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  • Date: 19 November 2016
  • Time: Saturday, 1pm
  • Cost: Free with exhibition entry

Fashion designer Karen Walker, artist Yvonne Todd, art writer Martin Patrick and poet Hera Lindsay Bird discuss their favourite works on the opening day of Cindy Sherman

The major exhibition Cindy Sherman opens at City Gallery on Saturday 19 November. Ahead of the opening, get exhibition ready with a three-part crash course on the artist who shaped the way we think about photography, identity and the role of women in contemporary society.

Happening over three consecutive Wednesdays, starting 12 October, each class is lead by a different Sherman expert addressing different aspects of Sherman's practice. 

$15 each, $35 for three | Friends and concession $13 each, $30 for three
Book all Three


Week one

Cindy Sherman in Context: 1970s–90s
Heather Galbraith

Wednesday 12 October, 6pm

Massey University’s Heather Galbraith introduces Cindy Sherman with a lively image-based lecture, addressing the New York art scene, the influential Pictures Generation and other groundbreaking female artists of the time. Book Now | Book all Three

Heather Galbraith is a contemporary curator, educator and mum based in Wellington.


Week two

Cindy Sherman: Appropriator and Appropriated
Aaron Lister

Wednesday 19 October, 6pm

Sherman refigures tropes and types from art history, magazines, fashion, film and television. Her work, in turn, has been absorbed back into culture in equally myriad ways. City Gallery Curator Aaron Lister considers Sherman’s use of her sources and the ways contemporary art and culture have returned her gaze. Book Now | Book all Three

Aaron Lister is Curator at City Gallery Wellington. 


Week three

The Real Cindy Sherman
Julie Ewington

Wednesday 26 October, 6pm

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? Book Now | Book all Three

Julie Ewington is an independent writer, curator and broadcasting living working in Sydney


Image Credit

Cindy Sherman Untitled #462 (detail) 2007–8, collection Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane (purchased 2011, with funds from Tim Fairfax AM, through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation). Untitled #466 (detail) 2008. Untitled #463 (detail) 2007–8. Untitled #568 (detail) 2016. Courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York. © The artist.

  • Date: 15 October 2016
  • Time: Saturday, 10am - 4pm
  • Cost: Entry charges apply

Art historians, museum professionals, law-enforcement representatives and lawyers explore art crime. 

The Symposium will cover many aspects of art crime both in New Zealand and beyond. Sessions will run from 10am on Saturday morning, and the Symposium will be followed by refreshments.

View the programme here

Bookings via Artcrime.co.nz

In partnership with the The New Zealand Art Crime Research Trust 

  • Date: 22 September 2016
  • Time: Thursday, 2-3.15pm
  • Cost: Free

How creative practices can work with other disciplines to create new and exciting outcomes

Panellists: Shelagh Magadza, Artistic Director of the New Zealand Festival; Professor Chris Bennewith of Massey’s College of Creative Arts; Mark Amery, co-founder of Letting Space and one of New Zealand’s leading art commentators; and Camille Pène, Director of Futur en Seine festival at Cap Digital, the French leading cluster of digital companies.

This panel discussion is part of Antipodes: a France/New Zealand symposium involving seven French creative professionals and organisations taking place in Auckland and Wellington. It will explore aspects of creativity as a driver of, and way of coping with, increasingly rapid societal and technological changes. Presented by Colab at the Auckland University of Technology, the College of Creative Arts at Massey University (Wellington) and the French Embassy in New Zealand. Read more about the symposium here

  • Date: 22 September 2016
  • Time: Thursday, 6pm | FULLY BOOKED
  • Cost: Free

City Gallery Wellington are hosting Ace Lady Network's special one-off event with guest Mia Garlick, Director of Policy Australia and New Zealand for Facebook.

The talk will be introduced by Jacinda Ardern (Labour Party). Following Garlick's talk, Angela Meyer (Double Denim) will present recent findings on the female economy in New Zealand, then Wellington business women will talk Facebook in a panel discussion chaired by Anna Dean (Double Denim).

Presented in partnership with the Ace Lady Network. Refreshments served before event begin.

This is a free event. Bookings Click Here

Mia Garlick

Mia’s role at Facebook means that she often finds herself explaining Facebook’s policies and products as well as providing best-practices tips, all informed by a healthy amount of time spent on the platform following people, businesses and interests, of a wide range of people.

  • Date: 12 October 2016
  • Time: Wednesday, 6pm
  • Cost: $15 each, $35 for three | Friends and concession $13 each, $30 for three

This is the first in a series of three Contemporary Art Night classes on Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman in Context: 1970s–90s

Enjoy a crash course on Cindy Sherman with a lecture from Massey University's Heather Galbraith. Galbraith introduces Cindy Sherman with a lively image-based lecture, addressing the New York art scene, the influential Pictures Generation and other groundbreaking female artists of the time.

About Heather Galbraith

Currently Associate Professor at Whiti o Rehua School of Art, College of Creative Arts Toi Rauwharangi, Massey University Wellington, Galbraith has held senior curatorial and management positions at St Paul ST, AUT University, City Gallery Wellington and Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. She was Head of School at Whiti o Rehua for four years and now combines MFA and PhD supervision and special projects with bringing up her daughter. Galbraith was appointed to New Zealand at the Venice Biennale project over three cycles: in 2009 as Curator and Deputy Commissioner, 2013 as Deputy Commissioner and 2015 as Commissioner.

