Te Henga Studios offers a deep glimpse into a wide range of creative projects as part of Open Studios Waitākere.
This year we will be showcasing both featured artists as well as our artists in residence.
Join us for an open weekend of workshops, art, and performance!
For a complete list of all Open Studios in the Waitakere Ranges
(along with a driving map) see the main event website:
Experimental Light Artists.
Based in Aotearoa New Zealand, Nocturnal designs and delivers multi sensory experiences. Specialists in performance media and mixed media installations, Nocturnal combine passion and new generation thinking to immerse our audiences.
Brydee Rood is a prolific installation, performance, and video artist. She graduated with a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from the Elam School of Fine Arts (University of Auckland), where she focused on installation and sculptural practice. She has lived and worked in New Zealand, Germany, India, USA, Japan, The Netherlands and Mexico. These places, together with their inherent attitudes and patterns of consumption and materiality, have greatly influenced her visual practice, evidenced by numerous site-specific installation, performance, and video projects. Brydee's work deeply engages nature and ecology, questioning our human relationship with our environment, and poses alternative values in a constantly changing world.
Visit Brydee Rood: Artist
Each day, walls of emerald green waves crash upon the shores of Muruwai Beach. And most days, Auckland photographer Norrie Montgomery is waiting, lining up each shot with his 400m lens like a sniper. A dedicated and passionate professional photographer, Norrie is famous for his celebrity work. This is the first time his majestic surf shots are being showcased. Curated by his daughter, Olivia Montgomery, the collection will be displayed at the gorgeous Te Henga Studios.
Visit Norrie Montgomery Photographer
Kauri Gum: The Golden Resin from the Monarch of the Bush
A personal collection exploring the magic and wonder of kauri gum
John Perry has worn many hats in his lifetime in the arts: exhibiting artist, writer, museum curator, dealer, collaborator, and proprietor of the legendary Global Village Antiques in Helensville. But it is as a collector that John is able to give full expression to his inexhaustible range of interests, knowledge, and research. In October ART+OBJECT is pleased to offer items from John’s collection that encompass fine arts, applied arts, rare prints, folk art, and some items that are hard to categorise. Each item bears witness to John’s longstanding engagement with the arts and above all the Pacific psyche and New Zealand’s leading cultural practitioners.
From an intense interest in ‘painting with light’ and a fascination for things from bygone times, Clive creates unique and quirky light sources.
Visit Unique, Eclectic, & Weird
Photographer and lyrical filmmaker, Martin Sercombe, will be screening a short looped film called "Crossings".
Visit Martin Sercombe
Ekarasa Doblanovic is a Italian/Croatian-born, New Zealand artist whose creative practice encompasses painting and installation with collaborative and participatory projects. Working internationally, Doblanovic’s works embody a strong sense of materiality, focusing on the tactile and haptic quality of colour and organic earth materials to heighten the sensation and affect of colour. Using pure pigments, she fabricates her own colours to activate a consideration of colour in its truest state as the primary voice of her works, above form and composition. Additionally, her work investigates the collaborative and participatory where notions of space, ecology, impermanence and human interactions are explored with the aim to create an empathetic interaction between people, art and nature.
Visit Ekarasa Doblanovic
Artists in Residence
Music Box: Portable Boutique Recording Studio
Rubedo Press is an Auckland-based publishing and translation house consecrated to classical and contemporary esoteric works.
Visit Rubedo Press
Jazmine Rose Phillips
Jazmine Rose Phillips is a multi-disciplinary performance artist who uses sound, film, blood, dirt, and the embodied female experience to evoke and incarnate the audience's emotional self. Engaging both the grit and beauty of the human experience, her creations weave a visceral tapestry of pleasure, pain, and ritual embodiment. Jazmine will be sharing an earth-infused installation called "Dirt Art".
Visit Jazmine Rose Phillips
Kim Whalen is a creatrix and collector of found things in the forms of bones, crystals, metals, roots, and flowers, which she weaves into wearable medicines. Her work is crafted with spiritual intention to nurture and empower your journey on this Earth.
Visit Kimihana Arts
Poetry Workshop 4.00 - 5.30pm Saturday 17 November