Wong Ping, Wong Ping’s Fables 2, 2019. Installation image. Photography by Sam Hartnett.
Poetry Night: Reader Response
Thursday 22 April, 6PM
Join us for an evening of poetry with a line up of speakers curated by poet, author and playwright Dominic Hoey. Reader Response asks these speakers to respond to various themes and ideas present in Gus Fisher Gallery’s current exhibition happiness is only real when shared. Come along for fresh interpretations and insight through poetic response. Speakers include:
Dominic Hoey is a poet, author, and playwright based in Tāmaki Makaurau. He’s released books, films, rap albums and talked shit on stages around the world. He’s currently hocking his brand new zine Bad Advice for Good People and trying to convince the publishing industry not to be scared of poor people and publish his new novel.
Matilda Clack is a second year University student and a member of the 4PM Poetry Collective, who are WORD – The Front Line alumni and Trans Transman Poetry Slam Champions 2019. Her poetry typically centres around utilising personal experience to highlight wider societal issues and the human experience.
Ria Masae is a writer, spoken word poet, and librarian of Samoan descent, born and raised in Tāmaki Makaurau. Her work has been published in literary outlets such as Landfall, takahā, Circulo de Poesia, and Best New Zealand Poems 2017. A collection of her poetry is published in AUP New Poets 7.
Liam’s poems build and voyage dream homes glowing under the underground for the ghosts of the grapevine to romanticise humdrum & reveal the theatrics of noise for peace & growth of the edges & moments of space through handfuls of weathered tongues.
Takunda Muzondiwa is a performance artist, speaker and winner of the 2019 Race and Unity Speech Awards. Through spoken word, Takunda expresses the importance of identity as a tool for both self-empowerment and for the betterment of one’s own community.
This is a koha event. RSVP here.
Image courtesy of the artist.
Workshop: Satire & Story-telling with artist Daniel Vernon
Saturday 8 May, 11AM
Join Pōneke artist and writer Daniel Vernon, aka @yeehawtheboys, for a workshop on story-telling and political satire. Daniel’s work has covered important contemporary issues such as “vaccine skeptics”, the marijuana referendum and Leather & Cookies scented Lynx. Importantly, he is also the creator of the sexy orange voting man used in New Zealand’s recent election.
In this practical workshop you’ll get the opportunity to create your own politically-minded comic strip while getting an insight into Daniel’s own creative process. The workshop will run for two hours, followed by a show and tell within the group.
This is a free event, but registration is required. RSVP here.
Please note the workshop may contain material not suitable for children.
Family Fun Days
Selected Saturdays throughout the exhibition, dates to be announced
Bring your kids along for regular family focused events and activities on selected Saturdays. Dates and details will be announced here.
Free Guided Tours
Book a free guided tour of the exhibition for your community group, family, class or colleagues, with a member of staff by emailing email@example.com