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April / May / June 2020 Programme

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APRIL / MAY / JUNE 2020 Pita Turei, creative collaborative practitioner and a CEAC resident artist, will be one of the storytellers at Kids Arts Festival: Oceans and Origins this year. (p.14) Front/Back Cover: Donna Turtle Sarten and Bernie Harfleet Photo: Raymond Sagapolutele CEAC.ORG.NZ

CONTENTS NEWS 2 EXHIBITIONS 4 GALLERY ACTIVITIES 8 Public Programme Saturday Gallery Club EVENTS 12 Let’s Talk About It Kids Arts Festival ADULTS 16 Morning / Evening Classes Weekend Workshops YOUTH WORKSHOPS 20 CHILDREN 22 Holiday Programmes Term Classes

NEWS2 APRIL / MAY / JUNE 2020 Public Holidays: Good Friday Fri 10 April - CLOSED Easter Sunday Sun 12 April - OPEN Easter Monday Mon 13 April - OPEN Anzac Day Mon 27 April - OPEN Queen’s Birthday Mon 1 June - OPEN [email protected] (09) 838 4455 Corban Estate Arts Centre is proudly supported by: CEAC.ORG.NZ

NEWS 3 A stimulating line up of exhibitions Our Kids Arts Festival (featured has been planned for this on p.14), has the theme Oceans quarter. I’m very excited that and Origins this year and we are presenting a second children’s workshops at the iteration of Edith and George: in festival will be based around our sea of islands, which I was the stories told by communities fortunate enough to see in 2019 of different cultures who call at the New Zealand National Aotearoa home. Centred around Portrait Gallery in Wellington. children’s creative interests, this is Both photographers featured the perfect free event for families in this exhibition have strong this Autumn. personal connections to the arts community in West Auckland. Finally may I take this opportunity Award winning photographer to introduce two new staff Edith Amituanai lives and works members who began working just around the corner from us at with us early this year. Ross CEAC, in Ranui. Her works are Cunningham has come on board renowned for portraying young as Assistant Director at CEAC, a people on the streets of Ranui. newly created position. Stanley Interestingly, George Crummer Zeng is our new Design and is an ancestor of the director Marketing Manager. We welcome of the Pacifica Centre here at them both most warmly! Corbans, Jarcinda Stowers-Ama. (Exhibition details on p.5) I hope you will enjoy our varied programme and I look Our cover this quarter features forward to seeing you at some two much loved West Auckland of our exhibitions, events and social art activists, Donna Turtle workshops. Sarten and Bernie Harfleet. Their project Give a Kid a Blanket, received 31,000 donated blankets in the winter of 2019 which were distributed to many children who lived in cold and damp conditions. These two artists are legends in the West! (Details on p.6) Warm regards to you all, Martin Sutcliffe, Director. Corban Estate Arts Centrre

4 APRIL / MAY / JUNE 2020 Our public gallery features an innovative programme of contemporary art exhibitions by international and local artists. We pride ourselves on being inclusive, and offering experiences that promote and strengthen a sense of community. Continuing in the Homestead Galleries until 5 April: In the Flesh Megan Archer Paint etc. Group Show EXHIBITIONS CEAC.ORG.NZ

EXHIBITIONS 5 Edith Amituanai, Veronique at the Ranui PIC Sunday School Ball (2012). Courtesy of the artist. Edith and George: in our sea of islands Sat 11 April Edith Amituanai and George Crummer – Sun 24 May Initially shown at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington Opening Thu 9 April, (2019), Edith and George: in our sea of islands is recontextualised 6 – 8pm in the Homestead Galleries. With 100 years separating them, photographers Edith Amituanai (b.1980) and the late George Crummer (1868-1953) each capture moments in time from their own local Pacifica communities. The two sets of portraits present important conversations around colonisation, migration, settlement and identity in the Pacific.

