27 October – 31 October 2017
Kelston Girls’ College
28 October – 31 October 2017, 10am – 4pm
Public Opening 27 October 2017, 6pmÂ
Islay Anderson Auditorium
Kelston Girls College
ArtWest 2017 is taking form. Â All 70 Contemporary Artists in the exhibition identify as artists of West Auckland.Â Whether that be because they geographically live in the area or by some other form of connection, through place, people, art practice, school, work or other.
Through that connection, artists create for various reasons and in various ways â€“ the exhibition will collectively honour the varied arts that are practised in our communities.
Alongside the exhibition there will also be public and student workshops, community art projects, and events.Â By hosting the exhibition at Kelston Girlsâ€™ college, it also functions to make the artsÂ more accessible to our local community, particularly our younger members.
Artists include: Aiaraisa Ioane, Aisha Lolai, Amiria Puia-Taylor, Amy Blinkhorne, Andy Leleisiâ€™uao, Anne McIvor, Audrey Boyle, Charlotte Graham, Charlotte Rawson, Christelle Ibambasi, Dane Taylor, Desmond Burdon, Dorothy de Lautour, Edith Amituanai, Ela Tukauhaua, Elina Dulakiverata, Galina Efimova, Ghamer Kanda, Gregor Kregar, Gretchen Menezes, Hamish Campbell, Helen Dean, Helen Feuâ€™u, Hyunjin Yun, Ingrid van Heusden, Irina Velman, Janet Charman, Janet Lilo, Javier Carmona, Jayd Pulefale-Mahanga, Jean Stewart, Jermaine Reihana, Joelle Bunt, John Campbell, Kate Mora, Kathryn Stevens, Kilisi (Tina) Palu, Kinstry Smythe, Lale Tone, Laura Jer, Lisa Baudry, Mark Schafer, Mary Clifford, Max White, May Trubuhovich, Meeshall Bailes, Melissa Laing, Michael Nathan, Millie Laimoni, Mino Toâ€™angutu, Miranda Brown, Monique Jansen, Nate Savill, Nicholas Pound, Nick Wilson, Numangatini MacKenzie, Pauline McCoy, Peter Selwyn, Pusi Urale, Rachel Eveleigh, Ros Lowrey, Ross Forbes, Sanji Karu, Sara Hughes, Sean Kerr, Selena Gerzic, Sharifa Safi, Smita Upadhye, Sylvia Marsters, Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery Education Team, Tesida Alefaio, The Creative Souls Project, Tiare Daniels, Tim Danko, Tuafale Tanoaâ€™i aka Linda T, Vaimaila Urale, Val Enger, Vera Limmer
PUBLIC OPENING | Friday 27 October 6pm
Creating in response to artists exhibiting in the exhibtion, join DJ Tuafale Tanoaâ€™i aka Linda T + Chef Javier Carmona + 70 exhibiting West Auckland Artists + more!
EXHIBITION OPENING TIMES | Sat 28 â€“ Tues 31 10 â€“ 4pm
Exhibiting work by 70+ Contemporary West Auckland Artists. With Art and Artists of many mediums and experiences you have the opportunity to purchase work as well as view and be inspired.
PUBLIC ARTWORK | Sept â€“ October
Artist and Kelston â€˜Old Girlâ€™ Amiria Puia-Taylor has been back to school to work alongside students to create a public artwork. You canâ€™t miss it at the intersection of Great North Rd and West Coast rd.
FREE PUBLIC WORKSHOPS | Sat 28 10 â€“ 2pm
For all ages. The Creative Souls Project, Leela Bhai, Lissa Knight, Janet Lilo + more. Make a lunchtime of it with a sausage sizzle ready to feed hungry bellies.
DINNER AT ARTWEST | Sat 28 6:30pm â€“ 9pm
ArtsWhau will be hosting a Whau Arts Huiâ€¦eat, chat and chill with creative people from the surrounding Whau area. Places are limited, find out more here: Dinner at ArtWest
SCHOOL WORKSHOPS | Mon 30 â€“ Tues 31 9 â€“ 3pm
Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery Education Team, Art in a Box Workshops over 2 days with 6 local Whau schools. These are booked workshops, message us for more information!
THE KELSTON FLAG PROJECT | Fri 27 â€“ Tues 31
Fashion designer and environmental artist Miranda Brown has been working with our community for the last year on a collaborative flag project. After launching the project at ArtWest 2016, the final flags will be unveiled at ArtWest 2017!
ArtWest 2017 has received support from Kelston Girlsâ€™ School, The Whau Local Board, Creative Communities, The Chartwell Charitible Trust and The Whau Arts Broker.
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