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Michael Stevenson, This Is the Trekka, 2003–5, Collection Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand. Part of This Is New Zealand, City Gallery Wellington, 2018

Is There a ‘Real’ New Zealand?

CITY GALLERY WELLINGTON TE WHARE TOI

Wellington

 

Group show
This is New Zealand

 

3 March - 15 July 2018

What does our culture say about us?

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Poster image

Thick Cinema

Screenings in three cities

Amundsen, Di Stefano, Pieters, Hamilton, Campbell

Thick Cinema

Christchurch Art Gallery, 25 August 2017; Embassy Cinema, Wellington, 1 November 2017; and Te Uru, Auckland, 12 December 2017.

 

 

Vicente-curated programme

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Lorene Taurerewa and Leo Bensemann works as presented in Occulture: The Dark Arts at City Gallery Wellington, 2017.

The Occult in NZ Art

CITY GALLERY WELLINGTON TE WHARE TOI

Wellington

 

Group exhibition
Occulture: The Dark Arts

 

12 August - 19 November 2017

Avoiding the darkness?


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Josephine Cachemaille's 'Us, Us, Us' as installed at The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatu. Photo: John-Paul Pochin

Another look at ‘Us, Us, Us.’

THE SUTER ART GALLERY TE ARATOI O WHAKATU

Nelson

 

Josephine Cachemaille 
Us, Us, Us

 

June 10 - August 6 2017

Mark Amery visits Nelson

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Dan Arps, Navigator, 2017, mixed media, dimensions variable. On walls, Franz Josef, 2017, acrylic on wall, dimensions variable.

Whiteout Blackout

ROBERT HEALD GALLERY

Wellington

 

Dan Arps
Tinnitis Miracle

 

11 May - 3 June 2017

Arps at Heald

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Andrew Beck, Shadow Strips Cascades, 2015, 29 silver gelatin prints, 210 x 530mm each, 5.5 x 4.0m overall. Courtesy of the artist and Hamish McKay Gallery. Photo: Shaun Waugh

Scrutinising the Present Tense

ADAM ART GALLERY TE PATAKA TOI

Wellington

 

Andrew Beck, Colin McCahon, Keith Tyson, David Claerbout
The Specious Present


11 July - 20 September 2015

Four artists meditate on time and its qualities


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Drawing by Susan Te Kahurangi King

Outsider Artist Coming Inside

ROBERT HEALD GALLERY

Wellington

 

Solo show

Susan Te Kahurangi King


26 February - 21 March 2015

Improvised drawing fascinates

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Yvonne Todd, Frenzy, 2006, light jet print, 1080 x 1350 mm

Amery on Todd

CITY GALLERY WELLINGTON TE WHARE TOI

Wellington

 

Yvonne Todd
Creamy Psychology


6 December 2014 - 1 March 2015

The first of three looks at her Wellington survey

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Peter Roche, Museum Piece, 1993, Framing the Museum in Ngā Toi │ Arts Te Papa, 22 August 2014 - 01 March 2015, photographs, clocks, wall text. Purchased 1993 (1993-0040-2). Image Courtesy of Te Papa.

Looking at Te Papa’s Collecting

TE PAPA TONGAREWA MUSEUM OF NEW ZEALAND

Wellington

 

Collection presentations

Nga Toi / Arts Te Papa

 

22 August 2014 - 1 March 2015

Assorted shows


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Samin Son's Home Calling, Home Coming 070007072014 at Dowse. Part of Five Wellington Artists: Solo 2014

Samin Son at Dowse

THE DOWSE ART MUSEUM

Lower Hutt

 

Five Wellington Artists: Solo 2014
Samin Son (Home Calling, Home Coming 070007072014)

 

18 October 2014 - 22 February 2015

Part of Solo

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Installation of Blue Nonage at 30 Upstairs

A Person’s Immaturity or Youth

30 UPSTAIRS

Wellington

 

Kerstens, Rhodes, Bagnall & Young
Blue Nonage

 

26 September - 18 October 2014

Three interwoven approaches

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William Kentridge 'The Refusal of Time' 2012. A collaboration with Philip Miller, Catherine Meyburgh and Peter Galison.  Five-channel video, with sound, 30 min; megaphones and breathing machine.  State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia

Kentridge in Wellington

CITY GALLERY WELLINGTON TE WHARE TOI

Wellington

 

William Kentridge
The Refusal of Time

 

5 September - 16 November 2014

Science - music - art collaboration


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T.G.P.(gold), 2014, oil, enamel and spray paint on carpet, 1460 x 1200 mm

Carpet & Plywood Paintings

THE YOUNG

Wellington

 

Peter Gouge
Dusted in Memphis

 

8 May - 31 May, 2014

Digital matrix gone feral

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Talia Smith, Lead us outside, lead us out quietly, 2014. Installation at Enjoy Public Gallery, Wellington. Image courtesy of Mark Wilson and Enjoy Gallery

Auckland’s Vacant Lots

ENJOY PUBLIC ART GALLERY

Wellington


Talia Smith
Lead us outside, lead us out quietly

 

16 April - 10 May 2015

Musing between images

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Simon Starling's In Speculum exhibition at City Gallery Wellington. Photo: Justine Hall

Simon Starling’s Storytelling Mechanisms

CITY GALLERY WELLINGTON TE WHARE TOI

Wellington

 

Simon Starling
In Speculum

 

21 February -18 May 2014

Six projects


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New Shane Cotton Book

The Hanging Sky: Shane Cotton
Editor: Justin Paton

Essays by Justin Paton, Robert Leonard, Eliot Weinberger, Geraldine Kirrihi Barlow
Design: Aaron Beehre.

Published by Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu, 2013

Exceptionally large publication

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Claire Harris, Transcendent Self-Harm Fantasy: To bleed forever and ever with no pain and no damage done, video still.

Mark Amery’s Wrap Up for 2012

His picks for 2012

The year’s highlights

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Richard Killeen, Reproductions from the Image Catalogue, 2012, digital reproductions, 42 x 60. Photo: Shaun Waugh

Killeen in Wellington

McLEAVEY GALLERY

Wellington

 

Richard Killeen
Reproductions From the Image Catalogue 1-100,

 

31 October - 24 November 2012

Cut outs as prints on paper


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Murray Hewitt, Untitled, 2011. Image courtesy of the artist. Photo: Hamish McLaren

Hewitt Installation

CITY GALLERY WELLINGTON TE WHARE TOI

Wellington

 

Murray Hewitt
The Secrets of their Own Hearts

 

20 October - 9 December

Works with power

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Installation view of Martha Rosler's The Bowery in Two Inadequate Descriptive Systems (1974-75) at the Adam Art Gallery. Series of 45 gelatin silver prints of text and images on 24 backing boards, each backing board 300 × 600 mm. Photo: Robert Cross.

Rosler in Wellington

ADAM ART GALLERY TE PATAKA TOI

Wellington

 

Martha Rosler
The Bowery in Two Inadequate Descriptive Systems

 

23 October 2012 - 10 February 2013

Pioneering work from the seventies

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Max Bellamy, Meme. High definition video, 0:24 loop

Bellamy & Hughes

30 UPSTAIRS

Wellington

Max Bellamy

Borrowed Time

Lucy Hughes

Five Snapshot Backs…

6 Sept - 29 Sept 2012

Photography and video