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Join us for the Opening of our next exhibition on Saturday 10 APRIL at 4pm.

Max White studied art and teaching at the University of Auckland and at Auckland College of Education. In 1981 he became an art teacher at Mangere College, where he was  employed until 1992. In 1993 he obtained an art teaching position at ATI (AUT).

The work in this show dates from the mid 1980s to the mid 1990s. 

Though there is some overlap, the labels, card suits and hearts were made earlier – during the 80s, while the work from the Greek mainly dates from the 90s.

Three of the Greek works were shown in two ATI (AUT) Art & Design staff shows, while the other work here has not previously been shown.

The prints from supporting artists date from Max’s last years at Mangere College (from 1991 – 1992). They were produced by his year 13 students and use etching processes.*

The student works on show are by Andrew De Silva, Axel Smith, Kaisa Ainiu, Kandida Witeri, Mona Adams, Murray Itiri, Tamatoa Iotua, Toni Gillbanks, Veronica Vaevae and Yazma Smith.

“Ko ia toku kaiako toi i nga ra o mua

He was my art teacher back in the days

He tino pai rawa atu ia, kaore he wareware au nga taonga i tuku iho ki ahau.

He is a really awesome person. I will never forget the treasures/knowledge he has handed down to me.

Toku nei whakaaro, he rangatira ia!

In my opinion, he is of chiefly status!

No reira, nga mihi maioha ki a ia, toku hoa pai mo ake tonu atu.

Therefore, I give my appreciation to him, my good friend forever.

Naku iti nei, 

Kandida Witeri.”

Exhibition: MAX WHITE Works on Paper: from the mid 80s to mid 90s
When: 10 April – 13 June 2021
Where: ALL GOODS, 99 Rosebank road, Avondale, Auckland
Cost: Free
Open hours: Thursday and Friday 10 – 3pm
Viewing or dropping in outside of public open hours available upon request.

Opening event: Saturday 10 April 4pm

Artist talk: date tbc

Many thanks to our friends at Te Uru for lending us some extra walls. The Whau Local Board and our ALL GOODS hirers who have helped us fund this exhibition.


A word from ALL GOODS and Whau the People

Feb 2021

ALL GOODS is back open to our studio artists, regular workshops and buzzing with creative projects underway.  We’re stoked to be sharing the space and kai with studio artists, Lotolagi Pepe and Tuafale Tanoa’i and already had Hoop-la, Bike Avondale, Mapura studios using the space for their mahi in the community.

While we get things underway, things you can expect to see coming up this year is a Whau Darkroom open to the public at ALL GOODS, programming with workshops and exhibitions in the pipeline, a collaborative event with FRINGE Auckland and artists, more public artwork and of course our annual Whau Arts Festival + did we mention a BOOK?!

While we have our own projects we are leading, we are always keen to collaborate, advise on and see how we can support other community art projects and people in the Whau.

Janet Lilo and Jody Yawa McMillan

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