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City Gallery

Past event

Panel Discussion: How to Set Up an Artist-Run Initiative

5 March 2020

As part of March’s Tuatara Open Late, Assistant Curator Moya Lawson leads a panel discussion on artist-run initiatives. ARIs are typically DIY platforms that operate alongside or in opposition to institutional spaces like City Gallery. This ‘how-to’ discussion will delve into the phenomena and potential of these initiatives. What do ARIs do? Who runs them and why? To show or not to show your friends? Presented in association with  Elisabeth Pointon: What Goes Up.   

The panel: 

Selina Ershadi is an artist based in Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland. She founded Mother? with artist/flatmate Leah Mulgrew, operating out of their garden shed. 

Tyler Jackson is an artist based in Pōneke/Wellington. He's a founding member of local ARI Play_station and Gallery Assistant at Robert Heald Gallery. 

Grace Ryder is a curator at the Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt. She was a founding member of North Projects, Ōtautahi/Christchurch, and Director of Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Ōtepoti/Dunedin.

Joshua Harris-Harding is an artist and writer based in Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland. He is a founding member of Samoa House Library.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Emma Bugden will no longer be part of the panel.

Tuatara Open Late is our monthly late-night mix of art, music, books, film, beer, wine, and food. This month’s line-up also includes an artist talk from Isabella Loudon and Kirsty Lillico, a live performance from Annabel Alpers (formally of Bachelorette)RadioActive FM DJ, and supper treats from the Greek Food Truck.