The exhibition Mark Work celebrates the joy of mark making in all its forms - stamping, brushing, smearing, rubbing, hammering, tracing. The ability to create through spontaneous and experimental action. As part of Mark Work, we are hosting a rolling cast of tutors for a series of drawing sessions.

Each tutor will suggest alternative ways of tackling a drawing, taking inspiration from the different processes seen in the exhibition.

Icao Tiseli uses maps as a tool to communicate different ways of thinking about the built environment. Her drawing process uses language similar to cartography, but rather than defining boundaries and surveying, her works communicate the intangible aspects, what is hidden in place.

For this session Icao Tiseli will lead a collaborative drawing exercise playing with ink, fluidity and drawing marks at scale. Participants will begin by fashioning their own painting tools and using these to experiment together.

All materials will be provided. Sessions are 90 minutes long. Suitable for participants aged 12 years and over.

Icao Tiseli is an architecture graduate with Jasmax. She works on projects across education, civic and heritage sectors and was part of the team that worked on the Te Ao Mārama project at Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira. Through her practice she has been exploring visibility and creativity both for personal and collective development.


  • $8.00


  • Sat 14 May


  • 1:00 pm — 2:30 pm


  • 13 Rose Road
  • Ponsonby, Auckland 1021