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Art Ache LOT23

Art Ache at Lot23. 2018

Art Ache returns July 26 at LOT23

With an intimate performance by Julia Deans

It is a great pleasure to announce our line-up for Auckland’s Winter Art Ache.

Headlining artist Judy Darragh will be supported by artist’s Paula FriisKatharine Atafu-MayoOlyvia HongKaren Rubado and Greg Page.

Julia Deans will also be performing a selection of songs from her latest album, including The Panic, the video for which consists of hand-drawn animation by artist Greg Page about the discovery and management of anxiety.

The event has been curated by Natalie Tozer.

“Natalie has brought together a comprehensive collection of striking artists, who present an interesting story around the discipline of career creativity, the obstacles faced by ever-reducing institutional support, and the reality of making ends meet. This, in turn, reiterates the point of Art Ache – to generate a wider awareness of artists’ work and share their story, in order to aid them in their creative journey.” – Aimee Ralfini

WHEN  /  5:00–8:00pm, Thursday 26th July
WHERE  /  LOT23, 23 Minnie St, Eden Terrace, Auckland
ON-SALE  /  Selected artworks, studio treasures at entry level prices. Limited Art Ache collector prints are also available nationwide for $50 each, from Sunday 8th for the month of July at artache.com.

This event is FREE entry and non-ageist. BRING CASH.

In an effort to make art and culture part of the everyday conversation in New Zealand, Art Ache provides young art lovers and future patrons a rare opportunity to meet a selection of this country’s brightest creatives. We believe at the core of every happy healthy society is a strong connection with its cultural ambassadors. Through Art Ache, we aim to assist intellectual and creative development, for the betterment of the local community and wider society.

PRESS ENQUIRIES
For press enquiries regarding all artists please contact Aimee Ralfini.
Artist Bios and imagery can be supplied on request.​

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Art Ache by Candlelight

Art Ache is celebrating the shortest day of the year, with candles!

Thursday 21st June, Dunedin.

We are extremely proud to be shining light upon the following five brilliant Dunedin artists on the darkest day of the year; John Ward Knox, Motoko Kikkawa, Daniel Blackball-Alexander, Holly Aitchison and Ed Ritchie.

In honour of the shortest day with the longest shadows, we are making this a candle only event.

Art and artists by candlelight – What more could you want!?

Studio treasures for sale? Each artist will have a unique selection of studio treasures available to memorialize the experience. The sale of which supports the continuation of their creative journey.

WHEN  /  5:00–8:00pm, Thursday 21st June,

WHERE  /  Dog With Two Tails, 25 Moray Place, Dunedin**.

WHO  /  John Ward Knox, Motoko Kikkawa, Daniel Blackball-Alexander, Holly Aitchison and Ed Richie, curated by Phoebe Lysbeth-Mackenzie.

ON-SALE  /  Selected artworks, studio treasures at entry level prices. Limited Art Ache Collectors prints are also available nationwide for $50 each, for all of June, online at artache.net.

This event is FREE entry. All welcome.

PRESS CONTACTS  /  For South Island press enquiries regarding all artists please contact Phoebe Lysbeth-Mackenzie. For all other enquiries, please contact Ricky Martin. Artist Bios and imagery can be supplied on request.

**If you live outside of Dunedin, and can’t make the event, we feel for you. Good news tho!! You can still support the artists and the event by visiting the Art Ache Collect store and purchasing a piece of memorabilia from the show. Yay!

 

Art Ache believes at the core of every happy healthy society is a strong connection with its cultural ambassadors.

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Art Aches Heritage

The Artists Dinner 2013

Art Aches Heritage

Art Ache was purpose born to reinvigorate New Zealand’s Art awareness, by expanding the art scene into the wider cultural gamet of Aotearoa. This has been achieved in essence by rebranding what we consider art to be.

Art Aches heritage is unique in that it focuses directly on the creative core of a person’s expression, presenting it alongside contrasting creative typecasts. This strategic range of creative maximises the events’ reach to the wider cultural sector.

