Exhibitions 2017



Rob George: a memoir for falling light

Rob George: a memoir for falling light

George's new experimental film explores the psychological and emotional impact of an impending loss. Multiple channels are employed to entangle the often contradictory stories we tell and the coping mechanisms we adopt to deal with fear and heartache.

2 September – 19 November 2017  |  See exhibition detail


Christine Hellyar: Looking, Seeing, Thinking

Christine Hellyar: Looking, Seeing, Thinking

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.

26 August – 5 November 2017  |  See exhibition detail


Sarah Smutts-Kennedy: Light Language

Sarah Smuts-Kennedy: Light Language

Light Language takes its cue from Colin McCahon’s description of November light, as 'a miracle' which he experienced during his first year living in Titirangi. Using the daily occurrence and healing potential of light, Smuts-Kennedy shows drawings made both during and after her residency, as well as sculptural works that suggest tools that may be used to engage with the field.

2 September – 29 October 2017  |  See exhibition detail


Oliver Perkins: Japanese Laurel

Oliver Perkins: Japanese Laurel

Oliver Perkins 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.

5 August – 8 October 2017  |  See exhibition detail


The Asia Pacific Century: Part Two

The Asia Pacific Century: Part Two

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).

29 July – 1 October 2017  |  See exhibition detail


Hannah Valentine

Small Space: Hannah Valentine

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.

26 July – 21 September 2017  |  See exhibition detail


Relative Reciprocity

Lonnie Hutchinson and Reuben Paterson: Relative Reciprocity

Lonnie Hutchinson and Reuben Paterson are renowned contemporaries; two artists who have firmly embedded M?ori and Polynesian world-views and visual languages into their practices. This exhibition brings their work together to explore the recurring aesthetic, political and spiritual use of light and darkness that runs through Hutchinson and Paterson’s works.

24 June – 27 August 2017  |  See exhibition detail


Chris Charteris and Emily Siddell

Small Space: Chris Charteris and Emily Siddell

Chris Charteris and Emily Siddell are two established artists who are known for their large-scale works. For this installation, they have collaborated in exploring various qualities and histories of glass, referencing both the very familiar shapes of recycled wine bottles and the most ancient and natural form of glass, obsidian.

7 June - 24 July 2017  |  See exhibition detail


Roger Ballen's Theatre of the Mind

Roger Ballen's Theatre of the Mind

Roger Ballen is one of the most important photographers of his generation. He was born in New York in 1950 but has been living and working in South Africa for over 30 years. Over the past thirty years his distinctive style of photography has evolved using a simple square format in stark and beautiful black and white.

27 May – 20 August 2017  |  See exhibition detail


Watching Windows

Watching Windows

In this exhibition, presented amidst the elevated skyscapes of Titirangi and developed in collaboration between artist André Hemer and curator Andrew Clifford, an international network of artists negotiate the physical and digital interplay of light and space as a way to communicate ideas of place – locally, globally and imagined.

29 April - 23 July 2017  |  See exhibition detail


Yukihiro Taguchi: Pokepoke

Yukihiro Taguchi: Pokepoke

Using everyday materials found in his immediate vicinity, Yukihiro Taguchi creates fleeting formations that are animated through stop-motion techniques. In a constant flux of things becoming and disassembling, he revels in the potential for reinvention, performance and play embedded in any place, and the delight that can come from a familiar or found object acting in an entirely unexpected way.

22 April - 18 June 2017  |  See exhibition detail


Where my eye leads

Jacqueline Fahey: Where my eye leads

Jacqueline Fahey is one of Aotearoa’s foremost artists. Though best-known for her iconic paintings made in the 1970s, Fahey has consistently been attentive to the everyday world both around and within her home, from scenes observed along Karangahape Road and Williamson Avenue to the ebbs of family life.

4 March - 23 April 2017  |  See exhibition detail


The Fairy Falls

Cushla Donaldson: The Fairy Falls

The Fairy Falls, a solo exhibition by T?maki Makaurau-based artist Cushla Donaldson, negotiates the world of finance we inhabit in which the Markets have an omnipotent presence. In the world of finance, objects are counted according to an abstract quantification which registers price differentials and looks for ways in which the differences between objects are tradable with a view to seizing value.

4 March - 23 April 2017  |  See exhibition detail


The Exquisite Wound

The Exquisite Wound

The Exquisite Wound is an interdisciplinary installation by visual artist Rebecca Swan in collaboration with composer Charlie Ha, engineer Peter Swan, light artist Peter Stoneham, and scientist David Shillington. The works contemplate how we relate to the disappearance of our physical bodies, which begs the question, “what are we without them?”

10 - 26 March 2017  |  See exhibition detail


Picturing Asia: Double Take

Picturing Asia: Double Take: The Photography of Brian Brake and Steve McCurry

Stunning images, complex narratives, a fascinating conversation: pictures of Asia by two of the great masters of documentary photography. Picturing Asia: Double Take pairs and contrasts the work of New Zealander Brian Brake (1927-1988), and American Steve McCurry (born 1950).

25 February - 21 May 2017  |  See exhibition detail


Where my eye leads

Jeremy Leatinu’u: The Welcome Project 

 For English speakers, Jeremy Laetinu'u's welcome statement is a dichotomous expression, an invitation that states an inclusivity while at the same time what ‘they’ or ‘we’ are being welcomed into will forever remain exclusive and nondescript. Denying us an entrant passage as this place is never defined, so subsequently we can never enter.

25 February - 7 May 2017  |  See exhibition detail


Kim Whalen: Weight of New

Small Space: Kim Whalen

Launching the Small Space programme for 2017, Auckland-based jeweller Kim Whalen’s Weight of New investigates the relationship of jewellery to function and movement, and the compromises and restrictions that jewellery may have on the body.

25 February - 12 April 2017  |  See exhibition detail


HEAT: Solar Revolutions

HEAT: Solar Revolutions

We are now in an era of HEAT: the Earth is quite literally heating up, with new global temperature records set every month and year, but there is also a warming of interest in more climate-friendly ways to live. HEAT: Solar Revolutions is an art event that asks how the sun’s energy may? catalyse climate-friendly conversations, collective actions, speculations and interventions.

11 February - 17 April 2017  |  See exhibition detail

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