Adam Art Gallery at Victoria University of Wellington

Adam Art Gallery at Victoria University of Wellington

The Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi is the purpose-built gallery of Victoria University of Wellington. It initiates, produces and presents a highly-regarded programme of exhibitions, events and publications; manages and develops the Victoria University of Wellington Art Collection, and provides a vital platform for critical thinking across media, disciplines, cultures and contexts. Using art and its presentation as a tool of analysis, it contributes to the production of new knowledge and creates opportunities for learning, for the benefit of staff, students and the wider community.

Posts from Adam Art Gallery at Victoria University of Wellington

  • Walker Evans: The Magazine Work. Installation view, Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi. Photo: Shaun Waugh.

    Walker Evans, Sherrie Levine, Patrick Pound, and Sonya Lacey

    The Adam Art Gallery is pleased to present a series of exhibitions that examine the circulation of images through the formats of the magazine, the newspaper, the book, and the postcard, to test and expand models of autho[...]

    August 31, 2016

  • Matthew Barney, DRAWING RESTRAINT 10, 2005. 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. Documentary photograph. © Matthew Barney. Photo: Reggie Shiobara. Courtesy the Laurenz Foundation, Schaulager, Basel; and The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Richard S. Zeisler Bequest and The Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund (both by exchange).

    Matthew Barney

    Adam Art Gallery is pleased to present Matthew Barney: DRAWING RESTRAINT, the first solo presentation by this renowned American artist in New Zealand.  Initiated in 1987, DRAWING RESTRAINT is an ongoing series of site[...]

    April 15, 2016

  • David Claerbout, The Quiet Shore, 2011. Single channel video projection, black & white, silent, 36:32. Courtesy of the artist and galleries Micheline Szwajcer, Brussels; Sean Kelly, New York; Untilthen, Paris.

    The Specious Present

    The "specious present" is a term applied by the philosopher and psychologist William James to that short duration of time the human mind appears to be able to experience, a period which exists between past and future and[...]

    July 17, 2015

  • Richard Frater, Living Cities 2011– (film still), 2015. From the trailer. © Richard Frater 2015.

    Richard Frater’s Living Cities

    Curated by Laura Preston Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi at Victoria University of Wellington is pleased to present Richard Frater's expansive Living Cities project. Encompassing both the Adam's Kirk Gallery and an of[...]

    May 8, 2015

  • Simon Denny, Predator Sculpture. Installation view, Skingraft Rotorua, New Zealand. Photograph: Tracey Robinson.

    Simon Denny

    Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi at Victoria University of Wellington presents the first museum-scale solo exhibition in New Zealand by the New Zealand-born, Berlin-based artist Simon Denny. This is a restaging of The Per[...]

    October 3, 2014

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    Kim Pieters at Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi

    To ask the question 'what is a life?' is to test the deepest purposes of being an artist. For Pieters, this is a necessary interrogation that informs her engagement with material reality. Informed by her readings in phil[...]

    May 19, 2014

  • Cinema & Painting at Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi

    Cinema & Painting examines the intersection of two screen-based arts against the backdrop of a culture characterised by the increasing plasticity of pictorial surfaces and flexibility of viewing spaces. Turning to contem[...]

    February 20, 2014

  • John Panting and Peter Robinson at Adam Art Gallery

    John Panting: Spatial Constructions Curated by Sam Cornish New Zealand-born, London-based sculptor John Panting's career was tragically cut short when he was killed at the age of 34 in a motorbike accident in 1974. Thi[...]

    October 25, 2013

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    Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi with White Fungus announce an open-entry poster competition

    Competition brief: Design a poster that responds to this statement: "Our children are important… they are the consumers of the future." This comment, by New Zealand's current Prime Minister John Key, has been used by W[...]

    December 8, 2012

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    Three new exhibitions at Adam Art Gallery, Wellington

    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, t[...]

    October 22, 2012

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    Adam Art Gallery presents Peripheral Relations: Marcel Duchamp and New Zealand Art

    Curated by: Marcus Moore The Adam Art Gallery proudly presents Peripheral Relations: Marcel Duchamp and New Zealand Art 1960–2011, a major exhibition exploring the influence of Marcel Duchamp on New Zealand art from 1[...]

    August 24, 2012

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    Dark Sky

    Dark Sky, the Adam Art Gallery's latest exhibition opening on 1 May, explores how photography has been deployed to capture the skies. Delving into the intersections between science, art, and commerce, the exhibition brin[...]

    May 1, 2012

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    Camera Work at the Adam Art Gallery

    Fiona Amundsen The First City in History John Lake The Campus Simon Starling Autoxylopyrocycloboros Kohei Yoshiyuki The Park Camera Work offers four different takes on photography. Loosely organised around the i[...]

    January 24, 2012

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    Behind Closed Doors: New Zealand Art from Private Collections in Wellington

      From June to December the Adam Art Gallery presents, Behind Closed Doors: New Zealand Art from Private Collections in Wellington, a major exhibition that sets out to canvass selective ‘moments’ in a history o[...]

    June 3, 2011

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    Points of Contact: Jim Allen, Len Lye, Hélio Oiticica

    The emergence of post-object work in New Zealand coincides with the emergence, not with the supercession, of formalist abstraction as in New York. That is to say, the local post-object moment was not notably mediated by [...]

    March 18, 2011

  • Adam Art Gallery presents Anthony McCall

    Adam Art Gallery presents Anthony McCall

    Anthony McCall has carved a unique position in contemporary art, bridging the gaps between the cinematic, the sculptural and the pictorial by means of his 'solid light films' made by drawing in real space with projected [...]

    February 23, 2010

  • Adam Art Gallery presents The Future is Unwritten

    Adam Art Gallery presents The Future is Unwritten

    This exhibition project doesn't really have much to do with imagining the future. Although time is being used as a medium to circumvent, re-think, and problematise historical structures and narratives, at base the exhibi[...]

    July 10, 2009

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    Adam Art Gallery presents The Subject Now

    The Subject Now 26 July - 5 October 2008 Adam Art Gallery Victoria University of Wellington Gate 3, Kelburn Parade PO Box 600, Wellington New Zealand Tuesday – Sunday, 11am - 5pm 64 4 463 5489 / 64 4 463 5229 adamart[...]

    July 21, 2008