Upcoming and past events

  • 13 Oct 2019
  • 14:00
  • City Gallery Wellington, Te Ngākau Civic Square
  • FREE

Public talk

Indigenous Activism in Art and Architecture

Joel Spring and Elisapeta Heta Joel Spring (Wiradjuri) and Elisapeta Heta (Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Hāmoa, Waikato-Tanui) present on their practices and activism in both art and architecture. Joel Spring is a Wiradjuri man raised between Redfern and Alice Springs who works across research, activism, architecture, installation and speculative projects. At present, his work focuses on the contested nar...

  • 16 Sep 2019
  • 17:30
  • The Engine Room
  • FREE


Ève Chabanon - Eating Each Other II

Opening night Monday 16 September 5.30 – 7.30 pm The Engine Room Block 1, Massey University Access via Entrance C, Wallace Street Exhibition open to the public 17 September – 27 September Monday – Friday 12 – 4 pm “We don’t talk, we write.” I painfully decipher the purple notebook she is holding near my leg. On stage Sons of Kemet are playing ‘My Queen is Julia Cooper’. I close my eyes. THE ...

  • 05 Sep 2019
  • 18:00
  • Te Whare Hēra
  • FREE


Te Whare Hēra Eavesdropping Residency

Te Whare Hēra Eavesdropping Residency is a partnership with City Gallery Wellington, supported by Creative Victoria, Australia. Eavesdropping used to be a crime, but now it’s everywhere. Eavesdropping explores the politics of listening in our post-Snowden moment. But it isn’t just about big data, surveillance, and security—it’s also about our personal responsibilities listening back to power, as...

  • 31 Aug 2019
  • 13:00
  • 101 Amritsar Street
  • FREE


Ève Chabanon - Eating Each Other

We don’t talk, we write. I love her handwriting. She is actually not writing; she is drawing and in this moment I can’t stop smiling at her. I look deep into her eyes, grab her blue notebook, and sink my other hand deep into a bag to find my ‘International Traveler’ copper pencil. It is my turn now. It feels...

  • 20 Aug 2019
  • 19:00
  • play_station, 1/233 Willis Street
  • 15.00

Performative dinner

Ève Chabanon - Tupi and not Tupi

Tupi and not Tupi invited guests to enter a performative web of exchanges set at a dinner table, focusing on the notion of ‘cultural anthropophagy’. Chabanon’s research draws from the Antropofagia movement, initiated in 1920’s Brazil by poet and modernist Oswald de Andrade. “Only anthropophagy is uniting us […] Tupi or not Tupi, that is the question”. Referring to ontological perspectives o...