Exhibitions on Thursday 4 June

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

A convergence of vibrant colours and fluid geometric forms result in a new series of paintings by Nicola Farquhar 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

Coming up soon

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

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: Anna Sew Hoy, Dane Mitchell, Edith Amituanai, Josephine Cachemaille, Paul Cullen, Laura Duffy and Aliyah Winter with InsideOUT.

27 June - 27 September  |  See event detail
Philippa Blair: Down Under Cover
Philippa Blair: Down Under Cover

A feast for the eyeballs after our recent screen-centric lock down, Te Uru presents Down Under Cover, an energetic series of paintings by internationally renowned contemporary artist Philippa Blair.

4 July - 6 September  |  See event detail
Tim Wagg: Working Towards Meaning
Tim Wagg: Working Towards Meaning

Auckland-based artist Tim Wagg works across a variety of mediums including video, installation and digital painting. His work explores the intersections of politics, identity and technology within the context of New Zealand. He considers the tangibility of archives and histories, and examines the visual languages surrounding moments of political change.

11 July - 13 September  |  See event detail
WYF: Where You From
WYF: Where You From

Fresh One Collective has partnered with The Creative Souls Project, Whau the People, Creative New Zealand and Te Uru to bring a contemporary, young and, of course, a FRESH approach on how artist collectives interact with gallery spaces that do not necessarily always represent us.

11 July - 13 September  |  See event detail

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