Launch Exhibition

Thistle Hall Gallery, Wellington

July 2018

Opportunity Arts celebrated its official launch over the week of July 10th - 15th in 2018 with a group exhibition at Thistle Hall in Wellington and a series of public events. 

 

The show featured over seventeen local Wellington artists, working in a range of mediums. The show featured some talented artists who have lived experience of mental ill health or disability and showcased them alongside artists that do not have this experience. The focus was on the artwork and the ability of the artists.

 

Exhibiting Artists & Creative Spaces : Ann O’Rourke, Aranui Vocational Service, Daniel Phillips, David Boyle, Ell Violet, Fergus Collinson, Franky Quinn, Johanna Grant-Mackie, Jonathan Kan, Lenny Zook

Martin Kerschbaumer, Nicol Cheung, Nik Androutsos, Ron Te Kawa, Strange Muse, Tim Cullinane

Vincents Art Workshop

Check out our photo gallery to see what you missed out on!

Opening night Crowd
Opening night Crowd

An eclectic crowd gathers to hear the speeches

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A guest enjoys the art.
A guest enjoys the art.

A guest at the exhibition (in a tartan jacket) observes three vibrant works by Fergus Collinson.

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Guests at Artsplaining
Guests at Artsplaining

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Opening night Crowd
Opening night Crowd

An eclectic crowd gathers to hear the speeches

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A huge thanks to the following people and businesses for donations of items, time and talent:

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Adam “Patches” Glucksman
All our fantastic volunteers
Jessie Walsh
Lulu Galpin
Off Track Arts
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Wellington Timebank 
Yana Brewster