6 APRIL / MAY / JUNE 2020 Give a Kid a Blanket, logo. Courtesy of Bernie Harleet and Donna Turtle Sarten. CEAC.ORG.NZ Give a Kid a Blanket - Documented Fri 29 May Bernie Harfleet and Donna Turtle Sarten – Sun 19 July Give a Kid a Blanket started in 2015 as a grassroots response to help Opening Thu 28 May, kids and families living in cold, damp conditions in Aotearoa. Now 6 – 8pm in its 6th year, this social art project takes a creative approach to local challenges by bringing people together and offering practical support with a focus on kindness. As part of the Auckland Festival of Photography, this exhibition presents the community activated art action lead and documented by West Auckland based artists Bernie Harfleet and Donna Turtle Sarten.

EXHIBITIONS 7 Margaret Chapman, Reflection (2019), Vicki Bradley, Raku (2019) and Phil Weight Apple Wood Turned Bowls (2019). Courtesy of the makers. Beginning, Ending, Transformation Fri 29 May Margaret Chapman, Vicki Bradley, – Sun 19 July Phil Weight Opening Thu 28 May, A new decade unfolds, the earth is acknowledged and as Matariki 6 – 8pm rises in the night sky, time is taken to reflect on what has been, contemplate the present and plan the year - the next cycle of time. This exhibition celebrates historical connections and the relationships between people and their cultures through the mediums of textile and wood. The makers’ works are created from carefully sourced materials, gifted and accumulated, repurposed and recycled.

GALLERY ACTIVITIES8 APRIL / MAY / JUNE 2020 CEAC.ORG.NZEach of our exhibitions in the Homestead Galleries is accompanied by free public programmes, providing different ways to engage with the ideas and artworks. On offer this quarter are artist talks and an arts workshops. For families, we have our monthly Saturday Gallery Club — fun and free art- making sessions for kids on the second Saturday of each month. Exploring a different topic and set of techniques each time, the activities are designed for children aged four years and over, and run for around 30 minutes. Children just need to be accompanied by an adult.

GALLERY ACTIVITIES / SATURDAY GALLERY CLUB 9 This is My Home Saturday Gallery Club #57 Inspired by the photography of Edith Amituanai and George Crummer, our young participants will be creating a collaged photograph scene that represents their own home and identity. Sat 11 April Ages: 4+ Between 10:30am - 12pm Homestead Galleries Free, all welcome Knit a Quilt Square Saturday Gallery Club #58 Taking our cue from the Give a Kid a Blanket exhibition and social art project, kids are invited to come and knit a woollen square which will later be added to a quilt. The end result will be donated to GaKaB. Sat 9 May Ages: 4+ Between 10:30am - 12pm Homestead Galleries Free, all welcome Margaret Chapman, Reflection (2019), detail. Courtesy of the artist. A Stitch in Time Saturday Gallery Club #59 Using the textile works of Vicki Bradley and Margaret Chapman as a starting point, participants are welcome to come and learn about the wonder of hand-stitching through simple and effective techniques. Sat 13 June Ages: 4+ Between 10:30am - 12pm Homestead Galleries Free, all welcome

10 APRIL / MAY / JUNE 2020 Bernie Harfleet and Donna Turtle Sarten. Photograph by Willow Harfleet CEAC.ORG.NZ Give a Kid a Blanket: Artist & Community Talk Sat 13 June Bernie Harfleet, Donna Turtle Sarten and 12 – 1pm Community Figures Homestead Galleries A free talk where artists Bernie Harfleet and Donna Turtle Sarten will be Free, all welcome discussing how they started the Give a Kid a Blanket initiative and how it all works. Members of community organisations like The Fono and Family Action will also be speaking about how support from GaKaB impacts them and in turn, helps kids and families in the community. All are welcome. GaKaB's annual Blanket Drop drive will be extended to the Gallery space and visitors are welcome to donate new or excellent pre-loved blankets.

