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  • Date: 7 September 2017
  • Time: Thursday, 5-10pm
  • Cost: Entry by donation

Art, music, film, talks, beer, wine, food. A changing programme of after-dark events on the first Thursday of the month.

Please stay tuned for details.

 

  • Date: 6 September 2017
  • Time: Wednesday, 6pm
  • Cost: Free Entry (booking essential)

How can we better understand Colin McCahon's capacity to address differences between Māori and Pākehā, and how sucessful was he? 

Ngahiraka Mason is an artist and art historian. She was a curator at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki from 1999 to 2015. Her first exhibition was Urewera Mural: Colin McCahon. Ngahiraka was a trustee on Te Māori Manaaki Taonga Trust. The Trust was established after the watershed exhibition Te Māori: Māori Art from New Zealand Collections (1984-87) to 'encourage and provide for education and training of Māori in the skills required for the care and display of taonga Māori'. Her curatorial interests strongly relate to old knowledge and new understandings within indigenous sites of knowledge, to generate awareness of the value of culture.

Followed by a cash bar.

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In association with our previous exhibition Colin McCahon: On Going Out with the Tide and part of the Colin McCahon Deane Lecture series. 

  • Date: 26 August 2017
  • Time: Saturday, 2pm
  • Cost: Free

On the opening day of Lost World, artist John Stezaker talks about his work. Followed by refreshments.

This event will be New Zealand sign-language interpreted.

John Stezaker is also speaking in Auckland on Thursday 17 August at 6pm at Starkwhite, and at Christchurch Art Gallery on Tuesday 22 August at 6pm. 

  • Date: 26 August 2017
  • Time: Saturday, 1pm
  • Cost: Free

Artist Jasmine Togo-Brisby, her mother Christina Togo and Nina Tonga (Curator Pacific Art at Te Papa) discuss Togo-Brisby’s work in Colonial Sugar. Introduced by curator Aaron Lister.

  • Date: 26 August 2017
  • Time: Saturday, 11am
  • Cost: Free for Friends of City Gallery

City Gallery Chief Curator Robert Leonard gives an exclusive tour of John Stezaker: Lost World for City Gallery Friends.

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Friends RSVP to cgwmembership@experiencewellington.org.nz

  • Date: 23 August 2017
  • Time: Wednesday, 10.30am
  • Cost: Free

This session is cancelled, apologies for any incovenience. 


Join us for a mid-morning tour of Occulture: The Dark Arts in a baby-friendly environment for engaging with art. Followed by morning tea.

Gallery Babes is best suited to babies 0-12 months.
Book in for our next Gallery Babes on Tuesday 19 September, Wednesday 18 October and Tuesday 14 November 

  • Date: 30 July 2017
  • Time: Sunday, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm

Toi Whakaari students Te Puawaitanga Winterburn, Richard MacDonald and Marshayla Christie respond to Colin McCahon's painting The Lark's Song, giving voice to this waiata on the last day of the exhibition Colin McCahon: On Going Out with the Tide.

In 1968, McCahon's daughter Catherine, gave him a copy of a new book, The Tail of the Fish: Māori Memories of the Far North. In it, the author, Matire Kereama, a Te Aupōuri elder, sets down stories of her people, 'their homes, their victories in battles, their defeats, and their lives', along with a number of whakapapa (genealogies). In 1969, McCahon made works drawing on texts from The Tail of the Fish including The Lark's Song. In her book Kereama explained that the Māori words of 'The Lark's Song' approximate the sound of the bird. The song was part of a children's game in which the aim was to sing it with the fewest breath pauses.

There will be three performances of 'The Lark's Song' in the gallery space, at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.

Free, all welcome.

  • Date: 12 August 2017
  • Time: Saturday, 8pm

On the opening night of Occulture: The Dark Artsartists Simon Cuming and Jason Greig deliver an improvised noise performance based on the diminished-fifth interval, also known as 'the Devil's tritone'.

This performance follows Robet Buratti's lecture, Artist as Prophet: Re-visioning the Creative Consciousness, at 6pm.

Cash bar open from 7pm.

  • Date: 12 August 2017
  • Time: Saturday, 6pm

Artist as Prophet: Revisioning the Creative Consciousness  

Robert Buratti gives an illustrated lecture on the history of esoteric art, its major themes and practitioners. Buratti is the curator of the exhibitions Window to the Sacred (2012–14) and Aleister Crowley: The Nightmare Paintings (2011–12), and director of Buretti Fine Art Australia.

Cash bar open following the lecture.

At 8pm artists Simon Cuming and Jason Greig give an improvised noise performance.

  • Date: 12 August 2017
  • Time: Saturday, 1pm and 3pm

1pm Artists Simon Cuming, Dane Mitchell and Lorene Taurerewa discuss their work. Robert Buratti talks about Aleister Crowley. In conversation with curator Aaron Lister.

3pm Artists Yin-Ju Chen, Jason Greig and Fiona Pardington discuss their work. Robert Buratti talks about Rosaleen Norton. In conversation with curator Aaron Lister.

At 6pm Robert Buratti gives a lecture, Artist as Prophet: Revisioning the Creative Consciousness. And at 8pm artists Simon Cuming and Jason Greig give an improvised noise performance. Cash bar.

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