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Artist’s Talk - Jeanne Macaskill

Artist’s Talk - Jeanne Macaskill

Thursday 7 December, 1pm
Join Jeanne Macaskill for a special look at her Michael Hirschfeld Gallery exhibition ‘Day by Night’. The exhibition acknowledges and celebrates the life and work of this senior Wellington painter, presenting some key moments in a lifetime devoted to art. Macaskill will be introduced by City Gallery Wellington curator Gregory O’Brien.

Wednesday 6 December, 6pm
Leonard Bell
In Transit: Questions of Home and Belonging in New Zealand Art
Acclaimed specialist in the field of cross-cultural interactions and representations, Leonard Bell, Professor of Art History at University of Auckland, will deliver the fifth Gordon H. Brown Lecture – In Transit: Questions of Home and Belonging in New Zealand Art.
In this lecture, Bell will consider a selection of paintings and photographs from the 1940s to the present by expatriate and migrant artists, to investigate the nature and complexities of boundaries and relationships between peoples and places, and negotiations of socio-cultural, mental, physical, and architectural spaces, which he believes opens up different ways of looking at New Zealand-made art.
Admission is free.

Tessa Laird
Sunday 10 December, 2pm
‘The Living Dead’ is an article Auckland based artist, writer, and lecturer Tessa Laird wrote in response to Peter Madden's work in 2004. It was first published in Natural Selection, the on-line Australasian art reviews magazine. Laird adapted the article into a Powerpoint presentation - with a difference. Taking as her cue Madden's cut-up technique, she has created a Powerpoint that aims to be multi-layered, like Madden's art work. ‘The Living Dead’ is a low-tech, high-impact assault on the senses, which offers several more layers of intrigue.

Tuesday 12 December, 10:30am
Mums & Dads – keen for a healthy dose of art-intellectual entertainment? Bring the baby in the buggy and join us for a family-friendly tour of the exhibitions Sam Taylor Wood, Peter Madden: Escape from Orchid City and Tony Lane: Practical Metaphysics. The tour will be followed by Christmas treats and chat.
Bookings essential – E: citygalleryevents@wmt.org.nz or T: 04 801 4241.
Tour is free with exhibition entry (adults $7, concession $5, babies free)

8 October 2006 - 28 January 2007
Sam Taylor-Wood
Tony Lane: Practical Metaphysics
Peter Madden: Escape from Orchid City
Admission $7, Concession $5
Michael Hirschfeld Gallery
Martin Thompson
13 October - 12 November

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