Gavin Hipkins, Anna Sanderson, Philip Kelly
What Remains: The Karori Commission
From the College Collection
14 October – 21 December 2017

Writer Anna Sanderson and photographer Gavin Hipkins, together with designer Philip Kelly
have produced a suite of 30 new works based on the buildings, activities and history of the
Karori Campus. These works have been commissioned for the Victoria University of Wellington Art Collection to commemorate the site and its history. The exhibition presents this new body of work along with a selection of key items from the College of Education collections curated by Collection Manager Sophie Thorn, including examples of the ceramics collection that was amassed by past staff of the College.

Apparitions: The Photograph and its Image
Curated by Geoffrey Batchen and his Honours students

14 October – 17 December 2017

Apparitions examines the dissemination of photographic images during photography’s earliest decades. Curated by Geoffrey Batchen and his 2017 Honours class, the show draws on both private and public collections (including Te Papa, the Turnbull Library and the Auckland Museum). Apparitions displays rare daguerreotypes from England, France, Germany, and the United States, calotypes by photography’s English inventor William Henry Fox Talbot, and lithographs, wood engravings, steel engravings and other illustrations based on early photographs. The focus is on the reproducibility and mobility of the photographic image.

Future Islands: The New Zealand Exhibition at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale
14 October – 17 December 2017

Future Islands was the New Zealand exhibition at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. Drawing on narratives of islands as sites of possibility, or of other ways of living, Future Islands presents built, not-yet-built and speculative projects by fifty architectural practices from throughout New Zealand. Reconceived as models that perch on an archipelago of ‘island’ forms suspended to take full advantage of the Adam Art Gallery’s unusual spaces, the exhibition uses sophisticated yacht-building technology, recycled materials, audio-visuals and hand-crafted elements, to offer new, often-unsettling perspectives on architecture in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Conceived by Charles Walker and Kathy Waghorn, and executed by a creative team involving Jessica Barter, Stephen Brookbanks, Maggie Carroll, Bruce Ferguson, Minka Ip, Jon Rennie and the late Rewi Thompson, this exhibition is presented in association with the New Zealand Institute of Architects.


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