GALLERY ACTIVITIES / SATURDAY GALLERY CLUB 11 Artist Talk Edith Amituanai Artist Edith Amituanai will be discussing her photography work and how she came to be involved with the work of the late George Crummer. Learn more about their exhibition in this fascinating talk. Sat 23 May 12 – 1pm Margaret Chapman, Reflection (2019), detail. Courtesy of the artist. Knit In Bernie Harfleet, Donna Turtle Sarten and Guest Host Hand knits and crochets are regularly donated to Give a Kid a Blanket. Join us for a full day knit-in in the Homestead Galleries. We welcome you to come along to knit for the project.This could be something you are already making for GaKaB, knitting simple squares for joined blankets, or to share your knitting skills in a like-minded group for a wonderful cause. Sat 20 June 10am – 3pm Artist Talk Margaret Chapman and Vicki Bradley Come and hear artists Margaret Chapman and Vicki Bradley talk about their textile works and how they developed their own individual textile techniques in the exhibition; Beginning, Ending, Transformation. Sat 27 June 11am – 12pm.

12 APRIL / MAY / JUNE 2020 Alongside our exhibitions and education programmes, Corban Estate presents a number of public events throughout the year. We are fortunate to have the facilities to be able to host a range of events, big and small, including the performing arts, workshops, film screenings and large festivals EVENTS CEAC.ORG.NZ

EVENTS 13 Photos Courtesy Some Bizarre Monkey. 2018. Let’s Talk About It Thu 14 May 7 – 9pm For some young people, the journey to adulthood can be fraught with emotional or mental health challenges. Many creative young The Cellar people find their way through these obstacles by transforming their Corban Estate fears and concerns into songwriting and poetry. Free entry At this event, young people express their thoughts, feelings, Refreshments provided challenges and hopes through their original works in song, rap or spoken word. They do so with great honesty and authenticity that is heart-warming. Come along to support our young generation, and let yourself be moved and inspired by their words. The event is organised by a group of young people and managed by Corban Estate Arts Centre. Proudly supported by:

Photos Courtesy Some Bizarre Monkey. 2018. 14 APRIL / MAY / JUNE 2020 Kids Arts Festival 2020 CEAC.ORG.NZ Oceans and Origins Celebrate ocean and origin stories from Aotearoa, the Pacific and all around the World! Spend the day exploring, discovering and creating, with exhibitions, workshops and live performances. A free event for all the family. Bring a picnic, or purchase a delicious lunch from our Coffee Studio or any one of the food trucks that will be on site. Supported by:

EVENTS 15 Getting to Kids Arts Fest Sat 16 May Event Transport Options 10am - 4pm We’re about an 8 minute walk from Henderson Train Corban Estate Arts Station and the main bus stops, and there are plenty of Centre other spots nearby for parking. Free, All welcome See our website for a map of the site or visit Want to join our to find out the best public transport volunteer squad at this options from your neighbourhood to ours. event? Please contact: [email protected]

ADULT CLASSES 16 APRIL / MAY / JUNE 2020 CEAC.ORG.NZ Adult classes are a great way to stimulate your creativity and develop your passion for the arts. We offer sessions covering a range of mediums, contemporary arts practices and skill levels to cater for all abilities — whether you’re a beginner or looking to take your creativity in a new direction, experienced tutors will guide and inspire you to create in our supportive, studio environments. The six to eight-week term classes offer a deeper experience, allowing you to develop and build your skills alongside like-minded classmates. Or try a weekend workshop, the perfect way to explore and experiment with new mediums and art forms and encourage discoveries. Different workshops are on offer each term so keep checking the website for upcoming new courses.

