Tracey McKeown is making #TinyHouses, quite a bit smaller than the hipster Californian normal. She has just begun as a student the The Learning Connexion School of Creativity and Art. This exhibition will show some of her early experiments with making tiny houses from a range of found materials. Tracey has a background in casting soaps and crayons, and you can expect to see this coming through as she explores her skills in an art context.... See MoreSee Less
A word from Tim: "From a young age I've been influenced by traditional and contemporary Japanese design aesthetic, thanks to my father's interests. As well as buildings and crafted objects, two texts you probably know have been important guides - In Praise of Shadows and The Beauty of Everyday Things, especially the latter. I also have a beautiful book on traditional timber junctions, and of course the Katsura Villa. I've set myself the challenge of everyday making one artwork that has some craft aspect to it, proof of the hand etc, from when we confirmed the exhibition through to the date (26 days). They won't' be 'Japanesy'. At least I don't think so. I'll select the best for the exhibition, and to suit the location and size of the space." BYO!!... See MoreSee Less
VUW architecture student, Rory Wilson-Cartwright, will show pieces of his thesis that are figured by two intersecting themes: Memory and Cities. The two themes inform a creative practice project that investigate intangible nuances in architecture, characteristics that engage in the elusive fabric of memory, and the physicality of a city, Ōhinehou.
This flash exhibition will display a series of drawings by VUW architecture student, Eleni Timoteo, about boundaries and her understanding of the quality of "va" through her family background in Tokelau.
VIRBES - a flash exhibition by Wayne Churcher "Just how does an artist operate and motivate themselves to make things that never before existed, to create pictures of nothing? I am opening the engine room to my art practice and my 'mini-manifesto'. Though my work has direct links to the rupture in art in the 1950s and 60s, it is firmly embedded in our time through the index of computer programming. I question pictorial concerns by abandoning form to computer code, simple operations and the revealed processes of printmaking. Form is content - my works refer to algorithms and their own making. Oh, and semiotics are involved somewhere." - Wayne Churcher
Wayne Churcher is represented in Wellington by Potocki Paterson Gallery and online via Humbugaa. His web site is waynarium.com. New work shall be presented on the Humbugaa site throughout the next week.... See MoreSee Less
87 The Terrace, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New ZealandMap
There's a Flash Exhibition this week by VUW architecture student, Ryan Western, at Warren & Mahoney Architects in Wellington. Starting at an earlier time of 2pm, before the NZIA Open Studios which start at 3pm.
According to Ryan, "Located on the fence between fiction and nonfiction this thesis engages dry-point engraving and narrative architecture as a means of enhancing our understanding of ‘place’. The research employs a scarred landscape as a contextual setting to mine physical and ephemeral characteristics, driving design outcomes fundamentally intertwined with its contextual setting."... See MoreSee Less
181 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New ZealandMap
VUW Masters of Architecture student May Myo Min will be exhibiting a collection of works produced for her architecture thesis. This exhibition will be located at Parsonson Architects located at 181 Cuba St (upstairs).
Here is a small description of May's thesis work:
"Architecture of a Dream and a Fear
Perhaps life is just that… a dream and a fear. – Joseph Conrad
This thesis explores new ways of unveiling elements that are specific to a culture to appear within an architectural context. Through the abstraction of Eastern superstitions, architectural elements are reinterpreted within a gaming medium to retell these stories.
The digital environment offers new possibilities of exploring spatial experience that are otherwise impossible to explore in the constraints of the real world. This invites the supernatural nature of the voice of the superstitions to echo throughout the spaces made possible."
VUW Architecture students will present a selection of studio works. Come and explore the relationship between traditional drawing methods and abstract computational modeling. Sarah Adam; Guy Van Der Wilt; Ollie Fuhrerr; Chris Gandhi; Will Martel
Introducing HUMBUGAA Flash Exhibitions in Melbourne. We’re here to connect art and architecture. We’re a club of artists, architects, and collectors that make, sell, buy, talk, and learn about that connection.
