Events

Workshop

Zine-making for kids

Saturday 28 May, 11am – 12pm

Bring your kids to Gus Fisher Gallery for a zine-making workshop focused on short storytelling. Be inspired by artworks in our current exhibition Turning a page, starting a chapter to create your own 8-page short story zine. We’ll walk you through how to fold your zine and help you turn your ideas into visual masterpieces. Let your imagination and creativity run wild in the gallery!

This event is suitable for all-ages with parental supervision, with all materials provided.

Kete Aronui film club

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Thursday 9 June, 6.30pm

Kete Aronui film club presents Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. Winning the Palme d’Or at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, the film is the final installment in a multi-platform art project by Apichatpong Weerasethakul called “Primitive”.

Dying from kidney failure, Uncle Boonmee spends his final days in the countryside, where he has visions of his past lives and is visited by different spirits and loved ones. Contemplating the reasons for his illness, Boonmee treks through the jungle with his family to a mysterious hilltop cave—the birthplace of his first life.

Kete Aronui film club is a free film programme held at Gus Fisher Gallery every second Thursday of the month, made possible with the help of Auckland Council.

Tour

Heritage Tour

Saturday 11 June, 1pm

Gus Fisher Gallery’s building, originally the Radio 1YA Building, was Aotearoa’s first purpose-built radio broadcasting station and later became home to the New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation. Join us on a special heritage tour of the site’s history with our in-house heritage expert Hannah Burgoyne. 

Workshop

Crazy clay-making for kids

Saturday 25 June, 11am

Bring your kids to Gus Fisher Gallery for a morning of crazy clay-making. We’ll be using air dry modelling clay to make crazy creations, which you can then take home to paint yourself. 

Performance

Live performance with Riki Gooch

Saturday 9 July, 4.30pm

As part of Matariki Fesitval 2022 and to mark the last day of our exhibition Turning a page, starting a chapter, join us for a special live performance by Riki Gooch (Ngāti Wai/Patuharakeke/Ngāti Māhanga Hourua). Gooch is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer, academic and sound artist, based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Aotearoa. He will be performing a piece inspired by his collaboration with Jade Townsend, whose artwork Neke Neke. You are free. is currently on display. 

Kete Aronui film club

Ever the Land

Thursday 14 July, 6.30pm

Kete Aronui film club presents Ever the Land, a documentary exploring the sublime bond between people and their land through a landmark undertaking of design and construction by the passionately independent Ngāi Tūhoe.

The film captures a period of change and tremendous foresight: Tūhoe are negotiating an apology and settlement from the Crown and constructing Te Kura Whare, an architectural gem using radically sustainable methods. Tradition and environmentalism are brought together, and the film gives us a stirring depiction of Indigenous pride. The new building is the binding character in this observational documentary that immerses us in a culture that is tightly woven into its land and an architecture that is defined by its intergrity to it. This is a film about past and future, tradition and modernity. Most of all, though, it’s about the grandest hopes—and what it takes to fulfill them.

Kete Aronui film club is a free film programme held at Gus Fisher Gallery every second Thursday of the month, made possible with the help of Auckland Council.

Gus Fisher Gallery
74 Shortland Street
Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Central 1010

Tuesday – Friday:
10am – 5pm
Saturdays:
10am – 4pm