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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gus Fisher Gallery
74 Shortland Street
Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Central 1010
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