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Opening Day Responses to Angela Lane: Phosphene

Saturday 28 October, 2pm

Come together and celebrate the opening of our new exhibition season with the chance to hear from artists and expert voices. Joining curator Aaron Lister are writer and poet Joan Fleming, and artist Martin Basher, offering fresh responses to our new exhibition Angela Lane: Phosophene.  

Joan Fleming:
Award-winning poet Joan Fleming is the author of the collections The Same as Yes and Failed Love Poems (THWUP), and the post-environmental-collapse verse novel Song of Less (Cordite Books). She works as a lecturer in Creative Writing at Massey University, and writes about staying awake on the precipice. 

Martin Basher:
Martin Basher is a US/NZ painter and sculptor currently living in Wellington. Basher received his BA (2003) and MFA (2008) from Columbia University, New York and holds a Doctorate in Fine Art (2016) from Auckland University. Working with a broad range of materials including aluminum, plexiglass, chipboard and wood, Basher's work plays with the relationships between art display and commercial display, between flatness and form, and between nature and the artificial. Basher has exhibited widely in the US, Europe and Australasia.

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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