In recent years Jane Dodd’s jewellery practice has pivoted around the portrayal of animals. With a subtext of human impact and interaction she has explored issues of extinction and infestation, cruelty and conflict. The Family is an exhibition of new works that asserts the place of the human species within the animal world; where character and narrative are given to humans, pre-human hominids and other fellow simians alike. Within this nutty world of Jane Dodd jewellery license is taken, comedy is king and story-telling trumps fact.
Small Space, Level Four
As part of the Colin McCahon centenary year, McCahon’s epic 1970 mural, Gate III, makes its first appearance in Auckland since it was originally commissioned for Auckland City Art Gallery’s Ten Big Paintings exhibition in 1971.
Come and see incredible art produced by students from Titirangi Primary school in their biennial art exhibition. This exhibition is the culmination of a term of acknowledging diversity within our community through visual art. Students have explored printmaking, painting, construction and clay modelling.
Opening event: Wednesday 18 September, 6pm
twenty-four-seven considers the relationship between labour, time and round-the-clock networks. Three artists approach non-stop time from various angles, from the state between sleep and wakefulness that emerges from working pressures to our own willingness to stay logged in online through to the clock itself as an enforcer of standardised time.
Natasha Matila-Smith, Raqs Media Collective, Ane Hjort Guttu and Daisuke Kosugi. Curated by Ioana Gordon-Smith
Moana Currents: Dressing Aotearoa Now is an exhibition presented by the New Zealand Fashion Museum in partnership with Te Uru Wait?kere Contemporary Gallery, showing how various threads drawn from across the Moana (Pacific Ocean) are being woven together to produce a new identity in which we can comfortably cloak ourselves in Aotearoa today.
Opening event: Saturday 7 September, 4pm
Walking about is a series of performative and participatory walks that travel across Auckland with Te Hau ? Uru – the West Wind.
The walks are artworks – guided experiences leading audiences and participants across Auckland – created by twelve artists: Suzanne Cowan, Vanessa Crofskey, Christina Houghton, Melissa Laing, Jeremy Leatinu’u, Andrew McMillan, Richard Orjis, Rosanna Raymond, val smith, P?ta Turei, Layne Waerea and Becca Wood.
September 2019 – August 2020
Rowan Panther creates fine lace textiles using muka fibres that examine the divide between art and craft. Working consciously in an Aotearoa context, Panther considers the complexities of colonisation, as well as her own Irish/English/European/Samoan heritage, by bringing contemporary Pacific interpretations to traditional European lace-making practices.
Small Space, Level Four
Drawing upon the work of significant New Zealand artists, Campaign considers the prevalence of anti-nuclear sentiment in New Zealand’s art history. It revisits an era when artists across a range of disciplines were documenting, exposing and protesting the dangers of nuclear testing in the Pacific and the arrival of nuclear-capable warships into New Zealand waters.
Established in 2001 and administered by Te Uru, The Portage Ceramic Awards is Aotearoa's best-known barometer for developments in the field of ceramics.
All Portage 19 finalists will be exhibited at Te Uru in the Portage Ceramic Awards exhibition, which runs from 22 November 2019 - 23 February 2020. Winners will be announced at the Portage Ceramic Awards Night on Thursday 21 November, when the exhibition and publication are launched by 2019 judge, Merran Esson.