Nathan Hull - Sculpture
from out of the blue studio gallery
18 Halse Place, Ōpunakē
Open: Every day, 10.00am -5.00pm
Nathan Hull is best known for his unique sculptures created from an array of recycled metals, cutlery and other industrial detritus. His works range in size from petite to large scale outdoor structures and while a piece may be seemingly delicate, each work of art tends to evoke a feeling of immense strength and stability while seeming to develop their own individual personalities without effort.
Born in Cambridge, New Zealand in 1979, Nathan Hull begun training as a fitter/welder in his early teens and has worked and furthered his studies in a range of engineering skills over the years since. On ‘just another’ night at home in the workshop over 15 years ago, Nathan found himself with an ideal range of skill sets and experience to tinker with more creative pursuits which have now firmly placed him as an artist. Surrounded by plenty of wild inspiration to continue the constant theme of nature and her creatures that have been evident from the beginning of his designs, Nathan now resides out in the hills of Uruti, New Plymouth, creating with his wife Destine, and enjoying the comings and goings of his children.
Mural Painting in Action
Hāwera Town Square - Cnr High Street & Union Street, Hāwera
30th October – 8th November 2020
View the creation of large scale mural creation in the Hāwera town square. An opportunity to view Auckland based artist Lotte Hawley's work in progress. This project is initiated by Bizlink Hāwera with funding contributions from Tē Hāwera Community Board and South Taranaki Creative Communities.
Artist Concept: A Secret World
The wall is transformed to a library bookcase in which learning, discovery and history are stacked. We can see that the bookcase turns into a secret door to a new world. A young person opens the door and is greeted by sunlight and a glimpse of Maunga Taranaki. The natural landscape says “Come out and play”. Historical book names referencing local history and writers are featured, letting viewers know that this young person is learning about Hāwera but also knows there is more to discover outside.
Does this make you curious? Come and watch this mural unfold in the Hāwera Town Square during Arts Fest South Taranaki.
The Great Ōpunakē Yarn Bomb
Main Road, Ōpunakē
31 October - 9 November 2020
The Ōpunakē community are going wild with wool! Everything from fences, trees, street poles, seats and statues are getting 'bombed' with knitting, crochet, pompoms and everything in between! An Ōpunakē Lakeside Lions project for locals and visitors. Enjoy the vibrant and colourful installations throughout this creative coastal town for the duration of Arts Fest South Taranaki.
Figments, Artifacts & Relics
56a Egmont Street, SH3, Pātea
Open: Weds - Sat 10.00am - 2.00pm
A co-mingling of multi-dimensional elements of interconnected media, vocabulary, gestures, and space.
Gallery Pātea will host a collaboration of journaling through space and time. Facilitated by Johnny De Painter and Steven Boothe, the artists will facilitate an immersive environment to engage the viewers’ recollections of the past, present and other, with an aim to activate a sensory journey for visitors and guests.
Talks, demos and readings: 12 noon Saturdays - 31 October, 7 & 28 November 2020