Artweek Auckland 2017
7 October – 15 October 2017
Check out some of the events and exhibitions on during Artweek Auckland 2017.
Shout, Whisper, Wail!
Auckland Art Gallery
Curated by Natasha Conland
Explore how 11 contemporary New Zealand and Australian artists use ‘voice’ – and indeed who they speak to – in this triennial exhibition dedicated to the Chartwell Trust, whose important collection of contemporary art has been under the guardianship of Auckland Art Gallery for 20 years.
Shout Whisper Wail! The 2017 Chartwell Show looks at how an artist might use forms of performance, sound, music or the tools of rhetoric to activate the idea of an audience within their work.
The exhibition features new commissions by emerging New Zealand artists Juliet Carpenter and Biljana Popovic; a new installation by Auckland-based Janet Lilo; the first new work shown at the Gallery in 12 years by Jacqueline Fraser; and a new work by Australian artist Stuart Ringholt.
There are recent acquisitions not previously shown at the Gallery by New Zealand artists Luke Willis Thompson, Julian Dashper, et al. in collaboration with composer Samuel Holloway, Alicia Frankovich, and Australian artist Marco Fusinato.
Tautai invited eight artists to provide two images each to inhabit the wonderful 2m x 1m lightboxes which will stand like beacons in Bledisloe Lane during Artweek. The artists, who all have pacific heritage, work in a range of media and the work they show will shine a light on the world they live in. The photographers include both people and places, some may be famililar others not so; there is a contemporary type face putting a new slant on things, a sculptor, a printmaker and also drawings with a difference. We invite you to take a stroll through the Lane .
Image: Graphic Designer / Asinate Moa, Tuhulu (typeface), Matala’I ‘akau (Flower Grid)
RM presents a response by UNIFORM
Ellen Melville Centre, High St
A reverberation of our home Tāmaki Makaurau. Mapping home through sound, colour and light from the underground for everyone.
Saturday 8 Oct, 2-4pm. FREE drop in session.
Light, Colour, Sound play workshop.
Using elements of the installation we will be leading an interactive play workshop for families and groups with children.
LATE NIGHT ART Tuesday 10 Oct, 6-9pm
Publication launch and live performance night
UNIFORM members Ducklingmonster and Tina Pihema will perform a live sonic exploration of the installation.
Friday Late Night 13 Oct, 6-8pm
Drawing on memories of Friday night “going to town” Uniform will open the installation for a evening social session.
The needle is part of our primal toolkit. The needle plays an important part in our human development from the sewing of clothes to making fishing nets. This work celebrates the needle, utilising whalebone for it’s perfect curve, strength and flexibility.
Come and celebrate the rebirth of Tibor Donner’s 1966 modernist classic, The CAB (formerly the Civic Administration Building), and take in our Artweek exhibition featuring ‘FLOCK’ by Niki Hastings-McFall courtesy of Whitespace Contemporary Art and other works courtesy of Gow Langsford Gallery.
Karanga Maha + Korero Mai
Karanga Ink and Kī Gallery
Pip Hartley, Tyla Vaeau Ta’ufo’ou, Tyler-Jade Whatarangi Flay, Hiram Vaeau
Karanga Ink is a studio of Maori and Pasifika artists who have over 25 years tattoo experience collectively. Specialising in Maori, Pacific and Indigenous tattoo their work often speaks to the wearer’s personal story; reflecting whakapapa, whanau and significant life events. Karanga Maha can be translated to the call of the many and refers to the many stories told through marking the skin. This exhibition offers an insight into the artist’s practice and the wearer’s journey through a series of photographic portraits.
Darcell Apelu, Albert Ashton, Rachael Duval, Jessica Hansell (Cocosolid) in collaboration with Tokerau Wilson (Big Fat Raro), Ara Ariki Houkamau, Lonnie Hutchinson, Janet Lilo,
Shaquille Leu’u, Jasmine Te Hira, Nââwié Tutugoro, Christopher Ulutupu, Leafa Wilson
Curated by Cameron Ah Loo-Matamua
OFFSTAGE is Tautai’s annual moving image and live performance event. The experimental exhibition creates a platform for Pacific artists to explore with new forms of expression within the moving image and performance genre. This year it is in its eighth iteration and is co-produced by Artspace NZ.
Image: Albert Ashton, Weaving Aho, 2017, performance documentation, materials – harakeke, muka fiber water, mussel shell
Colin McCahon: On the Road
Somerville Presbyterian Church
Group show including, Gary Silipa
The special relationship between faith and art is explored in an exciting exhibition featuring paintings by New Zealand’s most well-known artist, Colin McCahon. On the Road (1976), a work over seven panels, is McCahon’s final “Stations of the Cross” and will feature along with other notable works by McCahon. Included in the exhibition are two paintings by Nigel Brown and works by selected contemporary artists inspired by faith or exploring aspects of faith in their work. The exhibition will be opened by Dr Peter Simpson, an author and authority on McCahon.
Image: Colin McCahon On the Road 1976 panel 1, acrylic on steinbach paper, private collection Auckland (image provided courtesy of owner)
In recent years, there has been an increasing presence of the brown male body in contemporary art. This frequency represents an urgent need to talk about the brown male body in relation to social and political ideas, all the while breaking down expectations and projected stereotypes about how a brown male body, and a brown male artist, should be, act, think and appear. Body Surface seeks to highlight and acknowledge those male Pacific and Māori artists who contribute to the medium of performance; a genre that significantly influences the landscape of emerging Pacific and Māori arts practices.
Saturday 7 October, 11am-12pm / FREE EVENT
Come and join in our talanoa as artists and guest speakers discuss the challenges and successes in using the body as an art medium.
Image: Ioane Ioane, Performance ritual at the New Guam Museum (2016). Photograph by Tameka Vahatau.
This exhibition takes its title from the street that the Louisa Afoa’s great Aunty and Uncle decided to call home in the ‘50s, after they migrated from Samoa, and which became home for her father later in the ‘70s. I’ll see you at Orion explores the idea of place and home through spaces of personal significance to Afoa.
A new commission from filmmaker Robert George. George’s work is typified by his love of surrealist cinema. He weaves together an ethereal, dreamlike sensibility with the starkness of reality to consider the relationship between the outer world and the inner mind.
George’s new experimental film explores the psychological and emotional impact of an impending loss. Multiple channels are employed to works against the binary logic of what is real or imagined; instead, a plurality of events unfold at one moment. In this work, ‘cinema time’ opens up our understandings of death and what it means to remember.
A live musical screening will take place
on Friday 13 October.
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