Let’s fill this city with art!

Artweek Auckland 2017 - across Auckland 7-15 October

Ponsonby hosts a diverse Artweek programme from Antoinette Ratcliffe’s taxidermy installations and photographs at Studio One Toi Tu to FHE Galleries Chris Charteris’ exploration of the needle. Objectspace in their new space on Rose Road, has the curated The Company of Potters, exhibition of leading New Zealand ceramists from 1974 and 1983 and Whitespace presents Jack Trolove’s exhibition showcasing his tactile, almost sculptural use of paint and artist talk.

Jack Trolove is a New Zealand-based artist with a Master in Fine Arts from Auckland’s Massey University (2008). Trolove is a unique painter working in a sculptural manner by layering paint on abstract-figurative portraits as metaphors for the layers of human skin. Trolove is joining the creative line up of Art Week 2017 with an exhibition at Whitespace gallery on until 21 October and an artist talk at Whitespace on 14 October at 2pm.

Jack’s work currently explores the relationships between embodiment and liminal spaces and the poetics of gender transition. A big theme in his work is the idea of memory. Growing up in a household of creatives and storytellers and his day time job working in suicide prevention, Trolove is transfixed by re-telling stories. His layered works created a pixelated effect, illustrating the potential blur of memories and the layers of stories.

Jack was shortlisted for London's BP Portrait Award Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in 2015, and was a finalist in the 2016 Wallace Art Awards. His work can be found in public and private collections across New Zealand, Australia and Europe. From free guided walks and cycle tours, to galleries and city lanes, Auckland will come alive with drama, light, transformations, graffiti and art!