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.
Walter Nash Center engages with local panel artists
Panel artists Taakere Wairama, Tualau Fale, Taita College student Sarah Brooke, and Perry Scott, a 3D sculpture tutor from The Learning Connexion, were involved in designing the exterior panels on the Walter Nash Stadium – a local community centre in Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington.Posted on 05 May 2017 Comments
The art of war
New Zealanders adorn themselves with red poppies on Anzac Day, the 25th of April, to commemorate and remember the huge sacrifices made by Kiwi soldiers during the Gallipoli Campaign.
With few soldiers remaining, the art of war will soon be the only way for us to ‘remember’ what it was like.
Time to take a bow, a curtsey, receive a high five and your award – Graduation 2017
April was again graduation time for The Learning Connexion Creativity and Art students. Friends, family and tutors gathered together to celebrate the successful completion of each Creativity and Art programme, by students.
Watch a short video of the 2017 graduation.
The seduction of Doubt
2017 Graduation speech by Jonathan Milne
Graduation is a big deal, a completion and a turning point at the same time. It means that you’ve completed something. Hooray, hooray, hooray!!!!! Awesome. Big applause. Hugs, maybe euphoria and possibly doubt.