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Take yourself on a flight of fancy with Wayne Youle's latest exhibition Look Mum No Hands.

Be in to win flights and accommodation for you and three mates to Singapore, thanks to Singapore Airlines.

All you have to do is take a selfie in our customised selfie booth (located in the NZI foyer), select your favorite Wayne Youle designed filter, enter a few details and boom, you're in the draw!

The promotion kicks off on Friday 14 April and runs until 31 July 2017. Terms and conditions apply.

Wayne Youle: Look Mum No Hands runs from 14 April until 3 September 2017.

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Exhibition
Wayne Youle: Look Mum No Hands

Wayne Youle: Look Mum No Hands

Full to the brim with high energy, sharp-witted artmaking

Event
Wayne Youle: Serious Play
Wayne Youle: Serious Play

Humour has always played an important role in Wayne Youle’s art practice and his current exhibition, Look Mum No Hands, has it in spades. 

Artist Profile
Wayne Youle: Look Mum No Hands

Wayne Youle: Look Mum No Hands

He’s been called a cultural prankster, an agent provocateur and a bullshit artist (that last description came from his dad, but it was bestowed – he’s pretty sure – with love). While we’re at it, add ‘serial pun merchant’ to that list; in art, as in conversation, Wayne Youle can spot a good one-liner a mile off and has never knowingly left an entendre undoubled.

Notes
The House of Wellbeing

The House of Wellbeing

On Saturday, I spoke at the launch of a major new work of art in public space—Wayne Youle's installation The House of Wellbeing ALL WELCOME, at the CPIT Aoraki campus on Madras Street.

Collection
ALONE TIME
Wayne Youle ALONE TIME
An obsessively ordered, subversively witty re-imagining of Wayne Youle’s studio, ALONE TIME also evokes a more abstract space: the creative sanctuary any artist must carve out from everyday life for the serious business of making art. A bunker, a tree-house, a ‘room of one’s own’, it’s full to bursting with references to the humour, self-doubt and daily work ethic required to build and sustain an artistic practice – not to mention the magic wand. (Unseen: The Changing Collection, 18 December 2015 – 19 June 2016)
Article
Sparks that fly upwards

Sparks that fly upwards

Curator Felicity Milburn remembers five years and 101 installations in a gallery without walls.

 

Exhibition
Dear John/ Welcome Back/ With Love

Dear John/ Welcome Back/ With Love

It might be old-school, but everyone likes to get a postcard, and Wayne Youle’s latest project invites visitors to communicate their Gallery experience, create their own art mail or just write a letter to their mum.

Notes
Viva Sydenham

Viva Sydenham

It seems a lifetime ago that we combined with Gap Filler to launch the Gallery's first post-quake Outer Spaces project in Sydenham. 

Collection
The Saviour
Wayne Youle The Saviour
In the weeks and months that followed the devastating earthquake on 22 February 2011, many Christchurch people looked in vain for a ‘hero on a white horse’ to lead the city out of crisis. Galloping creakily to nowhere, Wayne Youle’s riderless Saviour punctures the notion of a knight in shining armour. Instead, it emphasises his belief that this city’s salvation lies in the hands of ordinary people: all those who stayed – through choice or necessity – and contributed to the recovery in countless, unsung ways. (Unseen: The Changing Collection, 18 December 2015 – 19 June 2016)
Exhibition
Tricksters

Tricksters

Expect the rug to be pulled out from under your feet with the last exhibition in the Rolling Maul series.

Notes
Wayne’s workshop

Wayne’s workshop

Wayne Youle ran a two-day workshop for 25 teenagers over the weekend. Students from an array of local Christchurch secondary schools were challenged to keep up with Wayne's non-stop energy... and to learn creative and design skills.

Notes
Where in the world is this year's first outer space?

Where in the world is this year's first outer space?

So Wayne's wall is all done (and gloriously untagged) and Ronnie's peering out nightly over the Boulevard.

Notes
Shine on you crazy public art diamond

Shine on you crazy public art diamond

Just one last weather report, before this blog starts looking like a franchise of metservice.com...

Notes
LOVING THE BULLDOG

LOVING THE BULLDOG

You could be forgiven for thinking that Wayne Youle is giving the French Bulldog a big hug.

Notes
What's going on in Sydenham?

What's going on in Sydenham?

Your father or grandfather probably had one. Maybe you've created one of your own. Possibly there's one on a wall at home, left there by a previous owner.

Exhibition
I seem to have temporarily misplaced my sense of humour

I seem to have temporarily misplaced my sense of humour

Stretching across a vast wall at the gateway to Sydenham, Wayne Youle's new public artwork is a shadowboard, where tools for rebuilding hang alongside many familiar but precious objects.

Notes
New bunker work installed

New bunker work installed

We've just had Wayne Youle in, creating a new work for the Gallery's carpark bunker.