What’s On

May:

Wednesdays/Thursdays Weekly from 1st/2nd May to 3rd/4th July, Various Times, Ukulele Classes with Jane Solly – $120 for the term ($100 early bird rate). Come and Enjoy stress free, fun and easy Ukulele classes with experience tutor Jane Solly. Classes for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced levels available. To book or find out more contact The Arts Village on 07 348 9008 or by email to office@artsvillage.org.nz

Wednesday 1st May, 2pm to 3pm, Community Network Hui – Creatives and all other interested community members are invited to join us for an informal kōrero over a cuppa to share, build connections and find out about things coming up in Rotorua.

Friday 3rd May, 12pm to 1pm, Arts Trail Hui – Keen to get involved with organising a weekend artist studio arts trail in Rotorua? This is an open call hui for any artist wishing to join the trail, or person/organisation wishing to get on board with helping organising. We will be discussing what this might look like, who wants to be involved, and who wants to help drive it.

Friday 3rd May, 1pm to 4.30pm – Artist Studio Session #1 – Te Haerenga / Journey – FREE The Arts Village is opening up Studio Two for free use by local artists to prepare and create works for submission to our June/July Group Show Te Haerenga / Journey.  The space is free of charge, includes Wi-Fi, and plenty of space to set up and work on your mahi. More information on this show and the brief can be found online at www.artsvillage.org.nz/journey

Friday 3rd May, 5.30pm – 7pm, Exhibition Opening. Join us to open two exhibitions by local artists. Nightmare Songs [ The Skepticism of Pathos ] by Maggie Covell in the Studio Gallery, and a solo exhibition by Andrew Hoskins in the Cottage Gallery. Free entry. Refreshments provided.

Saturday 4th May – Saturday 25th May, ‘Nightmare Songs [ The Skepticism of Pathos ]’ Exhibition of new works by visual artist Maggie Covell. This new body of work looks specifically at how the subconscious mind gives us cues during the state of sleep through dreams. The presentation of the work will explore how we view image/s and will question what is an authentic experience (especially when viewing art). Pathos in this instance is used as a communication device between artist and viewer and asks can our reaction to an image ever valid? Pathos will also be explored through a series of interactive activities which will invite the viewer to become the artist. The works experiment with repetition, vibrant colour + sound while using Victorian illustrative + Ukiyo-e woodblock techniques in a contemporary approach. This show is on from 4th to 25th May and open to the public during The Arts Village opening hours of Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm, and Saturdays 10am to 2pm.

Saturday 4th May – Saturday 25th May, An exhibition of new works by Andrew Hoskins. Local artist Andrew Hoskins will be exhibiting his latest works, including landscapes in watercolour and charcoal. View this show during The Arts Village opening hours Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm, and Saturdays 10am to 2pm.

Saturday 4th May – Saturday 25th May, Pop-up show: Wishlist, Mosaic Gallery, Every year over 23,000 people are part of what happens here at The Arts Village, as a non-profit we have to budget very carefully and prioritise our spending. We can’t always get what we want, or even what we need , but maybe together we can get a bit closer. We invite those who can, to have a look at our wishlist and become a micro-patron; helping us check a few things off. Open to view during The Arts Village opening hours Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm, and Saturdays 10am to 2pm.

Monday 6th May, 12pm to 1pm, Te Haerenga / Journey – FAQ for Artists – Join us for this light, informative hui all about how to submit work to our upcoming show: Journey / Te Haerenga. We will walk you through the brief, talk about how to get your work ready for hanging, and be able to answer any questions you might have. All welcome. More information on this show and the brief can be found online at www.artsvillage.org.nz/journey

Tuesday 7th May, 9am to 3pm – Artist Studio Session #2 – Te Haerenga / Journey – FREE The Arts Village is opening up Studio Two for free use by local artists to prepare and create works for submission to our June/July Group Show Te Haerenga / Journey.  The space is free of charge, includes Wi-Fi, and plenty of space to set up and work on your mahi. More information on this show and the brief can be found online at www.artsvillage.org.nz/journey

Saturday 11th May, 10am to 12noon, Rotorua Arts & Community Expo, Join us for this fun and friendly event where the community can come to The Arts Village and learn more about the diverse range of creative events, groups and opportunities available to the community. This event will involve a broad variety of community groups and artists including (but not limited to) those that meet at The Arts Village. Free kids art activities available, with live musical performances.

Monday May 13th and Monday May 20th, 5.30pm to 7.00pm, Calligraphy Workshop with Don Hunt, $50 (incl. materials) This workshop is designed for beginners who want to develop lettering skills. We will be working with ITALIC script, first used in the Renaissance as a replacement for earlier styles of script. Its great advantage was the speed at which it could be written and the simplicity of its letter forms. The skills learnt form an excellent base for other styles of calligraphy. The first session will cover basic skills and in the second session students will produce a sample piece of their choice. Sign up online at https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/calligraphy-workshop-with-don-hunt-tickets-60108477073 or by calling 07 348 9008.

Thursday 16th May, 5.30pm, Nightmare Songs : Artist Talk + Book Launch Rotorua based visual artist Maggie Covell will be discussing her latest project, Nightmare Songs. The project highlights a new area of research within the artist’s practice areas include; the subconcious mind, philosophy and a contemporary approach to Victorian + Ukiyo-e techniques. The project is currently presented as an exhibition ‘Nightmare Songs [ The Skepticism of Pathos ]’ in Studio 1, The Arts Village. The exhibition will be repackaged as a book centering around the idea of the ‘cultural relic’ a reinterpretation of the viewing experience.

