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Current exhibitions

Tanya Ruka: Te Kore / Te Ao (the Intrinsic Light within Nothingness)

15 April 2014 to 15 June 2014, Audio Visual Room

 

Te Kore / Te Ao (the Intrinsic Light within Nothingness) is a progression of Tanya Ruka's doctoral thesis investigation into landscape and the cultural grid overlay that occurs when mindscape narrates landscape.

Ruka's approach is from a Māori perspective, taking into account Whakapapa (genealogy), Kaitiakitanga (guardianship) and Wairuatanga (spirituality).

During her research Ruka became interested in the ideas of potential and becoming. Māori cosmology sees Te Kore, in the genealogy of time as the state before sound and Te Ao the world of light that followed. Te Kore is literally translated as 'the nothing', however it is thought to contain the energy of potential within the transitional state of becoming. This in between state of liminal space is where Ruka finds her inspiration.

Using land videography and photography Ruka digitally weaves images together to create installations that are meditative experiences of light.

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Double Take: Double Portraits from the Wallace Arts Trust Collection (Part One)

8 April 2014 to 25 May 2014, Main Galleries

 

The James Wallace Arts Trust Collection includes a number of remarkable double portraits – works in which two people are portrayed.

 

Double portraits are as familiar to us as images of the Virgin and Child at Christmas, social media snaps of couples, friends, family or the formal wedding portrait photograph. Despite the universality of this style of portraiture, there can be powerful forces at work in portraits where more than one figure is represented. Double portraits can often express more dimensions of psychological insight and artistic technique than the single portrait, and evoke more intense responses in the viewer.

Upcoming events

Exhibition Opening: Glenn Jowitt: Pacific Images

9 June 2014, 6-8pm, Upper Level

You are invited to join us for the opening of Glen Jowitt: Pacific Images, Monday 9 June, 6-8pm.

Glenn Jowitt achieved international prominence in the 1980s with his landmark publication Images Pacifiques/Pacific Images – a book of spectacular photographs of Pacific Island people, published in two editions 1982-1988. The photographs were first exhibited at Auckland City Art Gallery in 1983, and again in Paris in 1986.

The James Wallace Arts Trust has recently acquired the original suite of Ektacolor prints which made up the Auckland and Paris exhibitions of Images Pacifique. This classic suite of iconic images is featured alongside more recent images by the artist.

Join Glenn Jowitt for a talk about this exhibition at 1.30pm on Friday 20 June.

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Artist Talk: Glenn Jowitt

20 June 2014, 1:30pm, Upper Level

Join artist Glenn Jowitt for a discussion about his art practice and current exhibition at the TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre Glenn Jowitt: Pacific Images.

Glenn Jowitt achieved international prominence in the 1980s with his landmark publication Images Pacifiques/Pacific Images – a book of spectacular photographs of Pacific Island people, published in two editions 1982-1988. The photographs were first exhibited at Auckland City Art Gallery in 1983, and again in Paris in 1986.

The James Wallace Arts Trust has recently acquired the original suite of Ektacolor prints which made up the Auckland and Paris exhibitions of Images Pacifique. This classic suite of iconic images is featured alongside more recent images by the artist, who continues to document the changing circumstances and lifestyles of Pacific Island people, in Auckland and elsewhere in the Pacific

Upcoming exhibitions

Glenn Jowitt: Pacific Images

10 June 2014 to 3 August 2014, Photography Gallery, Boardroom & Master Bedroom

Glenn Jowitt achieved international prominence in the 1980s with his landmark publication Images Pacifiques/Pacific Images – a book of spectacular photographs of Pacific Island people, published in two editions 1982-1988. The photographs were first exhibited at Auckland City Art Gallery in 1983, and again in Paris in 1986.

 

The James Wallace Arts Trust has recently acquired the original suite of Ektacolor prints which made up the Auckland and Paris exhibitions of Images Pacifiques. This classic suite of iconic images is featured alongside more recent images by the artist, who continues to document the changing circumstances and lifestyles of Pacific Island people, in Auckland and elsewhere in the Pacific.

Opening: Monday 9 June, 6-8pm.


Join the artist for a talk about this exhibition at 1.30pm on Friday 20 June.

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Welcome to the Wallace Virtual Gallery

Click on the image below to view an exhibition of Wallace Arts Trust works at the virtual AUT Campus WF building. If you would like to create your own online art exhibition – join exhibbit.com

The Wallace Arts Trust are very pleased to announce our collaboration with Auckland digital innovator exhibbit to bring you a truly immersive environment in which to view the Trusts incredible collection of art. Exhibbit allows you to see works from the Trusts Collection in truly astounding detail.

Be prepared to wait 25 seconds for the initial load of a gallery, relax and enjoy the slideshow. All subsequent loads will be under 10 seconds.