Hannah and Aaron Beehre: Waters Above Waters Below

26 May – 17 June 2012

Hannah and Aaron Beehre's immersive new installation connects us with the transformative moments beneath the surface of the everyday.

In a play on the tradition of the pinhole camera, Hannah and Aaron Beehre interrupt and subvert the view from the first-floor windows of the NG space to create an immersive installation that connects us with the transformative moments beneath the surface of the everyday. Alluding to poetic mythologies, fantasy geology and pseudo-scientific theories about a vast canopy of water vapour that some believe once surrounded Earth, the exhibition stakes a claim for the return of the Sublime.

Waters Above Waters Below is the third instalment of the Rolling Maul project series, which has been generously supported by Creative New Zealand. Local artists have been hit hard by the recent earthquakes, losing studios, works and exhibition venues. Acknowledging this, Rolling Maul borrows its title from a classic rugby union manoeuvre and hopes to be similarly effective in gaining ground against tough opposition. A key part of the Gallery's Outer Spaces programme, Rolling Maul begins with a series of month-long exhibitions at our new favourite venue, the spruced-up gallery space above NG at 212 Madras Street.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm.

NG is at 212 Madras Street, Christchurch. Please note the exhibition space is upstairs with no lift access.

Group Tours of the exhibition are available
Book a free tour for your group of friends, work, school or community group. Please contact us to arrange a date and time and we'll have one of our volunteer guides meet you in the exhibition space to take you for an informative floortalk. Tours last 30-45 minutes; bookings essential.

  • Exhibition number:
    904A
  • Part of
    Outer Spaces
  • Presented with
    NG
  • Exhibition Supporter
    Creative New Zealand