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Artist Spotlight: Aroha Novak

Artist Spotlight: Aroha Novak

Aroha Novak is an artist based in Ōtepoti Dunedin. Her large installation The right to be unequal was commissioned for our exhibition We're Not Too Big to Care, 2019. Can you tell us a little bit about your work that has been in Gus Fisher Gallery’s exhibition...

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To queer or not to queer?

To queer or not to queer?

Samuel Te Kani's recent investigation into the lack of LGBTQI+ visibility in New Zealand's public art galleries featured an analysis of our current exhibition, Queer Algorithms. Read the article here on The Spinoff. 

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Artist Spotlight: Elke Finkenauer

Artist Spotlight: Elke Finkenauer

Elke Finkenauer is a visual artist based between Auckland and Glasgow. She was the first artist to create a work for our proposal space, The Booth.      Can you tell us a little bit about your work that has been in Gus Fisher Gallery’s exhibition programme? I...

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Artist Spotlight: essa may ranapiri

Artist Spotlight: essa may ranapiri

Image: essay may ranapiri, takatāpui poem from ransack and redinblack paintings, 2019. Installation view in Queer Algorithms, exhibition at Gus Fisher Gallery. Photography by Sam Hartnett. essa may ranapiri (Ngāti Wehi Wehi, Ngāti Takatāpui) is a poet based in...

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Artist Spotlight: Emily Hartley-Skudder

Artist Spotlight: Emily Hartley-Skudder

Emily Hartley-Skudder, Gentle on Hands and Everything They Wash (detail), 2019. Mixed media, including: PVC foam tiles, acrylic paint on window vinyl, readymade ceramic basins, oil on linen, enamel on pine frames, acrylic tinted soap, digital sublimation print on...

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Queer Algorithms Leaflet

Queer Algorithms Leaflet

The striking orange leaflet for our current exhibition, Queer Algorithms, is now available online! Click here to download a copy, or view below.  Thanks to Gabi Lardies for her excellent design! 

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Artist Spotlight: Shannon Novak

Artist Spotlight: Shannon Novak

Auckland-based artist Shannon Novak has a series of works in Queer Algorithms, including a large mural Gender Study I (pictured).  Can you tell us a little bit about your work that has been in Gus Fisher Gallery’s  exhibition programme? I developed a series of works...

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Artist Spotlight: Miranda Bellamy

Artist Spotlight: Miranda Bellamy

Miranda Bellamy is our current artist in The Booth, a site-specific proposal space which we invite artists to submit work to annually. Miranda recently completed a residency at the Vermont Studio Center in 2019, and is now based in Dunedin.   Can you tell us a...

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Reading List: Queer Algorithms

Reading List: Queer Algorithms

Aliyah Winter   feeld, Jos Charles   Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility, Johanna Burton and Reina Gossett An affinity of hammers, Sara Ahmed Bronte Perry Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times, Jasbir Puar essa may...

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Artist Spotlight: Aliyah Winter

Artist Spotlight: Aliyah Winter

Wellington-based artist Aliyah Winter is currently exhibiting Speaking Without Words (2019) and artist-made stickers in our exhibition Queer Algorithms.  1. Can you tell us a little bit about your work that has been in Gus Fisher Gallery’s  exhibition programme? I...

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