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Coming Exhibitions at Wellington's City Gallery

Exhibitions Opening Admission Free

Gerhard Richter Survey 12 October - 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 12 October - 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.

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Events Admission Free John Parker in Conversation with Jim Barr Sunday 13 Sunday October, 2pm John Parker with well known Wellington writer and collector Jim Barr talk their way around John Parker*Ceramics.

Gerhard Richter: What should I paint? How should I paint? Thursday 10 October, 6pm A unique opportunity to hear German curator Martin Schmid present an illustrated lecture exploring Gerhard Richter's works, styles, shows and personal statements. Schmid is accompanying Richter's hand-picked exhibition. Complimentary refreshments served from 6pm. Lecture begins at 6.30pm. To reserve your seat T: 04 801 4241.

A Journey Through Gerhard Richter's Works Saturday 12 October, 2pm A personal tour of the Gerhard Richter Survey exhibition by a German curator Martin Schmid. Both Gerhard Richter events are in association with Institut of Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa), Stuttgart and Goethe-Institut Inter Nationes Wellington. Montana Wines Ltd is the Principal Sponsor of City Gallery Wellington's public programme.

Current Exhibitions Admission Free

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 is presented within the 360 programme*a full perspective on Wellington Art*which is generously sponsored by Designworks.

City Gallery Wellington is managed by the Wellington Museums Trust with major funding from the Wellington City Council.

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