Exhibitions on Sunday 31 May

Split Level View Finder: Theo Schoon and New Zealand Art
Split Level View Finder: Theo Schoon and New Zealand Art

Theo Schoon (1915–85) is a controversial figure. He was born in Java to Dutch parents, but educated back in the Netherlands at the Rotterdam Academy of Fine Arts. He arrived in Aotearoa New Zealand in 1939, where he would become a catalyst for modernism. The first comprehensive exhibition of Schoon’s art in decades, Split Level View Finder rethinks his legacy for 21st–century Aotearoa.

7 March – 14 June 2020

7 March - 14 June  |  See event detail
Sarah Cameron Sunde, 36.5 - A Durational Performance with the Sea 
Sarah Cameron Sunde, 36.5 - A Durational Performance with the Sea 

36.5 / A Durational Performance with the Sea is a series of nine site-specific participatory performances and video artworks by New York-based interdisciplinary artist Sarah Cameron Sunde, spanning six continents and seven years (2013–2020). In each, Sunde stands in a tidal area for 12-13 hours as water engulfs her body and then reveals it again. It is a radical call to reconsider our relationship with water as individuals, as communities, and as a species. 

22 February - 5 July  |  See event detail
Nicola Farquhar: Listening, twitching
Nicola Farquhar: Listening, twitching

Nicola Farquhar makes paintings and drawings that examine what it is to be human in a time of ecological crisis. A convergence of vibrant colours and fluid geometric forms result in a new series of paintings that almost vibrate with organic life, microscopically moving between the inner and outer spaces of abstracted feminine forms.

22 February - 5 July  |  See event detail
Walking about
Walking about

Walking about is a series of performative and participatory walks that travel across Auckland with Te Hau a Uru – the West Wind.

The walks are artworks – guided experiences leading audiences and participants across Auckland – created by twelve artists: Rodney Bell, Suzanne Cowan, Vanessa Crofskey, Christina Houghton, Melissa Laing, Jeremy Leatinu’u, Andrew McMillan, Richard Orjis, val smith, Pīta Turei, Layne Waerea and Becca Wood.

September 2019 – August 2020

22 September - 31 August  |  See event detail

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Contemporary Wood-Carved Netsuke
Contemporary Wood-Carved Netsuke

As kimono culture flourished during the Edo period (1603-1868), netsuke, small carvings, were created as toggles to hold pouches and cases containing tobacco and medicine in place on the obi sash worn with the kimono.

What began as functional pieces to prevent those little suspended containers from falling to the ground evolved into small but highly creative carvings. Today, classic netsuke have gained international acclaim as remarkably detailed carvings. Contemporary netsuke incorporating new subject matter and approaches have also been attracting attention. 

27 June – 2 August 2020

27 June - 2 August  |  See event detail
Thinking About Thinking About the Future
Thinking About Thinking About the Future

A new group exhibition developed over the lock down period that thinks about the future through the current moment. 

Featuring artists Anna Sew Hoy, Dane Mitchell, Edith Amitauanai, Josephine Cachemaille, Paul Cullen, Laura Duffy and Aliyah Winter with InsideOUT.

27 June – 23 August 2020

27 June - 23 August  |  See event detail

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