Join us for a couple of drinks and a chat this Sunday afternoon at the Standard. See some of Anwyn's drawings and hear about the process that goes on to produce these beautiful architectural compositions.... See MoreSee Less
Come along and see this years first Hataitai exhibition. All feedback will influence our next steps.
Exhibiting 6 Masters of Architecture students thesis work. All students work respond to Hataitai's future, what could it be?
The architectural projects include a range of responses to current sites including: Hataitai village shops, Mount Victoria Tunnel, Hataitai School, Hataitai Community Centre, a housing precinct and a potential lane way scheme.
Come along and meet the team behind AMPD - Advanced Manufacturing and Prototyping for Design. We have Mikayla Heesterman, Glen Stricot-Tarboton and Louise Wotton exhibiting some of their 5th year thesis work exploring contemporary tools of design, fabrication, and manufacturing.
Clear out your lockers and BYO work to present! Everyone welcome ~~
Every year a mountain of creative works are exhaustively produced, presented, critiqued; and disposed of by students from the school of architecture. However oversized work are often abandoned due to the difficulties of disposal, and commonly collect dust in the corners of studio spaces. As the architecture school is already beyond capacity for available studio space, there seems to be inherent value in work that survives the scrutiny of cleaners who are otherwise instructed to purge all materials.
As there is a second hand market for almost any product, this exhibition aims to evaluate the second hand value amongst these oversized models and drawings that were deemed worthless by the authors.... See MoreSee Less
Exhibiting some of the hidden gems from the 4th year Architecture course, House and Home. Showcasing the work of Liam Carroll, Emily Dalley, Chiara Shim and Ryan Western.
This exhibition looks at home through the eyes of design. Students of architecture, landscape and interior architecture found new ways to think of home, by developing designs through a single sense. Apparently insignificant sensory events in the home, such the smell of burning toast, the touch of a door handle, or the taste of toothpaste – its sharpness gradually diminishing as you brush - provided ways to reimagine home. Home showcases the new thinking on home, through a focus on its sensory and spatial possibilities.... See MoreSee Less
This year's Architect in Residence at Victoria University of Wellington, Grace Mortlock, of the Sydney-based Other Architects, will discuss why and how collecting matters to a culture of art and architecture.
Flash exhibition 2 of 6 explores the work of Mark Wilkinson, a current Masters student at VUW.
Form follows disaffection. Erewhon explores the urban alienation embodied in the hybrid function of a hotel and embassy, which combine to create a place outside of place. Both a hotel and embassy self-consciously reject the context into which they are placed, as propagations of an elsewhere, nested within the fabric of a somewhere. Through isolating visitors behind a veil of vapid familiarity, the design dislocates itself from the urban fabric of Thorndon. Externally, the design subverts the established architectural trends of the city, thereby embodying the creeping malaise of placelessness.... See MoreSee Less
Our first of 6 flash exhibitions open with the work of Elise Cautley.
Exploring the relationship between New Zealanders approach landscape in a range of ways, from massive infrastructural projects to ‘look but don’t touch’ viewing platforms. Elise gives us an example of how architecture in the bush can be both audacious and go beyond both engineering or the ‘Kathmandu aesthetic’ of outdoor pursuits. Her work shows us that architecture does not just expand the ways we can play in the bush, but the bush also expands the way we can play with architecture.
Come along, meet Elise and join the discussion around her work - we’d love to see you there!... See MoreSee Less
A small group of 5th year students from the Victoria University School of Architecture, and practising artists from around the Wellington region, have begun to respond to Hataitai as it is now, and what it could be. This exhibition presents their work in progress.
If you can bring something to eat or drink, or both, that would be swell.
A small group of artists are working alongside a group of 5th year architecture students and some of them will be contributing to Humbugaa's first Flash Exhibition at the Hataitai Bowling Club in Wellington, 5:00 to 5:30pm this Friday. Image by Andy Monk.