Composer and performer Cory Champion works with the recording and amplification of cymbals, drums and drum machines to create fluid soundscapes, exploiting blurred textures between acoustic and synthesised sources. These percussion instruments are also amplified in the gallery space as sculptural works able to be played, continually modulating Champion’s immersive, harmonic soundscapes.
Listening to Yourself Listening is a solo exhibition by Blake Johnston, exploring a new approach to sound art. Johnston has generated a series of new works that create meta-perceptual experiences, inviting the audience to turn their attention back to themselves and meditate on their own subjective experience.
Te reo Māori, like any language is important to the vitality and meaning of culture. The exhibition Te reo Pākehā asks how we understand these meanings when looking at Te reo Māori as a non-Māori or as a Māori disconnected from learning the language in the home? Working across installation and painting, artists Martin Awa Clarke Langdon and Elliot Collins converse and reflect on the power of language, place and variation of 'meanings' we have access to.
Gloaming explores chromatic transformation - the time between day and night - through a series of observational watercolour paintings and writings by Chora Luz Carleton.
At gloaming, a strange light obscures our perceptions, colours transfigure into shadowy masses. This state of transition changes our mental perception and focus: our world becomes a smaller more intimate space, and the darkness looming beyond calls the imagination.
HANDSHAKE 4 is the fourth iteration of the unique mentor/exhibition project that originated in 2011. The HANDSHAKE project supports New Zealand jewellery artists, allowing them to develop ideas and artworks for a succession of national and international exhibitions with the assistance of a chosen mentor.
A collection of works from leading Māori and Pacific artists inhabit Toi Pōneke Gallery alongside a virtual showcase of Taonga from The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.