When: 8 December 2022, 6.30pm - 8 December 2022, 8.00pm
Where: Various Locations

Selwyn Art Series 2022

Celebrating Art in Selwyn!

Pahu Exhibition Pahū! Exhibition Tour
Fridays: 4, 18 and 25 November, 10.30–11.30am
Te Ara Ātea
Visit Te Ara Ātea for a guided tour of Pahū! with exhibition curator Chloe Cull. Pahū! brings together artworks by Judy Darragh, Janna van Hasselt, Turumeke Harrington, Miranda Parkes, and Clara Wells — five artists who have responded to the multi-use nature of Te Ara Ātea with an air of mischief.
Free to attend, bookings required.
Book online now: 4 November 18 November 25 November
Flip Book Animation Flip Book Animation
Saturday 5 November, 1–2.30pm
Te Ara Ātea
Saturday 12 November, 1–2.30pm
Lincoln Library
In this workshop with Pahū! artist Clara Wells, you will learn how to make your own flip-book animation. From design to finished product you will make a simple animated sequence and learn the skills to make your own flip-books at home. 8+ years.
Free to attend, bookings required.
Book online now: Te Ara Ātea Lincoln Library

Art History Talk

Art History Talk: Rewi Alley
Sunday 6 November, 2–3.30pm
Te Ara Ātea
Join Associate Professor of Art History at University of Canterbury, Richard Bullen, as he discusses the Springfield-born writer Rewi Alley (1897-1987), his special relationship with Selwyn’s Sister City, Shandan County in western China, and his art collection.
Free to attend, bookings required.
Book online now.
Aimed at Artists Aimed at Artists: Proposals, Feedback and Criticism
Thursday 17 November, 6.30–8pm
Te Ara Ātea
Curator and arts advisor Jamie Hanton has been a consistent voice in Aotearoa New Zealand’s contemporary art discourse for over 10 years. Artists are invited to attend this event for advice about writing about your work for funding proposals, receiving feedback, and engaging with criticism.
Free to attend, bookings required.
Book online now.
Still Life Painting Workshop Still Life Painting Workshop
Saturday 19 November, 1–2.30pm
Leeston Library
Tuesday 22 November, 6.30–8pm
Darfield Library
Join Selwyn-based artist Soon-Lee Spicer for an accessible introduction to still life painting with watercolours. In an inclusive environment, you will be provided with the materials and encouragement to consider the beauty in everyday objects. 13+ years.
$10 library members, $20 non-members. Bookings required.
Book online now: Leeston Library Darfield Library
Artists in Libraries Artists in Libraries
Sunday 20 November, 11am–1pm
Te Ara Ātea
Sunday 20 November, 11am–1pm
Lincoln Library
Enjoy watching local artists at work, open studio style in our spaces. At each session, members of the Selwyn Artists' Collective will be working on their art where passers-by can watch, ask questions, and learn about the materials and methods they use and the art they make.
Free to attend, drop-in.
Lincoln University Collection Highlights from the Lincoln University Collection
Friday 25 November, 10.30–11.30am
Lincoln University Library Ivey Hall
Lincoln University has an enviable collection of over 290 artworks by renowned Aotearoa New Zealand artists. Enjoy a tour of collection highlights with curator, Fiona Simpson, and gain insight into some of the behind-the-scenes work required to maintain this extensive collection. Free parking in the Orchard car park through Gate 3.
Free to attend, bookings required.
Book online now.
Two World's Meet Two Worlds Meet: Traditional English Shoemaking in Aotearoa New Zealand
Thursday 8 December, 6.30–8pm
Te Ara Ātea
Bespoke Shoemaker Louise Ayling will share how the English tradition of shoemaking has influenced her work as an artist and local artisan shoemaker in Aotearoa New Zealand. Her childhood memories of significant places such as Birdlings Flat has woven inspiration throughout her practices featuring the textural appeal of the country’s landscape, light, and traditional Māori weaving techniques. She has combined shoemaking and photography to create beautiful, powerful pieces. 13+ years.
Free to attend, bookings required.
Book online now.