A focused survey of portraiture and self-portraiture by one of the UK’s leading contemporary artists.Sam Taylor-Wood’s work in photography and film is distinguished by an ironic and subversive use of the media. She depicts people both in and out of the public eye in compositions that fuse religious imagery informed by Renaissance and Baroque painting and the secular, urban and contemporary landscape that she inhabits
Bridget Riley: Painting and Preparatory Work 1961-2004 offers New Zealanders the rare opportunity to see a rich and comprehensive collection of work by one of the world’s truly great artists.
Untitled (Hair Transposal Video) is the latest video by Bryce Galloway. It finds the artist in his bathroom, topless, attempting to transfer and glue the hair from his chest to the bald patch on his scalp.
Amy Howden Chapman works in a range of media including performative collaborations. Her work considers social and emotional responses to our soundings, particularly sites where urban settings meet natural and environmental phenomena. A dance is created between fable and fact, science and prophecy. Reaction is summoned, and an event becomes a chant.
Te Huringa / Turning Points presents a diverse range of works devoted to the representation of Māori and Māori subject matter by Pākehā and the way in which Māori art practitioners have reflected their own ideas and concerns. The works chart a visual history of this country’s journey from early European contact through settlement, colonisation, protest to mana renewed.