Public programme: October – December 2017


Friday 13 October 6-8pm
Exhibition opening 

Adam Art Gallery
Please join us for the opening of our final exhibitions for 2017:

From the College Collection

What Remains, The Karori Commission
Anna Sanderson, Gavin Hipkins, Philip Kelly

Future Islands: The New Zealand Exhibition at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale

Apparitionsthe photograph and its image
Curated by Geoffrey Batchen and his Honours students

We will also announce the winner of the 2017 Chartwell Trust Student Art Writing Prize.

Saturday 14 October, 11am
Adam Art Gallery
Join Professor Geoffrey Batchen and his Honours students in the Kirk Gallery to hear them speak about Apparitions: the photograph and its image.

Saturday 14 October, 2pm
Adam Art Gallery
Join Kathy Waghorn and Charles Walker, Creative Directors of Future Islands, the 2016 New Zealand exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale, for an introductory tour of their exhibition.

Wednesday 1 November, 6pm
Thick Cinema: Wellington CIRCUIT commissions screening

Embassy Theatre
Please join us for the Wellington screening of the 2017 CIRCUIT commissions. This special screening features new works by John Di Stefano, Joyce Campbell, Fiona Amundsen, Sam Hamilton and Kim Pieters. $10 adults/ $8 students. Pre-booking recommended as seating is limited. To book email  Door sales as available.

Saturday 11 November, 2pm
Roundtable discussion: Exhibiting architecture
Adam Art Gallery
Please join us for this panel discussion featuring leading writers and practitioners in the field of architecture. Chaired by Simon Twose, the panel will draw on the Future Islands exhibition in order to discuss the implicit challenges of creating architecture exhibitions. 

Tuesday 19 December, 6pm
Amy Howden Chapman reading
Adam Art Gallery
Please join us for this special closing event for the 2017 programme. Organised in partnership with the Dowse Art Museum, we are pleased to host Los Angeles-based New Zealand artist Amy Howden Chapman, who will present a performative lecture about glass architecture and corporate urbanism.

Please join us for this short series of weekly talks throughout the month of November

Wednesday 15 November, 6pm
Gordon H Brown Lecture: Christina Barton
City Gallery Wellington
Event link here

Wednesday 22 November, 6pm
Kate Brettkelly Chalmers discusses her dissertation, The Aesthetics of Time in Contemporary Art
Adam Art Gallery 

Wednesday 29 November, 5.30pm
Natasha Conland, Curator Contemporary Art, Auckland Art Gallery
Adam Art Gallery