Kirsten Sutherland – Hex
28 February – 23 March 2014
This collection of digitally embroidered hex signs is a continuation of Kirsten Sutherland’s practice exploring religious symbolism and spiritual protection. Traditionally hex signswere painted on barns by new settlers in Pennsylvania.
Tokelau: Then Now / Now Then
21 February – 13 April 2014 in the Bottle Creek Gallery
Climate change and the resulting rise in sea levels plus increased intensity of weather events threaten our Pacific Islands. This exhibition focusses on Tokelau, predicted to be the first of the Pacific to be inundated from sea level rise.
Toi Poutama – Weaving and Carving by Whitireia NZ Graduates 2013
5 February – 26 February in the Toi Gallery
Toi Poutama is an exhibition of Māori weaving and carving completed by graduates from Whitireia NZ, 2013. On display are woven kākahu (cloaks) and piupiu (waist or shoulder garments), tukutuku (lattice panels), and a range of wood carving such as wakahuia (treasure box), hoe (canoe paddle), kōruru (carved face), and weaponry.
Elizabeth Thomson – Elysian Fields
16 February – 6 April 2014
With luscious surfaces and vivid colour, these three wall-mounted sculptures are are among the artist’s most outstanding artworks to date
Grant Sheehan – Ghosts in the Landscape
19 December 2013 – 16 February 2014
Photographer Grant Sheehan records what he sees as ghostlike yet real reminders of New Zealand’s shared past using deliberately definitive black and white.