Wall Works

8 September - 4 October 2009

 

Jeena Shin and Anya Henis at work 8 September 2009Jeena Shin's Fractus, Congreve Foyer 12 September 2009Jeena Shin Fractus, Congreve Foyer 17 September 2009Simon Morris at work 8 September 2009Simon Morris Coloured line, there and back 12 September 2009Simon Morris Coloured line, there and back 17 September 2009David Cauchi starts work 8 September 2009David Cauchi Where art belongs 12 September 2009David Cauchi Where art belongs 17 September 2009Julia Morison starts work 12 September 2009Julia Morison Myriorama #5: Wayzgoose 17 September 2009Kim Pieters starts work 8 September 2009Kim Pieters experimentum linguae 17 September 2009Michael Harrison Illusion of the flesh 12 September 2009Michael Harrison Illusion of the flesh 17 September 2009Patrick Lundberg Stay here and help me be quiet 12 September 2009Patrick Lundberg Stay here and help me be quiet 17 September 2009Reuben Paterson Te Pūtahitanga ō Rehua 2005-9Jeena Shin Fractus, Congreve Foyer September 2009Julia Morison Myriorama #5: Wayzgoose 2009Julia Morison Myriorama #5: Wayzgoose 2009Kim Pieters experimentum linguae 2009Simon Morris Coloured line, there and back 2009Michael Harrison Illusion of the flesh 1999-2009Reuben Paterson Te Pūtahitanga ō Rehua 2005-9Patrick Lundberg Stay here and help me be quiet 2009David Cauchi Where art belongs 2009

David Cauchi
Michael Harrison
Patrick Lundberg
Julia Morison
Simon Morris
Reuben Paterson
Kim Pieters
Jeena Shin

To mark the occasion of the Adam Art Gallery’s first ten years, eight artists were invited to spend ten days working directly on the walls of the gallery. Their works provided a context for the Gallery’s 10th birthday party on 19 September 2009.

The gallery doors opened to the public on the first day the artists started work, allowing visitors to see the wall works in process. The exhibition provided an opportunity to see how artists respond to a space and go about realising their work within the tight constraints of a particular timeframe and an actual context.

The exhibition provides an opportunity to celebrate the gallery’s history without dwelling on our past; the temporal projects and their relationship to the site will present instances of the mobility and responsiveness to which the Adam Art Gallery aspires.

Review David Cauchi’s blog for insight into one of the artist’s working process http://pointlessandabsurd.blogspot.com/

In keeping with the format of the Wall Works exhibition, students from the New Zealand School of Music were invited to produce a new sound installation between the two sets of sliding doors at the entrance of the gallery. They took field recordings and developed their composition while the wall artists were at work. The finished sound work was on exhibition from 21 September-4 October 2009.

The gallery officially celebrated its birthday with a party on Saturday 19 September. The evening was orchestrated by the performance collective Full F**king Moon of Bek Coogan and Torben Tilly, along with acts by Double Ya D.

On the night the gallery was filled with specially-commissioned temporary structures designed and built by interior architecture students of Victoria University’s School of Architecture and Design.

The student radio station VBC broadcast the event live to the city of Wellington.

Adam Art Gallery 10th birthday party
Saturday 19 September 2009
8-11pm

Thanks to Resene, The Watusi, Coopers Creek, The International Office, City Timber, Ullrich, PSP, Murray & Taylor, Bungy Extreme, Calvert Plastics, Coastal Fasteners and Anton Berndt for the Wall Works artwork at the Kelburn Parade lightbox and reproduced on all the exhibition posters.
Wall Works artist information sheet [PDF]

Information about ‘Notions of Passage’ sound installation [PDF]

 

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Christina Barton on Wall Works Upbeat Radio New Zealand September 2009 [mp3]