5 days ago

Rachel Walker & Rika Nagahata Solo Exhibition - NZ Birds & Nature

Alfred Memelink Artspace Gallery

After their successful exhibition together last year, Petones' seaside gallery is excited to welcome back Rachel Walker & Rika Nagahata for another exciting, collaborative exhibition inspired by New Zealand birds and nature.

Rachel 'Walker has had two previous sell out exhibitions … View more
After their successful exhibition together last year, Petones' seaside gallery is excited to welcome back Rachel Walker & Rika Nagahata for another exciting, collaborative exhibition inspired by New Zealand birds and nature.

Rachel 'Walker has had two previous sell out exhibitions at Artsapce Gallery and as well as presenting new, original paintings for this exhibition, Rachel will also exhibit a new series of limited edition prints. Rachel's pen and ink artworks draw on her awe and love of New Zealand nature, her drippy, energetic style is both loose in form and precisely detailed, capturing the attitude and beauty of our birds, sea creatures, reptiles and wild animals. Rachel graduated at Massey University in Wellington and her career to date has included a number of successful solo gallery exhibitions, creating cover art for magazines, school journals, album covers and wine labels.

Rika was born in Japan and studied at the Osaka Art University where she majored and graduated in printmaking. She moved to New Zealand in 2008 and now mainly uses ink and watercolours to create originals. Many of her exquisitely beautiful artworks feature New Zealand birds with a special connection to her homeland, she has dressed them in kimono's, so beautifully painted that you can almost feel the silk with your eyes. Her patterns and fine lines reflect the intricate process of etching and this unique connection gives her works a special feel and presence that enables the viewer to be entranced and get lost in each of her artworks.

12 days ago

Free Master Painter Instructions

Alfred Memelink Artspace Gallery

One of New Zealand's top watercolour artists, Alan Collins, will be demonstrating his painting skills at Artspace Gallery on the Petone Foreshore, between 1 and 3 on both Saturday and Sunday. Feel free to call in to check out his mastery of this art and hear some of his amazing and funny … View moreOne of New Zealand's top watercolour artists, Alan Collins, will be demonstrating his painting skills at Artspace Gallery on the Petone Foreshore, between 1 and 3 on both Saturday and Sunday. Feel free to call in to check out his mastery of this art and hear some of his amazing and funny yarns about his painting experiences.

This painting titled, ''Night & Day'' Discharging Our Fuel'' is one of the last paintings Alan painted on the spot for his exhibition, now on at the Gallery and this is the last weekend to view it.

Alan has been busy preparing for his exhibition over past year, it features 25 new paintings, many of around the Hutt Valley, Eastern Bays and Wellington harbour and most were painted on the spot, (plein air). The exhibition is open 10.30 - 4pm daily until next Wednesday, 25th Nov. At the same time as visiting Alans exhibition, feel free to check out our amazing range of other local art and unique range of NZ made gifts. Don't forget to wish him a happy birthday for next week, 94 years young.

18 days ago

Paintings of Petone, Eastbourne and Wellington

Alfred Memelink Artspace Gallery

94 and still going strong. We're inspired and proud of Alan Collins who will be demonstrating some of his secrets or watercolour painting at his exhibition this weekend. Come and meet this amazing artist and enjoy a few of the many wonderful yarns Alan has to share and enjoy the ambience of … View more94 and still going strong. We're inspired and proud of Alan Collins who will be demonstrating some of his secrets or watercolour painting at his exhibition this weekend. Come and meet this amazing artist and enjoy a few of the many wonderful yarns Alan has to share and enjoy the ambience of the seaside gallery. Call in any time between 1 and 3pm this weekend Alan's exhibition can be viewed Alfred Memelink Artspace Gallery on the Petone Foreshore and features many magnificent paintings of around Wellington harbour such as this one.


223 The Espalande Petone, Open 10.30 - 4 all weekend.


As well as original art, we have a magnificent range of NZ made gifts.

25 days ago

Celebrating Wellington in Art & 65 Years Together

Alfred Memelink Artspace Gallery

This exhibition features 25 beautiful new paintings by Alan Collins including scenes of Wellington from Eastbourne around the bays to Oriental Bay. If you look out the front windows of the gallery, you can point to many of the scenes beautifully captured in his paintings. Alan loves to paint … View moreThis exhibition features 25 beautiful new paintings by Alan Collins including scenes of Wellington from Eastbourne around the bays to Oriental Bay. If you look out the front windows of the gallery, you can point to many of the scenes beautifully captured in his paintings. Alan loves to paint outdoors and can often be seen perched somewhere on the side of the coastal road to Eastbourne, sketching a magical view and atmosphere before him. He loves painting in watercolours almost as much as his wife Sally, he turns 94 during his exhibition and then on Dec 9th they celebrate 65 years married, Congratulations Alan and Sally.

