Public Programme: October – December 2018

 

5 October        Friday, 6pm
Opening of Still looking: Peter McLeavey and the last photograph
Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi
Exhibition opening, with guest speaker Luit Bieringa. Announcement of the Chartwell Trust Student Art Writing Prize.

6 October        Saturday, 2pm
Curators’ tour

Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi
Deidra Sullivan and Geoffrey Batchen take a tour of their exhibition, Still looking: Peter McLeavey and the last photograph

12 October       Friday 12.30pm
Curator’s tour
Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi
Adam Art Gallery’s Collection Officer Sophie Thorn offers her insights into Solid State, featuring recent additions to the Victoria University of Wellington Art Collection.

24 October       Wednesday 5.30pm
Film Screening
The man in the hat, 2009
Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, Corner Ghuznee and Taranaki Streets, Wellington
Join us for a special screening of The man in the hat (2009), a film portrait of Peter McLeavey directed by Luit Bieringa and produced by Jan Bieringa. The screening will be followed by a conversation with the filmmakers. This event is organised with Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.           

1 November     Thursday 12.30pm and 5.30pm
Film Screenings
The man in the hat, 2009
Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, Corner Ghuznee and Taranaki Streets, Wellington
These screenings are organised with Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.           

7 November    Wednesday, 5.30pm
Building collections
Judy Annear in conversation with Geoffrey Batchen
Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi
Drawing on her experience as Senior Curator of Photography at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (1995-2016), Judy Annear joins photo-historian and avid collector of photographs, Geoffrey Batchen, to consider the history of collecting photography in Australia and New Zealand.

17 November   Saturday, 2pm
Writing lives
Lynn Jenner, Chris Price and Deidra Sullivan in conversation with Christina Barton
Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi

Deidra Sullivan, co-curator of Still looking: Peter McLeavey and the last photograph, joins  writers Lynn Jenner and Chris Price, and Adam Art Gallery director Christina Barton, to explore different approaches across disciplines and genre to the writing of biography.

6 December     Thursday, 7pm
Film screening
Self portrait in 23 rounds: a chapter in David Wojnarowicz’s life, 1989-1991
Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi
Refreshments provided, suggested $5 koha
Join us for an exclusive screening of Marion Scemama’s new film about David Wojnarowicz, the New York artist recently profiled at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Wojnarowicz was a key figure in the New York art scene of the 1980s. Working in photography, painting, film, music, sculpture, writing, and, after being diagnosed as HIV positive, as an activist, he made a lasting impact for works that dealt with sex, spirituality, love and loss, themes that resonate with the thematics of our current exhibition, Still looking: Peter McLeavey and the last photograph.