The Unshackled Image | Te whakaahua whakawātea

Quest Art Space
58 Bank Street, Whangārei, Aotearoa | New Zealand
curated by Sonja van Kerkhoff

13 Nov - 17 Dec 2023
open: Mondays - Fridays: 8am-5pm, Sat & Sun: 9am-4pm
Gallery contact: Lenny at

Artworks that break the mould. Images and ideas that release. On alternative ways of telling stories.

opening performances | PR, social media links | @sonjavank

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Aodhán Floyd, Cork, Ireland
Bev Goodwin, Auckland | Tāmaki-makau-rau
Brenda Liddiard, Auckland | Tāmaki-makau-rau
Camilla During, Auckland | Tāmaki-makau-rau
Chris Schreuder, Whangārei, Northland | Te Tai Tokerau
Cle Tukuitonga,Ōtangaroa, The Far North | Te Tai Tokerau
Colin Harris, Auckland | Tāmaki-makau-rau
Carol Peters, Whangārei, Northland | Te Tai Tokerau
Emma Papadopoulos, Athens, Greece
Jago Neal, West Auckland
Jeff Thomson, Helensville
Lissy and Rudi Robinson-Cole, Auckland | Tāmaki-makau-rau
Miriam von Mulert, Whangārei area, Northland | Te Tai Tokerau
Nawruz Paguidopon, Manila, The Philippines
PĀNiA!, Auckland | Tāmaki-makau-rau @mokopōpaki
Pascal Atiga-Bridger Auckland | Tāmaki-makau-rau
Phil Dadson, Auckland | Tāmaki-makau-rau
Piet Nieuwland Whangārei area, Northland | Te Tai Tokerau
Robert Carter Hikurangi, Northland | Te Tai Tokerau
Sen McGlinn, Kawakawa, Northland | Te Tai Tokerau
Shaeron Caton Rose North Yorkshire, U.K.
Sonja van Kerkhoff, Kawakawa, Northland | Te Tai Tokerau / The Hague, The Netherlands)
Sophia Dadson, Auckland | Tāmaki-makau-rau
S Vincent Hill, Rodney, North of Auckland | Tāmaki-makau-rau
Tracey Willms Deane, Hūkerenui, Northland | Te Tai Tokerau
Ursula Christel, Warkworth (South Africa)
Willa O'Neill Cameron, Hikurangi, Northland | Te Tai Tokerau / Auckland
Xiaojie Zheng, San Francisco U.S.A. / Wenzhou, China

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Urban Tumbleweed by Willa O'Neill Cameron.
First Thursdays Karangahape Rd Tāmaki Makaurau December 1 2022

Opening Programme

Sunday, 19 Nov, 1 - 1:30 pm:
poem, performances, speed tour

Child friendly.

Performances by Willa O'Neill Cameron, Sen McGlinn and others, featuring works made by artists in the exhibition, on releasing the image and mind in 3 locations across from the Quest Art Space. Rain or shine it will happen. Followed by a speed tour by Sonja van Kerkhoff


Information about these will be added, starting with the collaboratively made works

PR and links

Social media links: Please share news of our show on your own social media in any manner you wish. Use hashtags please #theunshackledimage, #tewhakaahuawhakawaatea

Facebook event page:

Sonja's instagram page: detail of Tracey's new work | Urban Tumbleweed - Willa O'Neill Cameron

Curated by Sonja + others   Sonja's c.v.