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  • Date: 10 October 2016
  • Time: Monday, 6pm
  • Cost: Free

City Talks is an ongoing series presented in partnership with the New Zealand Institute of Architects Wellington Branch.

Terms such as "Butler's Kitchens" and "Sculleries" to describe particular characteristics of new kitchen design have appeared in magazines and television shows. Wellington architect Mary Daish explores the design ideas behind these descriptions, and extends this to a discussion with food writer Lois Daish around wider social issues of preparing and eating food in daily domestic life. 

  • Date: 26 October 2016
  • Time: Wednesday, 6pm
  • Cost: $15 | Friends and concession $13

The Real Cindy Sherman is third in a series of three Contemporary Art Night classes on Cindy Sherman

Enjoy a crash course on Cindy Sherman with a lecture from Australian curator and broadcaster Julie Ewington.

Over four decades, Cindy Sherman has looked back at us from her photographs. Yet she says ‘When I look at the pictures, I never see myself.’ A persistent conundrum, Sherman has been described as feminist, portraitist, masquerader, caricaturist. Sydney-based writer, curator and broadcaster Julie Ewington asks: Is there a real Cindy Sherman?

About Julie Ewington

From 1997 to 2014, Julie Ewington was Head of Australian Art at Queensland Art Gallery|Gallery of Modern Art, and a curatorial team member for the Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art between 1996 and 2012. A long-time writer on feminism and art by women, since 2014 Ewington has written essays for catalogues and journals, and reviewed exhibitions in Australia and internationally, including for The Monthly and Artforum. She is currently curating a retrospective of work by the late sculptor Bronwyn Oliver for TarraWarra Museum of Art in Victoria, Australia, for summer 2016–17.

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Other classes include

Cindy Sherman 101 with Aaron Lister

Cindy Sherman: Appropriator and Appropriated
Wednesday 19 October, 6pm 

  • Date: 9 October 2016
  • Time: Sunday, 1-3pm
  • Cost: $20-$25

Join artist Emma Febvre-Richards for a 'life-drawing' workshop using Francis Upritchard's figurative sculptures.

$20 Concession and City Gallery Friends
$25 General Admission

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  • Date: 4 - 6 October 2016
  • Time: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • Cost: FULLY BOOKED

Artist Gabby O'Connor's Craftcamp workshops are for creative kids aged 5 to 14 years. Choose from six sessions exploring different mediums. Be inspired by our current exhibitions. 

All workshops suit beginners to more experienced learners from 5-14 years Meeting place in the foyer of City Gallery Wellington, Civic Square.

All workshops are held in the Gallery’s Education Studio, upstairs.

Craftcamp is run by Wellington artist Gabby O'Connor. See contact and booking details below. 


October Craftcamp Sessions

Tuesday 4 October, 10am - 4pm
Figurative Sculpture

Back by popular demand! Inspired by the exhibition Francis Upritchard: Jealous Saboteurs, make a standing or dancing figure, first creating an armature (skeleton)and building up layers, using fabric and making clothing. Use various techniques and found, gathered materials including wire, modelling material, fabric, glue and wood.

Wednesday 5 October, 10am - 4pm
Printmaking without a press

Start the day by drawing and designing, inspired by the exhibition Sister Corita’s Summer of Love in this workshop. Techniques explored are drypoint etching, stencils, mono-prints and collographs.

Thursday 6th October, 10am - 12.30pm
Antarctic Softies

Tutor Gabby O’Connor will return to Antarctica in October. To celebrate, come and make a Weddell seal, penguin or orca ‘softy’ using fabric scraps from local fashion businesses. Suitable for beginners to the more experienced hand sewer.

Thursday 6th October, 1.30pm - 4pm
Word Sculptures

Pick a word or your favourite letter in the exhibition Sister Corita’s Summer of Love and create a 3D version of it using recycled materials, cardboard, fabric and the hot glue guns.


Bookings are essential | FULLY BOOKED 

Contact: Course organiser Gabby O’Connor, who is taking all bookings and payments for classes. 

gabrielle.l.oconnor@gmail.com | 021 389707

$30 for half day / $50 for a full day

Light morning/afternoon tea supplied (please indicate any food allergies).

The lunch hour 12.30-1.30pm is supervised. BYO lunch and water bottle if staying for the whole day.

  • Date: 2 October 2016
  • Time: Sunday, 1-5pm
  • Cost: $20-$25

Join Tessa Laird for a writing workshop inspired by Francis Upritchard: Jealous Saboteurs. Laird has written about colours, ancient cultures, mythologies, the dustbins of progress and Francis Upritchard. 

Refreshments served.

$20 Concession and City Gallery Friends
$25 General Admission

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  • Date: 29 September 2016
  • Time: Thursday, 6pm
  • Cost: Free

Photographer Anne Noble and writer and curator Greg O’Brien discuss some of their projects in relation to Catholicism.

Refreshments served.

In association with Sister Corita's Summer of Love

  • Date: 13 September 2016
  • Time: Tuesday, 6pm
  • Cost: Free

Sociologist Sandra Grey (Victoria University) talks about citizen dissent and social advocacy since the late 1960s in New Zealand, in response to Sister Corita's Summer of Love.

Refreshments served.

  • Date: 9 September 2016
  • Time: Friday, 6pm
  • Cost: Free

A screening of new works by Gavin Hipkins, Juliet Carpenter, Daniel Malone, Louise Menzies and Nathan Gray responding to Julian Daspher's writings. Commissioned by Circuit Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand. 

The screening opens Phantom Topologies, the fourth annual Circuit symposium, City Gallery, 10 September. 

See circuit.org.nz for more info.

  • Date: 7 October 2016
  • Time: Friday, 12.15pm
  • Cost: Free

Off to WOW? Join us for a 20-minute textile and fashion-centric tour of Francis Upritchard: Jealous Saboteurs.

No booking required. Meet in main foyer.


Tours will be held on the following days also:

September | Thursday 22, Friday 23, Thursday 29 and Friday 30 

October | Wednesday 5, Thursday 6, and Friday 7 October.

  • Date: 6 October 2016
  • Time: Thursday, 12.15pm
  • Cost: Free

Off to WOW? Join us for a 20-minute textile and fashion-centric tour of Francis Upritchard: Jealous Saboteurs.

No bookings required. Meet in main foyer. 


Tours will be held on the following days also:

September | Thursday 22, Friday 23, Thursday 29 and Friday 30 

October | Wednesday 5, Thursday 6, and Friday 7.

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