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Newsletter May 2019

In this issue
  1. Activity Round-up
  2. New Works Online
  3. Latest Commentary
Activity Round-up

WELLINGTON: Today is the last day to see Kate Walker's Cloudship on Mason's Screen, from tomorrow Judy Darragh's Tunnel of Love screens until Weds 19 June.

WELLINGTON: Closing this Saturday is WUNDERSCHEIN, an installation by CIRCUIT's international artist in residence Guillaume Cailleau, at play_station gallery. WUNDERSCHEIN is a multi-media installation which asks questions about value, and features a collaboration with Wellington-based artist Matilda Fraser. See a 30 second snapshot here. Our thanks to Moya Lawson and the team at play_station for their support.

NEW PLYMOUTH: Continuing at the Govett Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre until 21 July is Peter Wareing's Suspended Agency, an ambitious installation examining collective numbness in the face of increasing political and economic insecurity. Curated by CIRCUIT Director Mark Williams and presented as part of the Govett's Projection Series.

AUCKLAND: Now showing in Aotea Square as part of the Auckland Live! Digital Screen is a selection of works presented by CIRCUIT around the themes of Guided Meditations and Travel. See works by Chris Ulutupu, Ana Iti, Sam Hamilton, Elisabeth Pointon, Mark Harvey. This project inserts contemporary art into a broad programme of dance, music video and short film. Drop by or look for the theme 'Visual Arts 2' in the link above.

LONDON: On 6 June CIRCUIT once again partners with Aperture: Asia Pacific Film Festival in London to present Renewal, a screening of works examining loss, memory and traces. Featuring work by Aliyah Winter, Marie Shannon,  Gavin Hipkins, Rachel Shearer, Gray Nicol, Lisa Reihana.

GERMANY: Thanks again to our friends at Oberhausen Short Film Festival for hosting a recent screening of works by CIRCUIT artists earlier this month. This years programme presented five works addressing the European influence on the South Pacific (Vea Mafile'o / Chris Ulutupu), 'truth' in an era of fake news (Jeremy Leatinu'u / Andrew de Freitas), and the digital world outpacing all of our human borders (James Wylie).

WEBSITE: CIRCUIT is very proud to partner with Toi Māori Aotearoa - Māori Arts New Zealand to present Uiuinga, a four-part series in which Bridget Reweti interviews four Māori artists about their work in the moving image. In week one, Robert Jahnke discusses his 1979 animated film Te Utu. In the next three weeks we present interviews with Lisa Reihana, Rachael Rakena and Shannon Te Ao.

New Works Online

Dirty Dirt - Bryce Galloway

3 min 47 sec / Sound

"As with much of Galloway’s art, the video to accompany the Wendyhouse song Dirty Dirt (Galloway / EE monk) grew out non-art experience, namely the Watch »


I read the news today - Martin Rumsby

1 min 42 sec / Sound

"Out in the world with a camera in Wicker Park - pretty much all in-camera footage. With music by the free wheeling local ensemble UPTIGHTY led by Watch »


Suspended Agency (Trailer) - Peter Wareing

1 min 13 sec / Sound

Shot and edited over the past three years in Dagenham - a London Borough which voted overwhelmingly for Brexit - Suspended Agency follows a small cast Watch »

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Latest Commentary

Uiuinga #1: a conversation with Robert Jahnke

Professor Robert (Bob) Jahnke is Ngāi Taharora, Te Whānau a Iritekura me Te Whānau a Rakairo o Ngāti Porou. In 1991 he set up the Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts Programme, Te Pūtahi-a-Toi at Massey University Palmerston North Campus where he currently supervises both MMVA and PhD candidates. Bob Read More »


CIRCUIT Cast Episode 76: Auckland Art Fair

"Different Art Fairs have different roles" - Stephanie Post, co-director Auckland Art Fair Read More »


We’re not too big to care. 6 April - 15 June 2019, Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland. Curated by Lisa Beauchamp

Drawing its' title from a Four Square advert, We’re Not Too Big to Care is a defiant proclamation for the newly relaunched Gus Fisher Gallery. Now under the helm of Lisa Beauchamp, the gallery is attempting to break down institutional barriers with its high-impact, of-the-moment, and inclusive Read More »

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