Introducing The Booth
A new site-specific space at The Gus Fisher Gallery from April 2019.
As part of the new programme at The Gus Fisher Gallery there will be a dedicated site-specific space for artistic response called The Booth. This is an architecturally distinct area which once housed the original telephone booth for the building during the era occupied by TVNZ. Situated in the central Dome Gallery and near to the entrance, The Booth is a two metre high recess which is characteristic of a booth or cubicle. The uniqueness of the space lends itself to artistic responses in all media and will be a repository for new and experimental site-specific practices.
Gus Fisher Gallery will circulate an annual call-out for proposals from artists to respond to this space. All proposals are judged anonymously in order to focus on the strength of concept and to counter categories of ‘emerging, mid-career and established’ to delineate an artist’s career stage. Selections are made by the Curator of Contemporary Art.
Gus Fisher Gallery is embarking on an ambitious journey to become a centre for contemporary art that is relevant, engaging and connected to contemporary society. Re-opening in April 2019, the gallery aims to become a hub for displaying contemporary arts practice that is meaningful, exciting and can bring something different to the already vibrant cultural scene in Auckland.
Our kaupapa takes its cue from the Gus Fisher Gallery building’s dynamic history as former radio and television studios. As the site of the first television broadcast in New Zealand, this pioneering mentality will feed into everything we do to create a place where artists of all career stages can be shown together to great effect.