Exhibitions on Thursday 16 June

Robert Rapson: Against the tide
Robert Rapson: Against the tide

This exhibition celebrates the life and work of the late, self-taught ceramic artist, Robert Rapson, best known for his wonderfully wonky yet uncannily accurate sculptures of boats. Against The Tide reflects both Rapson’s passion for ships and his position outside the artistic status quo, and his clever and quirky way of looking at the world.

11 June - 7 August  |  See event detail
Wanda Gillespie: Counting frames for a transient era
Wanda Gillespie: Counting frames for a transient era

Wanda Gillespie is an Auckland-based artist working with wood to create bespoke abaci. Her contemporary interpretations of this ancient counting instrument explore and expand upon the creation of value, systems of measurement, and encounters between material and mystical worlds. 

28 May - 15 August  |  See event detail
Otherwise-image-worlds
Otherwise-image-worlds

Otherwise-image-worlds brings together five newly commissioned artworks from artists working in animation. Working against the commercial demand for spectacle and efficiency, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Juliet Carpenter, Tanu Gago, Ary Jansen and Sorawit Songsataya, all expand and reconfigure the conventions of image-making, asking what modes of interaction, imagination, attention, and refusal animation can cultivate.

4 June - 4 September  |  See event detail
Benjamin Work and Brendan Kitto: MOTUTAPU
Benjamin Work and Brendan Kitto: MOTUTAPU

MOTUTAPU is the conclusion of a four-year journey by artist Benjamin Work and photographer Brendan Kitto. This exhibition looks at the shared history of Motutapu (sacred island) throughout Moana Oceania as places of sanctuary, reconnection and reconciliation. 

11 June - 11 September  |  See event detail

Coming up soon

Emily Karaka: Matariki Ring of Fire
Emily Karaka: Matariki Ring of Fire

Matariki Ring of Fire follows Emily Karaka’s 2021 McCahon House residency. The exhibition centres on the festival of Matariki, which is being marked by a public holiday for the first time in 2022, the Matariki star cluster, and the fourteen Tūpuna Maunga of the Tāmaki Makaurau region.

18 June - 18 September  |  See event detail

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