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Opening Day Talks: Through Points

Saturday 3 February, 3pm

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 you explore our three new shows, Ahsin Ahsin: Turbo Croc 2.0, Julia Morison: Ode to Hilma and Michael Mahne Lamb: Through Points. 

Join senior curator Aaron Lister, and photographer Shaun Waugh for a conversation with Michael Mahne Lamb about his new exhibition Through Points, which continues Lamb’s photographic transformations that push the material, physical, and perceptual boundaries of the medium through a series of wall and floor-based encounters. 

Michael Mahne Lamb’s image/object hybrids or ‘prototypes’ challenge the limitations of photographic representation and the frame. By abstracting his source material and putting it through shifts in scale, perspective, and materials, Lamb transforms two-dimensional imagery into three-dimensional objects.

Michael Mahne Lamb 

Michael Mahne Lamb is a Te Whanganui-a-Tara based artist, and co-director of photobook publisher Bad News Books. He completed an MFA at the University of Hartford in Connecticut in 2022.  

Shaun Waugh 

Shaun Waugh is an artist who lives and works in Wellington. Waugh completed his MFA in 2012, Whiti o Rehua School of Art, Massey University Wellington where he is currently employed as Lecturer in photography. Waugh’s most recent work has focused on the material culture of photographic history. Working primarily with the complexities of colour, Waugh has sought to explore and expand the artistic and technical potentials of the photographic medium. Avoiding arbitrary definitions in favour of interdisciplinary tendencies, Waugh’s practice exploits the tension between image and object-making, pitching his chromatically-driven practice into an uncertain terrain between photography, painting and sculpture.  

Recent exhibitions include; News from the Sun, curated by Aaron Lister, Senior Curator, City Gallery Wellington (2020); Runes: Photography and Decipherment, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, group exhibition curated by Geoffrey Batchen & Justine Varga (2018), Antipodean Emanations: cameraless photographs from Australia and New Zealand, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, group exhibition curated by Stella Loftus-Hills (2018) 

Full Opening Day schedule:

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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