Upcoming and past events

  • 18 Jan 2018
  • 17:30
  • Massey University Campus
  • FREE

Performance

Yuka Oyama - Helpers: Moving Homes

Helpers: Changing Homes is an expansive multimedia project developed through sculpture, performance, film, and jewellery works. During a three month residency at Te Whare Hēra artist Yuka Oyama has sought out project participants whose lives have been shaped by living in multiple countries, interviewing them about the objects they own which maintain a sense of ‘home’. Realising that as a...

  • 20 Nov 2017
  • 18:00
  • The Old Museum Building
  • FREE

Lecture

Tom Dale - Volatile Structures

Tom Dale is a London-based artist whose grandiose sculptures, videos and installations explore the absurd and preposterous aspects of society. Dale works across a number of disciplines and defines himself simply as an artist who doesn’t paint. His large scale sculptures, digital images and films all play a part in a practice that is as reflective as it is re...

  • 16 Nov 2017
  • 18:00
  • The Old Museum Building
  • FREE

Lecture

Yuka Oyama - The Stubborn Life of Objects

In her work Yuka Oyama explores the relationships people have with objects; for example, how jewellery often provides an intimate link between a human, a physical body, and experiences. Oyama’s sculptural imaginings have been described as “full of strangely mechanical inter-human relations and futuristic human-object rituals”. During her residency in Te Whanganui a Tara/Wellington, Oyama is working on a ne...

  • 27 Aug 2017
  • 14:00
  • Meet at Waitangi Skate Park (Cable Street opposite Chaffers New World)
  • FREE

Walking tour

Soraya Rhofir - Mystery Art Tour

Artist in residence Soraya Rhofir farewells Te Whanganui a Tara/Wellington with a guided walking tour of mystery artworks on Chaffers Street and Cable Street. Engraved glass illustrations of nature’s bounty and a golden semi-aquatic mammal have caught the artist’s imagination during her Te Whare Hēra residency on Clyde Quay Wharf. Anonymous and idiosyncratic these works sit b...

  • 01 Aug 2017
  • 18:00
  • The Engine Room
  • Free

Exhibition

Soraya Rhofir - Rough Rough

Rough Rough, an exhibition of new works by Soraya Rhofir. Rhofir borrows from Aotearoa/New Zealand’s everyday culture to produce work that she describes as “…an ensemble, a palette constructed as a collage, each piece opens to a dimension of ‘rough’: its vulnerability, its flexibility, its lightness…the pieces are nomadic, openings to another event, a horizon made of ...