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 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.
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.
This exhibition celebrates the creative talents and innovative designs that have been produced by local students from Design and Visual Communication, Product Design and Fashion Design at Green Bay High School. Students were challenged to think about real world problems in design and manufacturing. Creating design solutions in conjunction with genuine clients, local community and industries, students see how decisions are made around aesthetics, function and materials to influence final outcomes.
2 November 2019 – January 2020
Learning Centre Pokapu Akoranga