The artist will also discuss her recent collaboration ‘Listen to Me’ with Katikati based composer, Chris Miller. Please join us in Studio 1, The Arts Village 5.30pm – 7pm free admission, everyone welcome.

The event is proudly supported by; Croucher Brewing, Volcanic Hills Winery, Creative Communities Rotorua, The Arts Village

Books will be availble to purchase on the night through The Arts Village – the book is being released as a limited edition artwork so sales will work on a first in first served basis – no holds + reserves.

Sunday 26th May, 10am to 4pm – Artist Studio Session #3 – Te Haerenga / Journey – FREE The Arts Village is opening up Studio Two for free use by local artists to prepare and create works for submission to our June/July Group Show Te Haerenga / Journey.  The space is free of charge, includes Wi-Fi, and plenty of space to set up and work on your mahi. More information on this show and the brief can be found online at www.artsvillage.org.nz/journey

Monday 27th May, 9am to 4.30pm – Artist Studio Session #4 – Te Haerenga / Journey – FREE The Arts Village is opening up Studio Two for free use by local artists to prepare and create works for submission to our June/July Group Show Te Haerenga / Journey.  The space is free of charge, includes Wi-Fi, and plenty of space to set up and work on your mahi. More information on this show and the brief can be found online at www.artsvillage.org.nz/journey

Monday/Tuesday 27th & 28th May, 10am to 3pm – Te Haerenga / Journey – Artwork Hand-in & Registration Submissions open for artworks being submitted to our June/July Group Show Te Haerenga / Journey.  Artists are advised to read the guidelines before submitting work, and try to ask any questions well ahead of time to enable our team to help you. More information on this show and the brief can be found online at www.artsvillage.org.nz/journey

Thursday 30th May, 6pm-7:30pm,  Observational Drawing of Autumn Leaves with Tabitha Ramsay. $45. Come along and study the leaves of autumn. Enjoy getting a good look at the leaves raining down upon us in this beautiful season. Join Create for Being’s Creative facilitator Tabitha Ramsay for this beginners observational drawing workshop in a fun relaxed class. Perfect opportunity to give drawing a go. No previous experience required, all materials included.Studio two at The Arts Village. Class fee is $45, register at eventbrite.co.nz, or at The Arts Village Reception.

Friday 31st May, 5.30pm, Exhibition Opening ‘Te Haerenga / Journey’ –  Aotearoa. We all got here through a unique journey; and this whenua connects us all. As we look ahead to the nine stars of Matariki to see what the year will bring, this exhibition is a celebration of how we got here. The Arts Village invites you to join us for the opening of this special show of assorted works by Rotorua based-artists, alongside featured artist Jamie Rolleston.

 

June:

Saturday 1st June to 27th July, Exhibition: ‘Te Haerenga / Journey’ –  Aotearoa. We all got here through a unique journey; and this whenua connects us all. As we look ahead to the nine stars of Matariki to see what the year will bring, this exhibition is a celebration of how we got here. This is a powerful exhibition showing across our gallery spaced, showcasing assorted works by Rotorua based-artists, alongside featured artist Jamie Rolleston. During the exhibition you can view this show during The Arts Village opening hours Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm, and Saturdays 10am to 2pm.

Wednesday 5th June, 2pm to 3pm, Community Network Hui – Creatives and all other interested community members are invited to join us for an informal kōrero over a cuppa to share, build connections and find out about things coming up in Rotorua.

Thursday 13th June, 6pm-7:30pm,  Observational Object Drawing with Tabitha Ramsay. $45. Get up close and discover the details in everyday objects. Join Create for Being’s Creative facilitator Tabitha Ramsay for this beginners observational drawing workshop in a fun relaxed class. Perfect opertunity to give drawing a go. No previous experience required, all materials included.Studio two at The Arts Village. Class fee is $45, register at eventbrite.co.nz, or at The Arts Village Reception.

July:

Wednesday 3rd July, 2pm to 3pm, Community Network Hui – Creatives and all other interested community members are invited to join us for an informal kōrero over a cuppa to share, build connections and find out about things coming up in Rotorua.

Sunday 7th July, 1pm to 4pm, Tanabata – Japanese Star Celebration, FREE,  In Rotorua we are lucky enough to have the dedicated work of Kobushi Kai, the Rotorua Japanese Community Friendship Society, who plan a day of Tanabata activities for all the community to enjoy. Take part in wish writing, a star quiz, haiku poem, traditional styled Japanese tea ceremony, food service, storytelling, Tanabata song, and a taiko drumming performance by Kiwi Racco. Hot drinks and refreshments for gold coin donation (for Japanese Playgroup fundraising.) This event is supported with funding from Creative Communities Scheme Rotorua.

Thursday 11th July, 5pm to 8pm, Colour the Night – FREE – #colourthenightnz – A one night event for locals to have an arts night out and celebrate Rotorua’s rich variety of arts and culture. For one night we are filling all participating places with art, music, dance, fun, laughter and food. Grab your friends and family and wrap up for a fun night in the middle of winter, there will be lots of things to see, new things to try and lots of people to meet.