MORNING / EVENING CLASSES 17 Adventures in Abstract Painting James Lawrence This term class with James explores abstract painting concepts and caters to every level. Students will learn techniques utilising acrylic paints, gels and additives. Demonstrations and discussions will cover colour, form and composition as each week is filled with discovery and painting adventures. 8 weeks $200 Thu mornings Thu 7 May - 25 June Includes most materials 9:30am - 12:30pm Maximum 9 students ALL LEVELS Mokuhanga Sybille Schlumbom This six week class caters for all levels of experience, introducing and extending participants’ knowledge of the traditional techniques, principles and ethos of Mokuhanga, otherwise known as Japanese woodblock printing. Participants will concentrate on developing and exploring the processes, tools, materials and possibilities this sustainable printing method offers when incorporated into their own art practice. ALL LEVELS 6 weeks $275 Thursdays Thu 7 May - 11 June Includes most materials Maximum 8 students 10:30am – 3:30pm Clay Explorations Kairava Gullatz Is there something you’ve always wanted to shape in clay? Whether it’s functional or sculptural, now is the time to delve into creative ventures. This class offers the opportunity to experiment with a variety of modelling techniques where you can discover your unique way of handling clay, as well as enjoy sharing time with fellow creatives. Surface decorations with slips and glazes will be covered. A pottery wheel is available to explore throwing vessels also. Visit Kairava’s website: ALL LEVELS 6 weeks $200 Thu evenings 21 May – 25 June Includes all materials 6pm - 9pm

18 APRIL / MAY / JUNE 2020 Pounamu Marama Workshop 1 Day Maha Tomo Sun 10 May 9:30am - 5pm Learn about the practices associated with Māori arts whilst creating a Marama Taonga in this all-day workshop. Using, grinders, drills, $150 wet and dry sanding, and polishing tools participants will design and carve their own pendant. Traditional Polynesian binding and lashing Includes all materials techniques will complete the pendant so it’s ready to wear. Please bring kai for shared lunch CEAC.ORG.NZ

WEEKEND WORKSHOP 19 Relief Glass Casting ALL LEVELS Sofia Athineou 3 Days Explore the art of relief glass casting in this educational and fun Sat 2 - Sun 3 May workshop. 9:30am-5pm Catering for ALL levels, learn the basics of the lost wax method, Sat 23 May creating beautiful simple relief glasswork. Work with wax, clay 10am-2pm and a variety of materials to explore different methods of shape construction. Build moulds, developing an understanding of positive $325 and negative space over the weekend. After works have been fired students will reconnect for a final morning of de-moulding, cleaning Includes all materials and polishing creations. Maximum 10 students

YOUTH WORKSHOPS 20 APRIL / MAY / JUNE 2020 CEAC.ORG.NZ Youth Arts Workshops are a great way for young people to explore and experiment with a range of different art forms. These April holidays participants can learn about drama and acting, songwriting and song production, as well as personal storytelling through painting. Participants can challenge themselves creatively through inspiring one or two-day classes. Set at a low cost, with some fully sponsored places these workshops are a great way to spend the holidays. Classes include all materials. Don’t let cost be a barrier – talk to us about a sponsored place. For Bookings: [email protected] (09) 838 4455 Generously Supported by:

YOUTH WORKSHOPS 21 The Drama Club Suli Moa This acting workshop is a fun introduction to drama with an exploration of technique through games and playful exercises. Don’t miss the opportunity to work with Suli Moa, a renowned award-winning playwright, actor and the Director of youth theatre group Westside Tales. Suitable for all levels. 2 Days $25 Tue 14 - Wed 15 April 10am – 3pm 13 - 18 YEARS Acetate Paintings Leela Bhai In Acetate Paintings participants will begin by selecting imagery of personal significance and learn to arrange them in compositions that consider scale, balance, foreground and middle ground. Using acetate film they will then paint over their chosen composition and start working in detail to represent people, places or objects. This image will then be overlaid on abstract backgrounds, painted in ways to express the individual significance or symbolism of the painter. 1 Day $30 Thu 23 April 13 - 18 YEARS 10am – 3pm Beats ‘n’ Lyrics Abraham Kunin Explore songwriting methods and performance in a two-day workshop touching on both creative and practical elements of the music-making process. Participants will be split into groups to put these concepts into practice, composing and performing their own original songs. Within the industry, Abraham works as a producer, songwriter, guitarist, and recording engineer. He is a band member with Home Brew and Teeks. Bring your instrument if you play one! 13 - 18 YEARS 2 Days $25 Thu 16 - Fri 17 April 10am - 3pm Maximum 10 students

