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City Gallery Wellington - Weekly Events Update


City Gallery Wellington - Weekly Events Update

WEEK: 5 MAY - 11 MAY 2003 CURRENT EXHIBITIONS AND FLOORTALKS

CURATOR'S TALKS - FREE ENTRY:

RAY RITCHIE - THE FIRST EXHIBITION EVER

Stuart Shepherd Tuesday 6 May, 6pm City Cinema, City Gallery

Exhibition curator and Massey University lecturer Stuart Shepherd will give a free public talk about the wonderful work of Ray Ritchie and New Zealand visionary and self-taught artists.

MONEY FOR NOTHING

Tobias Berger Saturday 10 May, 1pm City Gallery

Internationally acclaimed German curator and current Director of Artspace Auckland, Tobias Berger discusses the exhibition, Money For Nothing which opens this weekend. The exhibition features work from contemporary New Zealand and international artists including Billy Apple and Andy Warhol.

FINAL DAYS:

JULIAN DASHPER - BLUE CIRCLES

15 March - 7 May 2003

One of New Zealand's most internationally successful artists, Julian Dashper brings 'Blue Circles' to the City Gallery. The works in Blue Circles include Blue CV, the artist's CV hung across a wall, to 20 clear vinyl EP records, recorded especially for the exhibition, 2 table top cases containing further archival record covers, a Warriors mini drum kit, and a DVD which presents four one hour interviews with the artist 'explaining' his work. Crisp, minimal, and clean in look, the exhibition however contains an underlying sense of play and critique.

RAY RITCHIE - THE FIRST EXHIBITION EVER Michael Hirschfeld Gallery

11 April - 11 May 2003

The vibrant, whimsical work of local self-taught artist Ray Ritchie has caught the attention of international collectors - come to City Gallery Wellington during the last week of the exhibition and see for yourself what all the talk is about. The First Exhibition Ever, curated by Stuart Shepherd, who came across Ray's work as part of a survey of self-taught and visionary artists, ends on Sunday 11th May.

OPENING THIS WEEKEND:

MONEY FOR NOTHING

10 May - 29 June 2003

Andy Warhol, KFC and ABBA come together in a fun and quirky exhibition at City Gallery Wellington that explores the relationship between art and money. Opening on 10th May Money for Nothing addresses the concept of value through art from the 1960s to today, and includes works by twenty-one New Zealand and international artists. This is a touring exhibition from Artspace Auckland, curated by Tobias Berger, internationally acclaimed German curator and current director of Artspace.

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS:

PETER BLACK - REAL FICTION

23 March - 29 June 2003

Peter Black - Real Fiction, curated by Gregory O'Brien of City Gallery Wellington, comprises nearly 200 images from Peter Black's career, many of which have never been shown publicly before. The images in this exhibition track the artist's career from his first 'street photograph', taken in Brisbane in 1973, to his present 'Streetworks', images taken 'from the hip' while walking along the pavement, mainly in Auckland and Wellington.

The exhibition includes photographs of brass bands, sportspeople, fashion shows, wild-life, Springbok tour protests and religious gatherings alongside scenes of life in Wellington.

The exhibition is accompanied by a 168 page publication, a special issue of the literary journal Sport, which includes 171 photographs by Peter Black as well as essays and poems by 25 leading art writers and poets (including Bill Manhire, Ian Wedde, Gavin Hipkins, Jenny Bornholdt, Dinah Hawken, Jim Barr and Mary Barr, James Brown).

NEW ZEALAND VENICE BIENNALE PROJECT 2001

23 March - 29 June 2003

Peter Robinson: Divine Comedy Jacqueline Fraser: A DEMURE PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST STRIP SEARCHED <>

City Gallery Wellington is the first New Zealand gallery to re-present the New Zealand exhibition shown at the prestigious Venice Biennale 2001. The exhibition showcases details of the site-specific installation work of two of New Zealand's most internationally recognised artists.

Peter Robinson: Divine Comedy has been exhibited in New Zealand since the Venice Biennale 2001, however this is the first time that details of Jacqueline Fraser's installation A DEMURE PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST STRIP SEARCHED <> will have been seen here. Peter Robinson: Divine Comedy is an outcome of Peter Robinson's residency in 2001 at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery as a participant in the Taranaki Artist in Residence Programme, a partnership between the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki, Te Kura Matatini o Taranaki.

This residency was generously supported by Creative New Zealand, Toi Aotearoa.

The work from this exhibition formed the basis of Peter Robinson's installation in the exhibition Bipolar. Bipolar represented New Zealand at the Venice Biennale in 2001 and was an initiative of Creative New Zealand, Toi Aotearoa.

Jacqueline Fraser: A DEMURE PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST STRIP SEARCHED <> courtesy of Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.

SIMRYN GILL: A SMALL TOWN AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY

15 March - 29 June 2003

A Small Town at the Turn of the Century is the first solo show of Australian artist Simryn Gill's work in New Zealand. This exhibition of large cibachrome photographs continues the artist's interest in exploring the contested relationship between nature and culture. In these works she revisits her old home town of Port Dickson in Malaysia, and renders familiar scenarios strange through her humorous interventions.

GUIDED TOURS:

Free Public Exhibition Tours Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays, 1pm

Come along to City Gallery Wellington for a dynamic and accessible 30-40 minute tour - a great introduction to the exhibitions currently on at the City Gallery. No bookings required. Meet in the gallery foyer.

Free Visitor Groups & Community Education Tours - Book Now!

Bring your social or community group, your family and friends (6+ people) to City Gallery Wellington and enjoy a free 30-40 minute tour around the exhibitions.

Bookings are essential, contact Tracey Monastra T: 04 801 4241 or email mailto:tracey.monastra@wcc.govt.nz

CITY GALLERY WELLINGTON

Open Daily 10am - 5pm For information on exhibitions or events phone (04) 801 3952 or visit www.city-gallery.org.nz

Events principal sponsor Montana Wines Ltd. City Gallery Wellington is managed by the Wellington Museums Trust with major funding support from the Wellington City Council.

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