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Tidelines - Sally Tagg & Carol Bucknell

12 January - 11 February 2024

TIDELINES
Artists Sally Tagg and Carol Bucknell explore that ever-changing space between land and sea; celebrating our deep connection to Aotearoa’s coastline while warning of its increasing fragility.

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Jostle - Waiheke Small Things

15 December - 11 February 2024

Jostle is back! This is an open exhibition inviting Waiheke artists who live on the island either full or part time to get creating and produce a cornucopia of colour for the summer!
Entry is $20 to submit up to 4 pieces and is a cash and carry exhibition so visitors can collect a piece of original Waiheke art to take home. 2D and 3D works are encouraged but may be no larger than 300mm in any direction. 
The exhibition will also feature artists on the 2024 Waiheke Art Map, which will be available at the gallery and participating studios and galleries.

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Diploma of Ceramics Graduation Exhibition

15 December - 7 January 2024

Terry Bell presents her Diploma of Ceramics graduation exhibition in the Small Gallery, along with current students participating in the Diploma.

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Walker & Hall Waiheke Art Award 2023

27 October - 10 December 2023

The Walker & Hall Waiheke Art Award 2023 is proudly sponsored by Walker & Hall in association with the Waiheke Community Art Gallery. This is a National Award for two dimensional works in any medium and has a Prize of $10,000 as the Premier Award.

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Art and Community: One Woman's Legacy

27 October - 10 December 2023

A celebration of community arts and the visionary woman who founded Waiheke's Catherine Mitchell Arts Centre. (CMAC)

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Wanda Gillespie - The Portrait and the Abacus

8 September - 23 October 2023

Contemporary Auckland-based artist Wanda Gillespie showcases the exploration of her work in wood from her 2023 art residency on Waiheke Island.  

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Julia Holden and Tracey Sullivan - Atawhai Whenua, and what else I see from here

8 September - 23 October 2023

The title of this exhibition by Julia Holden and Tracey Sullivan references a poem of the same name, focusing on human inattention to what the world brings us, and what we have to lose through lack of care.

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Alison Fausett - You can’t touch it, but you know it's there

8 September - 23 October 2023

Alison Fausett’s paintings capture “uneasy partnerships” exploring tensions between light, object, and figure, creating ambiguous, psychological partnerships. A photographer first and foremost Fausett paints from the view of the camera lens capturing light passed over by normal human vision and slowing down the act of seeing.

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The Members Show 2023

Gallery temporarily closed physically for floor renovations ~ Open online!

Experience a cornucopia of diverse work across a variety of mediums and practices from current Waiheke Community Art Gallery members.

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Oliver Stretton Pow - Morphology

Gallery temporarily closed physically for floor renovations ~ Open online!

Stretton Pow’s evolving project ‘Make History’ focuses on notions of history as a creative construct, researching characters, objects and legends that shape cultural heritage.

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Oyster and Moon - Matariki Exhibition

Gallery temporarily closed physically for floor renovations ~ Open online!

Curated by Jeanine Clarkin, a collective of Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa creatives reflect on the treasures of their ancestors as they navigate the waters of their future.

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Small Sculpture Prize 2023

26 May - 25 June 2023

Presented by Perpetual Guardian in association with Te Motu Vineyard and the Waiheke Community Art Gallery, the Small Sculpture Prize is a national award for an original free standing or wall sculpture up to 800mm in any direction. The Premiere prize is $5,000, and a Gallery Patrons Merit prize of $2,000.

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Preston Camp – Islands, Vessels, Obscuras

26 May - 25 June 2023

In this new series of works Preston Camp explores the theme of boundaries and limits.

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Rod Thomas – Sea Changes

26 May - 25 June 2023

Rod Thomas presents his first solo exhibition featuring evocative nocturnal beachscapes and seascapes located around Oneroa.

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A Graphic Reminder – Kurt Von Meier’s Elam 1962/64

24 March - 21 May 2023

Curated by Hamish Coney, this exhibition features a selection of works from the Kurt von Meier Collection including early studies by Pat Hanly, Gretchen Albrecht, Michael Illingworth, Pauline Thompson, Geoff Thornley and Robert Ellis. The collection was acquired during the early 1960’s–the period von Meier was posted to Elam School of Fine Arts as Senior Lecturer in Art History.

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Immediate Action

24 March - 21 May 2023

Group show by Mo Stewart, Hana Carpenter and Ekaterina Dimieva.
Immediate Action brings together three New Zealand artists (two based in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and one in Ōtautahi Christchurch) whose work shares the physicality and freedom of intuitive, gestural mark making. The exhibition title alludes to both their working processes and the daily demands of motherhood they all share.

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