This exhibition celebrates the life and work of the late, self-taught ceramic artist, Robert Rapson, best known for his wonderfully wonky yet uncannily accurate sculptures of boats. Against The Tide reflects both Rapson’s passion for ships and his position outside the artistic status quo, and his clever and quirky way of looking at the world.
Counting frames for a transient era by Wanda Gillespie presents a collection of her contemporary abaci to consider timelessness as a term of value given new meaning during the pandemic. Presented in the Te Uru window space, it offers passers-by a moment to reflect on the creation and measurement of value, and the need for its re-evaluation.
Otherwise-image-worlds brings together five newly commissioned artworks from artists working in animation. Working against the commercial demand for spectacle and efficiency, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Juliet Carpenter, Tanu Gago, Ary Jansen and Sorawit Songsataya, all expand and reconfigure the conventions of image-making, asking what modes of interaction, imagination, attention, and refusal animation can cultivate.
MOTUTAPU is the conclusion of a four-year journey by artist Benjamin Work and photographer Brendan Kitto. This exhibition looks at the shared history of Motutapu (sacred island) throughout Moana Oceania as places of santuary, reconnection and reconciliation.
Matariki Ring of Fire follows Emily Karaka’s 2021 McCahon House residency. The exhibition centres on the festival of Matariki, which is being marked by a public holiday for the first time in 2022, the Matariki star cluster, and the fourteen Tūpuna Maunga of the Tāmaki Makaurau region.