Lonnie Hutchinson (Ngāi Tahu, Samoan) and Reuben Paterson (Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Rangitihi, Scottish) are renowned contemporaries; two artists who have firmly embedded Māori and Polynesian world-views and visual languages into their practices...
Tactile bronze forms lay at rest as potential sites of action. Hannah Valentine’s Flex engages with the zone of the gym and the way we construct and understand our bodies, using forms reminiscent of exercise equipment to explore modes of sensory engagement and haptic knowledge.
The Asia-Pacific Century is an ongoing project prompted by the growth of Aotearoa New Zealand’s Maori, Asian, and Pacific populations, with Statistics New Zealand projecting that these groups are set to collectively make up 52% of the total population in 2038 (up from 35% in 2013). The first phase on the project — which took the form of an open research space at Enjoy Public Art Gallery in August 2016 — considered ‘Asia-Pacific’ as a lens to think through our changing national identity.
Oliver Perkins is the most recent McCahon House artist-in-residence. He produces works that are suggestive reminders of paintings' relationship to common objects, making reference to art histories, the potential of materials, and cognitive thought processes, all as prompts for an intensive studio practice.
Acclaimed Auckland-based artist Christine Hellyar has long been interested in how people see and depict the landscape. Working with a range of materials and formats, she presents here botanical drawings of a flooded Coastland Broadleaf Forest in the Waitakere Ranges, printed life-size onto silk alongside sculptural textile figures and upholstered furniture.
Robert George’s work is typified by his love of surrealist cinema, the materiality of film and a constant exploration of the human condition. Working within a strict lens-based practice, George weaves together an ethereal, dreamlike sensibility with the starkness of reality to consider the relationship between the outer world and the inner mind.
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy’s practice is focused on a research based investigation into fields of energy as they engage with conceptual thinking both within an art based language and other intuition driven modes of enquiry.
Learn some of the ways people sourced plentiful kaimoana and how they used Te Manukanuka o Hoturoa as a means of travel. View images and archives relating to the Manukau Harbour, loved and enjoyed by many.