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Coming up at City Gallery Wellington

Coming up at City Gallery Wellington | Last chance to see Sister Corita's Summer of Love and Francis Upritchard: Jealous Saboteurs

It’s the final week of Sister Corita’s Summer of Love and Francis Upritchard: Jealous Saboteurs , both exhibitions are closing this Sunday. It is also the final week to see Ira Cohen’s psychedelic film The Invasion of Thunder Bolt Pagoda.

This week events wise, it’s Gallery Babes and the first of three in the Contemporary Art Night School series on Wednesday, the 2016 Art Crimes Symposium takes place all day Saturday and the final exhibition tours of Jealous Saboteurs on Saturday and Sunday.

From Monday, all galleries will be closed until 18 November, reopening on Saturday 19 November with the major exhibition Cindy Sherman. (see full info below)
The closure will allow the Gallery team plenty of time to prepare for this exhibition from foremost contemporary photographer.
While the main gallery spaces will be closed, a pop-up Gallery shop and information desk will be open Monday to Saturday from 9am-4pm. This will be accessed through Nikau Café.
Education programmes will be available during this period. For more information, please contact our educators on Citygalleryeducation@experiencewellington.org.nz
City Gallery will also be running a three-part Cindy Sherman 101: Contemporary Art Night School for those wanting to take a crash course in all things Cindy Sherman.


Upcoming Events
http://citygallery.org.nz/events

Gallery Babes
Wed 12 October, 10.30am | Free
Last Gallery Babes tour of Francis Upritchard’s Jealous Saboteurs. Followed by morning tea.
Bookings: mailto:Citygalleryevents@experiencewellington.org.nz

Contemporary Art Night School: Cindy Sherman 101 with Heather Galbraith*
Wed 12 October, 6pm | from $8

Learn all about Cindy Sherman ahead of the exhibition. Massey University’s Heather Galbraith takes the first in a series of three classes on this foremost contemporary artists. More info and tickets here - http://citygallery.org.nz/news/contemporary-art-night-school-cindy-sherman-101
*Series continues on Wednesday 19 and 26 October.

Art Crime Symposium
Sat 15 October, from 10am | Bookings via https://artcrime.nz/symposium-2016/
Art historians, museum professionals, law-enforcement representatives and lawyers explore art crime.

Weekend Exhibition Tours
Sat 15 and Sun16 October, 12.15pm
Get more out of your visit with a 30-minute introductory tour of selected works from Francis Upritchard: Jealous Saboteurs.
Meet in the main foyer.

Exhibitions
On now
http://citygallery.org.nz/exhibitions

Francis Upritchard: Jealous Saboteurs
Until 16 October 2016 | Free entry
Spanning twenty years of work, this is the first major survey exhibition of New Zealand-born sculptor Francis Upritchard.

Sister Corita’s Summer of Love
Until 16 October 2016 | Free entry
Sister Corita’s Summer of Love surveys the graphic art of Sister Corita Kent (1918 – 1986), an unsung figure in pop art.

Film Screening: The Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda
Until 16 October 2016 | Free entry
A poet and publisher, photographer and filmmaker, Ira Cohen (1935-2011) spent the early 1960s in Tangier, hanging out with William Burroughs, Brion Gysin and Paul Bowles. His film The Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda (1968) is a classic of counterculture cinema. This psychedelic romp includes sequences shot in a Mylar chamber.
Screening every day, one the hour between 10am and 4pm.
Dir: Ira Cohen | USA | 31min

Coming Soon

Cindy Sherman
19 November 2016 – 19 March 2017 | ticketed
A major exhibition from the New York-based photographer who has changed the face of contemporary art.
http://citygallery.org.nz/exhibitions/cindy-sherman


City Gallery Wellington will be closed Monday 17 October – Friday 18 November.
Reopening to the public on Saturday 19 November with the major photography exhibition, Cindy Sherman.


City Gallery’s main spaces will be closed to the public from 17 October – 18 November for the installation for the major exhibition Cindy Sherman.

The closure will allow the Gallery team plenty of time to prepare for this exhibition from foremost contemporary photographer Cindy Sherman. Featuring 50 works and a large-scale site specific mural, this is the biggest Cindy Sherman exhibition to come to New Zealand. This will be the first time her work has been shown here since the late 1980s and City Gallery will be the only venue.

While the main gallery spaces will be closed, a pop-up Gallery shop and information desk will be open Monday to Saturday from 9am-4pm. This will be accessed only through Nikau Café.
Education programmes will be available during this period. For more information, please contact our educators on Citygalleryeducation@experiencewellington.org.nz
City Gallery will also be running a three-part Cindy Sherman 101: Contemporary Art Night School for those wanting to take a crash course in all things Cindy Sherman.

Nikau Café is unaffected by the closure and will remain open throughout. The closure will also not affect other Civic Square facilities.

City Gallery Wellington will be closed Monday 17 October – Friday 18 November.
Reopening to the public on Saturday 19 November with the major photography exhibition, Cindy Sherman.


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