CURRENT EXhIBITION 

Our next exhibition ” IN THE GARDEN” By MAM AOTEAROA

will be opening on June 17th

 

PAST EXhIBITIONS  

 

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

 

 

Join us for a drink and meet the artists

Friday 8th April 2022 6 pm-8 pm

 

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

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.

 

Artist: SUZY COSTELLO

 21ST MAY – 7TH August 2021


Suzy is a New Zealand artist studying for a master in fine arts at 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.