Te Tuhi Talks 2018

Wednesday to:
01 Aug
26 Sep

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13 Reeves Road, Pakuranga, Auckland

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13 Reeves Road, Pakuranga, Auckland

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Te Tuhi are pleased to announce the return of the Te Tuhi Talks for 2018.

We have selected leaders from the art, design and architecture fields to create an inspiring programme for you.  Tickets are $25.00 per talk, or purchase tickets to all four talks for $90.00. Tickets are non-refundable.

The Te Tuhi Talks programme funds transport for children from low decile schools to attend our contemporary art education programmes at the gallery. Last year over $3000 was raised by Te Tuhi Talks.

Please contact Te Tuhi at info@tetuhi.org.nz or 09 577 0138 if you require further assistance.

*Please note Schedule change, some dates differ to previously advertised.

Malcolm Taylor: Building Houses Beyond NZS 3604
Malcolm began his own practice, Xsite Architects, in 1997 after a successful career with Bossley Cheshire Architects, and then eight years as a senior designer and associate at JASMAX. "..from the age of thirteen I have been passionate about buildings & design, my first building project: a 3 Car Garage (at age 17.) was for Mum & Dad. The second was a new house for my older Sister and Brother-in-Law. The Design & Build assignment was a great learning experience."
Xsite Architects' expertise extends beyond architectural design to encompass a range of disciplines required in boat interiors, sound studios, space management, landscape design, lighting design, graphics, urban planning, retail, office interiors and refurbishments, commercial redevelopments, industrial buildings and residential projects.
The company’s design work contributes to the natural & urban environment, with the desire to challenge the client, the end users & the community as a whole. Xsite aspires to work within and complement the existing landscape, be provocative and inspiring, and to create structures and spaces that continue to uplift us.
At the helm of Xsite Architects, Malcolm has received many noted architectural awards including the Supreme NZ Award for Architecture for the West Coast Beach House in 2005, Bronzes in Spatial Design at the DINZ Best Design Awards in 2010 and 2012, The NZIA Auckland Branch Award, Residential for the Cliff Top House in 2013 and the Resene Heritage Colour Award for the Mobico Building in 2015, among many others.

Trish Bartleet: Adventurous Clients = Unique Gardens
Trish has been described as the most original and confident garden designer in Auckland. She stretches the boundaries of perception, and extends her clients’ experience of space. It has been said that Trish’s gardens reveal a starting crossover of interior design concepts into the great outdoors. For her, outside spaces offer more possibilities for provoking ongoing response than indoor spaces, because the exterior palette never stands still.
Trish loves the stimulation of working in tandem with different architects, including Pete Bossley, Chris Fox, Pip Cheshire, Malcolm Taylor and of course her husband, Mal Bartleet.
Trish has always seized the opportunity to travel overseas and her work reflects the inspiration this global exposure has provided. Underpinning this however, her gardens display a distinctly New Zealand identity, perhaps partly explained by her close observation of native plants and the  environments they thrive in  – the patterns and behaviour of nature – during her many tramping, kayaking and cycling excursions throughout the country. As she says, “Plants are the wild cards that can transform an outdoor space.”
In 2005 Trish was an invited speaker at the NZ Landscape & Garden Design Conference, Auckland, when she fully matched a raft of distinguished overseas speakers. Hearing Trish talk to her work that day, everyone in the wider local landscaping community felt proud that here was a garden designer who ranked with the best in the world.

Nicholas Stevens: From homes to HomeGround, Recent projects by Stevens Lawson Architects
Nicholas Stevens co-founded Stevens Lawson Architects with Gary Lawson in 2002. They are a design intensive practice who’s work ranges from bespoke houses to high density residential projects and public buildings. They are committed to producing innovative buildings that engage with our culture and our landscape, aiming to create an architecture of humanism and spirit, culture and community. Stevens Lawson have won twenty NZIA National Awards and the Home of the Year an unprecedented four times, and in 2015 they won the New Zealand Medal for Architecture for the Blyth Performing Arts Centre in Hawkes Bay. They recently completed the renewal and revitalisation of the Ellen Melville Centre and Freyberg Place in central Auckland and are due to start construction on the new Auckland Zoo restaurant and the Auckland City Mission's HomeGround project.

Dane Mitchell: On His Practice
Dane Mitchell’s practice is concerned with the physical properties of the intangible and visible manifestations of other dimensions. His work teases out the potential for objects and ideas to appear and disappear, and our ability to perceive or imagine transfiguration. Mitchell’s practice evokes a connection between the sensual, phenomenological and speculative realms of both material and systems of knowledge or belief and our experiences of them. Working across various material fields, Mitchell’s work channels invisible forces into concrete forms, conflating spiritualism’s concern for trace and residue with the legacies of minimalism and conceptualism.

image credit:
Dane Mitchell
installation shot, Let us take the air, 2015
work pictured, Concentrated Form of Loss: Alpha-Ionone/Beta-Ionone, 2015, 400mm x 3600mm (ladder); 160mm x 20mm (paper, molecules, paper, ladder.
Courtesy Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland
Photo by Alex North