All Lines Converge

17 Dec 2016 - 20 Mar 2017

An exhibition of work by Aotearoa New Zealand artists, from the 1970s until today, with key works from the Govett-Brewster Collection

Including work by artists Fiona Clark, The Estate of L.Budd , Christine Hellyar, Lisa Reihana and Maree Horner, this exhibition invites audiences to consider how the Gallery has built its collection over the past four decades.

By considering those artists in the collection, as well as selected artists who are not represented, this exhibition takes a broad and experimental approach to the traditional ‘collection exhibition’. Woven into a context of lesser known works by well-known practitioners are more recent works by a younger generation, charting the potential directions of the collection.

The below exhibition catalogue includes archival photographic documentation of artists’ installations, newly commissioned artist pages, and an essay by Wellington art historian Kirsty Baker providing historical context to the exhibition.

...all lines
at the centre
not the middle
just outside
the picture...
- Joanna Margaret Paul, O, Seacliff, June 1973 (excerpt)

Darcell Apelu
Edith Amituanai
Wendy Bornholdt
Jordana Bragg
Mary-Louise Browne
Ruth Buchanan
The Estate of L. Budd
Sarah Buist
Fiona Clark
Yvonne Coleman
Fiona Connor
Dale Copeland
Jane Dove
Charlotte Drayton
Luise Fong
Marti Friedlander
Catherine Griffiths
Gil Hanly
Christine Hellyar
Li-Ming Hu
Maree Horner
Sarah Hudson
Sonya Lacey
Tessa Laird
Vivian Lynn
Alison Maclean
Merata Mita
Joanna Margaret Paul
Biljana Popovic
Nova Paul
Shona Rapira Davies
Lisa Reihana
Pauline Rhodes
Dorothy Richmond
Marie Shannon
Susan Te Kahurangi King
Lauren Winstone
et al.

See behind-the-scenes of the exhibition, including interviews with the artists, footage of artwork making and installation, and interviews with the curators, registrars and exhibition crew.