Ka Tuhituhi | Let’s Draw – A wonderlab Exhibition
Published on 13 December 2022
Ka tuhithuhi - Let’s draw is a wonderlab exhibition designed for all ages and especially whānau groups.
Drawing is expression without words. It can be a way of communicating ideas, feelings, and thoughts. It is a way to record what you see and plan your art works, but it can also be a way to practice mindfulness. It can reduce stress and promote a feeling of calmness.
This exhibition is on at the gallery during summer when people are on holiday and have more time to spend together out and about. It has an interesting mixture of art from the Forrester Gallery collection by well-known Aotearoa artists including Colin McCahon, Jenny Dolezel and Tony Fomison.
“I chose the art works for this exhibition because they all used mark making and line in an expressive way. But it was serendipity that they look so good together!” said Elizabeth King, Forrester Gallery Educator.
The show is interactive with several different surfaces to draw on. We have put drawing prompts around the room for inspiration as well as created a soundscape to listen to as you draw. The prompts include breathing techniques and relaxation tips to promote mindfulness.
The soundscape includes two hours of a variety of waiata that was curated by Elizabeth’s son Albert. We hope the space is inviting for visitors, encouraging them to do some drawing to either take home or contribute to one of the collaborative pieces.
Elizabeth King continued, “It is going to be so exciting to see how the exhibition transforms with visitors adding to it over the next six weeks. It is a blank canvas!”
Also on over summer:
RARE AND UNRIVALLED BEAUTY: LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS FROM THE KELLIHER ART TRUST COLLECTION | until 22 January 2023
NOT FAR AWAY | ALISON BEVERS & KIT MACGREGOR | until 22 January 2023
FORRESTER GALLERY REDEVELOPMENT | 10 December to 22 January 2023