Exhibitions on Wednesday 1 August

Stephen Ellis: Headforemost
Stephen Ellis: Headforemost

For this exhibition Stephen Ellis reimagines the settling of William Cornwallis Symonds unbuilt city at Cornwallis, the last remnant of which is its rebuilt wharf.  Ellis reimagines the settlement through scale models, which serve as the basis for a series of large ballpoint pen drawings.

19 May - 5 August  |  See event detail
Gabrielle Amodeo: Blind Carbon Copy: An Open Love Letter
Gabrielle Amodeo: Blind Carbon Copy: An Open Love Letter

Gabrielle Amodeo is a Wellington-based multi-media artist who is interested in the space between things and how they are represented. Her work often takes what is familiar and alters it, removing some elements and highlighting others. These acts test how meaning travels and unravels, considering what is lost and gained during transmission. 

19 May - 5 August  |  See event detail
Dark Horizons
Dark Horizons

Dark Horizons is a suite of three interconnected solo projects by Abdul Abdullah, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah and Khaled Sabsabi. Each of these artists presents an individual contemplation on migration from a position of Muslim migrant communities in Australia...

2 June - 19 August  |  See event detail
Nga Tohu o Te Kawerau a Maki: the people, their stories and treasures
Nga Tohu o Te Kawerau a Maki: the people, their stories and treasures

Ka titiro whakamuri, me anga whakamua - We look back so that we forge ahead! Te Kawerau a Maki present a collection of images of t?puna (forebears) and taonga (treasures) to remember and celebrate their heritage as they work toward a better future.

30 June - 26 August  |  See event detail
Josephine Cachemaille: Feels
Josephine Cachemaille: Feels

Heaped, hanging, climbing and draping, FEELS is an installation-assemblage by Nelson-based artist Josephine Cachemaille. Working with a wide range of precious, crafted and familiar objects, FEELS composes hybrid sculpture/paintings into a lively, suggestive and humorous pile-up.

4 July - 4 September  |  See event detail

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Maureen Lander: Flat-Pack Whakapapa
Maureen Lander: Flat-Pack Whakapapa

Just as whakapapa (genealogy) reflects someone’s lineage and biology, the starting line of a kete determines how its patterning and size will develop. In Flat-Pack Whakapapa, Maureen Lander has created three installations that explore the connections between whakapapa and raranga (Māori weaving). Approaching these forms of human connection from a mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) perspective, Lander engages with weaving techniques—including whiri (braiding) and whakairo (patterning)—and the concept of aho tuku iho (ancestral lines handed down continuously from generation to generation).

11 August - 18 November  |  See event detail
From the Shore
From the Shore

From the Shore considers the influence of Māori filmmakers Barry Barclay and Merata Mita on a current generation of artists. Barclay and Mita were forerunners in making films by Māori, about Māori, for Māori.

1 September - 4 November  |  See event detail
Billy Apple: The Cut Away
Billy Apple: The Cut Away

This Small Space project is an institutional Critique by Billy Apple, who has proposed that Te Uru fill in the cut away to complete the south wall of Gallery One.

6 September - 4 October  |  See event detail
Envoys Onwards
Envoys Onwards

In 1993, the Association of Women Artists initiated a celebratory exhibition of postcards to mark the 100-year anniversary of the winning of emancipation by New Zealand women. The exhibition was held in 1996 at what was then called Lopdell House Gallery (now Te Uru). Now, in 2018, in the 125th anniversary year of that achievement, Te Uru and representatives of the association will be re-showing the original postcards and inviting a new generation of women artists to create postcards to show alongside the original set.

8 September - 28 October  |  See event detail

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