THIS EVENTS ARCHIVE INCLUDES A SELECTION OF EVENTS HELD IN 2023. CHECK OUT OUR UPCOMING EVENTS HERE.
Light Night 2023
Saturday 18 March, 7PM
For the Auckland Arts Festival’s Light Night 2023, the central city’s most iconic galleries are open late and playing host to a thrilling suite of exhibitions and curious delights. Gus Fisher Gallery will host a captivating performance by Dance Plant Collective as part of a series of pop performances across various galleries. Read more about Light Night 2023 here.
Gus Fisher Gallery will be open late from 4PM until 8.30PM.
No RSVP required.
Weekend Curator Tour
with coffee and donuts
Saturday 11 March, 2PM
The sentiment of flowers is an exhibition that embraces a non-binary approach to thinking about nature by encouraging us to abandon ideas of human exceptionalism in order to understand how queerness is an integral part of life for all living organisms. 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 queer ecologies.
Enjoy the tour with complimentary donuts and Kōkako coffee.
Local ecologies: Walking Tour
Saturday 4 March, 2PM
Join us for a walking tour of ecological sites of significance in Auckland’s city centre. Departing from Gus Fisher Gallery, we will explore local landscapes – their features, histories and potential for the future. We will be guided by the team from Aaiotanga Community Space, who work actively in the area promoting healthy networks, communities and ecologies for both human and non-human residents alike.
Water makes us wet
Saturday 25 February, 4PM
Run time: 80 mins
Join us for a free film screening of Water Makes Us Wet by internationally acclaimed artists Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens, a couple and artistic duo who feature in our current exhibition The sentiment of flowers.
With a poetic blend of curiosity, humor, sensuality and concern, this film chronicles the pleasures and politics of H2O from an ecosexual perspective. Travel around California with Annie, a former sex worker, Beth, a professor, and their dog Butch, in their E.A.R.T.H. Lab mobile unit, as they explore water in the Golden State. Ecosexuality shifts the metaphor “Earth as Mother” to “Earth as Lover” to create a more reciprocal and empathetic relationship with the natural world. Along the way, Annie and Beth interact with a diverse range of folks including performance artists, biologists, water treatment plant workers, scholars and others, climaxing in a shocking event that reaffirms the power of water, life and love.
A R A P E T A and Laura Duffy
Saturday 11 February, 2PM
Join us for an opening weekend talk with artists a r a p e t a and Laura Duffy, both presenting new work as part of our current exhibition The sentiment of flowers.
a r a p e t a is takatāpui artist of Ngāti Mahuta, Ngāti Whanaunga, Ngāti Porou and Muriwhenua descent researching the revival and preservation of Māori cloth making traditions through performance and time-based mediums. Laura Duffy is from Turanganui-a-Kiwa and has lived and worked in Te Whanganui-a-Tara for the past decade. She works between video, sculpture, and installation and is interested in exploring queer pleasure or joy derived from failure, error, and disgust.
Image left: Courtesy of Laura Duffy. Image right: Commissioned by The Art Paper, photography by Ophelia and Ryder Jones.
The sentiment of flowers
Thursday 9 February, 5.30PM
Join us as we celebrate the opening of The sentiment of flowers, an exhibition featuring work by leading Aotearoa and international artists that resonate with the theme of queer ecologies.
All are welcome.
Read more about the exhibition here.
Gus Fisher Gallery
74 Shortland Street
Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Central 1010
Tuesday – Friday:
10am – 5pm
10am – 4pm