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Wellington/Refresh - New Artists Talk Next Week


WEEK: 21 OCTOBER - 27 OCTOBER 2002

EVENT: ADMISSION FREE

Artists & Curator Floortalk Wednesday 23 October, 6pm Michael Hirschfeld Gallery, City Gallery Wellington Join curator Rebecca Wilson and exhibiting artists Pat Macan, Phil Murray and John Lake for an informal floortalk discussing their work in Refresh*New Artists, currently on show at the Michael Hirschfeld Gallery (see below). Events Principal Sponsor: Montana Wines Ltd.

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS ADMISSION FREE

Gerhard Richter Survey Until 1 December 2002 A survey of exemplary works by Gerhard Richter, one of the most internationally acclaimed German artists working today. Curated by Gotz Adriani and Gerhard Richter, the exhibition explores Richter's relentless questioning of the language of painting, from the photo-paintings of the 1960s to the abstract paintings of the 1980s and 90s. 'Life is not what is said, but is the process of saying, not the created picture, but the creating' (Richter, 1989). An exhibition catalogue is available. An exhibition presented by the Institute of Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa), Germany, in co-operation with the Goethe-Institut Inter Nationes Wellington.

John Parker*Ceramics Until 1 December 2002 John Parker*Ceramics surveys the 35 year career and current work of one of New Zealand's foremost ceramicists. This will be the first major exhibition of John Parker's work since 1990, and the first time his work has been presented in a public gallery on this scale. Featuring work from the major periods of his career as well as a significant new body of the white ceramics for which he is most widely known, this exhibition acknowledges Parker's achievement not only as a ceramicist but as an artist working in any medium. John Parker*Ceramics is generously supported by Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa. Generous support from Magnum Mac. A major retrospective book of John Parker's work is to be co-published by City Gallery Wellington and David Bateman Ltd.

Len Lye Until 24 November 2002 Presented by Telecom New Zealand Ltd Len Lye features 17 of the artist's ground-breaking short films, 21 photograms of friends and colleagues (including Le Corbusier and Georgia O'Keeffe) and six stunning kinetic sculptures (two added specially for its Wellington showing). The Principal Sponsor of Len Lye is Telecom New Zealand Ltd. Len Lye is a joint exhibition between the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, supported by the Len Lye Foundation. Len Lye Foundation is supported by the Technix Group. Exhibition generously supported by Radio Active. Events principal sponsor: Montana Wines Ltd.

MICHAEL HIRSCHFELD GALLERY, CITY GALLERY WELLINGTON ADMISSION FREE

Refresh*New Artists 4 October-3 November The second in an annual series of emerging artists' exhibitions, Refresh presents work in sculpture, video and painting by new Wellington artists Siv B. Fjærestad, John Lake, Phil Murray, Jason Secto and Dan Macan. Refresh*New Artists is presented within the 360 programme*a full perspective on Wellington Art* which is generously sponsored by Designworks.

Anne Irving Publicist T: 04 801 3959 F: 04 801 3950 Len Lye Presented by Telecom New Zealand Ltd 24 August - 24 November 2002 John Parker-Ceramics 12 October - 1 December 2002 Gerhard Richter Survey 12 October - 1 December 2002 Refresh - New Artists 4 October - 3 November 2002 Michael Hirschfeld Gallery Check out: http://www.city-gallery.org.nz

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