Māreikura; Wāhine beyond Suffrage at Pātaka

 

Curated by Emma Ng and Alice Masters


EAST 2018

Hastings City Art Gallery is proud to announce the selection of artists and designers for the biennial exhibition EAST 2018. Twenty-three creative practitioners from across the country have been selected, ranging from recently graduated emerging artists through to acclaimed established practitioners. The diversity of selected artists and designers reflect a wide array of creative practice connected to the region such as painting, ceramics, photography, architecture, industrial design, video, conceptual art and performance.

Selected artists are: Vanessa Arthur, Annette Bull, John Brown, Joyce Campbell, Terri Ripeka Crawford, Jenny Gillam, Ayesha Green, Kauri Hawkins, Michael Hawksworth, Rangituhia Hollis, Peter Madden, George Nuku, Ben Pearce, Martin Poppelwell, Clare Plug, Sonya Lacey, Lara Lindsay Parker, Jacob Scott, Ann Shelton, Natalie Robertson, Tim Thatcher, David Trubridge and Kamaka Pottery (Bruce and Estelle Martin). These artists and designers were drawn from a mixture of direct invitations and a pool of open call applicants selected by independent curator Bruce E. Phillips.

Mesentary, Biodynamic Farm, Hawkes Bay Silk, Cedar, Brass, Water soluble reactive dyes. Ann Shelton 2018

Primary Care

Primary Care brings together a selection of artworks, photographs, ephemera and archival materials largely gathered from across the Hocken’s collections that consider aspects of physical, spiritual, community, mental and public health.

With works relating to health promotion and disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment, patient education, deinstitutionalization, community care, and Māori health, the exhibition represents a range of approaches to health and wellbeing, and developments in the medical field.

Including works by Simon Denny, Giovanni Intra, Robyn Kahukiwa, Eileen Mayo, Robert Rauschenberg, Ava Seymour, Ann Shelton, Heather Straka, Lionel Terry, Robin White and more…

Join curator Andrea Bell for an Exhibition floor talk and tour of Primary Care on Saturday 7 July at 11am

Primary Care, Hocken Collections, Uare Taoka o Hākena, University of Otago. Photo: Iain Frengley
Cell (After An Angel at My Table), Seacliff Asylum, North Otago, New Zealand, installation view, Primary Care, Hocken Collections, Uare Taoka o Hākena, University of Otago. Photo: Iain Frengley
Cell (After An Angel at My Table), Seacliff Asylum, North Otago, New Zealand, installation view, Primary Care, Hocken Collections, Uare Taoka o Hākena, University of Otago. Photo: Iain Frengley
Cell (After An Angel at My Table), Seacliff Asylum, North Otago, New Zealand, installation view, Primary Care, Hocken Collections, Uare Taoka o Hākena, University of Otago. Photo: Iain Frengley
Cell (After An Angel at My Table), Seacliff Asylum, North Otago, New Zealand, installation view, Primary Care, Hocken Collections, Uare Taoka o Hākena, University of Otago. Photo: Iain Frengley

The Order of Things

5 May – 16 June 2018
Hocken Collections, 90 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin
Curated by Andrea Bell

The Order of Things considers systems of categorization, taxonomy and the production of knowledge. Referencing twentieth century French philosopher Michel Foucault’s 1966 text by the same name, The Order of Things seeks out expanded approaches to the concept of knowledge as a cultural, social and theoretical construct.

Presented within the context of the Hocken Collections, Uare Taoka o Hākena, The Order of Things offers a reflexive approach to research and pedagogy, museology, mātauranga Māori, and digital technologies. Ranging from the pre-colonial era to the information age, the exhibition considers cultural guardianship, the role of collecting, exhibition making, and the library as a microcosm of the universe.

Including works by Nick Austin, Ruth Buchanan, Simon Denny, Richard Killeen, Alex Monteith, Ann Shelton, Shannon Te Ao, Tim Wagg, and more…

Featuring a library to scale (excerpts), and once more with feeling (excerpts) at Hocken Collections


the missionaries at Two Rooms

Ann Shelton’s internationally recognised large-scale, hyper-real photographic works operate at the nexus of conceptual and documentary modes, investigating the social, political and historical contexts that inform readings of the landscape and its contents. Shelton’s new images explore the powerful relationship between colonisation, nationalism and plants in the context of Aotearoa. In a kind of contrived bouquet garni set against the musty colour palette of the Arts and Crafts movement, these domestic botanic epitaphs engage with the reasons emigrants brought plants with them, why they went to elaborate ends to preserve them on their long journey, and the consequences of their interventions.

Exhibition opens: 6–8pm Friday 1 June 2018
Exhibition closes: 30 June 2018
Location: Two Rooms, 16 Putiki St, Newton Auckland 1021


Panel discussion at Photival festival

Imagery has been used throughout modern history to help persuade, manipulate and lie. Spanning propaganda, fake news and the brave photographers who have combated the common narrative, we look at how photography’s role has evolved. Instagram filters, photo shopped billboards and high-jacked news imagery pervade the public discourse, how can we tell truth from fiction? How can we combat fake news?

Our panel of experts (Ann Shelton, Geoffrey Batchen and Nicky Hager) cover these issues and explore how to approach visual media today.


jane says (excerpts) – UNTITLED, Art Fair San Francisco

jane says is featured by Denny Gallery in the San Francisco Art Fair UNTITLED, Art alongside other international artists.

UNTITLED, Art is an international, curated art fair founded in 2012 that focuses on curatorial balance and integrity across all disciplines of contemporary art. UNTITLED, Art innovates the standard fair model by selecting a curatorial team to identify and curate a selection of galleries, artist-run exhibition spaces, and non-profit institutions and organizations, in dialogue with an architecturally designed venue.


Ockham book awards shortlist for Dark Matter

“ILLUSTRATED NON-FICTION AWARD SHORTLIST: More than just a catalogue to accompany the artist’s retrospective exhibition, this exquisitely designed compilation brings 15 bodies of work together in one place for the first time. Outstanding scholars provide illuminating insights into key themes in the photographer’s work in a clear, readable style. Every aspect of the design of the publication — the slip-cased format, typography and layout — complements the rich and fascinating narratives evoked by the images themselves. This is a book of enduring quality, flawlessly produced.” Judges comments.