By showcasing the artists in a venue which is quintessentially local, we not only challenge the traditional fine art gallery and exhibition stereotype, we also reinforce the new art brand. Which is connective, personable, inclusive, contemporary, regionalistic and truly representative of who we are as New Zealanders.

The first event of its kind was called The Artists Dinner and held in July 2013 at Portland Public House in Kingsland, with the aim of providing a relaxed and social environment, for prospective buyers to browse and purchase art, whilst interacting with the eight featured artists exhibiting and selling a selection of previously unseen studio works.

First ever Artists Dinner event.

The second was in November 2013, this time at The Golden Dawn in Ponsonby, a venue well known for its music, fashion and cultural events. It featured a selection of five established and up-and-coming female artists, the night was a sell-out success, with all money going directly to the artists.

Press Roll for The First Golden Dawn Event.

As momentum for the event grew with showcases every second month in 2015, so did the enthusiasm to make Art Ache an ongoing feature of New Zealand’s cultural calendar.

Art Ache has provided a continued platform of support for a growing number of local artists throughout the last eight years, helping them build both their artistic and commercial identities amongst a wider audience.

Art Ache now resides mainly on a digital platform, podcasting, and creating integrated creative activations via social media and digital billboards, its latest iteration see’s the brand hosting an art auction to bring awareness to the importance of having an Auckland central candidate that is well versed in the art world. Set to launch on October 2nd. Watch this space…

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About Art Ache

Art Ache 2015

About Art Ache

“At the core of every happy healthy society is a strong connection with its cultural ambassadors.”

Art Ache’ is an artists’ art event which showcases 5-6 artists at a time from a range of creative backgrounds. All artists involved are present at the event, with a selection of studio treasures available to purchase at entry level prices.

The aim of the event is to create a lasting connection between the artist and the art lover who is curious about art, but not sure where to start.

So far Art Ache has presented over 80 New Zealand artists, ranging from the top internationally recognized to NZ’s youngest and newest.

Art Ache believes art is the most potent form of communication and artists are the litmus paper of society. It aims is to make art and culture part of the everyday conversation.

“Art Ache aims to assist intellectual and creative development, for the betterment of the local community and national identity”.

Art Ache is a nationwide New Zealand Art event which occurs twice yearly in Auckland and is beginning to roll out nationally, having completed it’s second Dunedin event in June 2018. It has been running for almost 5 years now and is up to its 18th event.

“We firmly believe that artists are the litmus paper of society… it is vital that focus is directed towards our creative storytellers, in order for us to understand who we are, how we think, and what we look like”.

Each show has its own personality, derived from the artists we present and the kind of work they have available at the time. This overarching story unravels via social media and editorial press as we explore the artists studios, interview them and present them individually and collectively.

“We want to make art and culture part of the everyday conversation”.

Each art ache event aims to leave a lasting impression on everyone involved. We present a strategic mix of artists at varying stages of their careers from a range of backgrounds for the widest cross-pollination of creative energy. Every artist gets a toolkit of skills from the experience tailored to their needs. We share knowledge, ideas and contacts to maximise every collaboration.

Art Ache Billboard 2015

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Art Ache Manifesto

Art Ache Manifesto

The Art Ache Manifesto

Our 10 commandments

 

  1. Art Ache believes Art is the most potent form of human communication

  2. Art Ache accepts art means different things to different people

  3. Art Ache believes at the core of every healthy society is a strong connection with its cultural ambassadors

  4. Art Ache knows artists to be the litmus paper of society

  5. Art Ache aims to make art and culture part of everyday conversation

  6. Art Aches focuses on the creative core of a person’s expression

  7. Art Ache provides artists, art lovers and future patrons the opportunity to meet

  8. Art Ache aims to educate New Zealanders about art in a way that creates an ongoing interest

  9. Art Ache is committed to providing a platform of support for artists by sharing its knowledge and ideas

  10. Art Ache showcases artists with integrity and passion.