Event

What you bring with you to work by Fiona Connor

ArtBite

  • Past event
  • Meet at the top of the stairs
  • Free
Fiona Connor What you bring with you to work 2010. Nine domestic windows. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, purchased 2010

Fiona Connor What you bring with you to work 2010. Nine domestic windows. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, purchased 2010


Join art historian Robyn Peers as she discusses Fiona Connor's domestic windows in the Above Ground exhibition on the first floor.

Art Bites are 30-minute lunchtime presentations on a single work on display, presented by our staff, guides and guest speakers.

There's a new Art Bite to enjoy each Friday at 12.30pm.

Related

Exhibition
Above Ground

Above Ground

An exhibition exploring the impact of architecture, imagination and memory.

Collection
What you bring with you to work
Fiona Connor What you bring with you to work

In 2010, the ex-Auckland, Los Angeles-based Fiona Connor produced nine precise replicas of the bedroom windows of a group of art gallery attendants. Connor’s flexible installation plan sees these replica windows fitted into cavities in a building’s walls, allowing views into the fabric of its hidden structure.

'What you bring with you to work' tests out various ideas, implicit in its title, including the imprint of a person's home environment, and the meeting of private and public space. In a local, post-earthquake context, Connor's window structures may gather a different set of associations. (Above ground, 2015)

Event
Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

In this hilarious family film Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest.

Event
Otto Künzli
Otto Künzli

Renowned Swiss contemporary jeweller Otto Künzli will talk about some of the projects he has undertaken with his students, who are now some of the world’s top contemporary jewellers.

Event
The Juxtapositions of John Stezaker
The Juxtapositions of John Stezaker

Made from long-forgotten film stills, old actor headshots and vintage postcards, British artist John Stezaker’s collages conjure a new world from their ‘lost world’.

Event
jane says by Ann Shelton
jane says by Ann Shelton

Join visitor host supervisor Janet Abbott as she discusses Ann Shelton's jane says currently on display in Dark Matter on the ground floor.

Event
in a forest by Ann Shelton
in a forest by Ann Shelton

Join volunteer guide Sara Newman as she discusses Ann Shelton's in a forest series on display in Dark Matter on the ground floor.

Event
Mission Statement: First we take Island Bay then we take Berlin by Peter Robinson
Mission Statement: First we take Island Bay then we take Berlin by Peter Robinson

Join volunteer gudie Judith Hoult as she discusses Peter Robinson's 1997 work Mission Statement: First we take Island Bay then we take Berlin, on display in Your Hotel Brain on the first floor.

Event
The Mamakus by Buck Nin
The Mamakus by Buck Nin

Join volunteer guide Rod McKay as he discusses Buck Nin's The Mamakus on the first floor.

Event
The Portobello Settee by Jacqueline Fahey
The Portobello Settee by Jacqueline Fahey

To celebrate International Women's Day, join curator Felicity Milburn as she discusses The Portobello Settee, a recently acquired work by Jacqueline Fahey currently on display in her exhibition, Say Something!

Event
Big Yellow by Rosalie Gascoigne
Big Yellow by Rosalie Gascoigne

Join volunteer guide John O'Brien as he discusses Rosalie Gascoigne's Big Yellow (1988) in Yellow Moon: He Marama Kowhai on the first floor.

Event
Children's Charter by Mark Braunias
Children's Charter by Mark Braunias

For our first ArtBite of the new year, join volunteer guide Barry Allom as he discusses Mark Braunias's Children's Charter outside our Education Centre on the ground floor.

Event
Late Night Tour
Late Night Tour

Take a free guided tour of our collection highlights with one of our friendly, knowledgeable guides.

Notes
Food for thought?

Food for thought?

This year’s weekly ArtBite programme is about to start! From Friday 10 February, we will again offer a weekly presentation of a work on display here at Te Puna o Waiwhetu. The aim of these 30-minute talks is to give you an art break in the middle of your day. We know you’re busy, so this isn’t a long lecture meant to take up too much of your time. And they’re free. With a new work presented each Friday at 12.30pm, the information will be fresh so you can impress your friends during your weekend socialising.

Event
Muka Youth Prints
Muka Youth Prints

The annual exhibition of Muka Studio lithographs by international artists especially for kids is back!

Event
Introduction to the Gallery Tour
Introduction to the Gallery Tour

Take a free guided tour of our exhibition highlights with one of our friendly, knowledgeable guides.

Event
Oh Baby, It's Art!
Oh Baby, It's Art!

A free, guided art tour especially for parents with babies. Buggies welcome.

Event
Gallery tour with a sign language interpreter
Gallery tour with a sign language interpreter

Tour the Gallery with our friendly, knowledgeable guides and a sign language interpreter.