Exhibitions 2014

 

Black Rainbow

This exhibition was developed by Te Papa and features a selection of ‘black paintings’ by the late Ralph Hotere, some of his best known works. They sit alongside Michael Parekowhai’s sculptural work, an intricately carved Steinway grand piano titled He Kōrero Purākau mo Te Awanui o Te Motu: Story of a New Zealand river.

11 December 2014 - 1 March 2015  |  See exhibition detail

 

Life is but a Vapour

Tiffany Singh: Life is but a Vapour

Life Is But A Vapour is a presentation of processes from Singh’s residency. Specifically, the exhibition features an offering wall, which houses many of the messages, mementoes and keepsakes offered by visitors, alongside a sacred receptacle containing ash from the ceremony.

11 December 2014 - 15 February 2015  |  See exhibition detail

 

Homeworld

Homeworld: Kathy Barry and Isobel Thom

Combining the experimental geometries of drawing and ceramics, Kathy Barry and Isobel Thom work within the restraints—both ethical and practical—of a world of interconnecting matter.

6 December 2014 - 4 February 2015  |  See exhibition detail

 

Portage Ceramic Awards 2014

Portage Ceramic Awards 2014

The Portage Ceramic Awards exhibition is an annual showcase for the diversity of ceramic artists throughout New Zealand. Established in 2001, the awards are the country’s best-known barometer for developments in the field of ceramics. 

6 November 2014 - 8 February 2015  |  See exhibition detail

 

Takeshi Yasuda: Recent Work

Takeshi Yasuda: Recent Work

This year’s Portage Ceramic Awards judge, Takeshi Yasuda, brings with him an intimate selection of his own recent domestic ware. Yasuda’s early work consisted of ash-glazed stoneware, after which he explored Sancai and Creamware.

1 November - 7 December 2015  |  See exhibition detail​

 

Te Hau a Uru

Te Hau a Uru: A Message from the West

The traditional Maori name for the Waitakere Ranges is Te Wao Nui a Tiriwa – The Great Forest of Tiriwa. This vast forested tract is the ancestral home of Te Kawerau ā Maki, who have gifted the gallery its new name - Te Uru.

1 November - 7 December 2014  |  See exhibition detail

 

They Say Ten Thousand Years

Amy Howden-ChapmanThey Say Ten Thousand Years

It is claimed that nuclear waste will remain dangerous for ten thousand years. Although this simplifies and understates the danger, ten thousand years is still almost impossible to imagine. The difficulty suggests a need for caution.

1 November - 3 December 2014  |  See exhibition detail

 

Activating Te Uru

Activating Te Uru: Inaugural Opening Exhibition

Activating Te Uru was held at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery to celebrate the opening of Te Uru after two years of construction.

1-2 November 2014  |  See exhibition detail


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