Public Programme July – September 2018

The earth looks upon us
Ko Papatūānuku te matua o te tangata
7 July – 23 September 2018


Friday 6 July, 6pm
Adam Art Gallery
Exhibition opening, with guest speaker Professor Rawinia Higgins.

Saturday 7 July, 10am – 5pm
No Common Ground Symposium
Lecture Theatre 1, Te Toki a Rata Building, Victoria University of Wellington
No Common Ground is a one-day symposium addressing histories of feminist art, mana wahine and queer practice, co-organised by Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi, The Dowse Art Museum and Enjoy Public Art Gallery and hosted at Victoria University of Wellington. Timed to coincide with exhibitions hosted by each organisation as their contribution to Suffrage 125 commemorations, the symposium aims to assess and discuss various curatorial strategies for presenting the work of women artists.

Wednesday 18 July, 6pm
Film Screening: Eight Filmworks by Ana Mendieta
Cinema Deluxe, Embassy Theatre, $10
Please join us for a special screening of eight short filmworks by Cuban-American artist, Ana Mendieta. Mendieta’s distinctive ‘earth-body’ sculptural practice of the 1970s was at the fore of Christina Barton’s thinking when she curated the exhibition The earth looks upon us / Ko Papatūānuku te matua o tangata. The screening will be introduced by Gabriela Salgado, an expert on Mendieta and artists of the ‘global south’, who is Artistic Director at Te Tuhi, Auckland. Advance booking is essential as seating is limited. Book your tickets here:

Saturday 28 July, 2pm
Curator’s Tour
Adam Art Gallery
Christina Barton, Adam Art Gallery director and curator of The earth looks upon us / Ko Papatūānuku te matua o tangata, gives a tour of the exhibition.


Face to face: lunchtime talk series, 12.30-1pm
Adam Art Gallery
Invited guests respond to the artists in The earth looks upon us / Ko Papatūānuku te matua o tangata.

2 August          Thursday, 12.30pm
Photographer and Lecturer at Whiti o Rehua School of Art at Massey University, Caroline McQuarrie, responds to the photographs of Ngahuia Harrison

16 August         Thursday, 12.30pm
Artist and head of the Whiti o Rehua School of Art at Massey University, Dr Huhana Smith, discusses Ana Iti’s sculptural pieces.

23 August        Thursday, 12.30pm
Lecturer in Film Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, Missy Molloy, responds to Nova Paul’s film.

30 August        Thursday, 12.30pm
Dr Annemarie Jutel, Professor of Health at Victoria University of Wellington,
discusses the paintings of Raukura Turei


Friday 14 September, 6pm
In situ: writers reading in and about place
Adam Art Gallery
An evening of readings by Māori women writers, featuring: Anahera Gildea, Arihia Latham, Te Kahureremoa Taumata and Tayi Tibble. The event has been organised by Cassandra Barnett, who will moderate the evening.

Friday 21 September, 7pm
Featuring internationally renowned flutist Eric Lamb

Adam Art Gallery
Advance bookings: