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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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Emerging Artist Award 2018

Are you an emerging Auckland artist who uses your creativity to showcase empathy and understanding?

Then the 10th EAA Exhibition is the perfect place to showcase your work.

Entries are now open to emerging artists across all media types.

In celebration of our 10th Anniversary, The Upstairs Gallery in Titirangi, Auckland - has chosen a theme we’re incredibly passionate about. Your art will engage our local community in support of mental health, with messaging that counters misunderstandings, fear and prejudice.

The work of 10 deserving finalists will be exhibited in The Upstairs Gallery, and 3 will be awarded with prizes worth over $5000.

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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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Emerging Artist Award 2018

Are you an emerging Auckland artist who uses your creativity to showcase empathy and understanding?

Then the 10th EAA Exhibition is the perfect place to showcase your work.

Entries are now open to emerging artists across all media types.

In celebration of our 10th Anniversary, The Upstairs Gallery in Titirangi, Auckland - has chosen a theme we’re incredibly passionate about. Your art will engage our local community in support of mental health, with messaging that counters misunderstandings, fear and prejudice.

The work of 10 deserving finalists will be exhibited in The Upstairs Gallery, and 3 will be awarded with prizes worth over $5000.

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