Exhibition Opening 9 Dec 2017.

Photos Mark Dwyer

We opened:

Projection Series #8: The Long Dream of Waking
11 Nov – Sun 24 Dec 2017
Inspired by a Len Lye poem of the same title, Projection Series #8: Long Dream of Waking presents four films that explore states of consciousness between sleep and wakefulness, illusion and reality. The series includes the masterpiece of Surrealist cinema Un Chien Andalou (1928), made by Luis Buñuel with Salvador Dalí, and Maya Deren’s celebrated experimental film Meshes of the Afternoon (1943). Alongside these well-known works, Long Dream of Waking showcases Bells of Atlantis (1952-3) by Ian Hugo, featuring abstract colour effects by Len Lye, and The Lost Dreams of Naoki Hayakawa (2016) by Ane Hjort Guttu and Daisuke Kosugi. Curated by Tendai John Mutambu and Sarah Wall

Billy Apple: Further Alterations
Sat 18 Nov 2017 – Sun 11 Feb 2018
Since its permanent installation and acquisition for the Govett-Brewster Collection in 1980 Billy Apple’s Altered Staircase has been ‘re-altered’ on two occasions linked to renovations and changes of the Govett-Brewster’s architecture. This exhibition completes its most recent, and third, iteration. Curated by Wystan Curnow

Reuben Paterson: The Golden Bearing
Sat 25 Nov 2017 – Sun 28 Jan 2018
Reuben Paterson’s well-loved, shimmering gold-glittered sculpture, The Golden Bearing, returns to view for the festive season. The hand sculpted, life-sized tree is presented inside the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery for the first time.

John Stezaker: Lost World
Sat 9 Dec 2017 – Sun 4 Mar 2018
John Stezaker is known for his distinctive, often deceptively simple, collages. Touring to Govett-Brewster from City Gallery Wellington, Lost World includes Stezaker’s collages, found-object sculptures and the flicker video Crowd. Curated by Robert Leonard, City Gallery Wellington Chief Curator