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Te Whare Hēra Eavesdropping Residency

Sat 17 August–17 November

Te Whare Hēra Eavesdropping Residency is a partnership with Massey University's Te Whare Hēra, supported by Liquid Architecture through Creative Victoria's International Engagement programme. It comprises a series of short residencies in the city for exhibiting artists based in Victoria, Australia. During the show, artists and curators will visit Wellington to make new work, deliver talks, and connect with the community.



Keynote Lecture: Eavesdropping: On the Politics of Listening and Being Listened To | Thurs 5 Sep, 6pm
Curators Joel Stern (Liquid Architecture) and James Parker (Melbourne Law School) unpack their show Eavesdropping as part of September Tuatara Open Late.
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Manus Recording Project Collective Talk and Listen Session | Thurs 3 Oct, 6pm
Michael Green and Jon Tjhia (Manus Recording Project Collective) introduce recordings from their archive of ten-minute audio recordings sent from six men detained by the Australian government on Manus Island: Farhad Bandesh, Behrouz Boochani, Samad Abdul, Shamindan Kanapathi, Kazem Kazemi and Abdul Aziz Muhamat. Part of October Tuatara Open Late.

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Indigenous Activism in Art and Architecture | Sun 13 Oct, 2pm
Joel Spring (Wiradjuri) and Elisapeta Heta (Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Hāmoa, Waikato-Tainui) discuss their activism and their work in art and architecture.
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