100 Days at Tutere Gallery

 Amazing work over three months!

By Kate Hartmann

Busy times at the Tutere Gallery!

If you say “100 Day Project” really quickly and you don’t think too deeply about what that might actually entail, then it doesn’t seem that big a deal!

Fast forward to the set up and hanging of the resulting exhibition, “6 x 100” and it felt like a very big deal indeed.

This was the moment when the six participating artists from Waikanae and Otaki, stood back and surveyed silently what they had created over the previous 100 days.

In front of them over 1,500 hours of work, 600 individual pieces of art work.  You could literally feel the energy, the love, the care and consideration that had gone into each and every one of those pieces of art work.

The annual challenge

The 100 Day Project NZ was founded by Aucklander, Emma Rogan, in 2011.  It is an annual event that challenges you to do something creative each day for 100 days and then upload your efforts to the website each day.

This bit, the uploading of an image, is particularly useful from an accountability perspective.  The 100 days project NZ and Emma herself were very supportive of our little group, and they ended up sponsoring the food and wine for our opening evening for which we are very grateful.

To find out a bit more about the project, visit www.100daysproject.co.nz or drop into Tutere Gallery and Kate will be more than happy to chat to you about it.

At the end of the 100 days, one of the artists Lisa Call, designed a questionnaire for the six artists to answer.

This was a brilliant idea as it consolidated their thoughts and learning into a consistent format, and gave them a chance to reflect on the experience.

Later in the week we will feature Kate Hartmann’s answers. The other artists questionnaires are available for you to read in the gallery. 

The exhibition ” 6 x 100″ will be on until the 1st of October, Tutere Gallery + Creative Space, 48 Tutere Street, Waikanae Beach. Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10 to 4 or by appointment.