Saturday, 13 August 2011

Final Day.

      TARRED & feathered closes today.

Thanks to everyone that saw the show and everyone that helped us out and supported us; Premier Print, Pernod Ricard, Phantom Billstickers, Speedy Signs Downtown and Craig (for a great space to do it all in).

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CHRIS DENNIS                blog
KARLEY FEAVER           blog

Friday, 5 August 2011

Opening Night.

Apologies for the lack of posts. Things have been pretty hectic and we are only half way through the fair. You can find some photos of our opening night at Arts Diary. Thanks a lot to Sait for coverage of the event.

Just a reminder : We are still open everyday from 11am - 7pm until  August 14th.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Counting the days

It's not long until we open the show...we're counting the days (5 more to go - and 6 until the opening reception). We have been busy organising things for the space, how the set up will go, dropping fliers around Auckland and the Phantom Billstickers Posters are now being seen in certain locations in Auckland.

We're also looking forward to Auckland Art Fair. We have our tickets! As with most of those attending, we are keen to see what will be shown this year and attend some of the speaking events they have planned.

Tarred & feathered - Phantom Billstickers Posters in Auckland

Monday, 18 July 2011

TARRED & feathered and Premier Print Services Ltd

We would like to say thanks to the team at Premier Print Services for kindly providing the fliers/invitations for TARRED & feathered. We are extremely happy with the finished product and would highly recommend their services.  Check out their website for more information about what they do HERE

14 West Street
Phone: 09 356 0626

Sunday, 10 July 2011

TARRED & feathered on Facebook

If you haven't found us on Facebook yet, follow the link HERE and "Like" our page.

Artist Spotlight: Chris Dennis

Chris Dennis grew up in, England. He studied natural history illustration at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and this classical training is evident in his current therianthropic work.  After completing his BA (Hons) at the University of Wolverhampton he relocated to the United States, and in 2000 earned his MFA from the University of Art in San Francisco. In 2010 after a period in Berlin, Chris made Auckland his permanent home. He has exhibited in the UK, Germany and across the United States.

  My paintings are perhaps best described as ‘Narrative expressionism’ or ‘internalized portraiture’. The stories behind these ‘Therianthropic’ pieces have been carefully obfuscated and invite the viewer to create their own narrative, bringing to mind facets or emotions that maybe more difficult to confront if not disguised behind a mask. 
Phone: 021 172 9842

Chris Dennis, Grey

Artist Spotlight: Karley Feaver

Karley Feaver grew up in New Plymouth and is now living in Auckland.  She works across a range of disciplines including painting, sculpture and taxidermy. In 1997, Karley spent 2 years at Wellington School of Design studying Industrial Design, before moving to Auckland to study 3D design at Unitec.  Karley has exhibited throughout New Zealand and her works are held in private collections in the UK, Australia, Russia and New Zealand.

  My works offer a vision of a world where fantasy and reality merge into infinite possibilities, uncertainty, and wonder.  Themes such as life, death, beauty, restriction and escapism are explored, sometimes from moments or happenings I experience in my life.  My use of taxidermy can evoke powerful emotions and inspire our morbid curiosity surrounding death.  Representations of humans are introduced in the form of dolls and the choice of animal is deliberate and used as a symbolic reference to the themes I explore in my work.
Phone: 021 828 226

Dreaming, Dead or Remembering by Karley Feaver - Taxidermy Canary, Wood - 2011

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Press Release

T A R R E D & f e a t h e r e d

August 1st – 14th, 2011.
Mon – Sun:  11am-7pm (or by appointment).
Opening reception: Tuesday August 2nd, 5.30 to 9pm.

From the 4th to the 7th of August 2011, the Auckland Art Fair will host the best galleries in Australia and New Zealand showing some of the freshest and most exciting art and artists.

Not everyone will be there...

