In 2019 we are again part of Art Week, exploring themes of waste and guardianship. OPp ARt: from chaos to form is a digital exhibition featuring work by established and emerging artists. Photographic images of original art works featuring re-purposed apparel, upcycled accessories, jewellery and original paintings will be projected onto Somervell Presbyterian’s spire over three nights, from October 18 to 20. Each tells stories of abandonment, salvage and renewal.
Friday 18 October - Opening Night Event: "OPp ARt; from chaos to form."
7.00pm for refreshments
7.30 Karakia led by Kaumātua from Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei
Guest Speaker Victoria Azaro – Topic “Fashion Sustainability”
Saturday 19 October - Upcycling Market Night and Op Shop, 6pm - 8:30pm
Our Upcycling Market will have a range of stalls which all support caring for the planet, through using local sources, repurposed materials and/or sustainable supply chains. Our Op Shop will be open downstairs. Meet the artisans, grab a bite to eat, and perhaps start your Christmas shopping, before the exhibition shows at 8:30 pm. (Somervell Presbyterian Hall, 497 Remuera Road.)
Sunday 20th October - Church Service, 7pm - 8pm
A contemporary service of worship and fellowship followed by supper before our digital exhibition of photos, displayed on the spire. This is an opportunity for personal refection and response to the art and inspiration of the OPp ARt; from chaos to form. No need to RSVP.
Curators: Janet Rowley and Dorothy Laing
Artists involved in OPp ARt: from chaos to form
Victoria Martinez Azaro- artist and keynote presenter
Creator and leader of “The Traveling Sewing Box Project”©. Graduated from the University of Auckland with a Masters in Fine Arts; Bachelor of Fine Arts with specialisation in Clothing Design, Whitecliffe College of Art and Design; Certificate in Fashion Communication, London College of Fashion, England. Professor in the Department of Fashion Design in the undergraduate and Master's degree, Whitecliffe College of Art and Design. Throughout her career she has worked in fashion and textiles, working as a designer, clothing buyer, press manager and fashion producer in Argentina and New Zealand.
Judi Lapsley Miller (Wellington artist)
Salvaging waste offcuts from framing material she frames her TinyArt bird prints. The framed photographs then form the central focus of another still life image. This merging of photography and fine art composition invites a compelling discussion on trace, even before her work is traced onto a distant church spire in Auckland. Judi is passionate about the preservation of endangered NZ birds and donates a percentage of her sales to wildlife charities. Two works feature in the show:
1. Still life of framed TinyArt of artwork "Emerging (kākā kura)" 2. Still life of framed TinyArt of artwork "At what cost forever" (tūī)
Glen Innes artist Gary returns to Somervell to display his work Bling. Larger than life trinkets made from waste polystyrene and plastic, on a chain, read as a metaphor of values linking in with the thematic exhibition premise, valuing the planet.
Juwairiwah Alan Pip Anderson Bearwood Kate Cameron-Donald Christine Carter Mongoose Chen Tara Davies Mischa de la Cruz Jane Downes Carl Ingram Topaz Johnson Kat Klebenow Figen Koparan Anthea Madill Helen Markland Dreama McFadyen Alex Okhlopkov Andrew Palace Simon Payton Baronia Scott Brair Shaw-Smith Som Collab Uplands Kindergarten Louisa Welsh Women of Joppa Anne Yang
Join Bach Musica NZ for a festive finale to our 2019 season with beautiful works by Bach, Vivaldi, Dvořák and Wagner. Let us take you on a journey through two of our favourite eras, beginning with Bach’s Concerto for Oboe & Violin featuring our concertmaster Yanghe Yu and Principal oboist Alison Dunlop, followed by Vivaldi’s joyous Gloria.
Also in the programme, the most beautiful of Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances and his triumphant Te Deum. To top it off, world-renowned bass Martin Snell will sing Wagner’s beautiful Song to the Evening Star.
Conducted by Rita Paczian, who is celebrating her 25th anniversary as Music & Artistic Director of Bach Musica NZ, this concert will be a wonderful way to commence the Christmas season.
● Highlight: After the concert, we would like to invite you to join us for the official launch of our 2020 Concert Series in the Auckland Town Hall's Supper Room. Complimentary wine and cheese will be provided.
● When: Sunday, 1 Dec, 5 pm
● Where: Auckland Town Hall
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