ART

InDigiNous - Urban Shaman Aboriginal Art Gallery, Winnipeg by JoFF Rae

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New Zealand Māori artists working within digital environments

01 December 2017 – 20 January 2018

Opening Reception: December 01, 2017 from 8pm to 11pm
Where: Urban Shaman Aboriginal Art Gallery, 203-290 McDermot Ave. Winnipeg, MB

Artists: Reweti Arapere, Hana Rakena, Rachael Rakena, Kereama Taepa, Suzanne Tamaki, Johnson Witehira, Rangituhia Hollis

Virtual histories are a form of fictional writing that apply a ‘what if’ scenario to history. For example, ‘what if Christopher Columbus did not discover the Americas’, or ‘what if Able Tasman did not discover New Zealand’? Of course neither Columbus nor Tasman were responsible for discovering either of those lands, and the artists in this exhibition explore this idea of ‘virtual histories’ in relation to these types of so called ‘true histories’.

The artworks in this exhibition are made by seven Māori artists from Aotearoa New Zealand who use digital media to create real and virtual spaces for Indigenous knowledge. The exhibition includes a range of media from virtual reality and augmented reality artworks, through to video games, projection installation and 3D printing. Each artwork critiques dominate histories and perceptions of Indigenous peoples in Aotearoa New Zealand, and postulates on how different the world might be for Indigenous peoples in the future.

Exhibition curator Reuben Friend says, “the exhibition includes some of the leading figures currently working in Māori digital art and is a major chance to review how Māori digital media has advanced over the past ten years”.

Suzanne Tamaki - jewellery by JoFF Rae

Suzanne Tamaki has gained a reputation for developed extravagant & sophisticated work in events & exhibitions - the curator of the bizarre & fabulous blended with 100% natural indigenous ingredients.  The strength of her work is in the culture of respect, adaptability & positive enthusiasm - from adopting cutting edge augmented reality technology to skillfully selecting repertoire & content Tamaki confronts the mystical with her own brand of magic... however Tamaki's extensive & diverse portfolio is based in fashion...

"the whole world is a fashion show"

Here's some of that fabulous jewellery from the Tamaki archive...

< click the image - get a closer look >

Hand Sewn - David Roil / fashion anti fashion** by JoFF Rae

New Artivist Profile : WLG/

Fashion Anti Fashion from Hand Sewn - David Roil

ANTI FASHION - FASHION DESIGNER

HAND SEWN H.Q. 
ANTI FASHION ATELIER

*watch this space/ Guilty of ART//

Pūkana whakarunga! Pūkana whakararo! by JoFF Rae

1st of June Exhibit

Augmented Reality installation of 3D models of genuine artefacts from Te Papa with fine contemporary artworks for Matariki...

 

Reuben Paterson Afternoon Delight (2017) 
glitter and synthetic polymer on canvas, stretcher: 1501 x 2248 x 37 mm $50,000

Robyn Kahukiwa - Nga Tamariki a Tane
oil/alkyd oil on canvas, 122 x 122cm, 2015, $10,750

 Stevei Houkamau &nbsp;'Ipu Whenua', 2017  white raku clay

Stevei Houkamau 'Ipu Whenua', 2017
white raku clay

An installation involving Augmented Reality from genuine artefacts from the Te Papa archives...


Pūkana whakarunga!
Gaze wildly to the realm above!

Reweti Arapere Kauri Hawkins Stevei Houkamau Lonnie Hutchinson Robyn Kahukiwa Kereama Taepa David Hakaraia James Lainchbury Reuben Paterson Ngatai Taepa

Pūkana whakararo!
Gaze wildly to the realm below!

with Te Whare Rokiroki - Māori Women's Refuge and others

Te Papa / Toi Poneke installation

Working with Artist & Curator Suzanne Tamaki & exclusive access to the Te Papa Artefacts & Collections.

This unique installation of integrated Augmented Reality & immersive media utilises genuine artefacts & archives with state of the art new technology involving Augmented & Merged Reality that will surprise, excite & enlighten... where art & education are cohesively confused in an immersive statement.

