City Gallery

Past event

Opening Day Screening: George Watson They are cruel

Sunday 2 July, 3pm

Come together and celebrate the opening of our winter exhibition season. Join us for an afternoon programme of events that will offer you a deeper understanding of the exhibitions Nova Paul: Ngā Pūrākau Nō Ngā Rākau, Ayesha Green: Folk Nationalism, and George Watson: Beauty Incarnate.

A one afternoon-only screening of They are cruel, a film by artist George Watson (Ngāti Porou, Moriori, Ngāti Mutunga) that connects to her new exhibition Beauty Incarnate. Both film and exhibition explore colonial inheritances through the legacy of Pākehā writer Katherine Mansfield.

Commissioned by Te Uru Waitākere for the exhibition Kōtiro Emepaea, with the support of Creative New Zealand.

Learn more about our afternoon of Opening Day events:

1pm  Nova Paul in conversation with Karl Chitham. 
2pm Responses to Ayesha Green: Folk Nationalism.

Drop in for one or stay for the whole afternoon as these floor talks are sure to offer new and thought-provoking perspectives. All exhibitions will be open from 10am on Saturday 1 July. Visit early to view the exhibitions before the afternoon’s programmes.

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