PAST EXHIBITIONS

Help Yourself

Turumeke Harrington and Grace Ryder, with Sarah Hudson, Saskia Leek, Kristin Leek and Greta Menzies

28 May – 10 Jul
Turumeke Harrington, View 8, 2021. Image courtesy of the artist.

Turumeke Harrington, View 8, 2021. Image courtesy of the artist.

2021

This exhibition is created for each other, excuse our selfishness. We offer each other conditions to work that avoid and deter the ridiculous and indefensible aspects of "normal" practice. This has been an extended period of trust and experimentation, resulting in an exhibition that cradles and nurtures the others’ ambitions, at times quite literally.

—Grace Ryder

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He waiata aroha

James Tapsell-Kururangi

9 Apr – 22 May
James Tapsell-Kururangi, He waiata aroha, 2021, still. Image courtesy of the artist.

James Tapsell-Kururangi, He waiata aroha, 2021, still. Image courtesy of the artist.

2021

I started making this work when my kuia passed. I traveled home to live at her house for a year. I wanted to be close to her again. A story she told me that has stuck with me: the account of her father’s drowning on the Tongariro River in Tūrangi. I have since visited the spot again and again.

How does time pass in a day, in a year, in a life? Within Māori cosmology, Māui and his brothers famously bound Tama-nui-te-rā, onwatcher to our humanity. Before, it was cold and Māori were starved of time. Perhaps our movements were slow. Inhibited by an endless night.

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Lay in measures

Ed Ritchie, Megan Brady

9 Apr – 22 May
Ed Ritchie and Megan Brady, Research image, 2021. Image courtesy of the artists.

Ed Ritchie and Megan Brady, Research image, 2021. Image courtesy of the artists.

2021

Lay in measures is a new exhibition by Ōtepoti Dunedin-based artists Megan Brady and Ed Ritchie. The exhibition considers how architectural composition unconsciously affects bodily experience, through small-scale interventions of sound, subtle sculptural installations and replicated furnishings.

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Bound in secret knots

Bena Jackson, Teresa Collins

19 Feb – 3 Apr
Bena Jackson and Teresa Collins, After looking in the shed we looked on top, 2021, digital video, still. Image courtesy of the artists.

Bena Jackson and Teresa Collins, After looking in the shed we looked on top, 2021, digital video, still. Image courtesy of the artists.

2021

Working with discarded goods and salvaged materials, Bound in secret knots includes new sculptural and moving image works by Pōneke Wellington-based artists Bena Jackson and Teresa Collins.

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History reserves but a few lines for you

Areez Katki

19 Feb – 3 Apr
Image: Areez Katki, In Small Places (Farrokh & Sohrab), 2018, cotton thread hand embroidery, hand-loomed tea towel. Image courtesy of the artist.

Image: Areez Katki, In Small Places (Farrokh & Sohrab), 2018, cotton thread hand embroidery, hand-loomed tea towel. Image courtesy of the artist.

2021

For History reserves but a few lines for you, Areez Katki presents a series of textile works which build upon the artist’s ongoing enquiries into craft traditions, sites of queer intimacy and the complexities of migratory experience.

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2021 Summer Residency

Ruby 嫦潔 White

1 Feb – 14 Mar
Image courtesy of Bob Dougan.

Image courtesy of Bob Dougan.

2021

We’re pleased to share that Ruby 嫦潔 White is our 2021 Summer Resident. Currently based in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, Ruby will join us in Pōneke from 1 February–14 March 2021, staying at the Rita Angus Cottage in Thorndon. 

 

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JustUs

Chevron Hassett

11 Dec 2020 – 13 Feb 2021
Chevron Hassett, JustUS, 2020, series of eight photographic prints, uniforms, detail. Image courtesy of Cheska Brown.

Chevron Hassett, JustUS, 2020, series of eight photographic prints, uniforms, detail. Image courtesy of Cheska Brown.

2020

JustUs is a new solo exhibition by Te Upoko o Te Ika-based artist Chevron Hassett. Drawing from his experiences growing up in Te Awakairangi Lower Hutt, Hassett has developed a photographic installation that explores the lived realities and representation of Māori men in contemporary Aotearoa.

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