Public Programme: Luke Willis Thompson


Exhibition opening and reception
Tuesday 20 February, 5.30 – 8pm
Adam Art Gallery
You’re invited to the opening of Luke Willis Thompson, our first exhibition of 2018, on Tuesday 20 February. The gallery will be open from 5.30pm.
Please join us for a reception at Milk & Honey Café, located immediately opposite the Gallery, from 6.30pm until 8pm.

Luke Willis Thompson in conversation
Saturday 24 February, 2pm
Adam Art Gallery

Join Luke Willis Thompson, Christina Barton, and Stephen Cleland for an introduction to the exhibition followed by a discussion.

In the wake of performance – a discussion with Amelia Jones
Saturday 3 March, 2pm
Adam Art Gallery
Renowned art historian and performance theorist, Amelia Jones, will address questions about performance, temporality, liveness and representation, with artist Luke Willis Thompson and curator Stephen Cleland.

Liner notes: a critic and a curator – Laura Preston & Wystan Curnow in conversation
Saturday 10 March, 2pm
Adam Art Gallery
Over the course of 2017 while based in Athens for documenta 14, curator and editor Laura Preston exchanged a series of emails with Auckland-based writer and curator, Wystan Curnow, in which they discussed their relationship to art and place. In Wellington, they continue this conversation face-to-face, situating Luke Willis Thompson’s exhibition as an encounter in their deep engagement with contemporary art.

Screening – Portrait of Jason, Dir. Shirley Clarke, 1967
Thursday 15 March, 5.30pm
Adam Art Gallery
Selected by Luke Willis Thompson,  supplied by Mubi Films, London.

Screening – Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien (No Regret), Dir. Marlon Riggs, 1992
Thursday 22 March, 5.30pm
Adam Art Gallery
Selected by Luke Willis Thompson, supplied by Video Data Bank.

Fiji now – a discussion
Saturday 24 March, 2–4pm
Adam Art Gallery
This panel will explore Fiji’s complex history and its consequences for its people and their entanglement with global politics.

The Philando Castile story – a panel discussion
Saturday 7 April, 2pm
Adam Art Gallery
Drawing on the events in the aftermath of the shooting of Diamond Reynolds’ partner, Philando Castile, in a traffic stop by Minnesota police, commentators will consider the role images play in resisting and perpetuating institutional violence.

Peter Shand discusses the work of Luke Willis Thompson
Saturday 14 April, 2pm
Adam Art Gallery
Peter Shand, art historian and Head of Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland, reflects on the work of Luke Willis Thompson.