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Open Studio Weekend @ CEAC

2013 - OPEN STUDIO PROGRAMME -

SATURDAY 23 MARCH & SUNDAY 24 MARCH | 10am – 4pm | FREE EVENT

A live weekend of free arts activities!

On its 9th year, Open Studio Weekend has become the foremost and fastest-growing arts event at Corban Estate Arts Centre, offering art lovers a holistic and immersive experience of varied art forms and expressions. With twenty onsite artists, contemporary art exhibitions, dynamic performing arts groups, Pacifica arts and culture, a brand new Coffee Studio café, a gallery shop and much more, Corban Estate Arts Centre has become a hub for the thriving arts in West Auckland.


FREE PARKING AVAILABLE



VISIT

ARTIST WORKING IN THEIR STUDIOS
Various artists


This year, Corbans welcomes a fresh new group of established and emerging artists who join our many talented existing artists in our onsite studios, offering a diverse and exciting range of mediums. Our artists open their doors to welcome visitors and share the ideas and techniques behind their artworks.


VIEW

CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITIONS
Corban Homestead Galleries


In the Galleries you can visit exhibitions by leading Pacific artist, Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi; new work by Jason Hall, creator of the ‘Opanuku Bridge’ which form the gateways at both ends of Henderson Main Street; and new photographic constructions of landscapes by Wellington based artist, Kate Woods.

HAU KIHE POINI - COME TO A POINT
Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi
1 March – 7 April


Lalava is the Tongan art of lashing or binding. This exhibition features lalava forms in many materials, including stone, wood, wool and paint. Come along and discover the methods behind lalava by adding to Tohi’s ever changing interactive work throughout the exhibition.

LAST
Jason Hall
1 March – 7 April


Artist Jason Hall examines the colonial identity of being Pakeha in Aotearoa through working with the customary picket fence. In LAST, Hall carves pickets out of marble to honour his uncles lost in World War I. The picket becomes a monument for those who lost lives defending fundamental human principles of home and family.

BONFIRES OF 1986
Kate Woods
1 March – 7 April


Artist Kate Woods constructs unique photographic arrangements that combine photography, painting and sculpture. In this latest series developed in Beijing on residency, Woods researched China’s contemporary art and focussed on the performance art group, Xiamen Dada. Woods reassembles elements of their infamous artworks in newly composed settings.

VIEW

NEIGHBOURHOOD EXHIBITION
Projectspace


The Neighbourhood exhibition showcases Corban Estate Arts Centre’s artistic community and features over 30 artists. Neighbourhood is on display for just one weekend and most of the work will be available for sale.

Most of the work will be available for sale.

WAITAKERE CENTRAL COMMUNITY ARTS EXHIBITON

WCCAC members will be onsite this weekend in ‘The Studio’ drawing, painting and showcasing the range of activities available through WCCAC programmes.

WAITAKERE COLLEGE EXHIBITION
Students from Waitakere College present a selection of senior student artworks based on individual themes ranging from family, culture, history, personal to purely aesthetic.


LISTEN & ASK

ARTIST TALK
Corban Homestead Galleries

BONFIRES OF 1986
Kate Woods | Saturday 23 March, 11am


Join Wellington based artist Kate Woods in a conversation about her latest work produced from an Asia NZ Foundation residency and for a slideshow tour of sites investigated in Beijing.

This artist talk will have a NZ sign language (NZSL) interpreter.

ENJOY

LIVE PERFORMANCES SCHEDULE


SATURDAY 23 MARCH:

11.00am - “The Contender” – short film by Chris Peters followed by Q&A Session

11.45am - Mixit (Refugee Performing Arts) – DVD followed by Q&A Session

1.00pm - The Kweenz (Dance Crew) – Performance followed by Q&A Session

1.45pm - "Blood in Water” by Phoenix - Theatre Performance followed by Q&A Session>



SUNDAY 24 MARCH:

11.00am - Atamira Dance Company - Performance followed by Q&A Session

11.45am - “The Contender” – short film by Chris Peters followed by Q&A Session

1.00pm - Fresh Movement Dance Crew – Performance followed by Q&A Session


ABOUT THE PERFORMANCES
Shed 1


ATAMIRA DANCE COMPANY

Atamira is New Zealand’s leading Maori contemporary dance company and includes some of our top Maori dancers and choreographers. Atamira Dance Company create professional dance works inspired by Aotearoa’s history, legends and contemporary issues, drawing from their own personal stories and whakapapa.

PHOENIX: GOLD INK

Phoenix draws on the stories in its communities and from the young people who are involved, to create powerful and authentic theatre. ‘Blood in Water’ combines theatre and original music with a cast of some of Phoenix’s most talented performers.

