Marti Friedlander (1928–2016) - one of New Zealand’s most outstanding and influential photographers - made portraits of artists, writers, potters, actors, film makers and musicians from 1959 to 2015. This was a conscious project on her part, initially motivated by her belief that creative people in the arts did not receive the public recognition they deserved from mainstream New Zealand society.
Recent Karekare Residency artist Sena Park presents a neon work in Te Uru’s street front window, based on the casual Korean word ‘hi’. Annyeong came from Park’s experiences in Mongolia when she participated in the 5th Land Art Mongolia Biennial in 2018. The neon work — in Korean but written in English — captures the many contrasts of Park’s life that her visit to Mongolia revealed.
West Auckland photographer Edith Amituanai MNZM presents a series of portraits made with Year 11 art students at Kelston Girls College through the Ministry of Education’s Creatives in Schools initiative.
Stars start falling brings together existing and newly commissioned works by Teuane Tibbo, Ani O’Neill and Salome Tanuvasa, many seen here in public for the first time.
Mercury in retrograde: clay, earth, mud and ceramics brings together four artists working dynamically with the grounding materials of the earth. Artists Iza Lozano, Zhu Ohmu, Maia McDonald, and Te Ara Minhinnick present works that embrace, innovate and invert the practice of ceramics, challenging traditional notions and broadening our understanding of clay as an ever-contemporary material.