City Gallery

Past event

Opening Day Talks: Memory Lines

Saturday 9 March, 1pm

Join us to celebrate the opening of our new exhibition Memory Lines and hear from artists Fiona Clark, Rozana Lee, Hōhua Thompson and curator Dr Kirsty Baker, as they consider the relationship between memory, knowledge and art-making.

Fiona Clark 

Fiona Clark is one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading photographers, whose work as an artist is intrinsically linked with her work as an activist. Clark’s photographs, made across a career spanning more than five decades, serve as a visual record of the knowledge embedded in the places, people and communities she pictures. 

Rozana Lee 

Rozana Lee’s practice often considers the power of pattern, material and form to hold cultural memory and reveal overlooked or omitted history. Her batik works included in this exhibition fuse together a range of symbolic imagery to question notions of originality, belonging and home through the frame of migrant experience. 

Hōhua Thompson 

Hōhua Thompson’s (Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti, Ngāti Kahu, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Rangiwewehi) large-scale installation practice frequently draws on pakiwaitara handed down to him through his whakapapa. For this exhibition, Thompson has created a significant new installation, which reflects on generational knowledge transmission, storytelling and kaitiakitanga.

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