Exhibitions on Thursday 1 February

Louise Menzies: Gorgon Malkin Witch
Louise Menzies: Gorgon Malkin Witch

Louise Menzies, an Auckland-based artist, offers us objects, images and situations that explore the past and present through attention to the way they are already represented. For this exhibition, Menzies delves into feminist histories, via the Germaine Greer Archive held at the University of Melbourne.

14 October - 4 February  |  See event detail
Collection Classics: One Tree Hill College Art Collection
Collection Classics: One Tree Hill College Art Collection

This collection presents Wallace Crossman's work from the One Tree Hill College art collection alongside distinctive examples from Sandy Adsett, Robin White and Haare Williams, four artists significant for their contributions to both art and education in Aotearoa.

1 November - 11 February  |  See event detail
Two4Nine: A Supported Life
Two4Nine: A Supported Life

The terms outsider, insider and mainstream art are not in the vocabulary of the group of art makers with intellectual disabilities from A Supported Life’s ‘two4nine’ creative space in West Auckland. Their art is direct, delightful and provocative visual expression in paint, thread and clay of their unique view of the world they inhabitant.

2 December - 11 February  |  See event detail
Portage Ceramic Awards 2017
Portage Ceramic Awards 2017

As an annual update on the state of ceramic practices in Aotearoa, the Portage Ceramic Awards provides insights on current directions and future possibilities. Established in 2001, the awards are a hallmark event for the New Zealand ceramics community, showcasing some of the best contemporary work, and serving as a platform for dialogue about developments in the ceramics field. 

10 November - 11 February  |  See event detail
Kushana Bush: The Burning Hours
Kushana Bush: The Burning Hours

The Burning Hours focuses on works made between 2014-2016, showing audiences what happens when Bush pushes her compositional limits and uses the entire surface of the paper. This recent body of work is rich with detail – each surface, of gouache and gold, is filled with references to illuminated manuscripts, Persian miniatures, European art history and modern life.

25 November - 18 February  |  See event detail
Small Space: Manon van Kouswijk
Small Space: Manon van Kouswijk

Ornamental Residue originates from a study into the typology of brooches. For this series, Melbourne-based jeweller Manon van Kouswijk creates and extends iconic brooch forms and motifs from the history of jewellery.

23 January - 10 March  |  See event detail

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Pocket Histories
Pocket Histories

Modernism, a slippery art historical trajectory to describe, could most simply be understood as a path away from representation. As a philosophy, though, modernism could also be thought of as a committed desire to break with tradition in order to herald in new ideas and encourage individual freedom. Pocket Histories brings together artists who are interested in both understandings...

10 February - 13 May  |  See event detail
Window Space: Glen Hayward
Window Space: Glen Hayward

Using only wood and paint, artist Glen Hayward constructs a wall of concrete blocks to sit a series of pre-existing objects for Te Uru’s front Window Space. These recognisable builder’s objects – including a beer bottle, lunchbox, cigarettes and hard hat – point to the mode of their own construction and labour intensive origins.

27 February - 30 April  |  See event detail
From Scratch: 546 Moons
From Scratch: 546 Moons

Auckland Arts Festival and Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery present an interactive survey exhibition on the sonic innovations and invented instruments of renowned art/music ensemble From Scratch, including six performances by the latest incarnation of the group.

3 March - 27 May  |  See event detail
Small Space: Phillip Fickling
Small Space: Phillip Fickling

In this exhibition Fickling presents a display of carefully sculpted paper creatures - part animal, part machine - of a fictional era inspired by industrial design. The still and stark white paper gives way to imagined colours, movements and interactions between the underwater beings swimming through the exhibition space.

13 March - 30 April  |  See event detail

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