Events for January through May

Echo Eco Echo: Andrew McMillan
Echo Eco Echo: Andrew McMillan

Sound artist Andrew McMillan has composed an answer to the question what sound happens just out of sight, just out of earshot, just before we arrive and right after we’ve left? Using environmental sensors and field recordings he has created an audiophonic walk for the Te Auaunga / Oakley Creek walkway and Waterview shared pathway. The composition augments the audible environment listeners are walking through with sonification – sounds based on environmental data gathered at each site – and field recordings gathered from easily seen and hidden spaces along the path. The result McMillan hopes for is that walkers will gain a heightened awareness of the local environment by undertaking a sensory journey. One that opens up and extends the aural experience and sound memories of our environment. 

Between the 18th of March and the 13th of April, people are invited to download the composition for a walk onto their preferred listening device and, headphones on, journey along the Te Auaunga / Oakley Creek walkway and Waterview Shared pathway. 

Wednesday 18 March, 7pm
Monday 13 April, 2pm

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Sarah Cameron Sunde, 36.5 - Te Manukanukatanga o Hoturoa, Tamaki Makaurau, Aotearoa New Zealand
Sarah Cameron Sunde, 36.5 - Te Manukanukatanga o Hoturoa, Tamaki Makaurau, Aotearoa New Zealand

36.5 / A Durational Performance with the Sea is a series of performances by New York-based artist Sarah Cameron Sunde, spanning six continents. The performance consists of Sunde standing in a bay for a full tidal cycle to generate conversations about sea-level rise. This will be the eighth and penultimate iteration of the work, and will be created here in the Manukau Harbour - Te Manukanukatanga ō Hoturoa.

Sunday 29 March, 8.16am – 8.35pmPostponed
Kaitarakihi Beach, Huia Rd, Tāmaki Makaurau

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Walking about: Vanessa Crofskey - Sports Day
Walking about: Vanessa Crofskey - Sports Day

https://www.instagram.com/te_uru_gallerySports Day is a fun day of online championship games, all to do with walking. Sports Day comes to you from Olympic Park via Instagram @te_uru_gallery and Facebook @walkingaboutart

Saturday 4 April, 12-4pm

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Gallery concert: Kingsley Spargo
Gallery concert: Kingsley Spargo

In response to the exhibition Split Level Viewfinder, which highlights Theo Schoon’s work with gourds, sound artist Kingsley Spargo explores the sonic possibilities of gourds, shells and other Pacific materials. In a free gallery performance developed especially for Te Uru, he combines delicate acoustic instruments with new technologies including loops, echoes and textures, to present an immersive soundscape.

Sunday 5 April, 2pm
Postponed

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Walking about: Melissa Laing, Standing at the edge
Walking about: Melissa Laing, Standing at the edge

Standing at the edge is a meditation on the relationships between property, debt, work and community as they play out on the suburban fringes of Auckland. Our guide, Missouri, performs the story of a man balancing financial obligations against dreams of social and economic change. He’s questioning what we value and why.

Date for online presentation coming soon!

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