A fresh start for Otara's art gallery
Fresh Gallery Otara is set to open its doors to the public once more following major refurbishment work that first started in August 2012.
Changes to the gallery include a larger gallery space, workshop room and café.
The building's exterior has also had a facelift and it is hoped the design will help to bring a dynamic indoor-outdoor feel that revamps the face of the entire town centre.
"Fresh has long been a linchpin in the Otara community and I'm really looking forward to see the larger, upgraded space. It will provide opportunities for more works and group shows, provide public community programmes and the new café will boost the gallery even more as a hub and vital meeting place for the community," says Mayor Len Brown.
The new gallery space opens with FRESH 2.0, curated by Nicole Lim, and features works by five artists with strong links to the Otara community. The exhibition is a celebration of Fresh Gallery Otara's success over the past six years and its every-growing presence in the wider New Zealand arts sector.
Opening: Thursday 28 March, 2013. 6pm - 9pm
Exhibition dates: 29 March to 20 April
Artists include Juan Castillo, Tui Emma Gillies, Vinesh Kumaran and Ema Tavola, Martin Leung-Wai and Wairoa Palalagi.
Curated by Nicole Lim
To learn more about FRESH 2.0 go to www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/arts and search 'Fresh 2.0'