PAST EVENTS

2022

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

Closing event

Dumpling workshop

 

Saturday 19 November, 2022

To celebrate the final day of our exhibitions, join The Booth artist Ana Carmela Garcia and her mother for an afternoon of dumpling making. Inspired by her work …Reconnecting… that explores everyday familial connections, the Garcias will share dumpling folding techniques which will then be cooked onsite for you to enjoy.

 

Tour

CURATOR TOUR AND ARTIST TALK

with Stella Brennan and Leafā Wilson/Olga Krause

 

Friday 18 November, 2022

Join us for a tour of Creation Stories led by us Gus Fisher Gallery curator Lisa Beauchamp. Lisa will be joined by Stella Brennan and Leafā Wilson/Olga Krause, whose works are included in the exhibition and will speak to their contributions and practices.

 

Kete Aronui film club

The Kingmaker

 

Thursday 10 November, 2022

Kete Aronui film club presents The Kingmaker (2019) by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and photographer Lauren Greenfield.

Centered on the indomitable character of Imelda Marcos, The Kingmaker examines, with intimate access, the Marcos family’s improbable return to power in the Philippines. The film explores the disturbing legacy of the Marcos regime and chronicles Imelda’s then push to help her son, Bongbong, win the vice-presidency. An interesting reflection in the present day with Bongbong winning the Philippines presidency this year in 2022.

Kete Aronui film club is a free monthly film programme held at Gus Fisher Gallery made possible with the help of Auckland Council.

 

Workshop

Monoprinting for kids

 

Saturday 29 October, 2022

Inspired by the artworks in Creation Stories, bring your tamariki in for this one hour workshop where you can make your own family tree! Using a template and print techniques, participants can add their family connections to create an original artwork to take home. All materials provided.

 

Double feature

Nosferatu & Nosferasta

 

Saturday 15 October, 2022

F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu (1922) is one of the silent era’s most influential masterpieces which pioneered techniques and tropes of the horror genre still used today. To mark 100 years since the release of the German Expressionist classic, Gus Fisher Gallery presents a special double feature screening alongside the short Nosferasta: First Bite (2021).

Originally exhibited  at Spike Island, Bristol, Nosferasta: First Bite is a vampire movie like no other. Christopher Columbus uses his undead powers to create his “New World”, where he sucks the blood out of his colonial project for centuries. Complicit in this is Oba—both co-writer and star of the film—a shipwrecked African slave who, once bitten, becomes Columbus’s subject and collaborator. When Oba discovers Rastafarianism, his allegiance changes.

This screening includes an introduction by University of Auckland academic Nicole Perry, whose research interests include German Expressionism and German colonial activity in the Pacific region. Made possible with the help of the Goethe-Institut and Auckland Council.

 

Tour

Weekend curator tour with coffee and donuts

 

Saturday 15 October, 2022

Creation Stories is a project initiated by Simon Denny and Karamia Müller that takes their own genealogies as a point of departure for exploration. Join us for a tour led by Gus Fisher Gallery curator Lisa Beauchamp where she will guide you through the exhibition as it examines themes of intergenerational knowledge-sharing, global exchange and the mapping of various relations.

Enjoy the tour with complimentary donuts and Kōkako coffee.

 

Kete Aronui film club

Wayfinder

 

Thursday 13 October, 2022

Kete Aronui film club presents Larry Achiampong’s Wayfinder (2022), the British Ghanaian artist’s first feature film. Set in a pandemic, it follows the Wanderer, a young girl played by Perside Rodgrigues, on an intrepid journey across England. Travelling from North to south, she passes through different regions, towns and landscapes, encountering people, stories and situations on her way.

Achiampong works in film, sculpture, installation, sound, collage, music and performance. In 2021, his artwork Beyond The Substrata was shown as part of Gus Fisher Gallery’s exhibition I Multiply Each Day.

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

 

Talk

Samoa House Talanoa

 

Saturday 10 September, 2022

Samoa House was built with funds raised by the Samoa House Appeal Fund and opened in 1979. The site includes the first fale built outside of Samoa and previously housed the Samoan consulate alongside community spaces and offices. Join us for a special panel discussion on the history of Samoa House and Pacific architectural practice more broadly with speakers Karamia Müller, Elisapeta Heta, Albert Refiti and facilitated by Leone Samu Tui.

Dr Karamia Müller is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries, Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland.
Elisapeta Heta is the Kaihautū Whaihanga – Māori Design Leader at Jasmax.
Albert Refiti is an Associate Professor in the School of Art & Design, Auckland University of Technology.
Leone Samu Tui is Associate Curator, Documentary and Heritage (Pacific Collections), at the Auckland War Memorial Meseum.

This talanoa is presented in collaboration between Samoa House Library and Gus Fisher Gallery on the occasion of Creation Stories, a collaborative project by Müller and Simon Denny, exhibiting between Gus Fisher Gallery and Michael Lett. A complimentary lunch will be served following the talk from 2-3pm.

Photograph by Gil Hanly.

Kete Aronui film club

Videograms of a Revolution

 

Thursday 8 September, 2022

Kete Aronui film club in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut presents Videograms of a Revolution, a 1992 documentary film compiled by renowned directors Harun Farocki and Andrei Ujică. Videograms of a Revolution is made from over 125 hours of amateur footage including news reels and excerpts from the Bucharest TV studio it was broadcast from when it was overtaken by demonstrators during the Romanian Revolution in December 1989.

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.

 

Talk

Alex Sims on NFTs and Art

 

Saturday 20 August, 2022

Join us for a special talk with Alex Sims on NFTs and art. Alex, Associate Professor in the Department of Commercial Law, University of Auckland, and an Associate at the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies (CBT), maintains an interest in how artists are utilising NFTs and will be presenting her research and thoughts on the subject.

Alex teaches a wide range of commercial law subjects. Her primary areas of research and publication are on blockchain technology, in particular, DAOs (decentralised autonomous organisations), NFTs, the regulation of cryptocurrencies and legal issues surrounding smart contracts.

 

Kete Aronui film club

The Orator

 

Friday 12 August, 2022

Kete Aronui film club presents The Orator (O Le Tulafale), a 2011 Sāmoan and Aotearoa film written and directed by Tusi Tamasese. It is the first ever Sāmoan feature film shot entirely in Sāmoa, in the Sāmoan language, with a Sāmoan cast and story.

The Orator is a contemporary drama about courage, forgiveness and love.  Small in stature and humble, Saili lives a simple life with his beloved wife and daughter in an isolated, traditional village in the islands of Sāmoa. Forced to protect his land and family, Saili must face his fears and seek the right to speak up for those he loves. 

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

 

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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