Fri 2 June – Sun 16 July 2017Opening Thursday 1 June, 6 - 8pm
The Delicate Balance of Wobbling Stars
Fibre installation artist Maureen Lander explores the astronomical phenomenon of ‘wobbling stars’ by referencing scientific research about the star motion that can be seen amid constellations. She has hand-made different sized stars using flax and bracken. In the lead-up to the exhibition she and her seven year-old grandson have been experimenting with ways to make the suspended stars wobble. She will be creating the installation to celebrate the Matariki season.
This exhibiition is part of the Matariki Festival
Turangawaewae–a place to stand
Rona Ngahuia Osborne and Dan Mace
We live in a time when the effects of climate change are becoming hard to ignore. Our impact on the environment is so severe that we have shifted into a new geological epoch—the Anthropocene.
Through photographic and video portraiture, Turangawaewae gives human faces to elemental aspects of the natural world that surrounds and sustains us. These environmental characters communicate pain, anguish, sorrow and hope as they observe our efforts to either destroy or save the place where we stand, our home, our planet, our mother, Papatuanuku.
This exhibition is part of the Auckland Festival of Photography 2017
PUBLIC PROGRAMMES DURING THE EXHIBITIONFree. all welcome
Panel Discussion: Contemporary Maori
Sat 1 July, 11am - 12pm
Join us as we discuss Maori kaupapa in relation to contemporary photography.
Saturday Gallery Club #27
One Million Stars
Sat 3 June, between 10:30am and 12pm
SGC is early this month as we join artist Maureen Lander to make stars that will be installed at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, as part of the international project One Million Stars, that is a protest against violence.
Free, for kids and families, all art material provided.
This is a drop in art activity, no bookings needed.
Wednesday 14 June, 2pm
Much like a coffee break, Art Break encourages members of our community to make some time in their day for art, and to visit the newest exhibition with a personal tour by the curator.