Melanie Oliver

Exhibition

Aydriannah Tuiali: Kōwhai

In Te Ao Māori, waiata (songs) are often used to retain memories, knowledge and whakapapa. The meditative chant that artist Aydriannah Tuiali’i performs here urges us to reflect on our ancestors, to look for sustenance and future wellbeing through our connections to the past.

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Kulimoeʻanga Stone Maka: Toga mo Bolata’ane

Monumental contemporary ngatu tā’uli by local Tongan artist Kulimoe’anga Stone Maka.

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Issy Van Der Leden: Dog Days

What you’ll find down an Internet rabbit hole.

Commentary
Pauline Rhodes: Blue Mind

Pauline Rhodes: Blue Mind

Painted blue and patterned with rust, the thin plywood panels and screens lean nonchalantly around the walls of the gallery and form a skyline of sorts. Across the floor sculptures intersect the space, with groupings of tall rods, waist-high enclosures, clusters of plywood shapes and a small kayak frame on salvaged seaweed and driftwood. Islands for the audience to navigate. The forms are roughly human in scale and relative to the body, generating an intensity and making this an immersive installation to wade through. 

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Things That Shape Us

Art, democracy and collective action in the aftermath of trauma.

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Steve Carr: In Bloom

Bronze-cast tyres and living plants present a contrast in materials, reflecting on states of permanence and change. 

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Xin Cheng and Eleanor Cooper: The rustling wind reminds me of life on Earth

Artists Xin Cheng and Eleanor Cooper are interested in ecosystems and everyday resourcefulness.

Notes
A Quick Q&A with James Oram

A Quick Q&A with James Oram

Over lockdown, Ōtautahi artist James Oram made a new work for our online exhibition Spheres: An Online Video Project. I asked him a few questions about the making of the work, which is up on our website until the end of October.

Exhibition

Spheres: An Online Video Project

An online series of moving image works exploring social distance and personal environments including works from Xin Cheng, John Chrisstoffels, Conor Clarke, Ronnie van Hout, Sonya Lacey, Janet Lilo, Sione Monu, James Oram, Nova Paul, Bridget Reweti, Sriwhana Spong and Matavai Taulangau.

Exhibition

Touching Sight: Conor Clarke, Emma Fitts, Oliver Perkins

New photography, textiles and painting from three Ōtautahi artists.

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