to Covid, we ask visitors to sign in, wear masks and be mindful of social distancing. Hand Sanitizer is available to use also. Please make use of the front courtyard if the gallery space is at capacity. If you would like a private physical viewing outside of business hours,  please contact Philothea  on  021 433 082 to arrange a time

 

 

summer exhibition

3rd December 2021 – 30th January 2022

Please join us for the preview and opening on Friday 3rd December 5 to 7 pm, here at STUDIO TORU.

Our Summer Exhibition is an amazing collaboration of artists, featuring paintings, prints, jewellery, glass art, ceramics and textiles.

We are very happy to be welcoming work by Annie Haywood back to Eastbourne, alongside the work of Beth Strickland, Carolyn Radford, Disa Evans,  Fiona Christeller, Kiri Saul, MAM Aotearoa, Nicola Jackson, One Of A Kind Ceramics,  Philothea Flynn, Rebekah Hall, Sarah Albisser, Stacey Shave, Studio Reset 239 and The Black Pixie.

Due to current Covid restrictions, we ask visitors to sign in and be mindful of social distancing and wearing masks. Please make use of front and rear courtyards or feel free to pop next door to our friendly pub (The Stillroom) if the gallery space is at capacity.

 

 

sarah albisser art

5th November 2021 – 27th November 2021

Please join us for the preview and opening on Friday 5th November 5 to 7 pm, here at STUDIO TORU.

Sarah has been experimenting with black and white portraits over the past fourteen years. Fascination with faces, expressions, body and gesture has been a lifelong focus for her. Working with the same theme over a long period of time has given Sarah a wider view of possibilities. Her work is inspired by strong female characters, who are original and have a powerful presence.

For more images of Sarah’s work and information about her, click here.

Due to current Covid restrictions, we ask visitors to be mindful of social distancing and wearing masks. Please make use of front and rear courtyards or feel free to pop next door to our friendly pub (The Stillroom) if the gallery space is at capacity.

 

 

divided unity

divided unity

8th october 2021 – 30th october 2021

Divided Unity is an exhibition exploring the changing and evolving forces that shape our lives, featuring ceramics and paintings by artists

Kirsty Morison, Carolyn Radford and Orla Longdon.

Please join us for the preview and opening, Friday 8th October at 6 pm, here at STUDIO TORU.

For those of you who are unable to physically come to the exhibition or would like to view the work online,

The Divided Unity exhibition catalogue can be viewed here.

 

 

collaborate jewellery

exhibtion

14th august 2021 – 2nd october 2021

We are so excited to announce our Collaborate Jewellery Exhibition featuring 11 Jewellers from around the motu.

Please join us for the exhibition opening to meet and celebrate the jewellers, Saturday 14th August 1 pm-4 pm here at STUDIO TORU.

 

MAM AOTEAROA

Artist: MAM AOTEAROA

21ST MAY – 7TH AuGust 2021


My drawings, very eclectic in subject matter, begin with the germ of an idea and then slowly take on a life of their own, there is never a predetermined end result. It is an intriguing process as dense textural layers are added and subtracted continuously.

I use coloured pens and pencils, sometimes ink, and I layer a lot to give texture, intensity of colour and a greasy unctuousness.

I enjoy quirkiness, semi abstraction, suggestiveness, concept and, at present, the poster aesthetic but within it all, each drawing has to have some meaning for me. Pure abstraction is something yet to be discovered maybe.

I began to draw in my fifties, a combination of circumstances and a book. I was spending time with a friend living in a coastal village in Kenya. He was busy building up his “Shamba” (smallholding) during the day so I had a few hours to delve into the only book I had brought with me which was Julia Cameron’s “The Artists Way”. It changed my life, I began to draw and have not stopped since.

Many of my drawings have an African influence and now I have my own studio/house on the Shamba and travel there every year for several months. Otherwise, I live in a pretty cottage in the Maraetotara Valley, Hawkes Bay

My drawings have been exhibited in the Hawke’s Bay Review and East exhibitions and I was a member of the artist’s collective Viva Gallery in Napier. My work has been sold to Australia, the USA, Germany, Britain, Singapore and New Zealand.

SUZY COSTELLO

Artist: SUZY COSTELLO

 21ST MAY – 7TH August 2021


Suzy is a New Zealand artist with a master in fine arts from Massey University.  She enjoys printmaking and sculpting in a variety of materials including bronze, glass, and ceramics. During her time at Massey, she has focused on installations and real space.

 

Her recent projects involve collecting discarded natural objects from her environment on the eastern shores of Te Whanganui a Tara. Following the narratives of these natural objects has led to a curiosity about their story and the interrelationship between human and non-human living forms, and art and science.

 

 

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Studio Toru is committed to supporting and promoting Aotearoa artists on their journey, as such our gallery displays work by both established and emerging artists.