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Opening Day Talks: Ahsin Ahsin in Conversation with Israel Randell

Saturday 3 February, 1pm

Come together and celebrate the opening of our Summer exhibition season. Join us for an afternoon of programmes offering a deeper understanding of artworks and artists as we explore three new shows, Ahsin Ahsin: Turbo Croc 2.0, Julia Morison: Ode to Hilma and Michael Mahne Lamb: Through Points.

Join curator Israel Randell and multidisciplinary artist Ahsin Ahsin for a discussion about Turbo Croc 2.0, a new series of works that riffs off the evolution of his ‘Croc’ character. Croc — a half human/half crocodile hybrid — was born out of his research into amphora black-figure vase paintings.  

Since 2018, Ahsin has expanded the entourage of Croc characters to include robo croc, black figure croc and flamboyant & thicc croc. Turbo Croc 2.0 showcases a new mural work which reunites the band of ‘crocs’, alongside a collection of recent paintings that return to his interest in the vase form and its ability to hold stories.

Ahsin Ahsin 

Ahsin Ahsin is an artist from the islands of Aitu and Aitutaki. He has completed major mural works as part of Boon street-art festival and Street Prints Mauao. Ahsin has exhibited largely throughout Aotearoa in Kirikiriroa, Auckland and Melbourne. He has an extensive list of commission work and has participated in international art initiatives including a series in India & Belgium. 

1pm  Ahsin Ahsin with curator Israel Randell. 

2pm  Julia Morison with curator Dr Kirsty Baker. 

3pm  Michael Mahne Lamb with curator Aaron Lister, and photographer Shaun Waugh. 

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