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Exhibitions

Kaye McGarva: Made You Look

Kaye McGarva: Made You Look

30 October – 30 January 2022 | Foyer Gallery | Kaye McGarva plays with shadows creating trompe-l’oeil paintings of creases and folds with the intention of challenging the spectator’s perception. Her work is about the act of looking, creating uncertainty and provoking a physical sensation associated with seeing something familiar but strange. She wishes to encourage the viewer coming into the Foyer Gallery to slow down, take notice, and hopefully look at the world around them with new eyes.

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Caroline McQuarrie and Shaun Matthews: Prospects Fearful

Caroline McQuarrie and Shaun Matthews: Prospects Fearful

4 December 2021 – 27 March 2022 | Holt Gallery | In late 1846 surveyor Thomas Brunner employed Māori guides Kehu and Pikiwati to travel with him from Nelson to Te Tai Poutini (the West Coast) and back again, searching for land suitable to expand settlements within the fledgling Nelson province. In Prospects Fearful Wellington-based artists Caroline McQuarrie and Shaun Matthews examine Brunner’s journey via the mediums of embroidery, photography and weaving.

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The Path

The Path

18 December 2021 – 13 March 2022 | Main Gallery | This exhibition features visual artists, a writer and a documentary producer for whom surfing has been part of their life journey. Although connected by surfing, they haven’t been asked to create or exhibit ‘Surf Art’, but rather to interrogate the crossover in their passions, and contemplate through their practice and discussion the connection between these two creative and formative activities.

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Glen Colechin: Last Supper

Glen Colechin: Last Supper

5 February – 3 April 2022 | Foyer Gallery | Taradale artist Glen Colechin has created an installation piece for the Foyer Gallery entitled Last Supper. Using copper and other recycled materials he’s formed a large boil up and feeding frenzy of fish the like that is often seen while walking along the sand at local beaches.

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Inga Fillary: What’s the Matter

Inga Fillary: What’s the Matter

12 March – 6 June 2022 | Alcove Gallery | Inga Fillary’s installation, What’s the Matter, plays with psychic discomfort and damaged and shattered imagery – it invites the viewer to experience instability, exploring the materials of a flawed humanity. Each component of the installation offers its own journey, history and vital force - deeper realities lie concealed beneath their perceived surfaces.

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Nikau Hindin: Kōkōrangi ki Kōkōwai

Nikau Hindin: Kōkōrangi ki Kōkōwai

26 March – 22 May 2022 | Main Gallery | A journey in understanding Maramataka and traditional celestial navigation practices through the revitalisation of aute, Kōkōrangi ki kōkōwai is a major solo exhibition by artist Nikau Hindin (Ngai Tūpoto, Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi).

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Star Waka

Star Waka

26 March – 15 May 2022 | Main Gallery | Star Waka acknowledges past, present and future voyaging to and from Aotearoa in all directions, with the stars reflecting navigation patterns over time and space. Together, the waka and the stars symbolise the universe and the binding together of ira atua (the realm of the gods) and iratangata (the realm of humans).

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