Fresh works arrive at He Waka Tuia

Altered Neuro States, 2326 September 2019, installation view. Dunedin School of Art Gallery. Ground chalk pastel on paper. Image: Tom Fox

A CHANGE is as good as a holiday that is just hat Invercargill is getting with new exhibitions on show at He Waka Tuia Art + Museum.

Two new sets of work from artists Michele Beevors and Tom Fox will be gracing the museum space, on the corner of Kelvin and Don Sts in Invercargill, just in time for Christmas.

Beevors, whose previous work Anatomy Lessons was shown at the Invercargill Public Art Gallery’s Don St space in 2018, presents TRADED: Anatomy Lessons, NEW KNITTED WORKS, while Tom Fox presents Altered Neuro States.

Co-manager Sarah Brown said she was thrilled to be introducing fresh work into the space.

“We were super excited when the opportunity to hold these shows presented itself, and we knew we needed to be light on our feet and make it happen.

“It’s great to have something fresh and new for the community to experience over the summer.”

He Waka Tuia would remain open to the public while the shows were packed up and the new exhibitions installed.

Nga Taonga o Murihikuand Te Manu Titi, Te Manawa o Te Tangatawould remain as independent smaller exhibitions.

The new shows would be celebrated with a floor talk from both artists at noon and 12.30pm at He Waka Tuia today.

“We were really keen to push the boundaries of the space and see how it would operate holding a number of diverse, smaller shows side by side,” Brown said.

Co-manager David Dudfield was looking forward to even more new and exciting works and taonga (treasures) to share with visitors.

“After such an unprecedented year, the team are excited to share a little extra Christmas cheer with our community.

“Stay tuned for even more exciting exhibition experiences coming your way in 2021.”

While He Waka Tuia would be open for most of the summer, there would be reduced hours during the Christmas period.

The space would close on Christmas Eve at noon, reopening from noon-4pm between December 29 and 31 and then closing again until Tuesday, January 5, when normal hours would resume.Asics footwearGifts for Runners