田园梦想 Pastoral Dreams - LiLi
田园梦想
Pastoral Dreams

The Chinese New Year is celebrated on 5th February 2019 and it is the Year of Pig. It is an occasion for Chinese families to gather together and celebrate with a reunion dinner. LiLi will be celebrating with his 86 year old mother in China.  We are honoured that his daughter Amanda will be in the gallery for his opening to represent her father and his work. 

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Meet Suzie Horne

Suzie Horne is Creative Designer and Owner of Curlicue NZ. Curlicue NZ produces sustainably elegant 100% recycled Sterling Silver & Copper handcrafted wire work eco-jewellery.  All items are made from my home in Titirangi, Auckland. Semi-precious stones, pearls and crystals are all incorporated within delicate and timeless designs that include all types of jewellery and accessories for women, men & kids.

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Explorations in Clay + Metal - Kairava Gullatz & Julia Marin

Kairava Gullatz + Julia Marin

Clay - "Soft clay is the material I love and it offers never ending possibilities of shapes and surfaces.”

Metal - “I love the design process as much as the making of each piece, every step involved in the development of an idea to the actual finished object is what makes this journey a very joyful one!”

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Melange - by the students from Oaklynn Special School

The highlight for the visual arts at Oaklynn Special School this year is the opportunity to exhibit a collection of unique student created art works.

At Oaklynn art is taught as a way of knowing and understanding the world. Purposeful visual art activities expand our children's ways of exploring, expressing and coming to terms with the world they inhabit in a structured and enjoyable way.

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Lukasz Ograbek

Lukasz Ograbek is not afraid to say it how he feels;

“The idea for this series was born when I saw a three colour veneer panel installation costing a small fortune a while back, coated with “hand ground gesso, rabbit skin glue, unicorns horn oil” and more otherworldly mixtures. It was so soulless, numbing and generic, mainstream orientated, not forgetting to mention that Mondrian did it and so much better.

The whole thing created a revolt in my brain and heart!

As the universe unravelled itself by pure chance, within a week I came across a set of 20 or so veneer doors from a 1940s kitchen. I had to take this opportunity to prove a few points.”

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2018 EEA Event: FILM - Days of Heaven

As part of the 10th Annual Emerging Artist Awards, The Upstairs Gallery together with Flicks, will present Days of Heaven.

A cinematic gem and enjoyable movie with captivating visuals.

Please join us in the Seminar Room - Level 1 in Lopdell House on Wednesday 15th August at 7.40pm. Tickets are $10 and available from inside The Upstairs Gallery.

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2018 EEA Event: JOHN SCOTT - Discussion on Empathy

As part of the 10th Annual Emerging Artist Awards, John Scott, Chairman of the The Upstairs Gallery BOT will lead a discussion on empathy.

John has a special interest in the area of empathy and will lead an interactive, open discussion.

John completed his accreditation with GENOS in Emotional Intelligence and will explore the concept of empathy in a world where it is becoming a lost quality, introducing ways to increase our empathy for others in our day to day and work lives.

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