ACOUSTIC LEAKS, ACT 1: VOICES UNHEARD
16 November 2019
What kind of environment do we need to construct in order to hear each other better? Artists Hoda Afshar and Cushla Donaldson speak alongside others on the subject of incarceration and detention centres. An event series in two acts for The Shouting Valley.
ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS (2018)
1 November 2019, Ellen Melville Centre
This award-winning documentary by Gabrielle Brady follows the migration of millions of land crabs on Christmas Island from jungle to sea. The same jungle hides a high-security Australian detention centre where thousands of asylum seekers have been locked away indefinitely.
VANESSA CROFSKEY & HELPERS: WE WERE NOT BORN TO BE STUCK
15, 17 & 18 October 2019
Join Vanessa Crofskey and helpers in a series of action-based performances devised in response to The Shouting Valley. Through an anonymous process of submission and action, you are invited to transform the names of worn locations and lovers into actions that carry invisible outcomes.
MENG FOON IN CONVERSATION WITH DAMON SALESA
10 October 2019
Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon joins Pro-Vice Chancellor (Pacific) Damon Salesa for a kōrero on migration, identity and representation in Aotearoa today. Listen to the talk recording here.
ART & DONUTS: THE SHOUTING VALLEY
28 September 2019
Join curator Lisa Beauchamp as she discusses The Shouting Valley with two of the exhibiting artists, Cushla Donaldson and Shahriar Asdollah-Zadeh.
THE MUD DOSE: CERAMIC HAND-BUILDING WORKSHOP
24 & 31 August 2019
Led by Becky Richards, this ceramic hand-building workshop will guide participants through basic methods of forming and joining in stoneware paperclay.
TRASH TALK: AN INTRO TO ZERO WASTE
27 July 2019
Join Kristy Lorson, founder of Auckland-based zero waste enterprise EarthSavvy, as she shares her tips for reducing household waste. Make your own zero waste toothpaste and deodorant to take home.
NOPE SISTERS: CALL ME FASHION
18 July 2019
Nope, it’s not trash – it’s fashion! Join us for the launch of the Nope Sisters Mother Earth upcycled jackets, along with a panel discussion on sustainable fashion practices.
JONATHAN KAY: NEGATIVE MASS
2 July 2019, Takutai Square, Britomart
Artist Jonathan Kay gives a talk on Negative Mass, a new site-specific project at Takutai Square. Using a 19th century cyanotype printing technique, Kay will capture the process of ice melting.
BILLY APPLE: $100,000 CREDIT HELD
Self-guided/tours available on request, Lumley Centre
Take a tour up to Lumley Centre’s 20th floor to see Billy Apple’s $100,000 Credit Held displayed in his lawyer’s offices, and discover how the work connects to We’re Not Too Big to Care.
KETE ARONUI BOOK CLUB: THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY
13 June 2019
The Pipiri (June) edition of Kete Aronui looks at The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890) by Oscar Wilde, chosen by Aroha Novak, whose work The right to be unequal features in We’re Not Too Big to Care.
1YA BUILDING: ANNIVERSARY HERITAGE TOUR
1 June 2019
The Gus Fisher Gallery was originally the premises of New Zealand’s first ever television broadcast in 1960. Join us on the anniversary of this broadcast for a special tour of the building.
THE FEMINISED LABOUR OF CARE
29 May 2019
A consciousness-raising session with Cait Johnson and Ruby Alexander. Why do we expect women to do certain kinds of work and not men? Join Cait and Ruby for discussion on the relations between capitalism, women and wage labour.
HARATAU BOOK CLUB: DEBORAH RUNDLE ON THE PROBLEM WITH WORK BY KATHI WEEKS
9 May 2019
For Haratau (May) book club, artist Deborah Rundle discusses The Problem with Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics, and Postwork Imaginaries by Kathi Weeks.
EXHIBITION OPENING: WE’RE NOT TOO BIG TO CARE
Friday 5 April 2019
Gus Fisher Gallery is excited to welcome visitors back through its doors for its most ambitious show to date. With 16 artists from New Zealand, China, Canada and the United States, We’re Not Too Big to Care re-launches the gallery following an ambitious refurbishment to its Category 1 listed heritage interior.
Featuring special guests Tayi Tibble and Dance Plant Collective.