Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Kiwi Garden at the Engine Room

Kiwi Garden

For Immediate Release
Times Open = Weds to Sat 12 - 4pm

Kiwi Garden at the Engine Room
Solo Exhibition by Artist Ding Jie to Open August 22

Massey University and the Engine Room present "Kiwi Garden", a Multi- Media installation by Chinese artist Ding Jie. The exhibition will run August 22 to September 19 in the Engine Room Gallery, eastern end of Block 1, Massey University, Entrance C, Wallace St, Wellington.

Ding Jie's evocative meditation on New Zealand identity has come to fruition as result of her two month Wellington City Council/Asia /New Zealand foundation residency. "Kiwi Garden" is a work that simply must be experienced, bringing a distinctly Chinese perspective on an exercise in 'artist as manager of signs'. Ding Jie overtakes the full scale of the gallery, transforming it into a hypnotic space that challenges the senses.

Ding Jie's Practice consistently deals with history, cultural and artistic identity, and the transformation of public space. Kiwi Garden invites you to consider your own National Identity through the filter of Eastern thought and contemporary art. Gallery opening hours: Wed-Sat 12am- 4pm.

The residency is supported by Wellington City Council, Asia New Zealand Foundation, the Bolton St Residency and Massey University School of Fine Arts.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Joel Coen's Monochromatic Macbeth

The Bard of Avon may well be smirking up the sleeves of his lace doublet at the irony of Will Smith's Oscar debacle, but now that the initial furore has dissipated, it's worth revisiting the movie for which Denzel Washington was also nominated. More>>

Howard Davis: Kenneth Branagh’s Black & White Belfast

Branagh has assembled a wonderful cast, including Ciarán Hinds, a gently formidable actor who well deserves his Oscar nomination, and Judi Dench, who steals every scene she’s in. More>>

Howard Davis: Dennis Villeneuve’s Dune - A Brief History

So many elements of Herbert’s novel have since become tropes of popular SciFi that Villeneuve’s film sometimes seems deceptively derivative. What makes all this nonsense essential viewing is his astonishing visual sensibility. More>>

Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which has been republished by Te Papa press. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland