PUBLIC PROGRAMME February – April 2019


Thursday 14 February, 6pm
Film screening Pilgrimage from Scattered Points by Luke Fowler
City Gallery Wellington

Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi and City Gallery Wellington present a special one-off screening of Luke Fowler’s film portrait of Cornelius Cardew, followed by a discussion with the artist led by Mark Williams, director of Circuit Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand.


Friday 15 February, 5.30pm-8pm
Exhibition opening
Adam Art Gallery / Milk and Honey Café

Join us for the opening of Passages: Luke Fowler, Florian Hecker, Susan Philipsz, curated by Stephen Cleland. The Gallery will be open between 5.30 and 7.30pm. A reception will be held from 6pm at Milk & Honey Café, located immediately opposite the Gallery, with speeches at 6.30pm. Composer and Deputy Director in Composition and Sonic Arts at the New Zealand School of Music (NZSM), Dugal McKinnon, is the opening speaker for the exhibition.


Saturday 16 February, 8pm
 Fowler presents the multi-channel sound work GLYPHS (tapes from Martin’s Archive) by Fowler/Karel (2017).
Adam Concert Room


Monday 18 February, 6pm
Susan Philipsz public lecture
Adam Art Gallery

Berlin-based, Turner Prize-winning artist Susan Philipsz provides an overview of her work in the context of her new installation, White Flood.

Thursday 28 March, 6pm
NZSM Response I
Adam Art Gallery

Featuring Masters students’ responses to the artworks on show. Organised by Dugal McKinnon and Thomas Voyce

Saturday 13 April, 6pm
Amy Jean Barnett, Antonia Barnett-McIntosh,
Lucien Johnson, Rob Thorne, Thomas Voyce

As our final event five artists perform new sonic works and improvisations in response to the exhibition and the dynamics of the acoustic spaces housing it. Passengers is the second of two collaborations between the Gallery and Te Kōki New Zealand School of Music. The event it coordinated by Thomas Voyce and Dugal McKinnon.

Lunchtime talks at Adam Art Gallery:

Thursday 28 February, 12pm
Curator’s tour, with Stephen Cleland

Thursday 7 March, 12pm
Walter Langelaar discusses computational aesthetics in response to the work of Florian Hecker.

Thursday 14 March, 12pm
Ralph Chapman discusses climate change, in response to Susan Philipsz’s new work White Flood

Thursday 21 March, 1pm
Esteemed composer Michael Norris discusses the work of composers Christian Wolff and Hanns Eisler and the legacies of serial music.

Thursday 28 March, 12.30pm
Berlin-based composer Antonia Barnett-McIntosh reflects on her various approaches to writing music in the context of the works in Passages.