PAST EVENTS

2022

THIS EVENTS ARCHIVE INCLUDES A SELECTION OF EVENTS HELD IN 2022. CHECK OUT OUR UPCOMING EVENTS HERE.

Artist talk

Simon Denny and Karamia Müller in conversation

 

Saturday 6 August, 2022

Join us for an in-person talk with artists Simon Denny and Karamia Müller as they discuss their collaborative project Creation Stories which looks at how commerce, sovereignty, technology and polity connect the Pacific to German-speaking Europe.

Denny lives and works in Berlin, Germany, and makes exhibitions that unpack the social and political implications of the technology industry, the rise of social media, startup culture, blockchains and cryptocurrencies. Müller is a Pacific academic specialising in indigenous space concepts. She is a lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning, Creative Arts and Industries at The University of Auckland.

 

Exhibition opening

Creation Stories

 
A project by Simon Denny and Karamia Müller

 

Friday 5 August, 2022

Join us as we celebrate the opening of Creation Stories, a project by Simon Denny and Karamia Müller, and …Reconnecting… by Ana Carmela Garcia in The Booth. All welcome.

 

Kete Aronui film club

Ever The Land

 

Thursday 14 July 2022

Kete Aronui film club presents Ever the Land, a documentary exploring the sublime bond between people and their land through a landmark undertaking of design and construction by the passionately independent Ngāi Tūhoe.

The film captures a period of change and tremendous foresight: Tūhoe are negotiating an apology and settlement from the Crown and constructing Te Kura Whare, an architectural gem using radically sustainable methods. Tradition and environmentalism are brought together, and the film gives us a stirring depiction of Indigenous pride.

Kete Aronui film club is a free film programme held at Gus Fisher Gallery every second Thursday of the month, made possible with the help of Auckland Council.

 

Performance

Live performance with Riki Gooch

 

Saturday 9 July 2022

As part of Matariki Fesitval 2022 and to mark the last day of our exhibition Turning a page, starting a chapter, join us for a special live performance by Riki Gooch (Ngāti Wai/Patuharakeke/Ngāti Māhanga Hourua). Gooch is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer, academic and sound artist, based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Aotearoa.

 

Event

Kete Aronui book club with the Art History Society

 

Friday 1 July 2022

Join us for our Kete Ronui book club event with Auckland University’s Art History Society members Amber Ward and Frances Revita. In this session, they will discuss Lana Lopesi’s essay Beyond Essentaliam: Contemporary Moana Art from Aotearoa New Zealand

Workshop

Crazy clay-making for kids

 

Saturday 25 June 2022

Bring your kids to Gus Fisher Gallery for a morning of crazy clay-making. We’ll be using air dry modelling clay to make crazy creations, which you can then take home to paint yourself. 

Tour

Heritage Tour

 

Saturday 11 June 2022

Gus Fisher Gallery’s building, originally the Radio 1YA Building, was Aotearoa’s first purpose-built radio broadcasting station and later became home to the New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation. Join us on a special heritage tour of the site’s history with our in-house heritage expert Hannah Burgoyne, and guest speaker and TVNZ staff member Lindsay Benbrook.

Kete Aronui film club

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

 

Thursday 9 June 2022

Kete Aronui film club presents Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. Winning the Palme d’Or at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, the film is the final installment in a multi-platform art project by Apichatpong Weerasethakul called “Primitive”.

Dying from kidney failure, Uncle Boonmee spends his final days in the countryside, where he has visions of his past lives and is visited by different spirits and loved ones. Contemplating the reasons for his illness, Boonmee treks through the jungle with his family to a mysterious hilltop cave—the birthplace of his first life.

Kete Aronui film club is a free film programme held at Gus Fisher Gallery every second Thursday of the month, made possible with the help of Auckland Council.

