The Ngātahi Chance Meeting Club
Gus Fisher Gallery is proud to be involved in the Auckland Art Fair as part of The Ngātahi Chance Meeting Club.
Ngātahi welcomes you into an unfolding framework of collective ingenuity that foregrounds books as a source of artistic inspiration. Working with leading Aotearoa New Zealand based artist Judy Millar, we are proud to introduce the Judy Millar book collection, featuring books suggested by artists and creatives from around the globe. Rendered as a space of critical dialogue and collaboration, the booth reflects the influences that fuel creativity and celebrates these moments of chance encounters with others whose ideas may ultimately shape our own.
Alongside this presentation, curators from Ngātahi organisations will be running a series of public tours of the Fair each with a guest artist to be revealed on the day. Artspace Aotearoa will additionally be hosting a Talks programme from 25 – 28 February, please check out their website for further information.
Visitors to the booth are welcome to browse the Judy Millar book collection for reading, purchase and enjoyment, and share a chat with a curator over a board game and a coffee. This space has been designed by Sajeev Ruthra to allow for scheduled and unscheduled group activities and discussions to take place. Maybe you’ll meet a person, or a book, or a book recommended by a person, by chance. All welcome.
Ngātahi is a collaboration of Auckland arts organisations Artspace Aotearoa, Gus Fisher Gallery The University of Auckland, Objectspace, ST PAUL St Gallery Auckland University of Technology, Te Tuhi and Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery.
Ngātahi presents the Judy Millar book collection
Each book has been recommended by a local or international artist in response to Millar’s invitation to contribute to the project, resulting in a dynamic reading list for anyone interested in visual culture.
Rendered as a space of critical dialogue and collaboration, the booth, and this publication, reflects the influences that fuel creativity and celebrates these moments of chance encounters with others whose ideas may ultimately shape our own.