Press Room

This page contains press releases for Adam Art Gallery exhibitions. For additional information and images, please contact the gallery:
Tel +64 4 463 6835
adamartgallery@vuw.ac.nz


 

PRESS RELEASES

2019

2018

‘Unique photography exhibition illuminates the life of Peter McLeavey’, 28 September 2018
Still looking: Peter McLeavey and the last photograph,
Solid State: Works from the Victoria University of Wellington Art Collection
6 October – 20 December 2018

‘Four artists explore connections to place’, 2 July 2018
The earth looks upon us / Ko Papatūānuku te matua o te tangata
7 July – 23 September 2018

‘Two artists remake the world’, 23 April 2018
Marie Shannon: Rooms Found Only in the Home and Elizabeth Price: A RESTORATION
28 April – 24 June 2018

‘Luke Willis Thompson debuts new work in first major New Zealand solo exhibition’, 16 February 2018
Luke Willis Thompson
21 February – 15 April 2018

2017

‘Four exhibitions, one show for Adam Art Gallery’, 11 October 2017
What Remains, The Karori Commission: Anna Sanderson, Gavin Hipkins, Philip Kelly
From the College Collection
Future Islands: The New Zealand Exhibition at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale
Apparitions: the photograph and its image
14 October – 17 December 2017

‘The Tomorrow People showcases emerging artists’, 17 July 2017
The Tomorrow People
22 July – 1 October 2017

‘Rethinking the relation between art and the body’, 1 May 2017
Acting Out
6 May – 9 July, 2017

‘Out of Site exhibition of rarely seen New Zealand art’, 17 February 2017
Out of Site: Works from the Victoria University of Wellington Art Collection
18 February – 23 April 2017

2016

‘Exhibition a “homecoming” for ambitious contemporary artist’, 20 September 2016
BAD VISUAL SYSTEMS
2 October – 22 December 2016

‘Exhibition has wider angle on influential photographer’s work’, 25 July 2016
Walker Evans: The Magazine Work
Sherrie Levine: African Masks After Walker Evans
Patrick Pound: Documentary Intersect
Sonya Lacey: Newspaper for Vignelli
29 July – 18 September 2016

‘Turning the tables in Adam Art Gallery’s latest exhibition’, 10 May 2016
Inhabiting Space
14 May – 17 July 2016

‘Exhibitions drawing new boundaries’, 29 February 2016
Linie Line Linea and Matthew Barney: DRAWING RESTRAINT
26 February – 24 April 2016

2015

‘Adam Art Gallery revisits art history in three new shows’, 28 September 2015
Fragments of a World: Artists Working in Film and Photography 1973–1987
Bruce Barber: Performance Scores
Traces of the Wake: The Etching Revival in Britain and Beyond
3 October – 18 December 2015

‘Can you see time? Four artists visualise an extended present at the Adam Art Gallery’, 30 June 2015
The Specious Present
11 July – 20 September 2015

‘Two new exhibitions open at Adam Art Gallery’, 21 April 2015
Drawing Is/Not Building
Living Cities 2011- 
25 April – 28 June 2015

‘New exhibition showcases works from Victoria University of Wellington Art Collection’, 30 January 2015 
Then and Now, Here and Nowhere: Gavin Hipkins, Peter Trevelyan, Shaun Waugh, Kate Woods, and Brent Wong
The Private World of Gordon H. Brown: Art Historian, Artist, Collector 
Give and Take/Hoki Whakamuri, Haere Whakamua: Dynamic Cultural Forms in Aotearoa New Zealand
3 February – 12 April 2015

2014 

‘Simon Denny recreates Kim Dotcom’s personal effects at the Adam Art Gallery’, 23 September 2015
Simon Denny The Personal Effects of Kim Dotcom
4 October – 19 December 2014

‘First exhibition to assemble full range of intriguing artist’s practice’, 19 May 2014
What is a Life?
27 May – 21 September 2014

‘Eddie Clemens reimagines the void in new installation’, 11 August 2014
A Collector’s Edition Glitch
15 August – 21 September 2014

‘New Adam Art Gallery show connects histories of cinema and painting’, 4 February 2014
Cinema & Painting
11 February – 11 May 2014

2013

‘Historical prints demonstrate artistry of printmaking’, 10 October 2013
State of the art: reproductive prints from the Renaissance to now 
12 October – 20 December 2013

‘Two Sculptors, Two Projects’, 9 October 2013
John Panting: Spatial Constructions
Peter Robinson: Cuts and Junctures
12 October – 20 December 2013

‘Life goes on – a poetic perspective on disaster’, 16 July 2013
All There is Left: Lieko Shinga, Paul Johns, Francis Alÿs
21 July – 21 September 2013

‘Plunged into the realm of the visual’, 1 May 2013
Beautiful Creatures: Jack Smith, Bill Henson, Jacqueline Fraser 
3 May – 7 July 2013

‘Victoria’s contemporary art collection to the fore’, 13 February 2013
21st-Century Collecting: Recent Acquisitions from the VUW Art Collection
22 February – 21 April 2013

2012

‘From the Old World to the New’, 20 July 2012
Peripheral Relations: Marcel Duchamp and New Zealand Art 1960-2011
27 July – 7 October 2012

‘Looking to the sky’, 17 April 2012
Dark Sky
1 May – 8 July 2012

Festival photography exhibition explores documentary medium’, 20 January 2012
Fiona Amundsen: The First City in History
John Lake: The Campus
Simon Starling: Autoxylopyrocycloboros
Kohei Yoshiyuki: The Park

24 January – 15 May 2012

2011

‘Opening the door to Wellington’s private collections’, 3 June 2011
Behind Closed Doors: New Zealand Art from Private Collections in Wellington
4 June – 18 December 2011

‘Re-staging Points of Contact’, 15 March 2011
Points of Contact: Jim Allen, Len Lye, Hélio Oiticica
19 March – 22 May 2011

2010

‘Our new modern heritage’, 18 October 2010
Long Live the Modern New Zealand’s New Architecture 1904-1984
Mladen Bizumic: From Cube To Ball (Chapter 2)
Lisa Crowley: National Projects
Louise Menzies: Letters to Students of the Radiant Life
23 October – 17 December 2010/25 January – 6 March 2011

‘The impending tsunami of the digital download’, 22 July 2010
The Otolith Group: A Long Time Between Suns & Object Lessons: A Musical Edition 
7 August – 10 October 2010

‘Art plays on’, 4 May 2010
Play On 
8 May – 25 July 2010

‘Experience solid light’, 2 February 2010
Anthony McCall: Drawing with Light
24 February – 25 April

2009

‘In Conversation with the Past’, 2 October 2009
Source Material: Five Conversations with the Past
17 October – 18 December 2009/19 January – 7 February 2010

“Off the Wall—The Adam Art Gallery celebrates 10 years’, 1 September 2009
Wall Works 
8 September – 4 October 2009

‘Adam Art Gallery to showcase nine dynamic New Zealand artists and their thoughts on the future’, 3 July 2009
The Future is Unwritten 
11 July – 30 August 2009

‘Billy Apple New York 1969-1973’, 17 March 2009
Billy Apple New York 1969-1973
28 March – 7 June 2009