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Press Release – Thistle Hall Gallery
Callout for Exhibitors for Thistle Hall Community Gallery
August 2017
Deadline for Submissions: 8 March, 12 noon

Apply online: http://www.thistlehall.org.nz/rates-gallery

ON NOW

27 FEBRUARY – 4 MARCH 2017

BRINK FRONTIER / PHOTIVAL

Opening hours:
Monday – Friday 11.00am – 6.00pm
Saturday – 10.00am – 4.00pm

Panel Discussion:
In Discussion – Can Images Evoke Social Change?
Saturday March 4th, 4.00pm, koha entry

Wellington’s first photography festival in over a decade, aims to use photography as social commentary to discuss widely important issues we face in the world today. We are proud to be acting as a bridge between our audiences and many local and international organisations working for positive social change.

We will be showcasing a selection of recent graduates work which we feel not only fits the theme of Brink but also demonstrates the outstanding upcoming photographic talent from Wellington’s Massey University.

Evageline Davis – Touchy
Ben Murdoch – Scope
Chevron Hassett – Ko toku taumata tonu, ko Hawaiki
Chloe Burns Candy – It’s the Little Things
Kasmira Krefft – For the Sake of Others

Alongside the selected graduates we will also be showcasing three winners from our open call competition selected by our international panel of judges:

Ben Laksana – “I hope, with the grace of God, they can help me ease my pain”
Christina Little – Wellington Trolley Buses
Antony Kitchener – Plastic Fantastic

The associated organisation is Action Station. They believe in a New Zealand that is fair and flourishing, with courage and compassion at its core. They believe in a robust democracy powered by informed and connected citizens, guided by accountable leaders. They believe in putting everyday people and our precious planet first, and building an economy that truly serves us.

7 – 12 MARCH 2017

INHALE : EXHALE / CHARLOTTE ADAMS, MARLY DOYLE & HELEN WILLIAMSON

Opening: 7 March, 7.00pm

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Friday 11.00am – 6.00pm
Saturday 11.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 11.00am – 4.00pm

‘INHALE : EXHALE’ offers soulful and beautiful visual imagery that acts as a counter to what has become a very fast-paced, digital-focused world.

Tangible subjects, and tangible working processes, all contribute to a grounding of the work in reality. These artists challenge the viewer to really look and absorb not only the subject being presented, but each and every stroke of the artist: pencil-stroke, brush stroke, or polish of the jeweller’s cloth… reach out and hold your attention.

The artists exhibiting in INHALE : EXHALE supplement or support their art practice by contracting for the film industry. This can be a highly demanding occupation, it is both energetically and creatively draining. This exhibition at Thistle Hall is an opportunity to nourish and celebrate their own artistic talents and interests, and to show their work to a wider audience.

We think the Wellington public will be interested to see the personal work of some of our reclusive film technicians, and believe that many people will relate and respond to the themes explored in the work.

Take a moment to… breathe in : breathe out…

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