Jennie the jeweller exhibits in Milan, Italy during fashion week
Jennie Sherwin – a contemporary jeweller and graduate from The Learning Connexion – was invited to submit pieces into the Artistar Jewels 2017 exhibition. She had two pieces selected which were displayed in the Palazzo Giureconsulti in Milan during Milan Fashion Week from 23-26 February 2017.Posted on 13 Jun 2017 Comments
Creativity Talk: Matt Sharp
Matt Sharp is a freelance cinematographer with 15 years experience capturing moving image for film. He recently won 'Best National' and 'Best Regional (Wellington)' cinematography awards in the 2016 48HR Film Challenge. He is also a member of staff working onsite at The Learning Connexion.Posted on 10 Jun 2017 Comments
Assisting artist Dane Mitchell
Recently, Keith Grinter spent two days helping international artist, Dane Mitchell, make 'Meteorological Phenomenon' – canes of hot glass pulled out over sand.
Keith runs the Grinter Glass blowing studio in Whangarei and is also a distance learning mentor at The Learning Connexion. He teaches workshops on glass blowing using the shard pick-up technique as well as creating painted and blown work.
Creativity Talk: Lena Stackhouse and Shea Stackhouse
Artists and TLC graduates Lena Stackhouse and Shea Stackhouse featured in this month's Creativity Talk.Posted on 29 May 2017 Comments
THAT’S NOT ART! Artists ahead of their time, or merely courting controversy in order to gain an audience and name for themselves? Art and controversy have often been familiar bedfellows, but occasionally offence emerges from beneath the sheets as well – whether intended by the artist, or not.
Disclaimer: Please do not read this article if you are easily offended.
Finalists for 2017 National Contemporary Art Award announced
The finalists of the 2017 National Contemporary Art Award have been announced, with 51 artworks by 49 artists from across New Zealand selected.
Included among the finalists are Mel Ford, ceramics tutor, from The Learning Connexion, with ‘Frame and Line’ and ‘Reading Between The Lines’, and graduate, Sebastien Jaunas, with ‘Chrysalid’.
Art with glimpses of adventure, magic, mystery and swirly skirts
'Of dreams and hopes and love'
26 May to 26 June 2017
ArtsPost Galleries and Shop
120 Victoria Street, Hamilton
After a nightmarish experience in a stuck-behind-a-desk job, Ailene Cuthbertson began life as an artist four years ago, studying creativity and art through The Learning Connexion's distance learning programme. This is her first solo exhibition.
15-21 May 2017
Thistle Hall Gallery
293 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington
Two very different artists come together in 'Dark City', an exhibition that delves deep into a neo-gothic urban dream of iconic Wellington scenes juxtaposed with cinema vixens, femme fatales, and evocative city lights.