Exhibition Opening

Join us on Saturday 9 March from 4-6pm to welcome three new exhibitions to Te Uru.

Domestic Wild draws on Tāmaki Makaurau-based artist Ava Seymour’s ongoing series of prints, collages and assemblages derived from her evolving library of cat books. This is the most significant solo presentation of her feline oeuvre to date and will be accompanied by newly developed work. Seymour frequently works with a single subject at a time, indexing a range of formal and conceptual possibilities through slight combinations of printed matter.

underfoot is a group exhibition including works by Māori, Aboriginal and Pākehā artists from Aotearoa and Australia for which whenua (organic earth matter) is utilised in a range of poetic ways to quite literally give body and voice to the land. Within increasingly desperate ecological contexts, underfoot draws on precolonial and speculative modes to engage a more reciprocal dialogue between us and the subterranean make-up of our home planet.

Squiggla Making Space is a hands-on mark-making activity for young and old alike, celebrating the joy of mark making in all its forms. Visitors will get the chance to create their own Squigglaworks, and learn a new technique for unleashing their imaginations. Experiment with marks, dots and lines to play, make, imagine and invent. Squiggla is developed as the outreach programme of The Chartwell Project.

Join us for a glass of Everyday Wine or an Epic Beer and some delicious Florets focaccia served with artisanal preserves from the Modern Preserver.

09 March, 4-6pm