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Book all Three and receive discount


Other classes include

Cindy Sherman 101 with Aaron Lister
Cindy Sherman: Appropriator and Appropriated
Wednesday 19 October, 6pm 

Cindy Sherman 101 with Julie Ewington
The Real Cindy Sherman
Wednesday 26 October, 6pm

  • Date: 19 October 2016
  • Time: Wednesday, 6pm
  • Cost: $15 | Friends and concession $13

This is the second in a series of three Contemporary Art Night classes on artist Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman: Appropriator and Appropriated

Enjoy a crash course on Cindy Sherman with a lecture from City Gallery Wellington Curator Aaron Lister.

Sherman refigures tropes and types from art history, magazines, fashion, film and television. Her work, in turn, has been absorbed back into culture in equally myriad ways. Lister considers Sherman’s use of her sources and the ways contemporary art and culture have returned her gaze.

About Aaron Lister

Aaron Lister is Curator at City Gallery Wellington. His exhibitions at the Gallery include Fiona Pardington: A Beautiful Hesitation, Demented Architecture and Ben Cauchi: The Sophist's Mirror. He was previously Exhibitions Curator at the National Library Gallery, and has lectured in the Art History departments of Victoria University and University of Otago.

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Other classes include

Cindy Sherman 101 with Heather Galbraith
The Real Cindy Sherman
Wednesday 12 October, 6pm 

Cindy Sherman 101 with Julie Ewington
The Real Cindy Sherman
Wednesday 26 October, 6pm 

  • Date: 10 September 2016
  • Time: Saturday from 9.30am-4pm
  • Cost: $40 waged / $20 unwaged

Phantom Topologies is the fourth annual CIRCUIT Symposium and brings together speakers from New Zealand, the Philippines, the UK and Canada. Confirmed presenters; George Clark (UK), Merv Espina (Ph), Martha Atienza (Ph), Alexandre Larose (Can), Tanya Te Miringa Te Rorarangi Ruka, Shannon Te Ao, Gavin Hipkins, Bridget Reweti, Dr. Martin Patrick, Dieneke Jansen, Paul Janman, Nina Tonga, Mark Amery, John Vea.

$40 waged / $20 unwaged. Register online: phantom-topologies.lilregie.com.

From 7-10 September Phantom Topologies is preceded by an Artist’s Week of installations, screenings and events. Click on the header at the top of circuit.org.nz to view.

Symposium Schedule 

9.45am Welcome / Introduction
Mark Williams (Director, CIRCUIT)
Dr. Martin Patrick (Senior Lecturer, Whiti o Rehua School of Art, Massey University)


10am-11.00: Lens-based interaction
How does the method of a works making and the modes of its encounter afford its participants anything? Three artists offer 5-10 minute overviews of a recent project made ‘in the field’ and discuss issues in making the work.

Presentations/Panellists:
Dieneke Jansen (Artist, Senior Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology) Alexandre Larose (Artist, Canada)
Bridget Reweti (Artist, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi)

11.00 – 11.15 Tea break

11.15-12.00pm: Counter-histories of Art and Social practice
Merv Espina gives a presentation about Kidlat Tahimik, a pioneer of the postcolonial essay film and the grandfather of the Independent Philippine Cinema. Christina Barton discusses the 1975 documentary Te Matakite o Aotearoa - The Māori Land March, directed by Geoff Steven with contributions from Leon Narbey and Phil Dadson.

Presentations/Panellists:
Merv Espina (Curator/Artist, Philippines)
George Clark (Artist, Independent Curator, UK)
Christina Barton (Director, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington)

12.00-1.00 - Lunch

1.00pm-1.45: Abstract Shadows: Working with History
A screening of Gavin Hipkins’ film New Age (2015) followed by a discussion about Hipkins’ process as an artist working in response to historical material; from the writings of Julian Dashper to John Ruskin, from Victorian spiritualism to colonial diaries.

Panellists:
Gavin Hipkins (Artist / Associate Professor, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland)
Robert Leonard (Senior Curator, City Gallery Wellington)

1.45- 2.30: Art, Community and the Moving Image
As an artist what responsibility do you have to your community? How do you work with the community? Who is the audience? How do you talk about your work to different communities?

Presentations/Panellists:
Jake Atienza (Artist, (Philippines)
Tanya Te Miringa Te Rorarangi Ruka (Artist, Ngā Puhi, Ngati Pakau, Waitaha)
Shannon Te Ao (Artist, Lecturer Whiti o Rehua School of Art, Massey University Wellington)

2.30-2.45 Tea break

2.45- 3.30 Building Better Roads
“Why do we know so little about our Pacific neighbours? And why, given New Zealand’s leading role in contemporary Pacific art, do we not exchange within the Pacific more? Our relationship need not just be one-way developmental Aid street. When it comes to sustainability and community we have much to learn. Don’t we want to understand more, in exchange for contributing our taxes to an independent Pacific’s growth? Increasingly there are opportunities for artists for residencies in Asia. Might more residencies in the Pacific assist our understanding and sense of our place?” – Mark Amery

Panellists:
Mark Amery (Writer, Curator)
John Vea (Artist)
Paul Janman (Artist)
Nina Tonga (Curator, Pacific Cultures, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa)

3.30 – 4.00 Closing observations

Martin Patrick summary /questions

Phantom Topologies, a symposium presented by CIRCUIT in association with City Gallery Wellington. With support from Creative New Zealand, Asia New Zealand Foundation, Canada Council for the Arts, Wellington City Council WARE residency, The Young and the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Foundation.

  • 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 

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