Absolute Therapy Art Space – Grand Reopening

We Stand With You – Protect Mangapēpeke Valley

We’re excited to reinstate our art space – a place for local or emerging artists to gain exposure and a point of interest for our clients as each season brings a new display.

This Spring we’re bringing local artists and retailers together to offer you an exciting auction of all this art and more, to support Tony & Debbie Pascoe who are standing up to protect the precious, ancient ecosystems on their land at Mt Messenger, Taranaki.

Join us: 12pm Saturday the 28th November at the Pow Wow room

Level 1, 74 Courtenay Place

Numerous articles have been published on Stuff, RNZ and in local papers in Taranaki. You can also find a Facebook group called “We Stand With You” but for many, it is this video which has introduced us to the cause and compelled us into action.

Tony & Debbie Pascoe have been working to protect their valley for almost 4 years now and have been treated unfairly and disrespectfully along the way.

All the current full time staff from Absolute Therapy have hiked into the Mangapēpeke valley with them and have seen first hand the natural state of it; the precious bio-diversity within the valley, the abundant fresh springs, ancient wetlands and trees hundreds of years old all providing ecosystems we simply can’t replace or mimic, for numerous endangered species. We drank plentifully from the waterfall at the end of the valley and no one became unwell – something most kiwis haven’t done with confidence in decades.

This entire valley site would all be destroyed if NZTA have their way which is to put a bypass road through this valley. The logical alternative is to make safety improvements to the existing road, using the existing road corridor.

For now, this auction is the most practical way that we can come together to show Tony & Debbie that they have a community around Aotearoa New Zealand of people who care deeply for the precious land they look after and their sacrifices in doing so.

We will be donating 50% (and some auction lots will contribute 100%) of sales to the Pascoe’s to help them in their ongoing efforts to protect their land.

Payments accepted at the auction

Cash, Eftpos, Online Transfer (conditions apply.)

Potterazzi

Lot 1: Potterazzi – ‘Blue Species Bowl’ porcelain clay, celedon glaze

Website: www.potterazzi.co.nz

Instagram: Potterazzinz

Rebecca Flowerday has developed a sculptural view of the world, which has drawen her natrually to the tactile pleasures of clay and its ability as a medium to record texture so well.

True to her natural environment, Rebecca takes an abstract view of the New Zealand landscape, flora and fauna which hold a strong influence on her textural work.

Not particularly following rules but pursuing a personal aesthetic, she focuses on the fluid, naturalistic textures that clay can exemplify, giving depth and feeling to the sculptureal pieces she individually hand builds.

Rebecca holds a Diploma of Fine Arts and has been regularly exhibiting her work throughout New Zealand and in the Wellington region.

$600

Lot 2 - Dream catcher

Lot 2: Anonymous – ‘One Love’ dream catcher

Casual artist, no online presence.

Designed by a spiritual artist and Reiki master.

Made from recycled wool, paint, beads and gifted feathers from Kapiti Island.

$420

Lot 3 - oil on canvas

Lot 3: Jasana Mael – ‘The Land’ oil on canvas

Casual artist, no online presence.

Whanganui based artist.

$120

Lot 4 - by Nicky Kane

Lot 4: Nicky Kane – ‘Tall Jar’

Email: kane.nicky@gmail.com

Phone: 021 0731076

Being an artist is a gift that I value greatly. In my work I use a diverse variety of meiums such as tissue paper and eggshell and see them as a way of expressing my thoughts and imagination. In particular, the use of tissue paper acknowledges the fragility and strength that exists within me.

My work arises out of the horizontal plane and connects with the realms of architexture, design elements such as textiles and the patterns found in the natural and human made environments. A partiular influence on my work is the aesthetic of Japanese art. Simplicity, the use of pattern and a personal response to the materials used are inherent in my work. While each of my works is unique, they are linked by oncerns for structure and form. In creating art I seek to engage the viuewer in a concersation about materiality, process and personal meaning.

$150

Lot 5 - by Nicky Kane

Lot 5: Nicky Kane – ‘Ginger Jar’

Email: kane.nicky@gmail.com

Phone: 021 0731076

Being an artist is a gift that I value greatly. In my work I use a diverse variety of meiums such as tissue paper and eggshell and see them as a way of expressing my thoughts and imagination. In particular, the use of tissue paper acknowledges the fragility and strength that exists within me.

My work arises out of the horizontal plane and connects with the realms of architexture, design elements such as textiles and the patterns found in the natural and human made environments. A partiular influence on my work is the aesthetic of Japanese art. Simplicity, the use of pattern and a personal response to the materials used are inherent in my work. While each of my works is unique, they are linked by oncerns for structure and form. In creating art I seek to engage the viuewer in a concersation about materiality, process and personal meaning.

$250

Lot 6 - Hypnotherapy with Tony Yuile

Lot 6: Tony Yuile – 90 minute HypnoCoaching session for stress and anxiety relief

Tony Yuile – Read Therapist Profile Here

Dip. Clinical & Advanced Hypnotherapy (DipCAH); Hypnotherapy Practitioner Dip. (HPD); Specialist Hypnotherapy Certs. Depression, Anxiety, Smoking, Ericksonian Hypnosis. Neuro Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner; Certified Timeline Therapist; Certified Life Coach.

Hypnotherapy is a powerful form of communication that uses psychological procedures to generate change and healing that we offer right here in Wellington.

It is an astonishingly quick and effective way of bringing about positive changes. It has a broad application base and is used to facilitate many different kinds of changes, for example: Behavioural changes: motivation, relaxation, confidence, stopping smoking, weight loss, anger management. Fears & phobias: flying, public speaking, spiders, heights. Health: Pain management, stress management, anxiety depression, IBS etc.

$247

Lot 6 - Hypnotherapy with Tony Yuile

Lot 7: Renée Gerlich – Escaped Olympians Postcard Set

Blog & Shop: Reneejg.net

This postcard series depicts the Olympian goddesses Hera, Demeter, Hestia, Athena, Artemis and Aphrodite, escaping their roles as the props of patriachal myth.

Demeter rides through a wintry night sky on a heron, carrying the autumn harvest on her back

Athena rides her battle horse, but doesn’t need her helpet or armor any more

Hera sits on a peacock that’s perched on the sun

Hestia walks through the woods wihth a fiery skull

Artemis befriends a bear in her cave

Aphrodite goes diving with a seal

$34 set.

Lot 6 - Hypnotherapy with Tony Yuile

Lot 8: Nathan Walker – Plastersaurus

Casual artist, no online presence

Nathan is a 3D printer and digital artist

3D printed plaster dinosaurs hand painted. (Gold or Monochromatic.)

$100 ea.