Come down to the Community Arts Centre in Whanganui to check out Tree Gallery's curated exhibition of Angela Tier Photographs and new ceramics. Open from 13 September - 28 September with the official opening on the 16th September at 5:30pm! We would love to see you there! Thanks to Neil Jones from Your360tour for the great photos and check out his skills on our Facebook page, you can experience a 360 degree virtual tour of the entire exhibition!
Gallery trilling to the art of vases
By Anne-Marie McDonald
9:38 AM Saturday May 28, 2016
Tree Gallery co-owner Angela Tier with a vase by Andrea du Chatenier.PHOTO/STUART MUNROTree gallery has gone crazy for vases.
Its current exhibition, Vase, runs at the Moutoa Quay gallery [along from the i-Site] until June 4.
Twelve artists contributed vases for the exhibition and they come in all shapes and sizes - from a tiny polka-dot one by Laura Pearce to a huge textured one by Andrea du Chatenier.
"It was a good opportunity to take on some artists who are new to the gallery," co-owner Emma Camden said. The new artists include Janet Green and Ms du Chatenier.
"This is a little bit different for us. Last year we just sold artwork; this year we're doing exhibitions as well."
The gallery's first exhibition was work by co-owner Angela Tier, and the next one will feature the work of photographer Emma Bass.
The artists taking part in the exhibition include Andrea du Chatenier, Jinho Jeong, Merilyn Wiseman, Laura Pearce, Richard Parker, Janet Green, Renee Boyd, Steve Fullmer, Cheryl Lucas, Paul Maseyk, Aaron Scythe, David Murray and Ross Mitchell-Anyon.
-Tree is open Thursday and Friday 10am to 2pm, and Saturday 9am -2pm.
- Wanganui Chronicle
By Anne-Marie McDonald
Tree Gallery is part of Open Studios 2016
If you are planning a weekend away on the 12/13 March or the 19/20 March out of the big smoke or driving in from the farmlands, Whanganui is the place to be! Every year Tree Gallery takes part in Open Studios where you get to visit lots of talented creative people in their places of making and exhibiting. This year we are showcasing a fantastic collaborative ceramic installation work between David Murray and Catherine Macdonald. So come along and check it out! We also have extended open hours during Open Studio weekends:
Thursday and Friday 10am - 2pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am -4pm.
Unveiling: Photography and Ceramics by Angela Tier
Many Egyptian gods were depicted as bird-like, with the most prominent being Horus, whose sons became the symbolic protectors and transporters of the deceased to the immortal realm through canopic jars.
Birds can also be signals of an omen, a sense of anxiety felt at the unexpected winged visitor flying into the home, or the haunting sound of an owl calling in the night.
With this exhibition, Angela is bringing those subconscious archetypes to the surface for conscious analysis. She is looking into the way grieving temporarily changes our perspective or alters our belief about life after death.
Since graduating in 2005 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with distinction and a BFA media prize in sculpture, Angela has exhibited in numerous group shows as well as entering award-based exhibitions in which she has earned highly commended from the 2011 Whanganui Arts Review as well as earning the first place Alumni Prize for the Quay School of the Arts Graduate show, Real NZ Art Exhibition, also in 2011. Unveiling is her first solo show and we welcome you to join us for the opening at 5:30pm 18 February at Tree Object Space Desire, 37 Moutoa Quay, Whanganui.
Tree Gallery open hours are 10am – 2pm Thursday and Friday and 9am -2pm Saturday. The exhibition will be on view from 19 February until 5 March, 2016.
Come along to TREE for New Zealand ceramics which will make great collectable gifts. You will also be supporting the artists, another bonus of buying handmade objects of desire. We have had a new shipment arrive of Marita Green egg blue tumblers with gold stars, ceramic rings and bangles as well as colourful Amanda Shanley mugs and Renee Boyd new box of goodies will arrive very soon! We are open every Thursday and Friday from 10am - 2pm and Saturday from 9am - 2pm. Also open by arrangement if you flick us an email :)
We are really excited about receiving these fancy new coffee cups by Marita Green in the next week. These will be unique gifts for the coffee connoisseur just in time for Christmas.
TREE Gallery blossoms after Flood
The last of the galleries in the Taupo Quay area that were damaged in the June floods has re-opened.
Tree Gallery officially re-opened on Thursday, nearly four months to the day since half a metre of water and several inches of mud from the flooded Whanganui River inundated the building.
Owned by Wanganui glass artists Emma Camden and David Murray, Tree sells ceramics and photography from artists throughout the country, including Richard Parker, Emma Bass, Katherine Smyth, and Wanganui's Aaron Scythe.
Ms Camden said on June 20, after heavy rain, civil defence had warned of the floods coming, so she and Mr Murray packed up the gallery.
Everything was moved into the storeroom behind the gallery - unfortunately this was the very worst thing they could have done.
"What we didn't realise was that the floodwaters came in from the Taupo Quay side of the building. It came in with such force that things were knocked over - it was a mess," Ms Camdem said
None of the artists' work was damaged and Ms Camden said none of the artists had withdrawn from the gallery since the floods.
Ms Camden said while the floods were a horrible experience to go through, they had received a lot of support. They were amazed by the assistance offered by friends and family during the clean-up period, particularly the members of Ms Camden's roller derby club, the West Coast Bombers.
A grant from the Wanganui District Council's mayoral relief fund helped Ms Camden and Mr Murray re-open Tree's doors again.
Ms Camden said they had learned one valuable lesson from the floods.
"We will be flooded again, but next time we will be far more prepared for them," she said
Starting this weekend, Tree will be open 10am-2pm Thursday & Friday and 9am - 2pm Saturday.
By Anne-Marie McDonald