CURRENT GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

Opening Celebration, Tuesday 4th June at 7:30pm in the Malcolm Smith Gallery.

The Howick Photographic Society, in conjunction with the Auckland Festival of Photography, is proud to showcase a large selection of images by award winning and emerging photographers. The photos for this exhibition have been selected from all members including beginners and covers all styles. The photographs are for sale so come along and pick out something special for your wall.

 

Howick Photographic Society has been active in the Eastern suburbs community since it was formed in 1956 fostering the love and teaching of photography. The Society has been going now for close to 70 years and caters for all types of photographers from absolute beginners to those more experienced. A range of activities are provided including competitions, workshops, speakers, and outings. We welcome new members and have put in place teaching programs to help them along their photographic journey.

 

We are a friendly, social group with our more experienced members keen to help and mentor others. For more details, check out our website howickphotographicsociety.org.nz. Or you can visit us at any of our Monday meetings!

 

Our meetings (both physical and by Zoom) are held on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Mondays of each month, from February to November in the basement of the Howick Bridge Club, Howick Leisure Centre, 563 Pakuranga Highway, Howick.

 

Image Credit: Sunrise In Wanaka – Shona Kebble FPSNZ

May 1, 2024 2:00 am - 3:00 am UXBRIDGE Arts & Culture, 35 Uxbridge Road, Mellons Bay, AUCKLAND 2014

Join us in the Gallery Café for a casual yet informative conversation over tea and coffee with exhibiting artist Eve Boermans and centre director Paul Brobbel.

Eve and Paul will lead a conversation for artists and art lovers looking at the themes explored in the exhibition Threads alongside insights into Eve’s wider practice.

Wednesday 1 May, 2 – 3pm, Gallery Café
Bookings essential: $10 for coffee/tea/scone and conversation.

Threads
Threads is an exploration of metaphorical threads in time – observing memories and recognising the subsequent evocations from these moments; emotions, sounds, smells, light. Small, unfinished paintings are positioned carefully on Uxbridge’s concourse wall and connected by material threads. Although unfinished, these paintings feel more human, more natural, more intriguing. Each canvas piques the viewer’s interest, containing different subject matter from piece to piece. Locating the work in a transitional space enhances the potential for interpretation. The viewer can imagine their own conclusions for each piece, whether it be material or emotional.

Threads is an invitation, an offering to the viewer, for connection, for recollection, for feeling.

About the artist
Eve Boermans is an East Auckland-based artist and student at Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland. Working in a variety of disciplines including dramatic and literary arts, her artistic work is currently focused on painting and installation. Boerman’s work has been seen locally in exhibitions such as the Focus Exhibition (2022). She was a finalist in the Wallace Art Awards (2022).

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May 21, 2024 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm UXBRIDGE Arts & Culture, 35 Uxbridge Road, Mellons Bay, AUCKLAND 2014

Join us for a kōrero in the Gallery Café led by exhibiting artist Coral Noel Yang and Centre Director Paul Brobbel. Our conversation will be informed by the themes explored in Tokimeku, currently exhibiting in the Malcolm Smith Gallery. This is a great opportunity for artists, art lovers and the artistically curious alike to engage with contemporary art in an open and friendly environment.

All are welcome.

Tuesday 21st May, 2 – 3pm at the Gallery Café

Complementary coffee/tea are included in your ticket.

Bookings are essential. To secure your spot, please book through our website.

Tokimeku

‘Tokimeku’ (ときめく) is a Japanese word that beautifully captures the sensation of a throbbing, fluttering, and palpitating heart—a visceral response to the dance of anticipation. This concept serves as the inspiration for Coral Noel Yang latest collection of expressive abstract works. Influenced by her immersive experience at Tamagawa Hot Spring, a secluded mountain healing site in her mother’s hometown, Akita, Japan, these artworks vividly reflect the essence of her journey, where the heartbeat of nature resonates in captivating visual expressions.

As Coral delves into the memories of her travels, central themes of wonder, awakening, connection, and rebirth crystallise within this collection. A poignant narrative thread weaves through her heartfelt reunion with family after a period of Covid-induced separation, alongside tales of healing and the therapeutic energy found in Tamagawa. Coral’s purpose is to imbue her works with the vitality and sense of belonging she absorbed from this transformative journey.

About the Artist

Coral Noel Yang, an Auckland-based contemporary painter, specializes in abstract and floral art using acrylic, blending Soak-Stain techniques with Asian water-ink traditions. Her vibrant and layered works exude luminous hues and expressive marks, drawing inspiration from Aotearoa’s landscapes and florals, her 15 years of global filmmaking experience, and her Chinese-Japanese heritage. Enthralled by the unpredictable beauty of fluidity, she navigates between intuitive material play and meticulous design, crafting layers adorned with water marks, organic shapes, and whimsical brushstrokes. Her paintings capture nature’s essence intertwined with human emotions, evoking a profound sense of wonder and belonging, resonating both locally and internationally. Since 2021, Coral has held solo exhibitions in Auckland, notably including Unfurling (2023) and Tokimeku (2024). Additionally, she is invited to showcase her work at both The Auckland Art Show 2024 and Art in the Park 2024. In 2023, she received the John Wells award at the Emerging Artist Awards of Upstairs Gallery and was a finalist at Craigs Aspiring Art Prize in 2024.

Instagram link: @coralnoelyangart

https://coralnoelyangart.com/

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