90 days ago

Local Cartoonist, Alan Benge's Latest Paintings

Alfred Memelink Artspace Gallery

Alan Benge's cartoons are great BUT did you know that Alan is also a wonderful artist, check out these local paintings, they can be viewed at Artspace Gallery on the Petone Foreshore. Well done Alan, we're looking forward to see more. Also, if you haven't got a copy of his cartoon… View moreAlan Benge's cartoons are great BUT did you know that Alan is also a wonderful artist, check out these local paintings, they can be viewed at Artspace Gallery on the Petone Foreshore. Well done Alan, we're looking forward to see more. Also, if you haven't got a copy of his cartoon book and would like a healthy laugh, come and check out if you of your neighbourhood is featured in it. I get a good laugh each time I see his cartoon of our gallery and see the elderly lady heading back to Bob Scott with her shopping trolley full of paintings. :)

124 days ago

Colourful New Art to Cheer Up Your Living Room

Alfred Memelink Artspace Gallery

Opening this weekend at Artspace Gallery on the Petone Foreshore, is a bright and cheerful new exhibition by Stephanie Crisp. Stephanie's popular paintings often feature portside houses with boats in harbours painted from her memory. She also enjoys painting Canterbury scenes on canvas, … View moreOpening this weekend at Artspace Gallery on the Petone Foreshore, is a bright and cheerful new exhibition by Stephanie Crisp. Stephanie's popular paintings often feature portside houses with boats in harbours painted from her memory. She also enjoys painting Canterbury scenes on canvas, captured in wonderful atmospheric moods and painted in free and textured brush strokes which follow the lie of the land.

Whilst you enjoy the new exhibition, you can also check out the wide selection of new art contributed by over 100 other local artists as well as our unique and wide range of locally made gifts.

Thanks for your support of our amazing local artists and local business.
Our gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday 10.30am - 4pm.

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172 days ago

MEMORIES OF LOCK DOWN PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION AT ARTSPACE GALLERY

Alfred Memelink Artspace Gallery

Artspace Gallery is ready to welcome you back with an exciting new exhibition featuring photographs taken on walks around Petone and near during the lock down. We have also been busy changing around the other gallery areas with amazing new art from our other contributing artists. We're open … View moreArtspace Gallery is ready to welcome you back with an exciting new exhibition featuring photographs taken on walks around Petone and near during the lock down. We have also been busy changing around the other gallery areas with amazing new art from our other contributing artists. We're open all weekend 10.30am - 4pm and look forward to see you again.

223 days ago

LOCKDOWN YOUTH WATERCOLOUR COMPETITION EXTENDED TO END OF LEVEL 3

Alfred Memelink Artspace Gallery

ARTSPACE GALLERY YOUTH WATERCOLOUR COMPETITION


I hope this cherry little elephant makes you smile like it did for me on this sunny lock down day - check out the happy dust it puffed up above him. This delightful watercolour is by 10 year old Alma Steinfield, one of three paintings she is in … View more
ARTSPACE GALLERY YOUTH WATERCOLOUR COMPETITION


I hope this cherry little elephant makes you smile like it did for me on this sunny lock down day - check out the happy dust it puffed up above him. This delightful watercolour is by 10 year old Alma Steinfield, one of three paintings she is in the 10 -13 year age group section. There's still plenty of time to paint and enter, youth can keep painting right through level 3 of the lockdown. Please email more images of entries when completed, we'd love to see them.


Competition Details & Entry Conditions:-
Only paintings done during the lock down period, level 4 and 3, can be entered. Entry is open to any youth, previous attendance of Artspace Gallery art classes are not required.

Four age groups :- 6-9 10-13 14-17 18-21
Prizes donated by Artspace Gallery for each age group :-
1st - art materials to the value of $75
2 runner up prizes of a youth art class voucher each

Free entry


Size - paintings must be A4 size, on thick watercolour paper and unframed.


Delivery of entries - to Artspace Gallery within two weeks after the we come out of lockdown level 3 and the gallery is able to reopen again.



Judge - John Toft, Watercolour artist & past president Watercolour New Zealand


Be sure to write your name, phone number, age and email address on the back of each painting.


Number of entries - up to three paintings may be entered per artist but not all may be exhibited.


An Exhibition of entries is planned to open as soon as possible after the gallery is permitted to reopen after lockdown is over.


Paintings remain the property of the artist and can be collected from the gallery after the exhibition OR posted if a stamped, self addressed envelope is provided.

Please email images of paintings when completed to alfred@memelink.co.nz
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290 days ago

Bird Art by 30 Local Artists Now Showing at Petone Foreshore's Artspace Gallery

Alfred Memelink Artspace Gallery

This is Paul Gadsby with one of his five large oil paintings from our current, combined artist exhibition, featuring New Zealand birds. Paul's painting features a rock wren and he titled it 'High Noon' in order to draw our attention to their plight. With warming temperatures, these … View moreThis is Paul Gadsby with one of his five large oil paintings from our current, combined artist exhibition, featuring New Zealand birds. Paul's painting features a rock wren and he titled it 'High Noon' in order to draw our attention to their plight. With warming temperatures, these tiny birds are under increasing threat due to predators moving higher up the slopes due to warming temperatures. Apparently this little bird is our only true alpine bird. The exhibition features a wealth of work in original paintings, prints an sculptures and if you love our birds like our artists do, then this exhibition is a must see.

