RELAY: AUT Toi Ataata Visual Arts

RELAY is presented by students from AUT Toi Ataata Visual Arts and responds to notions of ephemera, accumulation, compilation, trace, and relay. Over the course of four weeks, a series of projects, events, and workshops will take place in Te Uru’s Learning Centre Gallery. These will be enacted in the manner of a relay race, with the four phases transitioning each week and passing onto the next one, with some projects overlapping or building on previous ‘runs’. A ‘RELAY: pass the baton day’ will be held each week, where AUT Toi Ataata Visual Arts students will gather in the space, allowing projects to be enacted, with manaaki in action as the guiding principle for this collaboration. One-off events will occur on these days alongside the longer-duration projects.

Ephemera is a core component in RELAY’s production, delivery, exhibition, and documentation. For the course of the exhibition a Risograph printer will be installed in the gallery, acting as a dry print laboratory component within the exhibition installation. A print publication (edition 200) with essays, ephemera, and documentation of RELAY will be assembled and distributed via a subscription model as part of the project.

17 August - 15 September 2024