Creative Spaces 2013

Avondale Creative Spaces aimed to encourage, support and install a number of creative projects in and around the Avondale town centre. We wanted to provoke, entertain and amuse locals, visitors and passersby in Avondale as well as encourage the participation and collaboration between local residents and artists. We brought more people into our town centre and created new opportunities to contribute to a more vibrant and liveable place. These project’s were  co-ordinated by the Creative Spaces team from Avondale Community Action in association & supported by Unitec and the Whau Local Board.

Here’s an overview of Creative Spaces 2013 ( in reverse order )

Closing Party – Sunday 15th December 3-5pm

We celebrated the end of our three and a half month  pop up “creative space” with music by the local talented “Ruff Key Jam”,  shared food and made available many printed pages of the events over our time at the space for people to compile and bind together to take-away as a memento.

Below are some of the pages  from the memento of the Avondale’s Creative Individuals who participated and their art they brought along.

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Sat 7 Dec

Local artists were given the  CHANCE TO EXHIBIT in AVONDALE!
People were asked to bring along a piece of artwork to hang on Saturday 7 December between 11am-3pm. Then return for the exhibition opens at 4pm the same day!

A steady stream of artists some of which were part of the ‘Visual response survey’ run by ACA Trustee Paul Woodruffe arrived with
Visual Response Survey

Visual Response Survey

paintings, drawings, sculptures, photos, videos, knitting, embroidery and more – young and old, locals and visitors from as far as Te Aroha! We were still hanging works during the opening and something new arrived for each of the 3 days afterwards. We aimed to make this the the most eclectic beautiful mish mash show ever… mission accomplished. View more pics on Facebook

 

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Kids Puppet Show by Lucy McCammon – Sat 30 Nov

11am – Puppet Show by Lucy McCammon (ideal for pre schoolers but all ages welcome!)
11.30am – Drawing workshop with Peter Malone
12.00pm – shared lunch (bring a plate)
Full House! what an amazing turnout for a show we only organised at the start of the week! Thanks to everyone who turned up. Thanks to Lucy McCammon for her awesome puppet show and Peter Malone for the drawing workshop – two local talents sharing their skills.. and then to top it off – a supreme shared lunch on the street. It feels good to live in Avondale.
View photos on Face book

 

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paintings by Peter Malone

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Welcome to the world of a mad man’s rambunctious, crumb bum creative out puts. With works to cater for the silly minded who like a light hearted laugh to those poor tortured souls who need something deeply philosophical to ponder upon, or even the kids that love to draw funny goofy cartoons. This is unpretentious art work for the suburban masses; enjoy!

Peter Malone graduated with a Masters in Fine art from Unitec in 2012 and lives in Avondale with his partner and two daughters. Peter works from his basement studio at home.

View more photos on Facebook

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OPEN MIC NITE – Wed, 27 Nov at 19:00

Come along to play/perform and/or listen to an eclectic mix of local musicians and poets. For simplicity (and venue size) we are keeping this one acoustic.
To all of you locals that have been hoping for some creative action in Avondale – it’s happening! so come and support what could be the beginning of a regular thing.

B.Y.O food + drink + we have limited seating so you might want to bring a cushion.   View photos on Facebook of event. Thanks Rich Manic for being the driving force in making this night happen.

 

 

Masina Le’ale’a Exhibition  7th – 13th Nov

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Artists working in the space 11am – 2pm Saturday 9th Nov

This show presents the work of three local Avondale artists; Pusi Urale, Dane Taylor and Vaimaila Urale. The exhibition title Masina Le’ale’a is the first day of the traditional Samoan month. It means young moon and is one night after the full moon.

More info

 

A 2nd free workshop will be held on Saturday 9th November 1 – 4pm, as a finish off session. All welcome. An exhibition is opening on the 14th November celebrating the schools workshop by Urban Soul Project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STICK UP! is like a giant comic book that you can walk through. You can join the dots and make up your own story. Over the next few weeks keep an eye out as these ‘stuck up’ drawings grow and change through the Avondale shops. Some of these changes will be big and some will be small - the more you look the more you will see!

STICK UP! is like a giant comic book that you can walk through. You can join the dots and make up your own story. Over the next few weeks keep an eye out as these ‘stuck up’ drawings grow and change through the Avondale shops. Some of these changes will be big and some will be small – the more you look the more you will see!  View Sam’s Blog

Paul Woodruffe's Silhouettes Sculptures are settling into the local scenery....

Paul Woodruffe’s Silhouette Sculptures are now part of the local scenery….

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How to hang a Painting – 25th Oct – 2nd Nov Avondale Artist Ross Forbes installation / sculpture transforms the “Avondale Creative Space” View exhibition images

Screen shot 2013-10-03 at 11.47.29 PM‘Diversity holds us together’ by Thomas Stini

If you missed seeing this installation in our shop window when the Avondale Creative Spaces first opened, you can catch it at Library until the 15th November. Or you can watch it here.