Workshop

Zine-making for kids

 

Saturday 28 May 2022

Bring your kids to Gus Fisher Gallery for a zine-making workshop focused on short storytelling. Be inspired by artworks in our current exhibition Turning a page, starting a chapter to create your own 8-page short story zine. We’ll walk you through how to fold your zine and help you turn your ideas into visual masterpieces. Let your imagination and creativity run wild in the gallery!

This event is suitable for all-ages with parental supervision, with all materials provided.

Tour

Weekend curator tour with coffee and donuts

 

Saturday 21 May 2022

Head to Gus Fisher Gallery for a tour of our current exhibitions with curator Lisa Beauchamp. Lisa will guide you through the exhibition and discuss newly commissioned works by Aotearoa artists Sione Felatau, Ana Iti and Jade Townsend. Enjoy the tour with complimentary donuts and Kōkako coffee. 

Kete Aronui film club

The book of conrad

 

Thursday 12 May 2022

Kete Aronui film club is a new monthly film programme held at Gus Fisher Gallery every second Thursday of the month. Our first film in the programme is The Book of Conrad, a documentary about the award winning poet CA Conrad and directed by New Zealand filmmakers Belinda Schmid and David Welch.

Hailed by Flix Magazine as a “queer gospel”, and a “unique and powerful experience”, The Book of Conrad follows the celebrated writer, performance artist and eccentric CA Conrad, as he confronts his violent past and the suspicious death of his boyfriend, Earth. The film attempts to unravel the mystery of Earth’s death, while Conrad wrestles with his inner demons.

Special thanks to Auckland Council for helping make this screening possible.

Artist talk and exhibition opening

Turning a page, starting a chapter

 

Saturday 30 April 2022

Join us on the opening day of Turning a page, starting a chapter for a floor talk with exhibiting artists Sione Faletau, Ana Iti and Jade Townsend from 3pm, with refreshments and opening celebrations from 4pm.

Please note, doors will open from 2.30pm.

Dance

GalacticImposter

 

Saturday 2 April 2022

Join us on the final day of I Multiply Each Day for a dance performance by MA’AM: Moving And ‘ Adventurously Making. MA’AM is made up by Kaliyah Lima (Auala, Savi’i, Ngāti Paoa, Ngāti Whanaunga) and Natasha van Etten (Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāi Tukairangi).

Event

KETE ARONUI BOOK CLUB WITH DILOHANA LEKAMGE

 

Saturday 26 February 2022

Join us for our Kete Aronui book club event with artist, writer and curator Dilohana Lekamge. Join Dilohana, who wrote the accompanying essay for our current exhibition I Multiply Each Day, to discuss Manthia Diawara’s essay Édouard Glissant’s Worldmentality: An Introduction to One World in Relation. This is an opportunity to explore Glissant’s thinking and filmic style and purpose in relation to the exhibition as well Dilohana’s essay.

Screening

March film screenings

 

March 2022

For the month of March, Gus Fisher Gallery is hosting weekly film screenings relating to our exhibition I Multiply Each Day. Films include Black Narcissus (1947), Dissolution Trilogy (2017-2019), Caravaggio (1986), Waru (2017), and Vai (2019). More details on the films here.

Event

VOLUNTEERING TRIP TO MOTUIHE ISLAND

 

Sunday 20 February 2022

Join us as we spend the day with artist Emily Parr on Motuihe Island and volunteer as part of the Motuihe Restoration conservation project. This trip coincides with Gus Fisher Gallery’s presentation of Parr’s project Through the time spiral: ‘Oli Ula which explores her family connections to Motuihe Island and its history as an internment camp during the First World War.

Tour

WEEKEND CURATOR TOUR WITH COFFEE AND DONUTS

 

Saturday 19 February 2022

Head to Gus Fisher Gallery for a tour of our current exhibition I Multiply Each Day with our curator Lisa Beauchamp. Lisa will take you through the exhibition, which examines histories of migration from a contemporary standpoint from artists Larry Achiampong, Christopher Ulutupu and Michelle Williams Gamaker.

 

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