PHOENIX: FRESH MOVEMENT

Fresh Movement is the streetdance element of Phoenix Performing Arts. Inspired and directed by Hadleigh Pouesi (formerly of Sweet & Sour dance crew, World Champions 2008) Fresh Movement recently held a series of workshops and auditions at Corban Estate resulting in the formation of 6 new dance crews set to compete at the Regional Streetdance Championships on 23 March 2013.


PHOENIX: THE KWEENZ
The Kweenz are a sisterhood of like-minded Fa'afafine/Transgender and Gay performers who predominately from West Auckland. Their ages range from 14 to 22. Reflecting their Pacific backgrounds they specialise not only in Hip-Hop but also in traditional pacific dance.

WATCH

THE CONTENDER: SHORT FILM

The Contender is a short film made by 17 year old Chris Peters, assisted by his 15 year old brother Robby. The film involves two boxers who face off in an agonizing boxing match, one a veteran and father, the other a vicious young fighter determined to prove himself. We get glimpses into their lives and discover what each of the men is truly fighting for.

CEAC Director, Martin Sutcliffe says “I still can’t believe that two teenage boys could make a film of such honesty and poignancy. This film deserves to be shown in film festivals around the world.”


MIXIT PRESENTATION

Mixit is a youth arts project that engages with young people, many from a refugee background. Mixit uses dance, drama, music, circus and performance to create an environment of creativity that crosses barriers of difference, and empowers young people to be fully who they are..

EXPERIENCE

PACIFICA ARTS AND CULTURE

Saturday 23, 10am – 4pm
Lower Homestead | FREE

Be immersed in the Pacific arts and culture with the Pacifica Mamas!

Experience true Pacific arts and culture, where you will be in close contact with Pacific artists, meet the Pacifica Mamas and enjoy the diversity of both traditional and contemporary Pacific visual arts. The Pacifica Arts Centre will have work on display at the lower homestead including various forms of weaving and traditional Tivaevae.


WATCH

GRAFFITI ART IN ACTION
TMD (The Most Dedicated) crew


Watch the world renowned TMD (The Most Dedicated) crew updating the CEAC graffiti art wall. You can also join Berst, a leading graffiti artist in New Zealand (and TMD member) and participate in a workshop in the workroom spaces on Saturday.

CONNECT

DEAF ARTS NETWORK NZ (DANnz)

Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm
The wine cellar will be a base for DANnz, this will be a display of Deaf Arts information, films and documentaries.

Saturday 23 March, 12pm
Rachel Coppage, DANnz liaison officer, art therapist and artist will guide a Deaf- led tour of Open Studio Weekend with a NZ sign language (NZSL) interpreter.

BUY

GALLERY SHOP

Our gallery shop is right next door to the galleries, and offers a range of finely crafted work by some of New Zealand’s leading craft artists.

TASTE

COFFEE STUDIO CAFE

If you just feel like relaxing, be sure to stop by the newly opened Coffee Studio Café. Enjoy the perfect cup of Kokako coffee or a hot chocolate and sample the delicious freshly made lunches and snacks from our chef. Coffee Studio offers your favourite beverages whether it’s coffee made just the way you like it, a steaming hot chocolate, the finest teas or one of the selection of cold drinks. The menu includes brunch from 10am – 2pm, and a cabinet filled with home baked muffins, pies, sandwiches and salads, biscuits and cakes.


CREATE

FREE DROP-IN WORKSHOPS

This is an opportunity for all the family to take part in a free workshop during the Open Studio weekend.

CREATURE CREATION WORKSHOP
Anna Browne
Saturday 23 March, 10am – 4pm


Working from your own designs, you will have the opportunity to create your own quirky fabric creatures from recycled fabric remnants. Using a needle and thread and a lot of imagination, two-dimensional drawings will transform into a unique three-dimensional object.


CULTURAL MASK MAKING WORKSHOP
Bobby Hung
Saturday 23 March, 10am – 4pm


Inspired by the Khon masks of Thailand which are traditionally used for performances, you will use paint and recycled materials to create your own unique mask that could represent yourself or your culture. The use of recycled materials will give these special artworks a strong three-dimensional feel and bring them to life.


NATIVE DISCOVERY PAINTING WORKSHOP
Rosina Kamphuis
Sunday 24 March, 10am – 4pm


Looking to the work of Richard Killeen and Tabitha Forbes for inspiration, participants will create a small painted piece of work celebrating our native creatures and plants. The finished pieces will become a permanent interactive installation at CEAC, allowing the artwork to be manipulated by moving the individual piece around.


JUNK SCULPTURE WORKSHOP
Andrew Hall
Sunday 24 March, 10am – 4pm


Join assemblage master Andrew Hall and create your own unique ‘junk art ‘sculpture, from the treasures that Andrew has rescued from the junk pile, or create your own junk picture using recycled materials.

These Open Studio activities are made possible through the generous support and participation of:



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