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Up-Coming Events at Wellington’s City Gallery

Up-Coming Events at Wellington’s City Gallery

Talk and Film: Raymond Spiteri introduces Joseph Cornell's Rose Hobart
Wed 8 November, 6pm | Free

Art historian Raymond Spiteri (Victoria University of Wellington) introduces Joseph Cornell’s 1936 collage film Rose Hobart.

In association with John Stezaker: Lost World.

NZTrio: Art3 Soar
Thu 9 November, 7pm| $40 / $20 concession

NZTrio perform compositions by John Ireland, Anthony Ritchie, Dorothy Ker and Franz Schubert. The trio are joined by guest violinist Manu Berkeljon. | Bookings

LitCrawl Extended
Fri 10 – Sun 12 November | Entry charges apply
New in 2017, LitCrawl Extended at City Gallery offers a series of ticketed panels, salons and conversations. Come to one or make a weekend of it.

LitCrawl Extended: Women of Letters
7:30pm, Fri 10 November | More info and bookings

LitCrawl Extended: Saturday Programme
11am–5pm, Sat 11 November | More info and bookings

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LitCrawl: Toby and Toby Live!
6–6:45pm, Sat 11 November | More info and bookings

LitCrawl Extended: Sunday Programme
11am–6:30pm, Sun 12 November | More info and bookings

Gordon H Brown Lecture: Christina Barton: The Promise of Art History: Towards a History of the Contemporary
Wed 15 November, 6pm | Free

In the sixteenth Gordon H Brown Lecture on art history, Director of Adam Art Gallery Christina Barton traverses a history of New Zealand art from 1969 to the present, focusing on specific works by a range of artists to argue a case for the discipline of art history as a valuable tool not only to read works of art but to understand the nature of our contemporary era . | Bookings

Stroma: Spectral Electric
Thu 16 November, 7.30pm | $30 / $20

Music from the frontiers of sound and technology. New Zealand music ensemble, Stroma, perform works by 'Spectralist' composers Kaija Saariaho and Tristan Murail.|Bookings

Tim Marlow: 250 Years and Still Counting: The Triumphs and Tribulations of a Royal Academy
Sun 19 November, 3pm | Free

From the lofty peaks of Turner and Constable, to the embarrassment of a president threatening to kick the backsides of Picasso and Matisse, Tim Marlow, Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Arts, examines the history of this singular institution.| Bookings

NZIA City Talks: I Bought a Building: Did I Mean to Do That?
Mon 20 November, 6pm | Free

To save a significant building in Hokitika, his home town, Malcolm Walker took the local council to the Environment Court, which ended in him buying half the block—a completely uneconomic deal.

Current Exhibitions | Free

Occulture: The Dark Arts
Until 19 November

The exhibition highlights the age-old connection between art and the occult. It brings together 60 works by contemporary and historic artists, local and international, that explore occult powers, rituals and symbols.

Colonial Sugar
Until 19 November

Colonial Sugar refers to the dark history of Australia's nineteenth century sugar-slave trade. It features an installation by Jasmine Togo-Brisby and photographs by Tracey Moffatt.

John Stezaker: Lost World
Until 19 November

Known for his distinctive, often deceptively simple collages, UK artist Stezaker’s Lost World includes 40 collages, along with five sculptures and a video Crowd, which presents thousands of populous film stills, twenty-four per second, in a bewildering blur.

Exhibitions Coming Up

Please note City Gallery is temporarily closed from 20 November 2017 – 2 March 2018 for refurbishments -

This is New Zealand
Saturday 3 March – 15 July 2018

New Zealand has been going to the Venice Biennale since 2001. While this declares our internationalism, some of our chosen artists have taken the opportunity to tackle old themes of national identity, playing on the Biennale’s old-school official national-pavilion structure, so reminiscent of World’s Fairs and Expos. This Is New Zealand presents Venice works by Michael Stevenson, Michael Parekowhai, and Simon Denny, alongside New Zealand works created earlier for World’s Fairs and other diplomatic contexts. There are also new projects by Bronwyn Holloway-Smith and Gavin Hipkins. The show takes its title from the spectacular three-screen film made by Hugh Macdonald at the National Film Unit for the New Zealand pavilion at Expo '70 in Osaka.


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