Modernism, a slippery art historical trajectory to describe, could most simply be understood as a path away from representation. As a philosophy, though, modernism could also be thought of as a committed desire to break with tradition in order to herald in new ideas and encourage individual freedom. Pocket Histories brings together artists who are interested in both understandings...
Auckland Arts Festival and Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery present an interactive survey exhibition on the sonic innovations and invented instruments of renowned art/music ensemble From Scratch, including six performances by the latest incarnation of the group.
For this commissioned project, Kerry Ann Lee continues her interest in the relationship between craft, identity and place by drawing upon the specialist craft knowledge and legacies associated with West Auckland. The Learning Centre gallery is re-imagined as a whimsical garden.
Having printed images of Te Uru's distinctive aluminum cladding onto silk, van Zon converts the Window Space into a surreal continuation of the building, as well as a backdrop for a new configuration of small and whimsical clay objects. Inside the gallery, van Zon offers a range of practices from beading and embroidery to steel work and printed silk, whose forms and arrangement adhere to the visual structure of the grid.
Gabrielle Amodeo is a Wellington-based multi-media artist who is interested in the space between things and how they are represented. Her work often takes what is familiar and alters it, removing some elements and highlighting others. These acts test how meaning travels and unravels, considering what is lost and gained during transmission.
For this exhibition Stephen Ellis reimagines the settling of William Cornwallis Symonds unbuilt city at Cornwallis, the last remnant of which is its rebuilt wharf. Ellis reimagines the settlement through scale models, which serve as the basis for a series of large ballpoint pen drawings.
Dark Horizons is a suite of three interconnected solo projects by Abdul Abdullah, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah and Khaled Sabsabi. Each of these artists presents an individual contemplation on migration from a position of Muslim migrant communities in Australia...
Ka titiro whakamuri, me anga whakamua - We look back so that we forge ahead! Te Kawerau a Maki present a collection of images of t?puna (forebears) and taonga (treasures) to remember and celebrate their heritage as they work toward a better future.