No rules in showing of work by emerging artists

Emerging artists have come together to create an interactive exhibition as part of the annual Raglan Arts Weekend.

Called No Rules Here, the exhibition includes a graffiti wall for viewers to try out their artistic skills on, opportunities for painting and drawing, a photo booth, film screening sand sausage sizzles.

Freelance film-maker Maryann Tuao,who supported some of the artists last year by promoting them in a short online digital documentary series, says the title of the exhibition reflects the deviation from the standard practice of how art works are usually shown.

“The artists wanted to push the boundaries of how art is usually presented.”

It is the first time that the group of about 28 emerging artists, aged from 9 and including art school graduates, have come together.

Maryann says their collection of work captures emerging trends and themes in a range of media, such as photography, painting, drawing, digital work, figurines, fashion and interior design.

She will be playing the trailer for her Raglan Creative Series, which documents prominent Raglan artists sharing their skills with youth, and there will also be surfing films by Billy Lee-Pope.

No Rules Here is being held at the Raglan Town Hall Super Room in Bow St. “It will be a comfy place to chill out, watch some films and try your hand at some art. And we will have a sausage sizzle on Sunday and Monday.”

Visitors can give their feedback on the exhibition by using the photo booth, rather than by writing on a piece of paper. There will be some artwork available for sale, with the artists’ contact details available from the curators.

* No Rules Here is at the Raglan Town Hall Super Room in Bow St during Auckland Anniversary Weekend (January 27-29), Friday to Sunday from 9am to 3pm.