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This week at the Adam Art Gallery

//Adam Art Gallery Public Programme June-December 2011


This week at the Adam Art Gallery

OPEN CONVERSATIONS Victoria University of Wellington academics speak with art practitioners working in the field and the collectors behind the exhibition Behind Closed Doors: New Zealand Art from Private Collections in Wellington.

Conversation 2.4: Market Forces Thursday 8 September 2011, 6-7pm

Economic theorist Morris Altman and art auctioneer Ben Plumbly will review the factors that have informed the art market recently, debating whether its exponential growth can escape the inevitable boom and bust of the economic cycle.

FREE entry All welcome //Currently on show: Behind Closed Doors: New Zealand Art from Private Collections in Wellington 4 June - 18 December 2011

This is a major exhibition that sets out to canvass selective 'moments' in a history of New Zealand art from 1946 to the present, drawn exclusively from private collections in Wellington. The exhibition includes paintings by renowned artists Toss Woollaston and Colin McCahon, seldom-seen works by Michael Smither and Rita Angus, along with provocative multimedia art works by Peter Robinson and Ronnie van Hout.

Alongside Behind Closed Doors, the Adam Art Gallery is staging a changing programme of projects titled: in camera: a project series around and about collecting. Located in one room of the Adam Art Gallery, the Kirk Gallery, this series illuminates other personal acts of collecting.

For enquiries please contact Laura Preston email: laura.preston@vuw.ac.nz ph: +64 4 463 5229 --- Adam Art Gallery Victoria University of Wellington Gate 3, Kelburn Parade PO Box 600 Wellington 6140 New Zealand ph +64 4 4635229 fax +64 4 4635024 www.adamartgallery.org.nz

We are open Tuesday to Sunday 11am-5pm (closed only on Monday) FREE ENTRY

CURRENT EXHIBITION: Behind Closed Doors: New Zealand Art from Private Collections in Wellington Accompanied by in camera: a project series around and about collecting 4 June - 18 December 2011

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