Public Programme: Bad Visual Systems: Ruth Buchanan, Judith Hopf, Marianne Wex




Saturday 1 October, 5.30pm
Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi
Exhibition Opening: Bad Visual Systems
Please join us for the opening of our final exhibition of the year, Bad Visual Systems: Ruth Buchanan, Judith Hopf, Marianne Wex. The winner of the Chartwell Trust Student Art Writing Prize 2016 will also be announced at the opening. Free entry.
This event is generously sponsored by Spade Oak Vineyard and Tuatara Brewing.

Sunday 2 October, 11am
Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi
In conversation: Ruth Buchanan with Sarah Hopkinson and Christina Barton
Join participating artist Ruth Buchanan in conversation with Sarah Hopkinson, Director of Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland, and the Adam Art Gallery’s Director Christina Barton.

Saturday 29 October, 2pm
Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi
Marianne Wex in Wellington: roundtable discussion
Marianne Wex lived in Wellington from 1983 and 1986, making contact with local feminists and sharing her project, Let’s Take Back Our Space with them. Please join us for an open mike conversation led by Christina Barton, with invited guests who met Wex at that time and were involved in the feminist foment of the era.

Saturday 5 November, 2pm
Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi
Ann Weatherall discusses feminism and psychology
Hear Professor in the School of Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington, Ann Weatherall, discuss Marianne Wex’s Let’s Take Back our Space from the perspective of second-wave iterations of feminist psychology in play in the 1980s.

Saturday 3 December, 2pm
Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi
Misal Adnan Yıldız discusses BAD VISUAL SYSTEMS
Please join us as Director of Artspace, Auckland, Misal Adnan Yıldız, discusses BAD VISUAL SYSTEMS in terms of Ruth Buchanan’s exploration of the exhibition-as-medium.


Please join us for the final seminars in this second annual Art History in Practice series where established and emerging art historians and curators, working both inside and outside the academy, present on their current research.

Wednesday 19 October, 5.15pm
Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi
Art History in Practice VIII: Kirsty Baker
For the penultimate seminar in the 2016 Art History in Practice series, Kirsty Baker discusses her research into the Wellington Women’s Gallery. Her talk seeks to contextualise the activities of this artist-led initiative and discusses writing this feminist art history for her MA thesis.

Wednesday 2 November, 5.15pm
Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi
Art History in Practice IX: Art History Honours students’ session
Please join us as current Honours students Lachlan Taylor and Eleanor Lee-Duncan discuss their art historical research. Taylor will elaborate on his approach to researching the work of Martha Rosler, while Lee-Duncan’s presentation titled Body of Work: Representations of Gender draws on her study of photographer Rebecca Swan. This final Art History in Practice seminar for 2016 will be followed by light refreshments.


Friday 11 November, 12 midday
Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi
To begin the series we are joined by Jan Smitheram, Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture, who discusses Le Corbusier’s unpermitted act of painting a suite of murals onto fellow modernist architect Eileen Gray’s building E.1027.

Friday 18 November, 12 midday
Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi
Hear visiting Auckland art writer and critic Anthony Byrt as he discusses his current research into the British-writer Ann Quin with Christina Barton. Despite completing four novels before her untimely death in 1973, Quin remains a largely overlooked literary figure. Byrt and Barton will attempt to fill a number of gaps within her story, including her a brief relationship with New Zealand conceptual artist Billy Apple in the early 1960s.

Friday 25 November, 12 midday
Meet at Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi
Adam Art Gallery’s Collection Manager Sophie Thorn gives an introduction to Ruth Buchanan’s Several attentions (2009) in the Victoria University of Wellington Art Collection.

Friday 2 December, 12 midday
Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi

For the final event in this series, celebrated poet Hera Lindsay Bird will produce a series of readings in conversation with Kirsten McDougall, Publicist at Victoria University Press.

Pdf of Public Programme here.