Events for January through December

Merran Esson: To Glaze or Not to Glaze: Completing Ceramic Works
Merran Esson: To Glaze or Not to Glaze: Completing Ceramic Works

The Ceramics Association of New Zealand and Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery present a professional development workshop for teachers and educators with Australian artist and 2019 Portage Ceramic Awards judge, Merran Esson.

Saturday 19 October, 10:30-2:30pm

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Wystan Curnow talk
Wystan Curnow talk

In response to Te Uru’s exhibition ‘A way through’ Colin McCahon’s Gate III, distinguished New Zealand art critic, poet, academic and curator Wystan Curnow will share his experiences with and thoughts on Colin McCahon.

Saturday 19 October, 2pm

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Finn McCahon-Jones: Walking with McCahon
Finn McCahon-Jones: Walking with McCahon

Finn McCahon-Jones is a curator and artist. Walking is an important means of exploration for him, and often serves as an archaeological process. Finn is also the grandson of painter Colin McCahon. In conversation with Te Uru Director, Andrew Clifford, Finn will talk about his grandfather’s journey works, many produced in Muriwai, as well as his own tracing of those paths. Andrew and Finn will also respond to Colin’s epic painting Gate III with a tour of the exhibition ‘A way through’ Colin McCahon’s Gate III, which closes on the day of the conference.

Sunday 20 October, 10am – 3.30pm

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Walking about: Jeremy Leatinu'u, Kawea
Walking about: Jeremy Leatinu'u, Kawea

Kawea is a project by Jeremy Leatinu’u that invites participants to traverse the urbanscape of Ōwairaka. The journey will begin at the base of the mountain of Ōwairaka before travelling towards the waters of the Waitematā and arriving at the Waterview reserve. People participating in the walk are asked to bring a small object of importance which will be wrapped and carried during the journey. The name of the walk itself, Kawea, translates as to take or to carry.

Saturday 2 November, 12noon
Meet at the Summit Drive entrance to Ōwairaka mountain. 

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Open Studios Waitakere: Screenprinting Posters
Open Studios Waitakere: Screenprinting Posters

Drop by to watch or book in to participate in a unique screen printing workshop facilitated by artist/designer/activist Chris McBride, where we will take a collaborative approach to designing and screen printing a poster considering our place in the Pacific and the continuation of a non-nuclear future. This workshop will act as a forerunner to our upcoming exhibition The Future of Our Kids, exploring the anti-nuclear movement in Aotearoa. Chris is an arts manager/consultant, curator and former member of the Wellington Media Collective. 

Saturday 9 November, 10am-4pm
$70 includes materials. Limited spaces, bookings: (09) 817 8087

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Merran Esson Lecture Series: A Maker's Journey
Merran Esson Lecture Series: A Maker's Journey

The Ceramics Association of New Zealand and Te Uru present an informal lecture and Q&A with the 2019 Portage Ceramic Awards judge, Merran Esson. Join her on her first visit to Aotearoa New Zealand, as she talks you through her practice, influences and experiences as an exhibiting artist and educator.
 

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Walking about: Christina Houghton, Wayfinding Waikumete
Walking about: Christina Houghton, Wayfinding Waikumete

How do we navigate urban environments through wayfaring? Using actions of recovery and discovery, guided by maramataka Christina Houghton invites you to join a series of gentle walks that navigate the urban environment of Glen Eden. Following the subtle signs that locate us while noticing the seasonal markers we will move through Waikumete cemetery, towards Waikumete Stream, through Glen Eden Mall. Wayfinding Waikumete investigates the lost name of Waikumete (waters of the kumete bowl) unveiling stories of past, present and future over a number of walks.

Saturday 23 November, 4.10pm
Meet at Mt Eden Station at to begin the exploration.

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Exhibitions

'A way through' Colin McCahon's Gate III
'A way through' Colin McCahon's Gate III
24 August - 20 October
Walking about
Walking about
22 September - 31 August
Campaign
Campaign
25 October - 12 November
twenty-four-seven
twenty-four-seven
31 August - 17 November
Moana Currents: Dressing Aotearoa Now
Moana Currents: Dressing Aotearoa Now
7 September - 1 December