Thursday, January 10, 2019

Auckland Art Gallery News

Art Regular Update
Our summer programme presents a series of exhibitions that explode with rebellious voices, creativity to challenge and art as activism. Featuring the best art from Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world, this summer we invite you to take the radical view.
Groundswell: Avant-garde Auckland 1971–79
On now
The dynamic energy of 1970s avant-garde art in Auckland is explored in Groundswell: Avant-garde Auckland 1971–79.
This exhibition maps out the seldom-seen practices of a group of artists who changed the face of contemporary art in the city. Building new art for new spaces, this group liberated art from its traditional forms and locations, incorporating performance and new media into their work.
Pacific Sisters: He Toa Tāera | Fashion Activists
Over 26 years, the Pacific Sisters overturned stereotypes about Pacific culture and celebrated mana wahine and indigenous activities through pioneering and daring shows. A major retrospective, Pacific Sisters: He Toa Taera | Fashion Activists showcases the collective’s innovative costumes and performances, which began as street style before expanding into multimedia experiences in venues from art galleries to nightclubs.
Exhibition developed and toured by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.
Guerrilla Girls
Guerrilla Girls: Reinventing the ‘F’ Word – Feminism!
Opens Friday 8 March
Dedicated to exposing discrimination in the art world, in politics, and in the film and music industries, the Guerrilla Girls are an anonymous collective of feminist activist artists. Formed as a collective more than 30 years ago, the Guerrilla Girls’ gorilla-mask costumes, bold visual language and frank, humorous messages have rendered them iconic in the history of art and as part of wider social movements.
Guerrilla Girls: Reinventing the ‘F’ Word – Feminism! follows the collective’s artistic practice from 1984 until 2016 and explores how they employ bold, fun and provocative poster art to criticise ongoing biases in art and society.
Gregory Burke
Gregory Burke appointed as the new Director of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Most recently CEO of the Remai Modern gallery in Saskatoon, Canada, Gregory Burke’s career comes full circle when he returns to the gallery that, in 1983, first inspired him to embark on a visual arts career specialising in audio-visual projects.
Over the last 20 years, Burke has directed acclaimed modern and contemporary art museums across New Zealand and Canada, including the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Plymouth and The Power Plant in Toronto.
You can read the full press release on Burke's appointment here.
Retail Therapy?
My Art Time
My Art Time
Weekends, 11am – 2pm
Join us for My Art Time, a new, free, kids-focused weekend event where you can make art and have fun.
This programme is proudly supported by not-for-profit organisation My Art.
Free daily tours
Our friendly and knowledgeable team is here to introduce you to the art, artists, stories and histories that make up our Gallery.
Free English-language tours start in the foyer on the Ground level daily at 11.30am and 1.30pm. Tours last 60 minutes and are limited to 15 people.
Premier partner | AUT
Major partner | Alfa Romeo

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