DATES TO NOTE
UPCOMING ART AND INDUSTRY EVENTS TO KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR
EXHIBITION: 25TH ANNUAL WALLACE ART AWARDS AWARD WINNERS AND TRAVELLING FINALISTS Pah Homestead, Auckland; Wallace Gallery Morrinsville; and Pataka Art + Museum, Porirua September 6–November 13, November 30–February 5, and February 26–May 7
The longest surviving and largest annual art awards of its kind in New Zealand, judged this year by prominent members of the arts sector Andrew Clifford, Georgina Ralston, Philip Trusttum, Richard Maloy, and Sam Mitchell. Visit wallaceartstrust.org.nz for more details.
EXHIBITION: 25TH ANNUAL WALLACE ART AWARDS SALON DES REFUSES Pah Homestead, Auckland September 6–November 6
The balance of the New Zealand contemporary art entries into the 25th Annual Wallace Art Awards shown in a single, compelling exhibition. For more information, visit wallaceartstrust.org.nz.
EXHIBITION: THE US IN I Auckland Art Gallery September 10, 2016 –June 25, 2017
A selection of photographs of people taken in public spaces around New Zealand. Dating from the 1940s to the 1980s, these carefully constructed images reveal the complexities of life in New Zealand during a period marked by both upheaval and optimism. Head to aucklandartgallery.com to find out more.
EXHIBITION: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, GRETA ANDERSON Two Rooms Gallery, Auckland September 23–October 22
Greta Anderson’s photographs present singular and contained subjects with the suggestion of danger, shooting in ‘day for night technique’ in camera. For more information, visit tworooms.co.nz.
EXHIBITION: 2016 OTAGO WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION Otago Museum, Dunedin To October 16
Explore the natural world through still and moving images of animals, plants, and the human impact on the environment, as captured by Otago’s amateur photographers and videographers. To find out more, visit otagomuseum.nz.
EXHIBITION: THE XX FACTOR Trish Clark Gallery, Auckland September 27–October 28, with panel discussion on October 15
A play on the doubled chromosome and the commonplace glib male evaluation of women’s ‘X-factor’, the show offers a mix of moving image, photography, and painting by noted international and New Zealand women artists Marina Abramović, Pilar Albarracín, Alexis Hunter, Julia Morison, Carolee Schneemann, Marie Shannon, Ann Shelton, Patti Smith, Heather Straka, and Christine Webster. Visit trishclark.co.nz for further details.
EXHIBITION: NEW ZEALAND GEOGRAPHIC PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR EXHIBITION Karanga Plaza, Auckland October 8–November 6
The exhibition moves to Auckland with a free outdoor public show featuring the best images entered in the
New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year competition. For more information, head to nzgeo.com.
EVENT: 10X10 Pah Homestead, Auckland October 10
Ten works from the Annual Wallace Art Awards explored on the 10th of the 10th. A panel of judges, winners, and artists will have a lively discussion on what it is like to participate in New Zealand’s longest surviving and largest annual art awards. Head online to wallaceartstrust.org.nz for all the details.
WORKSHOP: VIRTUAL REALITY AND 360 VIDEO! Staples Productions, Auckland October 19
A Women in Film and Television (WIFT) NZ event on 360 Video, with special guest Edward Bellamy — in charge of VR (virtual reality) for the blockbuster Suicide Squad. To find out more, visit wiftnz.org.nz.
WORKSHOP: CANON COLLECTIVE ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP Linton Studio, Christchurch October 29
Canon and talented landscape photographer Rob Dickinson will offer astrophotography tips and tricks, and advice on how to choose the best gear and lenses. Find more info at canon.co.nz.
CALL FOR ENTRIES: CANON EYECON PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILM COMPETITION Closing November 7
Offering an opportunity for tertiary level and assistant photographers and filmmakers to showcase their talent to leading industry professionals. Head to bit.ly/CanonEYEcon to find out more.
EXHIBITION: UNDREAMED OF … 50 YEARS OF THE FRANCES HODGKINS FELLOWSHIP Dunedin Public Art Gallery November 7, 2016–February 26, 2017
Showing work by all 48 of the fellows and offering a snapshot of the rich diversity of artist and art practices that have been fostered by the fellowship — painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and digital media. For more information, visit otagomuseum.nz.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: CREATIVE NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATION FUND Closing November 18
Supporting the international presentation of high-quality work that directly results from specific initiatives managed by the Creative New Zealand international team, with a stipend of up to $50K. For more information, visit creativenz.govt.nz
EXHIBITION: ELAM GRAD SHOW Elam School of Fine Arts Studios, Auckland November 26–27
A glimpse into the future of contemporary arts practice, and an insight into the challenges and rewards of earning a degree from Elam. Head online to creative.auckland.ac.nz for details.
EVENT: PIXEL TO PRODUCT — JASMAX Seafarers Club, Auckland November 30
In the fifth of this series by The Designers Institute, Jasmax principal Alasdair Hood and head of Not Yet Known Tim Hooson will share their insights into the art of effective remote working. To find out more, go to dinz.org.nz.