Producer Joff Rae says "Tamaki presents these works as a functional element of her curatorial process establishing a purposeful & relative response to the works of the selected artists showing in the group exhibition... the interactive AR & MR are unique artistic presentations & works - it's clever & insightful that she uses genuine artefacts from the Te Papa Collections"

Suzanne Tamaki presents selected Augmented & Merged Reality works.


Bread and Roses will release on May Day... by JoFF Rae

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Bread and Roses is a non profit publication edited by Maz Salt (Office of Public Works), Graham Espie (Howler, Workshop) and Michael Fikaris (Silent Army Storeroom).

The publication features critical writing and poster art to entertain, influence and spark conversation about cultural and social discourse.

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Find the current issue at the following venues: Section 8BellevilleFerdydurkeB.EastHowlerWorkshop. Also available at Silent Army Storeroom - & we are looking for distributors in Wellington & New Zealand.

Or send a postage paid envelope with your details to 27-29 Tattersalls Lane, Melbourne and we’ll post you a copy.

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Editorial & general queries: 
publisher@breadandroses.com.au.

Illustration & visual submissions: 
artdirector@breadandroses.com.au

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Download preview issue here

This Is Art - a venture by Ero by JoFF Rae

Ero...

"After months of negotiations I have finally manage to score a pop up studio/shop in the third largest shopping complex in Australia, the numbers are huge, 16.7 million people through per annum with approx 250,000 through each week. Highpoint shopping centre in Maribyrnong have handed me the keys to this shop space. In this space it will be a studio, shop, gallery and workshop all rolled into one. For the gallery we will have a show once a month for a week starting in February so if anyone would like to have a show or group show pm me and I will email you details. The rent will be $450 for the week with $100 being for food, advertising etc. Commission will be a pay what you think is appropriate deal. Workshops will be starting in the school holidays and if anyone has a particular workshop they would like to put on pm also. I want to run eight hour workshops broken into two four hour blocks spread out over three days with three workshops running concurrently over the three days and depending on interest ten to fifteen participants per workshop. Each participant with be charged $65 per workshop with $35 per participant going to the artist taking the workshop. If their are artisans who have products they have made I would also be interested in hearing from you. Anyone who does performance of any genre pm me. This project I am calling 'This is Art' and will be based around El lissiky's beat the whites with the red wedge. Substituting the whites with mass consumerism and the red wedge with the subculture of art. This is an idea I have been working on for a couple of years. It is about intervention in a community to see if I can affect change with art being it's principal tool."
Ero
 

Daniel Tippett - Fly Tui screenprint by JoFF Rae

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Fly Tui Screen Print by Daniel Tippett

$320.00

Limited Edition of 38.
Signed & numbered.


Pioneer of the New Zealand graffiti scene, Daniel Tippett is a busy kiwi. Known for his high skill of aerosol work on buildings, vans and clothing he is not only limited to doing major art commissions but also sharing his collection of quality vinyl as a DJ hosting a regular radio show on BaseFM.

Screen printed on 300gsm fabriano archival art paper.

Unframed: 450mm x 700mm

HA HA - BOOMDubbo by JoFF Rae

Over two days in Dubbo, Ha Ha completed a series of sports portraits for Walkom Bros., generous supporters of BOOMDubbo. The identities include Ian Drake (cricket/tennis), Don Parish (rugby league), Andrew Ryan (rugby league), Megan Dunn (cycling), Brian Tink (boxing), Phillip Dutton (equestrian), Melinda Gainsford-Taylor (athletics), Glenn McGrath (cricket), Ernie Toshack (cricket), Greg Ryan (racing), Jon White (rugby union). For more on BOOMDubbo check out Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @BOOMDubbo. Website coming soon.

BOOMDubbo is about adding value & vibrancy to the city of Dubbo & the region through art. Stakeholders in BOOMDubbo projects include not only local businesses and residents, but the artists themselves and visitors to the city and region. We're about doing things that make people happy. BOOM!