CHILDRENS CLASSES 22 APRIL / MAY / JUNE 2020 CEAC.ORG.NZ Childrens Holiday Art Classes are a fun and inspiring way to explore and experiment with visual arts these school holidays. Classes take place in an art studio setting with experienced tutors and artists. The course fees include all materials, but remember … students need to wear old clothes and bring their lunch and a drink bottle. Term classes are a chance for children to delve deeper into arts techniques and creative mediums. Set in our art studios, children work closely with and learn from inspiring, practising artists. Classes include all materials. For Bookings: [email protected] (09) 8384455

CHILDREN / HOLIDAY CLASSES 23 Bunny Love Leela Bhai A bunny named Cinderella will be our star model in this one day workshop. With a strong start in observational drawing, your child will experiment with a wide variety of mark-making materials including pencil, charcoal, Indian ink and pastels, aiming to capture the detail, movement and character of Cinderella. We will then move into larger-scale paintings or sculpture, allowing each child to pioneer the direction in which their observation studies take them. 1 Day $55 Tue 14 April 6 - 12 YEARS 10am - 2.30pm Fly Your Own Flag Sylvia Marsters Students will explore and identify visual symbols of personal significance. Using fabric paint, these chosen images or objects of great importance will be painted on a large scale piece of fabric to create a cloak, flag or banner. There will be a focus on composition, mixing colour and brushwork techniques. 1 Day $55 Wed 15 April 10am – 2.30pm 6 - 12 YEARS Tick Tock Clock Chloe Lam Create your own unique working clock incorporating geometric patterns, organic shapes and hand-drawn doodles. Students will be using paint, drawing and collage to create a fun colourful clock to take home and decorate their room with. 1 Day $55 Thu 16 April 10am – 2.30pm 5 - 10 YEARS

24 APRIL / MAY / JUNE 2020 Motor-vehicles + Garage Stops Andrew Hall Cars, truck-stops and motor-vehicles! Come into artist Andrew Hall’s workshop and spend the day assembling cars, motorbikes and imaginary cars. Do they have pedals or engines and maybe a cool driver inside?! Construct a car-port and get lost in a world of recyclable treasures. 1 Day $55 Fri 17 April 6 - 12 YEARS 10am – 2.30pm Eye Jumping Abstracts Jean Stewart Taking influence from the renowned American painter Jonathan Lasker students will explore his particular playful flavour of abstraction. Using acrylic paint on a primed board and utilising Impasto techniques, layering and editing, each student will create their own considered abstract painting, taking home a bright jumpy piece of abstract art. 1 Day $55 Mon 20 April 10am – 2.30pm 7 - 12 YEARS Blue Whale Dessert Bowls Kairava Gullatz Anything ‘unusual’ is good enough for our designs! We will make our very special dessert bowls from soft white clay. The vessels will be adorned with 3D applications, carvings and colourful decorations. A pottery wheel is available to enjoy throwing small vessels too. Everything will be glazed and fired to make all works durable and usable. 2 Days $100 CEAC.ORG.NZ Mon 20 -Tue 21 April 10am – 2.30pm 6 - 12 YEARS

CHILDREN / HOLIDAY CLASSES 25 Printmaking 101 6 - 10 YEARS Sybille Schlumbom 2 Days Using a variety of rollers, brushes, paints and papers each child Wed 22 - Thu 23 April will produce a series of printed images, gathering inspiration from 10am - 2.30pm traditional Japanese Woodblock printing methods and resources. Students will experiment with a wide range of printing techniques $90 including cardboard relief making, stamping, mono-printing, layering existing plates, illuminating and collaging the produced prints. They will begin by preparing and creating their own colourful paper selection to print on.

