Public Programme May – July 2019

 

Saturday 11 May, 11am
Exhibition tour with Edith Amituanai and Ane Tonga
Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi
Join us for an exhibition tour of Edith Amituanai: Double Take with artist Edith Amituanai and curator Ane Tonga.

Saturday 11 May, 1pm
Talk with Haruhiko Sameshima
New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata
In conjunction with the exhibition Edith and George: In Our Sea of Islands at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery, join Auckland-based photographer Haruhiko Sameshima who presents an illustrated talk exploring Edith Amituanai’s place within documentary and studio photographic traditions in New Zealand.

Thursday 23 – Friday 24 May, 11am – 5pm
Nicolás Paris workshop
Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi
Nicolás Paris is a Colombian artist whose work investigates education and pedagogy. As a core aspect of his practice, Paris initiates workshops based on drawing exercises and peer-to-peer dialogue. For this workshop, Paris seeks to initiate open and experimental learning processes in order to exchange knowledge and find new ways of working collectively. The workshop is organised in partnership with the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and is supported by Creative New Zealand and LatAm CAPE, Latin America Centre for Asia-Pacific Excellence.

Double Talk: Lunchtime Series
Friday 24 May, 12 -1pm
Ane Tonga in conversation with Nick Netzler
Chaired by Sean Mallon
Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi
Join Double Take curator Ane Tonga and Nick Netzler, a photographer and specialist in colonial photography of the Pacific, for a discussion prompted by Edith Amituanai’s exhibition. Their conversation is chaired by Sean Mallon, Senior Curator Pacific Cultures at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

Double Talk: Lunchtime Series
Friday 7 June, 12 – 1pm
Edith Amituanai in conversation with David Cook
Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi
Join artist Edith Amituanai and David Cook, Senior Lecturer in photography at the College of Creative Arts, Massey University, for a discussion about the subjects and approaches they take in their documentary practices.

Double Talk: Lunchtime Series
Friday 21 June, 12 – 1pm
Peter Brunt in conversation with Hanahiva Rose
Chaired by Rachel Yates
Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi
Join Associate Professor Peter Brunt, a specialist in Pacific art in the Art History Programme at Victoria University of Wellington, and previous student and researcher Hanahiva Rose, who is currently an advisor to the Ministry for Culture and Heritage and an independent art writer, for a conversation about what kind of Pacific Edith Amituanai is picturing now. Their conversation is chaired by Rachel Yates, a graduate of Pacific Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, who wrote her PhD on the Pacific diaspora, focusing on communities in South Korea.

Friday 5 July, 6-8pm
Tautai’s First Friday
Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi
In association with Tautai, Adam Art Gallery is pleased to host the Wellington edition of its First Friday events. These take place each month to showcase Pasifika talent and to create opportunities for Pacific communities to come together through an evening of creative presentations and performances.

Monday 8 July, 6-8pm
Teacher’s evening
Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi
Secondary school teachers, please join us for a special evening with artist Edith Amituanai and Herbert Bartley, who will each share their passion for working with Pacific youth. To book your place please contact Herbert Bartley, h.bartley@massey.ac.nz.

Double Talk: Lunchtime Series
Friday 12 July, 12-1pm
Anne Noble in conversation with Heather Galbraith
Chaired by Emalani Case
Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi
Join us on the last Friday of Edith Amituanai: Double Take to hear responses to the exhibition from writer and curator, Professor Heather Galbraith, in conversation with leading photographer, Distinguished Professor Anne Noble, who are colleagues at Massey University’s College of Creative Arts in Wellington. Their conversation is chaired by Senior Lecturer in Pacific Studies, Emalani Case.

Friday 12 July, 6-8pm
That’s us then!
Organised by Litara Allan
Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi
As a special closing event, please join us for an evening of dance, music and talks organised by Litara Allan, a student in the Pacific Studies programme at Victoria University Wellington. We also launch Edith Amituanai: Double Take, the publication edited by Christina Barton and featuring contributions by Ane Tonga, Haruhiku Samashima, Christina Barton, Anna Miles and Niko Besnier.

 

The public programme for Edith Amituanai: Double Take is brought to you by Adam Art Gallery in partnership with The College of Creative Art, Massey University.