Read, Watch, Make
WELCOME TO GUS FISHER GALLERY’S DIGITAL LIBRARY, KETE ARONUI, WHERE YOU CAN READ ESSAYS ABOUT OUR EXHIBITIONS, WATCH VIDEOS AND BE INSPIRED WITH ACTIVITIES.
Drop by tivaivai
Use these instructions to create your own vibrant Tivaivai inspired fabric patch!
Outcast: Jasmine Togo-Brisby and John Vea
Find a list of recommended readings to learn more about the artists, influences on their practices and Pacific self-determination.
Witch water whelm
Choreographed by Lesley Bandy. Photography by Ian Powell.
Amy Whitehead on the history of witchcraft
On Saturday 19 August 2023, we hosted Dr Amy Whitehead, Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at Massey University for a fascinating talk on the history of witchcraft. Discussing everything from the European witch craze to explorations of matakite and more, you can read the full transcript of her lecture here.
Musing on Matakite
Delilah Te Aōrere Pārore-Southon
She could lie on her back and sink
Find a list of recommended readings to learn more about the artists, witchcraft and texts that informed the exhibition.
Recording: Hormone-Extraction Action with Mary Maggic
On 27 April 2023, artist and researcher Mary Maggic presented an evening of “fuzzy biological sabotage” via Zoom webinar as part of our exhibition The sentiment of flowers. In this recording of the workshop, hear from Mary about their practice of bio-hacking (a do-it-yourself biology) alongside short screenings and a live demonstration of their Estrofem Lab workshop hormone-extraction action.
BUILD A FLOWER WALL
Inspired by our exhibition The Sentiment of Flowers, we’ve transformed our corridor into a paper garden of visitors’ flower creations. We invite you to create your own flower wall at home using the instructions below.
TO RENDER LIFE DELIGHTFUL
Storytelling through Sāmoan art
A youth workshop series with Jasmine Tuiā based on the exhibition Creation Stories.
Storytelling through Sāmoan dance
A youth workshop series with Teuila Hughes based on the exhibition Creation Stories.
Videograms of a Revolution
Simon Denny and Karamia Müller
Turning a page, starting a chapter
In conversation with Emily Parr
I multiply each day
Introduction to ceramic sculpture
COOKED: culinary adventures
Shania Pablo, Chani Balmer, Reah Somerville and Anneka Scholtz
From our Beautiful Square
Family activity: fun from home
Make your own zine
LOVE AND ROBOTS THROUGH A SCANNER DARKLY
Samuel Te Kani
Happiness in the Age of Personalised Corporations, Smart Tech, and Digital Media
The People’s Communications Commission Report on Racist Broadcasting
The Subversive Potential
To queer or not to queer
Samuel Te Kani
Vanessa Mei Crofskey
The gulf of language
A response to Language Gulf in The Shouting Valley
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