26 APRIL / MAY / JUNE 2020 Land Art Eilis Galuszewski This workshop takes us on an adventure into some of the natural world around Corban Estate Arts Centre. Taking our inspiration from Andy Goldsworthy, Land Artist, we will forage and collect some of nature’s treasures to create our own earthy art piece. All students will document their work through photography. 2 Days $90 Tue 21 - Wed 22 April 10am – 2.30pm 5 - 12 YEARS Hats On Heads Kairava Gullatz Students will make clay character busts during this two day art class for junior ceramicists. There will be time at the end of the class for students to use a pottery wheel to throw a small vessel. 2 Days $100 Wed 22 - Thu 23 April 10am – 2.30pm 7 - 14 YEARS Creative Drama Tessa Mitchell Have fun with classic drama games and exercises that explore movement, the voice, and storytelling through theatrical scenes. Work in groups, pairs and also solo, finding and forming stories and characters through the use of costumes, masks and puppets. 2 Days $90 CEAC.ORG.NZ Thu 23 - Fri 24 April 6 - 12 YEARS 10am – 2.30pm

CHILDREN / TERM CLASSES 27 Llama, Llama Ashlee Tawhiti First domesticated 4,500 years ago in the Peruvian highlands, the friendly, adorable, fuzzy, smart, and faithful Llama is the focus of this fun filled workshop. Students will explore line drawing and watercolour to represent their imagined pet Llama’s personality and character. They will also construct 3D cardboard versions complete with fluffy strings and assorted materials as fur. 1 Day $55 Thu 23 April 7 - 12 YEARS 10am – 2.30pm Fly Sky High Kairava Gullatz Budding young artists are invited to shape airplanes, rockets, hot air balloons or birds, using soft clay. All works are then turned into 3D wall plaques to adorn the childrens’ bedrooms. 1 Day $65 Fri 24 April 10am – 2.30pm $65 4 - 7 YEARS Open Air Observations Sybille Schlumbom Students will move out of the workroom for the morning, taking time to look closely at the natural world around them. From the wispy clouds in the sky to the ants on a concrete pathway, they will record their surroundings using pencil and paper. Inspired by these observations each child will then compose a painting, looking closely at the details of sun and shadow, completing their mixed media artwork with collaged details to represent the textures, shapes and colours discovered. 1 Day $55 Fri 24 April 6 - 10 YEARS 10am – 2.30pm

28 APRIL / MAY / JUNE 2020 Learn 2 Draw 7 - 13 YEARS Julie Moselen 6 Weeks This class is designed to give children a broad understanding, knowledge and skill base for them to learn how to draw. Time will Option 1: be spent studying light and shade, contrast, and rendering. A range 26 May - 30 June of drawing styles will be covered which will include observational Tue afternoons drawing, step by step guided drawing of animals and imaginative 4pm – 5.30pm free drawing. Option 2: 28 May - 2 July CEAC.ORG.NZ Thur afternoons 4pm – 5.30pm $100

CHILDREN / TERM CLASSES 29 Maker’s Space Chloe Lam Combining science and art in this maker’s space, students will be provided with an opportunity to explore, investigate, dream and play through different mediums. 6 Weeks $100 Fri afternoons 8 May - 12 June 3:45 - 5:15pm 6 - 12 YEARS Paint Foundations Sybille Schlumbom In this series of workshops, students will learn how to make various paints and pigments from scratch, mixing and experimenting with colours and textures. This will lead to a small series of paintings, using and layering paints and more. 6 Weeks $100 Thu afternoons 7 May – 11 June 4pm – 5.30pm 6 - 10 YEARS Animal Acrobats Kairava Gullatz Time to get your hands full with clay when you shape your favourite animals performing tricks! You will enjoy your creativity and explore a variety of pottery techniques, which will help you to make your own unique designs in clay. 6 Weeks $105 Thu afternoons 21 May – 25 June 4pm – 5.30pm 6 - 12 YEARS

Corban Estate Arts Centre is home to artist studios, a café, art classes for adults and children, and an ever- changing programme of exhibitions and events. Based in Henderson, West Auckland, the arts centre is set within park-like grounds amongst the historic Corbans winery buildings. Just 5 minutes walk from the train station, or off Lincoln Road for those driving. Entry is free, everybody’s welcome. [email protected] (09) 838 4455 Corban Estate Arts Centre is open 7 days a week from 10am – 4:30pm 2 Mt Lebanon Lane PO Box 21 526 Henderson Auckland, 0650 New Zealand

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