Louise Tu'u 

12-23 August 2014

ST PAUL St Gallery Frontbox



Recall by Louise Tu'u is a proposed residence for participants, interested in being present, working within the confines of the space and aiming to privilege the visible over the legible.

As things change, we remain the same. The work itself is concerned with degrees of immobility that is at odds with the freedom of roaming.

Recall reconstitutes textual elements of the last five shows, presented prior to Recall: This Area Is For Players Only from Bob van der Wal, THE UNCONSCIOUS RUIN: DRAWING MINOR ARCHITECTURE by Brendon Sellartectonic industries 'The Green Green Grass..., Philippa Nielsen 's ‘Zen Generator' and Ella Sutherland with "The right here and the moving".

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Louise Tu'u completed a Bachelor of Arts (2001) and a PGDip (2007) at the University of Auckland. Recent shows include Screenshot, Papakura Art Gallery (2014), Horses and other farm animals, Whammy Bar; An Anthem of Hope, Physics Room (2013) Made Active: The Chartwell Show, Auckland Art Gallery and Gaga: the unmentionable, Old Folks Association Hall (2012). She currently teaches at Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School as Creative Producer and Director as well as completing an MPhil at AUT.





We Will Work With You

Wellington Media Collective 1978-1998

12 September – 24 October 2014, ST PAUL St Galleries One and Two

An exhibition initiated by Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi in collaboration with the Wellington Media Collective.


Philip Kelly, WMC

The Wellington Media Collective was established in 1978 as a confederation of graphic designers, printers, photographers, and associates. Underpinned by a belief in the power of media arts to intervene in social space, their activities over two decades have involved the production of posters, magazines, catalogues, and leaflets for community and political groups, ranging from trade unions to arts and activist organisations. This retrospective exhibition examined the politics of style implicit in the Collective’s substantial body of graphic work, and through this lens, surveyed a history of public culture in Wellington and New Zealand. The Collective’s graphic archives interweave a story of political activism with a cultural history of performance and art, both located against a changing economic environment, new networks of distribution and communication, and the technological shift from page to screen. Comprising original prints, posters, publications and ephemeral material, as well as oral histories provided by members of the Collective, the exhibition drew on an archival project undertaken in collaboration with the Alexander Turnbull Library and the Department of Museum and Heritage Studies, Victoria University of Wellington. A major book project documenting the Collective’s history was launched at exhibition’s close. Coordinated and edited by Ian Wedde with Mark Derby and Jenny Rouse, and designed by Wellington Media Collective, the extensively illustrated monograph is co-published with Victoria University Press.

We Will Work With You! Wellington Media Collective 1978-1998 was shown at Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi in 2012.








Eden Arts Art School Award exhibition
Galleries One and Two
8 – 22 August
Opening 5.30pm Thursday 7 August



Image: Ziggy Lever, Fort Cauley, June 2012, 4x5 double exposure c-type print, 14’’ speakers and amp, CRT monitor, collected theories and conspiracies, projector, DVD players, extension cords and multipacks, HD film 8:21mins, HD film 15:20mins, sound recording 10:22mins.


Now in its fourth year, the Eden Arts Art School Award is an opportunity for full-time undergraduate students from central Auckland art schools AUT, Elam, Unitec and Whitecliffe to be part of a cross-institutional public exhibition. 

This year’s panel of three judges, Auckland Art Gallery Director Rhana Devenport, NBR arts writer John Daly-Peoples and artist Dick Frizzell, will award an overall winner ($5,000) and three highly commended entries ($1000 each). The winners will be announced on opening night, 7 August, after which the exhibition is open to the public for two weeks. For more information visit www.edenarts.co.nz.  

Past winners include AUT’s own Ziggy Lever, with his installation Fort Cauley, June 2012, a still from which is shown above. Setting out to investigate the military installation at Maungauika (North Head), particularly surrounding the ‘buried plane conspiracy’, the work included mined conversations from RNZAF and adventure biker forums presented on a CRT monitor. It explored the role of the social within the writing of historical 'facts', the languages of investigation and supposition.


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