PAST EVENTS

2019

THIS EVENTS ARCHIVE INCLUDES A SELECTION OF EVENTS HELD IN 2019. CHECK OUT OUR UPCOMING EVENTS HERE.

Event

ACOUSTIC LEAKS, ACT 2: HOW TO LISTEN

 

14 December 2019

Featuring Dr Emily Beausoleil on listening as social justice work. An event series in two acts for The Shouting Valley.

Event

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.

Film screening

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.

Performance

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.

Talk

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.

Event

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. 

Workshop

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.

Event

KETE ARONUI BOOK CLUB: JOYCE CAMPBELL

 

8 August 2019

Join artist Joyce Campbell as she discusses the book From the Observatory (1972) by Julio Cortazar, for the exhibition The Slipping Away.

Film screening

GODFREY REGGIO: KOYAANISQATSI (1983)

 

28 July & 2 August 2019, Civic Theatre

Join us for a screening of cult film Koyaanisqatsi (1982). Part of The Slipping Away, in association with the New Zealand International Film Festival.

Event

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.

Event

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.

Talk

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.

Tour

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.

Event

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.

Tour

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.

Event

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.

Event

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.

Event

ART & DONUTS: WE’RE NOT TOO BIG TO CARE

 

6 April 2019

Hear artists Aroha Novak, Emily Hartley-Skudder and Hikalu Clarke in conversation with curator Lisa Beauchamp about their works for We’re Not Too Big To CareCoffee courtesy of Kōkako Organic Coffee Roasters.

Event

GALLERY GROOMING WITH THE GENTRY

 

Saturday 6 April

Come to Gus Fisher Gallery any time between 1 – 3pm on Saturday 6 April for a complimentary barber cut by the team from The Gentry while enjoying some complimentary coffee from Kōkako Organic Coffee Roasters.

Event

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.

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