Robin Slow Exhibition features on MATAORA – Te Reo Channel
Robin Slow’s Exhibition Nga Wahangu – Silent Songs featured on last nights episode of Mataora (a show that features some of the best reo Maori speakers in Aotearoa) on the Te Reo Channel
Click here to view the latest episode – Wednesday 26th February 2014 at about the 6minute point.
Robynleigh Cowan-Emery talks talks in depth with Eruera Morgan about Robin’s paintings and the whakapapa, kaupapa and korero behind them.
Posted by Kura Gallery on Feb 27 2014
NEW ARTIST – NEIL ADCOCK
Neil has a background in advertising for many years but always had a passion for furniture design and creating carvings. Since living in Mangonui, in the Far North (North Island, New Zealand), he has enjoyed exploring the wealth of local materials. Neil uses local stones and native woods including kauri gum to create his most recent jewellery works. What makes Neil’s work unique is that they are a contemporary blend of native wood, pounamu, kauri gum, jasper, amphibolite and silver.
View Neil’s jewellery here
Posted by Kura Gallery on Jan 20 2014
Nick Feint Jewellery Special – 20% off until Christmas Eve!
Nau mai haere mai!
Nick Feint Jewellery Special!
20% off all Nick Feint Jewellery including a range of Nick’s silver, copper and recycled glass works.
Just ask for the Nick Feint Jewellery Special when you visit either Kura Auckland or Kura Wellington.
On until 24th December 2013.
Posted by Kura Gallery on Dec 02 2013
Vicky Thomas at Pingyao Festival in China
Vicky Thomas, manager of Kura Gallery Auckland, earlier this year was part of the 13th Pingyao International Photography Festival, which opened Sept 19, 2013, in Pingyao ancient town of Shanxi province.
Vicky, alongside three other New Zealand artists were shown in a curated exhibition of contemporary Auckland photographers, as part of a collaboration between the Auckland Festival of Photography and the Pingyao Festival.
Posted by Kura Gallery on Nov 23 2013
2013 Arts Foundation Icon Awards Recipients
Congratulation to Cliff Whiting who alongside four other outstanding New Zealand Artists; Ian Athfield, Jacqueline Fahey, Geoff Murphy and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, have been honoured for their extraordinary artistic achievements at the Arts Foundation Icon Awards.
“Icons are artists whose work represents a legacy to, and a mark on, our culture. They have made a significant impact on their chosen art form. They remain influential and inspirational and continue to be admired for their work. Selected during their lifetime, they are world-class.” – The Arts Foundation
Read more about the recipients in the article below:
Posted by Kura Gallery on Aug 26 2013
Kura features on The Culture Trip: Ten of the Best Contemporary Art Galleries in Auckland
View article by Andrew Kingsford-Smith on THECULTURETRIP.COM
Posted by Kura Gallery on Jul 08 2013
NEW Eco Friendly Kowhaiwhai Cushions MADE IN NZ
Borrowed Earth are passionate about our planet and are committed to fair trade and eco friendly practices.
Their range of ceramics, lamps and cushions show that you can embrace sustainability without compromising quality.
One metre of this cushion fabric contains the equivalent of four plastic bottles, helping reduce the amount of waste in our environment.
The cushion innner is filled with 100% recycled plastic filling.
Designed and Made in Aotearoa by Rich & Adele from Borrowed Earth
Aroha mai, aroha atu – Love received, love returned
Available in Blue, Orange & Red
NZD $128.00 each (Cushion cover & inner)
Posted by Kura Gallery on Dec 06 2012
Auckland tour operator TIME Unlimited Tours has been chosen as the only finalist from Australasia in the worldwide Eco-Tourism Award EcoTrophea 2012
Worldwide Ecotourism Award Success
Auckland tour operator TIME Unlimited Tours has been chosen as the only Finalist from Australasia in the worldwide Eco-Tourism Award EcoTrophea 2012. Multi-award-winning TIME Unlimited Tours (TIME stands for “To Integrate Maori Experiences”) was established in 2005 and is a highly innovative Auckland, New Zealand-based tourism company that focuses on providing outstanding and high-quality Auckland Tours for its clients. TIME Unlimited Tours implements environmentally responsible business practices, and has achieved Qualmark Enviro GOLD for its very high environmental standards; Only 200 tourism businesses in New Zealand have achieved Qualmark Enviro GOLD.
See full story here
Posted by Kura Gallery on Dec 01 2012
Christmas Ideas under $100!
It’s that time of year again where stress levels go into overdrive.
To help you out a bit, the team at KURA have complied a range of Christmas gift ideas to help with the process!
Bob Steiner – Ceramics
Maori Boy – Glass Platters
Find more ideas on our Facebook page:
Posted by Kura Gallery on Nov 30 2012
New works by MATT SMILER
Just in to Kura WELLINGTON from carver Matt Smiler
Female and male mask pair | carved in totara with moko design
To view more of Matt’s work, click on this link: http://www.kuragallery.co.nz/category/artists/matt-smiler/
Posted by Kura Gallery on Nov 02 2012