City Gallery

Past event

Opening Day Artist and Curators’ Tour: Eerie Pageantry

Saturday 28 October, 1pm

Come together and celebrate the opening of our new exhibition Eerie Pageantry with the chance to hear from artists and curators. Join exhibiting artist Julia Robinson in conversation with ‘Curator of Screams’ Aaron Lister and Dr Chelsea Nichols as they uncover her work and practice to delve into the dualities that sit at the dark heart of the folk horror genre.

Julia Robinson:
Julia Robinson is an Adelaide-based artist working across sculpture and installation. Her works contain references to belief systems and folklore and reflect the artist’s fascination with how humans use ritual to address fundamental issues such as birth, sex, and death. Looking to her European-Australian ancestry as a starting point, she draws on multiple sources which include superstitions, fairy tales, and ancient rites of harvest, fertility and resurrection revived through folk horror films.

Curator of Screams: 
Curator of Screams is an ongoing series of collaborative projects between Aaron Lister, Senior Curator at City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi and Dr Chelsea Nichols, Senior Curator at the Dowse Art Museum, which explores the connections between contemporary art and horror films. 

Full Opening Programme 

Saturday 28 October   

1pm – 2pm Opening Day Talk: Eerie Pageantry
2pm – 3pm Opening Day Responses to Angela Lane: Phosphene  

Drop in for one or stay for the whole afternoon as these floor talks offer new and thought-provoking perspectives. All exhibitions open from 10am on Saturday 28 October. Visit early to view the exhibitions before the afternoon’s programmes.

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