The Art of Newmarket

Celebrate our diverse and vibrant arts community with ‘The Art of Newmarket’ – a two week long celebration of creativity here in Newmarket. There will be art cycle tours, gallery events, drawing classes, walking tours and more.

Railway Street Studios

Canopy by Maggie McGregor

A series of paintings inspired by the untamed west coast bush and rainforests of New Zealand –  a tribute to trees and the amazing contribution they make to our lives.

Art Event: Sat 27 August, 10am – 3pm. We invite you to come and immerse yourself in the green of the gallery and help us build our ‘tribute tree’ by writing your own love letter to trees.

For every artwork sold at this exhibition $10.00 will go to ‘Trees that Count’ to plant a native tree on your behalf. Click here for more information.

Maggie McGregor

Drawing: From the Inside Out    1 – 20 September 2022

the act of making art – a group show

Artists uncover the story behind their ‘finished’ pieces on the wall, revealing insights into the creative process at all its stages and across a range of materials and styles.

Exclusive Event; a tête-à-tête with the artists: Friday 1st September 5.30pm

For your complimentary drink and ticket or more information email: enquiries@railwaystreetstudios.co.nz

Emergence by Kim Shaw,  1 – 20 September, 2022

An afternoon with the artist, Sunday 4 September, 1 – 4pm

Kim Shaw’s unplanned process of improvisation involves searching for goals, tools, and ways to make art when there are no clear paths, or expected solutions. This includes putting aside any preconceived notions and attachments to outcome and being present to an experimentation that is a kind of trial, puzzle or game. Click here for more information.

Kim Shaw

Sanderson

Jon Tootill – Whakamoe Tau / The Seasons

Sanderson are pleased to present the new exhibition ‘Whakamoe Tau / The Seasons’ by Jon Tootill.

This new body of work explores the changing colours of the Liquidamber (Liquidambar styraciflua) tree in Aotearoa over the seasons: Kōanga (Spring), Raumati (Summer), Ngahuru (Autumn) and Takurua/Hōteke (Winter).

Tootill previously featured this tree in his early work ‘The English Trees at Matariki’. Tootill is a painter of Ngāi Tahu and Pākehā ancestry. His artworks are celebrated for their colourful and graphic qualities: a visual vocabulary informed by the artist’s previous career as an art director in the advertising and media industries in Aotearoa.
 
The grid pattern used in these works has been developed over time. The artist describes the process as feeling ‘similar to tukutuku’; the traditional Māori art form of decorative wall panelling with ornamental lattice-work.

Whakamoe Tau ‘to know the seasons’ explores the flux and changing nature of Aotearoa’s landscape. The first larger painting Wā Wheuri (be dark, winter) starts with exploring the Matariki period, followed by Wā Matomato (summer season’s lush green),Te Raumarti ki te ngahuru (summer to autumn) and lastly, Wā Whero(turning red, autumn).
 
The colours in the artworks are inspired by the artist’s immediate surroundings over the course of a year: the colour of fungi and lichen growths, the appearance of small fruits and the subtle changes in foliage.

A full essay by curator Hanna Scott will accompany the exhibition. Click here for more information

Jon Tootill – Kowhiringa tae (2), 2022, acrylic on canvas

Newmarket Station Studios

“Spread Your Wings” is an art exhibition of Coral Noel Yang’s new expressive female portrait and floral paintings created to empower and celebrate women. It is an ode to the undefeatable spirit of women and a call to women collectively to stretch our wings, break out of the cocoons and fly in our genius zone.

Coral believes that when we lift up one woman, we lift up a family and hence an entire community. That is the driving force and message behind her art and *Spread Your Wings* art exhibition. Click here for more information about Coral.

Newmarket Station Studios – 19/28 & 20/28 Remuera Road

The Poi Room

The Poi Room is a Māori owned local gallery and has become Aotearoa’s go-to place for art objects, artisan jewellery and contemporary wall art. The Poi Room champions indigenous artists and are a business centered around family heritage and connection to the community. Owners Melanie-Jane (Ngāti Porou) and Clayton Smith opened their doors on 1 November 2007 and have become enablers of the art world. 

The Poi Room are holding a number of activations and exhibitions from the 27th August until the 9th of September.

ArtSelect Gallery

ArtSelect Gallery have a number of exhibitions running through The Art of Newmarket’s event. Maico Camilo “Beyond Contemplation” entails Maico’s vibrant energy in his large abstract works. A New Zealand local who is new to the Art Select gallery, has an impressive international audience. This exhibition is on till Sunday 28 August

Two artists, Jane de France & Brent Redding have a joint exhibition coming on Tuesday 30 August till 1 October. Their exhibition opening will be on Tuesday 30th August, 6pm-9pm which you can RSVP by emailing Ngaire on info@artselect.gallery 

Jane De France

Walking tours

Hit the pavement for a unique tour of the wonderful mix of outdoor art amongst the boutique-lined streets in Newmarket. There are a multitude of outdoor works of art in Newmarket. Join Street Artearoa on an adventure discovery of an array of outdoor art, from street art to fine art, sculpture and murals! There is something for everyone. Created by local street artists, Street Artearoa is Auckland’s first dedicated street art tour company. Designed to educate and entertain and to provide authentic street art experiences.

Street Artearoa are running tours on weekends from the 27th of August to the 4th of September. Visit Street Artearoa for more information and to book tickets.

Drawing class at Highwic

Come along to celebrate The Art of Newmarket at Highwic, where you can sit down and take part in a real life art class. A wonderful opportunity to be inspired and unleash your creativity. You also have the chance to take in the beautiful gardens. Drawing materials will be provided.

For booking please click here

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