POTOCKI PATERSON
ART GALLERY

LEVEL 1 , UPSTAIRS
41 - 47 DIXON STREET

Potocki Paterson Art Gallery is a creative co-operation between established and emerging Artists, with an emphasis on supporting local talent to push the boundaries within traditional art galleries . This Art House welcomes, supports, and encourages exclusive creative material, from all spectrums, worthy of gallery exposure. Potocki Paterson is not limited to a gallery, we see it as an Art House which is available to accommodate any creative venture be it, workshop, art class, book readings, launches or any other.

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UPCOMING

DHARMA RAMA
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 17th February

An exhibition of art work with a Buddhist perspective opens on Wednesday 6th February at 4pm.

An exhibition of art work with a Buddhist perspective opens on Wednesday 6th February at 4pm.

Dharma-Rama are 5 artists from the Wellington Buddhist Centre. This is their second exhibition together.

"We are a diverse group, using different art media and styles to unify a common commitment to spiritual practice."

In their Buddhist group, the development of spiritual friendship and art is an aid to spiritual growth and a higher states of awareness.

“Our Buddhist practice is reflected in our art. We're also interested in how our art collectively and individually may connect with others through that enquiry and practice.

The artists are: Kathleen Beeler, Amalaratna, David Litchfield, Anne Munz, and Achalamuni (Donald Woolford)

Photography - Kathleen Beeler is an award-winning cinematographer with 22 independent feature film credits. For 35 years she worked on motion picture special effects. She lived in California until moving to Wellington in 2007 to work for Weta.

Watercolour Painting - Amalaratna’s inspiration comes from the natural world, of clouds, trees skies and hills with her own unique surreal touch.

Naïve Painting - David Litchfield paints distinctive memorable images, working with pencil and acrylics. His works are layers of stories and intriguing artistic tales.

Painting - Anne Munz has been painting all her life and has had exhibitions in various galleries over the years. A prolific painter, her studio could fill the whole gallery many times over. This exhibition showcases her latest works.

Oil Painting – Achalamuni’s (Donald Woolford) colourful and expressive abstract works are a new direction from his traditional still-life based works since retiring from over 30 years in the public service.

ORIGINAL MYTH
David Le Fleming 22 February – 24 March 2019

Each painting depicts a new ‘god’, a contemporary god fashioned for a new world with a fast-changing political, environmental and social landscape. They’re depicted as conscious entities, mythological animals and creatures that hold sway over certain dominions or concepts. In the same way that an artist might try to reverse engineer a naive perspective, Le Fleming is doing the same with religion. Starting with the political, environmental and social anomalies of a given position and working backwards to decipher the context and relevance, and from there engineering a ‘eureka moment’ or point of meaningful comprehension.

The surface is of especial interest to Le Fleming, using found objects such as old metal tin cans, pieces of furniture, tractor parts and accordion cases, some with typography and defects that are appropriated into the work. The past purposes of these surfaces illuminate one of his central themes: verifying the passage of time.

CURRENT

KOLLEKTIV INTERNATIONAL TOTEM
1st and 2nd February Only

Our era, and this monodic economy, wants to simplify the living everywhere. You may have heard the term Anthropocene. It means that colonisation has arrived at its ultimate plan: the plants, animals, and bacteria have to be transformed into human beings. But we are not fans of desert and monody. Sorry.

Life is life only when it is polyphonic, and so our scores are made from complex polyphonic exercises where, for instance, we will train to be birds, eating mosquitos for protein, making musical interpretation of rainforest. For KIT improvisation means resilience, that experimentation means permaculture and ’extended technique’ means music, text, video, and movement. As part of KIT FIT we are running Open Lab, a platform to initiate commentary on artistic practice with WLG musicians. Together with these musicians we will use experimentation and inquiry, to uncover personal narratives and insecurities people bring to the environment of how we work, which will become our performative piece for Portalfest.

KOLLEKTIV INTERNATIONAL TOTEM (KIT) is composed of people from different cultures and backgrounds, looking at the same music theatre direction, based in Zurich. For those who consider all the other living beings as part of the same family, regardless of their blood, if they are a fish or a mammal, or speaking the same language, the totem is the main symbol of this collective. They create music theatre pieces together between fiction and documentary platforms with the aim, to show case a performative experience through this practice.

Kay Zhang – saxophone, voice & objects Léo Collin – piano, percussion & objects Nuria Khasenova – piano, flute & objects

Those interested in participating in Open Lab should contact director@portals-portal.com for more details.

Tickets available at UtR, or with cash at the door.

kollektivtotem.com

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VENUE HIRE

In the heart of the Cuba/ Eva St Quarter, this popular venue is available for evening hire - book launches, poetry readings and private functions. To book your event please contact dylan@potockipaterson.co.nz

We here at Potocki Paterson promote the acquisition of art. If you like it, you should buy it - even if it is for someone else. If you have a collection, you should add to it. If you've never bought a piece of art, you should start. Collecting is one of the joys in life. MY ART makes it easier to own original art work by providing interest free loans via selected galleries. It's the new way to buy ART.

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PROPOSAL
GUIDELINES

The gallery will consider each and every submission. If the exhibition proposal meets the required standards, the applicant will be notified of available exhibition dates. A strong ethos at the gallery is to promote and show emerging artists in the early stages of their career.
Please download the Proposal and Exhibition Guidelines here -

CONTACT US

EMAIL
potockipaterson@gmail.com
PHONE
0226943009

ADDRESS

LEVEL 1 , UPSTAIRS
41 - 47 DIXON STREET
WELLINGTON NZ

OPENING HOURS

Please see our current exhibition for opening hours.