A performance accompanying Ann Shelton's series jane says.
The physical garden explores and activates narratives relating to the artist's interest in plant histories and the legacy of women's use of plants for fertility and birth control.
Ann Shelton: Dark Matter
An expansive view of Ann Shelton’s tightly conceived, large scale and hyperreal photography
Representing Women: Ann Shelton’s Dark Matter
What is ‘dark matter’? For theoretical physicists it is matter that cannot be directly observed but whose existence is nevertheless scientifically calculable – productively present yet simultaneously invisible. In a similar vein, the everyday phrase ‘dark matter’ describes objects, conditions and situations that harbour unease or trauma. Trauma that is often concealed, repressed, or buried. Both definitions are active in Ann Shelton’s mid-career review exhibition Dark Matter, and they provide a rich point of entry into this compelling collection of her photographic work. These are photographs that bristle with intensity and refuse to let their subjects die a quiet archival death.
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Berlin-based electronic composer/producer Fis (Oliver Peryman) returns to his hometown with Rob Thorne (Ngāti Tumutumu) for a one-off performance before heading to Dark MOFO in Hobart. Don't miss this incredible hybrid of electronic sound design and taonga pūoro.
Fifteen is our birthday party (guess how old we are…) and it’s less than two weeks away! It’s also the opening event for Tony de Lautour’s US V THEM, which is our big winter exhibition. We asked curator Peter Vangioni and visitor programmes coordinator Amy Marr what they’re most excited about in the incredible line-up for this grand birthday bash.
NO Productions Theatre (Turn of the Screw, The Woman in Black) presents Jeffrey Hatcher's fast-paced psychological thriller A Picasso. Who will win this cat-and-mouse game between Picasso and his captivating female interrogator?
Now’s your chance to help create a cool event for you and your friends!
The Mix is Christchurch’s Art Gallery bi-monthly late-night event – an interactive mix of art, music, film and good people. We want to run a Mix designed, curated and for under 18s – ReMix.
Relax, chill out and explore the different ways art can make you feel happy and healthier at our second Mix event of 2018.
London's hottest chefs are coming to town – and you're invited to dinner!
In early March we were lucky enough to have the incredibly talented Grayson Gilmour performing at the Gallery, supported by the equally talented Purple Pilgrims and New Dawn. I love these gigs, but there is a lot of work to be done behind the scenes to make sure that, by the time the public walk in the door, the foyer is gig ready. The process normally feels like a long, slow marathon with a sprint at the final corner. So here’s a guide to how you too can get the NZI Foyer gig-ready in five (or six) easy steps.