PAST EVENTS

2021

THIS EVENTS ARCHIVE INCLUDES A SELECTION OF EVENTS HELD IN 2021. CHECK OUT OUR UPCOMING EVENTS HERE.

Online screening

HIRAKI SAWA: DWELLING (2002) & ABSENT (2018)

 

19 November – 3 December 2021

Gus Fisher Gallery presents a special online screening of Hiraki Sawa’s Dwelling (2002) and Absent (2018). Dwelling was originally shown as part of From our Beautiful Square.

Online screening

JÓZEF ROBAKOWSKI: FROM MY WINDOW

 

15 – 31 November 2021

Józef Robakowski’s 16mm film work From My Window (1978–1999) captures episodes of everyday activity that occurred within the 20-storey high-rise complex where the artist lived. From My Window was shown as part of the exhibition From our Beautiful Square.

Artist activation

AN EVOLVING SCULPTURE BY JEREMY LEATINU’U

 

10 & 24 July, 7 & 21 August 2021

For Building monuments and folding forts upon a slippery ocean and a moving sky (2021), artist Jeremy Leatinu’u will reconfigure the sculpture onsite.

Family activity

STORY TIME & TISSUE ART

 

14 August 2021

Bring your kids for a fun story time session inspired by the exhibition, From our Beautiful Square, followed by a tissue paper craft activity. Kindly sponsored by Unity Books.

Workshop

PAINTING & MARK-MAKING WITH SALOME TANUVASA

 

7 August 2021

Join artist Salome Tanuvasa for a hands-on workshop on painting and mark-making in the gallery. The workshop will include a series of exercises focusing on colour, shape, architecture and movement. Tickets are $10 per person.

Publication launch

COOKED

 

4 August 2021, Shadows Bar, 8 Alfred Street

Something’s cooking! As part of From our Beautiful Square, Gus Fisher Gallery presents COOKED: a publication reflecting on 2020’s lockdown through shared kitchen experiences. Conceived by Chani Balmer, Shania Pablo, Anneka Scholtz and Reah Somerville.

Workshop

MONOPRINTING FOR KIDS

 

17 & 24 July 2021

Be inspired by the works of artist Salome Tanuvasa in From our Beautiful Square and create your own original monoprints with lines, squiggles and lots of colour!

Film screening

MERATA: HOW MUM DECOLONISED THE SCREEN

 

10 July 2021

Join us for a screening of Heperi Mita’s documentary film and learn more about pioneering Māori filmmaker Merata Mita. The screening will be followed by an audience Q&A with Heperi Mita. Part of Matariki Festival 2021.

Artist talk

JEREMY LEATINU’U & SALOME TANUVASA

 

26 June 2021

Join us for a floor talk with artists Jeremy Leatinu’u and Salome Tanuvasa, ahead of the opening celebration of From our Beautiful Square.

Event

TAROT WITH TE KANI: CAREER READINGS

 

29 May 2021

Drop in on the last day of happiness is only real when shared for a free tarot reading from Samuel Te Kani inside Mark Schroder’s installation Fortune Teller.

Workshop

CRAZY CLAY-MAKING

 

22 May 2021

Be inspired by Mark Schroder’s epic installation in happiness is only real when shared and make your own objects for your desk using modelling clay.

 

Event

PROPORTUNITY: HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHY SESSIONS

 

13 February & 15 May 2021

Update your professional profiles with new headshots, courtesy of Vanessa Mei Crofskey & Kimmi Rindel’s Wellbeing Analysis Techniques Limited. Presented as part of Now You See Me in The Booth.

Tour

LUNCHTIME TOUR WITH MARK SCHRODER

 

14 May 2021

Join us for a talk and tour of Fortune Teller in happiness is only real when shared with artist Mark Schroder and curator Lisa Beauchamp.

Workshop

SATIRE & STORYTELLING WITH DANIEL VERNON

 

8 May 2021

Join Pōneke Wellington artist and writer Daniel Vernon (aka @yeehawtheboys) for a two hour workshop on storytelling and political satire, and create your own comic strip.

Event

POETRY NIGHT: READER RESPONSE

 

22 April 2021

Join us for an evening of poetry responding to our exhibition, happiness is only real when shared, with a line up of speakers curated by poet, author and playwright Dominic Hoey. Speakers include Hoey, Matilda Clack, Ria Masae, Liam Jacobson and Takunda Muzondiwa. 

Workshop

MUD & MIND

 

10 April 2021

Mud and mind is a two hour group workshop led by artist Becky Richards. Grounded in a series of slow-paced, gentle exercises in clay, this making session will explore mindfulness as a positive, political force.

Tour

CANTONESE LANGUAGE GUIDED TOUR WITH WAI CHING CHAN

 

27 March 2021

Hear more about Hong Kong based artist Wong Ping and his animations in happiness is only real when shared, in a Cantonese language tour with artist Wai Ching Chan.

Event

KETE ARONUI BOOK CLUB WITH SAM GASKIN

 

20 March 2021

Art writer and editor Sam Gaskin will discuss Chinese artists’ strategies for expressing themselves under authoritarianism, drawing from the book City on Fire: The Fight for Hong Kong by Antony Dapiran. Kindly sponsored by Unity Books and Kōkako coffee.

Event

GOOD MORNING, GOOD MORNING!

 

8-14 March 2021

Sign up to receive daily morning messages from artist JingCheng Zhao for one week, inspired by customised morning call services available on major Chinese online shopping website TaoBao. Click here to see archived messages.

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Gus Fisher Gallery
74 Shortland Street
Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Central 1010

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