Exhibitions on Monday 12 February

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
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

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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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