Vincent Duncan: Love of Colour


1 Mar – 7 Apr 2019


Award-winning Kapiti artist Vincent Duncan is one of New Zealand’s most distinctive artists. This exhibition features his trademark vivid oil paintings that reflect his unique view of Wellington scenes. The dominant colours of his works are red, blue, yellow, and green and are based on a photographic memory which captures scenes, colours and shapes in his own intuitive style.

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SEE WHAT I CAN SEE: Discovering New Zealand Photography


7 April – 21 July 2019


Photographs have plenty to tell us about the world, yet they are often full of mystery and complication. Great photos are alive with hints and echoes and mysteries – and they can change every time you look at them. Nearly all of the images in this exhibition were made by New Zealand photographers of New Zealand subjects, so they have a lot to say about this place and about the people, young and old, who live here. Photographs capture our dreams, imaginings and fears, aspirations and inner lives. This exhibition is a celebration of the things a camera can do, the places it can go and its capacity to record and reinvent the world around us. This exhibition has been curated by Greg Donson, Sargeant Gallery Curator and Public Programmes Manager, and Gregory O’Brien, Independent Curator and writer of the book See what I can see – New Zealand photography for the young and curious, published by Auckland University Press in 2015.

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From the Shore


7 April – 21 July 2019


From the Shore considers the influence of Māori filmmakers Barry Barclay and Merata Mita on a current generation of artists, specifically those working with moving image. Barclay and Mita were forerunners in making films by Māori, about Māori, for Māori. Through their work in film, television and writing, Barclay and Mita set out some core concerns of indigenous filmmaking internationally, ranging from control over production through to community-based models of filming and upending technical conventions, such as staged interviews.

From the Shore brings together contemporary works that echo Barclay and Mita’s strategies and philosophies. The exhibition takes its title from Barclay’s metaphor of indigenous cinema as ‘a camera on the shore’ that reverses the direction of the colonial gaze.

Featuring work by Tanu Gago, Robert George, Tracey Moffatt, Nova Paul, Lisa Reihana and Tuafale Tanoa’i, aka Linda T.

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Porirua – My Place

21 March – 28 April 2019

An exhibition of artwork from the schools that make up the Northern Porirua Kahui Ako, Aotea College, Plimmerton, Papakowhai, Rangikura, Discovery, Postgate, and Pāuatahanui. It showcases artwork from years 1 – 13 students in a variety of mediums.

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