Wellington

Oct 9, 2021 to Nov 5, 2021
10:00AM
Toi Pōneke Gallery
Wellington

Wound Whistled Air takes its title from Roman propagandist Virgil’s poetic description of a punctured lung,
the self-inflicted mortal wound of abandoned Queen Dido. For artist Claire Harris this phrase encapsulates the
simultaneously visceral and airy unreality of dissociative states.

Sep 14, 2021 to Nov 7, 2021
Te Pātaka Toi Adam Art Gallery
Wellington

'Image Processors' surveys a history of artists’ moving-image works that take the mass media as their target. Working back in time from Australian artist Matthew Griffin’s compilation of 133 short videos, 'Unchained Malady' (2020), the exhibition features works by Arthur Jafa, Mike Heynes, Josephine Meckseper, Wynne Greenwood and K8 Hardy, Ryan Trecartin and Lizzie Fitch, Megan Dunn, Lisa Reihana, Harun Farocki, Martha Rosler with Paper Tiger TV, Dara Birnbaum, Richard Serra, and Aldo Tambellini.

Aug 11, 2021
6:00PM
Adam Art Gallery
Wellington

As filmmaker Derek Jarman’s health deteriorated due to AIDS-related illness in the early 1990s, he began to lose his vision. Rendered partially blind, his vision interrupted by blue light, Jarman’s last film, 'Blue', gives over to the monochrome colour. His film consists of a static, Yves Klein Blue, with a soundtrack of narrated voiceovers. Featuring the voices of Jarman and friends Tilda Swinton, Nigel Terry and John Quentin, the poetic voiceovers tell the story of Blue, as a character and colour, and of Jarman’s day-to-day life as a gay man living in 1990s London.

Jul 28, 2021
6:00PM
Adam Art Gallery
Wellington

Join Adam Art Gallery on Wednesday 28 July at 6pm for the third screening associated with current exhibition Crossings. Like the works in the exhibition, these films have been selected for their relevance as we grapple with the effects of global lockdowns and the heightened anxieties generated by events of 2020, films that register the polarities of inside and outside, illness and health, public and private.

May 28, 2021
6:00PM
Adam Art Gallery
Wellington

For the final weekend of Kate Newby’s solo exhibition YES TOMORROW at Adam Art Gallery, join us for a performance of a new work from composer Samuel Holloway.

Samuel Holloway has a longstanding friendship with Kate Newby, and a similarly enduring relationship with her work. May is an expansive new work written in response to Newby’s practice, reflecting on attention and care, openness and possibility, gentleness and congeniality, and blurring the space between work and context.

May 22, 2021
2:00PM
Tour begins at Adam Art Gallery
Wellington

A feature of artist Kate Newby’s practice is the way it is rooted in her observations of the world around her. Signs of this are manifold in YES TOMORROW, her solo exhibition at Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi. They include the found glass scavenged from the streets of Wellington that has made its way into the show, and the clay-tile drains that are the inspiration for her installation above the Terrace Tunnel.

Apr 30, 2021
6:00PM
Adam Concert Room, Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music
Wellington

Join artist Billy Apple and Adam Art Gallery Director Christina Barton for a performance of the recorded sound piece, Glass Transformation, 1972. This is the work’s first presentation in Wellington and is programmed to coincide with Kate Newby’s major exhibition YES TOMORROW, which also features works made with broken glass collected for the occasion.

Apr 21, 2021
12:00PM
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Wellington

On Wednesday 21 April at 12 pm, join Eli Elinoff, Senior Lecturer in Cultural Anthropology at Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington, for the second in our series of lunchtime talks, devised to elaborate on the histories and uses of the materials and practices Kate Newby draws upon in her full gallery exhibition 'YES TOMORROW'. Elinoff’s talk explores the social properties of one of the most ubiquitous manufactured materials on the planet: concrete.

Apr 9, 2021 to May 22, 2021
11:00AM
Enjoy Contemporary Art Space
Wellington

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

Apr 9, 2021 to May 22, 2021
11:00AM
Enjoy Contemporary Art Space
Wellington

"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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