Public Programme Feb – May 2021

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Saturday 20 February, 4pm
Exhibition tour with Christina Barton and Kate Newby
Adam Art Gallery and environs

Join Adam Art Gallery director Christina Barton and artist Kate Newby for a tour of Newby’s exhibition. This will be followed by refreshments to celebrate the formal launch of the show.

Sunday 21 February, 11am
Fiona Connor and Kate Newby in conversation
Adam Art Gallery

Artists Fiona Connor and Kate Newby reflect on the evolution of their practices since they first were included in the Adam Art Gallery’s The Future Is Unwritten exhibition curated by Laura Preston in 2009.

Wednesday 10 March, 12pm
Lunchtime talk
Adam Art Gallery

Architect and Associate Professor at the School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington, Simon Twose introduces two recent projects to explore how concrete can be used to play with the limits of architectural drawing.

Friday 19 March, 6pm
Performance
Adam Art Gallery

Writer and musician Ruby Solly (Kāi Tahu, Waitaha, Kāti Māmoe) presents her work, introducing how she uses her media to explore Poneke, the city where she lives.

Friday 26 March, 6pm
Performance
Adam Art Gallery

Composer, performer, and sound artist Antonia Barnett-McIntosh presents her sound work live in Kate Newby’s exhibition.

Wednesday 21 April, 12pm
Lunchtime talk
Adam Art Gallery

Senior Lecturer in Cultural Anthropology at Victoria University of Wellington, Eli Elinoff considers concrete as a ubiquitous modern material which shapes and is shaped by social life.

Friday 30 April, 6pm
Performance
Adam Concert Room, Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music, 81 Kelburn Parade

Conceptual artist Billy Apple and experimental composer Annea Lockwood’s collaborative sound work, Glass Transformation (1972), will be presented for the first time in Wellington.

Wednesday 12 May, 12pm
Lunchtime talk
Adam Art Gallery

Anna Jackson, editor, poet and Associate Professor in the School of English, Film, Theatre, Media Studies and Art History at Victoria University of Wellington introduces the New School of American poets to reflect on poetry and the everyday.

Saturday 22 May, 2pm (Rain day: Sunday 23 May, 2pm)
Walking tour
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Join Christina Barton and artist Ana Iti for a walking tour that takes off from Kate Newby’s outdoor works and adopts the Situationist’s concept of the dérive to traverse the city through a different lens

Wednesday 26 May, 12pm
Lunchtime talk
Adam Art Gallery

Associate Professor Su Ballard, who teaches in Art History at Victoria University, brings her interests in art and the environment to bear on a consideration of Kate Newby’s exhibition and its connections to the recent history of land art and in particular to the work of Nancy Holt.

Friday 28 May, 6pm
Performance
Adam Art Gallery

Composer and artist Samuel Holloway performs his work in the company of Kate Newby’s installation of wind chimes in the Adam Art Gallery.