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364 days ago

PAINT A CHRISTMAS GIFT Youth Art Classes at Petones Seaside Gallery

Alfred Memelink Artspace Gallery

Know any budding young artists? then one of our beginner watercolour classes this Saturday, 7 Dec, could be perfect for them. Two classes available, The subject is Daffodils and could make for a perfect Christmas gift. :-
10am - 12 midday for youth aged between 7 and 11 or

1pm - 3pm for … View more
Know any budding young artists? then one of our beginner watercolour classes this Saturday, 7 Dec, could be perfect for them. Two classes available, The subject is Daffodils and could make for a perfect Christmas gift. :-
10am - 12 midday for youth aged between 7 and 11 or

1pm - 3pm for youth 12 - 18.
$25 includes all materials provided, roll up emty handed and leave two hours later with a completed painting and a beaming smile of creative satisfaction. No previous drawing or painting skills required.




(genersouly sponsored by Watercolour New Zealand)

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383 days ago

Last Weekend to View Popular Exhibition

Alfred Memelink Artspace Gallery

The exhibition by two Wellington artists, Rachel Walker and Rika Nagahata, has been so popular that it has been a near sell out exhibition for both artists. The exhibition finishes at 5pm on Sunday. Check out the amazing art by over 300 local and nation wide artists and an amazing range of … View moreThe exhibition by two Wellington artists, Rachel Walker and Rika Nagahata, has been so popular that it has been a near sell out exhibition for both artists. The exhibition finishes at 5pm on Sunday. Check out the amazing art by over 300 local and nation wide artists and an amazing range of locally made gifts.

383 days ago

FREE painting demonstrations by JACKY PEARSON

Alfred Memelink Artspace Gallery

Come and see how world famous watercolour artist, Jacky Pearson paints a portrait. Jacky will be demonstrating between 1 and 3pm on Sunday which will also be the last day to view Splash 2019. This is the annual national exhibition of watercolours showing at the Academy Galleries, 1 Queens Wharf … View moreCome and see how world famous watercolour artist, Jacky Pearson paints a portrait. Jacky will be demonstrating between 1 and 3pm on Sunday which will also be the last day to view Splash 2019. This is the annual national exhibition of watercolours showing at the Academy Galleries, 1 Queens Wharf Wellington. Helen Wilson and John McDonnell will be demonstrating between 1 and 3 on Saturday. The exhibition is open between 1 and 5 daily until Sunday 17th Nov.

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396 days ago

A FREE VISUAL TREAT OF ART

Alfred Memelink Artspace Gallery

Between this Saturday 1 and Sunday 17 November, the Academy Gallery at the entrance of Queens Wharf is hosting one of the annual highlights of the Wellington Arts Calendar. An exhibition of over 300 paintings by watercolour artists from throughout New Zealand and a magnificent exhibition of … View moreBetween this Saturday 1 and Sunday 17 November, the Academy Gallery at the entrance of Queens Wharf is hosting one of the annual highlights of the Wellington Arts Calendar. An exhibition of over 300 paintings by watercolour artists from throughout New Zealand and a magnificent exhibition of ceramic art by members of the Wellington Potters Association. Free Entry and free demonstrations during weekends.

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409 days ago

Spring Treat

Alfred Memelink Artspace Gallery

A sight we've enjoyed recently of tui's enjoying the abundance of kowhai in bloom in our neighbourhoods. Wellington artist, Rachel Walker, has captured the scene so well in her large watercolour and ink painting 'Spring Treat' This painting is one of stunning exhibition of … View moreA sight we've enjoyed recently of tui's enjoying the abundance of kowhai in bloom in our neighbourhoods. Wellington artist, Rachel Walker, has captured the scene so well in her large watercolour and ink painting 'Spring Treat' This painting is one of stunning exhibition of paintings by Rachel and Rika Nagahata now on at Artspace Gallery on the Petone Foreshore.

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410 days ago

Exhibition Opening Today in Petone - Rachel Walker & Rika Nagahata

Alfred Memelink Artspace Gallery

Looks like this could be a perfect weekend to check out the new exhibition opening today at the Petone Foreshore Gallery. Two very popular Wellington artists, Rachel Walker and Rika Nagahata are exhibiting from 18 Oct - 17 Nov. Rachel has painted a beautiful collection of large paintings … View moreLooks like this could be a perfect weekend to check out the new exhibition opening today at the Petone Foreshore Gallery. Two very popular Wellington artists, Rachel Walker and Rika Nagahata are exhibiting from 18 Oct - 17 Nov. Rachel has painted a beautiful collection of large paintings featuring our native birds and fauna and Rika has created a stunning series of artworks connecting New Zealand, her new homeland with Japan where she was born. This is a not to be missed exhibition.

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