Coinciding with Auckland Art Fair, Tarred and Feathered will run from August 1st to 14th at, 22 McColl Street in Newmarket (adjacent to Auckland’s prestigious Tim Melville and Fox/Jensen galleries).
With an opening reception on Tuesday August 2nd from 5.30 – 9pm, this 2 person show will feature sculpture by Karley Feaver and painting by Chris Dennis.

tar and feather
1. To punish (a person) by covering with tar and feathers.
2. To criticize severely and devastatingly; excoriate.
To be tarred and feathered was an unofficially sanctioned form of public display. It was designed as a punishment and to force the subject to change their ways or run them out of town.

In August 2011 we hope that won't be the case and look forward to seeing you.

22 McColl StreetNewmarketAuckland.   Map
Tel: 021 172 9842 / 021 828 226
Information:    Facebook

Announcement of Exhibition

We have confirmed the details for the exhibition.  Mark the dates in your diary now and we look forward to seeing you at the opening reception.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Our First Announcement

tar and feather
1. To punish (a person) by covering with tar and feathers.
2. To criticize severely and devastatingly; excoriate.

From the 4th to the 7th of August 2011, some of the best galleries in Australia and New Zealand will host some of the freshest and most exciting artists as part of Auckland Art Fair, New Zealand's premier contemporary art event.

Not everyone will be there...

Running in tandem with Auckland Art Fair, a selection of artists not represented at the fair will be showing their work in nearby pop-up galleries. One such gallery will be Tarred & Feathered.

To be tarred and feathered was an unofficially sanctioned form of public display. It was designed as a punishment and to force the subject to change their ways or run them out of town.

In August 2011 we hope that won't be the case...

        'This show is not intended as a criticism of Auckland Art Fair. To the contrary, we see it as an opportunity to give art patrons an expanded view of an art scene. During this time the spotlight will be firmly cast upon the Viaduct Events Centre; this is just our attempt to take advantage of some of that light and heat'.


The Organisers.




Auckland Art Fair Announces Exhibitors

Looking forward to August. Today they announced the galleries that would be participating. See press release below:

Auckland Art Fair  April 2011

THIS MONTH   Galleries | Collectors Packages | Tickets
We are delighted to announce our list of exhibitors for Auckland Art Fair 2011 - the fourth biennial fair and our biggest to date.
This year we welcome 10 Australian galleries including newcomers from Brisbane, Adelaide and Sydney and Melbourne and the return of some of our favourites. We also have the largest ever contingent from all over New Zealand, from Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Gisborne and of course, Auckland.
You can find out more about them by clicking down the links on the right hand side.
You will learn more about the 200+ artists featured in the fair as things progress but we can say now that it's the most varied and substantial list of artists ever collected into one Auckland venue and they include household names like Damien Hirst.
Happy Easter everyone!
Jennifer Buckley
Director - Auckland Art Fair



Now that we've established you have to be there, how about some tickets?
We have developed some great packages to ensure you won't miss a minute of NZ's premier contemporary art event. The 2011 Collectors packages include one of each of the following: an invitation to the exclusive pre-event preview, a ticket to the Vernissage opening gala; a ticket to the keynote lecture (speaker to be announced very shortly); a 4 day unlimited entry pass; VIP lounge privileges; reserved seating at lectures and more.
The package has a ticket value of over $300. A limited number of Early Bird packages for $250 will be for sale through i-ticket on 1 May.
As one of our insiders, we would invite you to secure one of these Early Bird packages – without paying any booking charges - if you click on this link fill out the downloaded form then post or email it directly to us along with payment, as long as we receive it before 1 May 2011.
How can you resist?
If you are travelling to Auckland especially for the event, SKYCITY Grand, our hotel partner has put together a great deal especially for our collectors. The rate is $179 per night for 3 consecutive nights. Once you have registered for a Collectors package, you’ll receive the link to access this exclusive offer.
Help our friends at SCAPE
Christchurch Biennial

This great event has been cancelled twice now due to earthquakes. You can help them raise funds for the next event by purchasing a commemorative T-shirt. Created by Anton Parsons, the design depicts the number sequence: 043504092010 - the hour, minute, day, month and year of the 4 September 2010 earthquake.
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