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Events And Exhibitions Archive 

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One Hundred+ Events and Exhibitions created by and for Toi Ora Live Art Trust.
Click for more info on selected events. Some works may still be available for purchase:


As part of Artweek and Mental Health Awareness Week, an exhibition of Andrew Blythe's portraits,
in association with Tim Melville Gallery. (Thru October 4th.)


The Wrap Party for the second NZ Outsider Art Festival took place on Saturday 26 November from 5pm till 8pm at Studio One. As was the entire festival, the party was a huge success.  Detail and photographs coming shortly.  

As well as marking the close of the Art Fair and Dream Home Project, the event will feature live music and launch of a series of EPs by young musicians from Toi Ora's Express Yourself Creative Youth Partnerships programme.

These EPs have been recorded and produced in a collaboration with Mike Naylor, a Masters student at the School of Audio Engineering. Performing and releasing their music on the night will be singer-songwriters Matt Innes, Kitty Taylor and Kushla Callinan, and local band Ripefit, comprising three Western Springs College students Will Cogswell, Vincent Canning and Isaac Hosking-Whitehead. The EPs will be available for purchase in hard copy and digital download.

 Ninth annual "October Gig," an evening of diverse fun and music Monday October 10th at Ponsonby Baptist Church at 43 Jervois Rd; 6 - 9 PM.   As part of Artweek and Mental Health Awareness Week, an exhibition of Andrew Blythe's portraits, in association with Tim Melville Gallery.


Click here to see Attitude TV's August '16 profile of 
Toi Ora's James King!

In My Mind: James is going back to work for the first time in ten years. 
After battling voices in his head and depression, he wants to be part of the world again

Check Out Attitude TV's profile of our 20th Anniversary Celebration!

An exhibition of paintings and drawings
by Adam Hoven and Simon Wilson

Click here to view a Maori TV overview of the event on TE Kaea
(starts at minute 18.19 seconds....)

  WHITE NIGHT - James King  -  ARTIST TALK              in association with Toi Ora Gallery and ArtExplore

Following a successful WHITE NIGHT opening Toi Ora Gallery extends the  ……  “and then there was light”  exhibition of paintings by James King and are pleased to announce an evening Artist Talk with our ArtExplore partners. This will be an informative evening to hear from this enigmatic Outsider Artist, view his art and gain a deeper understanding into these intriguing works spanning from 2010 to 2015. You will also gain a broader perspective of the outsider art world both here in Aotearoa and internationally, hear about the Toi Ora studio programme, and be entertained by local musicians.

“I started painting large scale abstract work after a series of long term admissions to acute mental health wards in Auckland and Wellington - they  reflect on darker times; in contrast the recent smaller hessian works are  lighter – outward looking and speak of man and nature and the impact they have on each other. “

James King: Tainui – Ngati Mahuta, Tuwharetoa.

Artists Talk – Wednesday 20th April. 6.30pm for 7- 8.30pm. Koha.

Exhibition extended to Wednesday 4th May 2016

Toi Ora Gallery – 6 Putiki St – Grey Lynn – Auckland.

Enquires:  Tel: 360 4171 – 

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