Term 2, 2017
Don’t miss out on an exciting term at City Gallery with four new exhibitions.
The ground-floor galleries will be filled with work by Colin McCahon, New Zealand’s most celebrated painter. On Going Out with the Tide features paintings from the 1960s and 1970s that were inspired by Māori language, culture and history.
Upstairs we have digital paintings by Petra Cortright, an LA-based artist, in the show RUNNING NEO-GAMES UNDER MAME. Cortright manipulates internet-sourced imagery using online software to formulate ‘digital paint’ which she uses to build multi-layered, slow-moving, colourful, abstract, artworks.
Also in the upper level galleries we have a project by Italian-born furniture designer Martino Gamper who made 100 Chairs in 100 Days by bringing together elements of old found chairs to create new, poetic and humorous hybrids.
And in the auditorium we will be showing Shannon Te Ao’s video performance work Untitled (McCahon House Studies) in which the artist recites a waiata in McCahon’s former family home and studio in Titirangi.
Get in touch for more information or to make a booking. We’d love to see you.
Contact Claire or Helen
We’re looking forward to seeing you soon.
4 May 4.30 – 6pm
Join us for a curator led tour of exhibitions by Colin McCahon, Petra Cortright and Martino Gamper. Enjoy refreshments in the education studio and find out more about the education programmes on offer this term. Then stay on for the Gallery’s monthly Tuatara Open Late evening of art, music, talks, food and drinks.
RSVP to Citygalleryeducation@experiencewellington.org.nz