Some People Who May (Not) Be Here
Opening Reception Saturday February 7th 5.00pm – 7.00pm
All welcome – come and meet the artist. Exhibition Feb 8th – March 4th. Gallery Open 7 Days 9.00am – 5.00pm
Some People Who May (Not) Be Here is made up from the collections of printed images, ephemera and photographic imagery collected and made for over 30 years. This on-going project investigates the archives that we build up in albums, boxes, and now online that reflect our individual and collective pre-occupations, interests, behaviour and ideas about the world in which we live in and our place in it.. My secondary interest in this body of work pre-digital methods of stripping images together that would have once been common through out the commercial printing shops. Working slow, in this manner has allowed for a stepping back from the deluge of digital and analogue images that surges toward us at every moment.
Steve Lovett images
Steve Lovett is a practicing artist and art educator who has delivered an interdisciplinary print and digital media for two decades at Manukau Institute of Technology in the Faculty of Creative Arts. Lovett maintains an active project-based studio and research practice that is informed by ongoing theoretical investigation. His work has been show nationally, through out New Zealand and internationally at fine print and graphic arts exhibitions. His work is held in public and private collections in New Zealand, Europe, China and North America.
Lovett has a research focus on questions of archives and operation of memory systems.
Artist in Residence – Michelle Mayn
Michelle Mayn is part way through a 3 month Artist in Residence program here at Wharepuke in Kerikeri NZ . Michelle is a New Zealand fibre artist using both natural and modern fibres.
Michelle Mayn uses traditional Maori weaving techniques often mixing materials to produce new and exciting textures and colour combinations on modern bags or highlights on more traditional kete (basketry).
In her latest works the subtle hues and textures of plant fibres such as tree fern, Kapok, rush and lichen are highlighted in a simple little rourou(food container) made of Harakeke/New Zealand Flax from fibres harvested here at Wharepuke.
Michelle’s blog can be found at Michelle Mayn
More about our Artist Residence options here at Wharepuke Kerikeri NZ