Upcoming and past events

  • 07 Apr 2018
  • 12:00
  • Te Whare Hēra Gallery
  • Free Admission

Workshop, Open Studio

Chloé Quenum - Workshop Series: What’s Your Name?

Our given and inherited names invoke biographical, anthropological and whimsical narratives that transcend generations. They connect geography, history and symbolism influencing and giving the past a presence in our rich and manifold contemporary realities. You are invited to share the story of your first and last name which Chloé, with your permission, will register in her collection with a view t...

  • 28 Mar 2018
  • 18:00
  • Meow ( 9 Edward Street )
  • Free Admission

panel discussion

International Connections: Artist Residency Forum 2018

Wellington City Council, Te Whare Hēra Wellington International Artist Residency and the Goethe-Institut New Zealand invite you to attend the fourth annual artist residency forum, International Connections. Mark Williams, Director of Circuit Aotearoa, will chair a panel with two visiting artists and one local who will discuss the effect of place on their practice. They are sound artist Hanno L...

  • 15 Mar 2018
  • 18:00
  • The Pit, Te Ara Hihiko, Massey University Wellington
  • Free Admission


Artist lecture: Chloé Quenum - FABLES

FABLES is an introductory lecture on the creative practice of French artist Chloé Quenum. Chloé Quenum has a particular interest in transmission media, such as textiles. To her, the textile is a living object and a testimony of cultural overlays and invasions, political and economic ambitions. “For example dye and tools can relate to the exchange of graphic systems and te...

  • 24 Jan 2018
  • 18:00
  • Te Whare Hēra Gallery
  • FREE


Yuka Oyama and Sian van Dyk - Creator and curator Q&A

Artist Yuka Oyama and curator Sian van Dyk discuss Oyama’s project Helpers - Changing Homes Creating an expansive multimedia project including wearable sculptures, performance, film, and jewellery works, WITH volunteer participants, ALL in three months AND on the other side of the world from home?! As current Te Whare Hēra international artist in residence Berlin-based artist Yuka Oyama h...

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


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...