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What's on at City Gallery Wellington This Week

Our events calendar is filled with literature and music this week, starting with tonight’s From Luminous Moments to Island Time: The BWB Texts Story, Wednesday’s NZTrio: Braid concert celebrating Suffrage 125, and our WOW tours get underway on Thursday and Friday afternoon with a focus on fashion, protest, and politics with works in the exhibitions Iconography of Revolt and Arwa Alneami: Never Never Land. You can also join one of our free weekend exhibition tours at 12.15pm on Saturday and Sunday.

NZTrio: Braid

7pm, Wednesday 26 September

Ashley Brown (cello) with guest musicians Benjamin Baker (violin) and Stephen De Pledge (piano).

In recognition of Suffrage 125, NZTrio performs works by female composers Fanny Mendelssohn (GER), Elena Kats-Chernin (AUS), and Clara Schumann (GER), plus New Zealanders Victoria Kelly and Rachel Clement.

Book at NZTrio.

Limited door sales.

Events – Free Entry

From Luminous Moments to Island Time: The BWB Texts Story
6pm, Monday 24 September

The BWB Texts series of ‘short books on big subjects’ now numbers over fty titles and has become an acclaimed source of dynamic New Zealand non-ction. Join publisher Tom Rennie and BWB Texts authors to celebrate and discuss the journey of this remarkable imprint.

Participating authors include Mike Berridge, Ralph Chapman, David Hall, Philippa Howden-Chapman, Prue Hyman, Mike Joy, Kathleen Kuehn, K. Emma Ng, Vincent O’Malley, Max Rashbrooke, and more.

Doors open 5.15pm. Join us for refreshments before the event.

In partnership with Bridget Williams Books.

WOW Tours

Thu 27 – Fri 28 September, Thu 4 – Fri 5 October, Wed 10 – Fri 12 October, 12:15pm

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Here for WOW? Pop in for a thirty-minute highlights tour with a focus on fashion, protest, and politics with works in the exhibitions Iconography of Revolt and Arwa Alneami: Never Never Land.

Weekend Exhibition Tours
Saturdays and Sundays, 12.15pm

Get more out of your visit with a 40-minute introduction to the exhibitions. Meet in the main foyer.

Current Exhibitions – Free Entry

Patrick Pound: On Reflection

On now until 4 November, 2018

An exhibition that is a vast palindrome reflecting the collections of Patrick Pound and Te Papa Tongarewa.

Arwa Alneami: Never Never Land

On now until 4 November, 2018

New Zealand was the first country to give women the vote, making 2018 the 125-year anniversary of women's suffrage. To mark the occasion, City Gallery presents the work of a woman artist from the most recent country to give women the vote, Saudi Arabia. Arwa Alneami is a key figure in Saudi Arabian art, exhibiting in and increasingly beyond the Kingdom. Her very presence as a contemporary artist challenges the restrictions her country places on female self-expression, as does her work.

Iconography of Revolt

On now until 18 November, 2018

Iconography of Revolt showcases some of the ways revolt and revolution, protest and insurrection, have been pictured in art, film, and elsewhere, from the Bolsheviks to the Black Panthers to Pussy Riot, from the barricades to the catwalk. It asks how images of revolt challenge us, but also how they have been absorbed into culture.


On now until 18 November, 2018

TERROR NULLIUS scrambles excerpts from canonical Australian cinema, queering it, to create a perverse political-revenge fable that unwrites Australian national mythology. The film is part political satire, part eco-horror, part road movie. Cross-referencing the ill treatment of the land’s original owners with that of refugee ‘queue jumpers’, Dominique and Dan Angeloro mount their critique of the Australian underbelly with a sensibility so juvenile, so larrikin, and, paradoxically, so Australian.

2018, 55min. Screens in the Auditorium. Please see our website for screening schedule.

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