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March 2, 2009 | by  | in Visual Arts |
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On Campus

You may have passed it during orientation week. An architectural statement lodged between Old Kirk and the National Bank. Sound familiar? In any case it is an indispensible part of the University and it should be a part of you. Of course it is the Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi, and I will be explaining to you various things it has to offer for this year. Open 11am–5pm, Tuesday to Sunday and always free.

Currently exhibiting is the long-overdue survey of the work of artist Vivian Lynn, I, HERE, NOW, curated by Christina Barton and Laura Preston. The diversity of Lynn’s practice is carefully examined, highlighting the idea that forms and materials have intrinsic meaning. Illustrated through a range of media, her work is a landmark in New Zealand’s art history and brings to light works not seen before. The exhibition runs until 15 March. Upcoming events include:

Sound Check: Live Feed
8pm, Tuesday 3 March

A performance by Christine White and Chris Black exploring varied sonic landscapes using contact microphones. This coincides with the gallery’s changeover exhibition and takes advantage of the gallery’s auditory potential.

Lecture: The Artist as Harrow
6–7.30pm, Thursday 5 March

Anna Smith explores the nature of a sinister device used on imprisoned men called the Harrow. Relating back to Vivian Lynn’s work, Anna asks the question if art and aesthetics can critique systems of power like capitalism.

White Fungus Magazine Issue 10 Launch
6–9pm, Friday 6 March

Release celebration of Wellington-based arts magazine White Fungus’ 10th issue with performances by Our Love Will Destroy the World, Peter Wright, Tao Wells and Upper Hutt Posse. Visit whitefungus.com for more info.

Billy Apple New York, 1969-1973
28 March–17 May

One Day Sculpture Project (Litmus, Massey University) Saturday 28 March

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