Adam Art Gallery

Adam Art Gallery


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

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    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

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    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. T[...]

    October 25, 2013

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    ...when the poetic operation manages to provoke that sudden loss of self that itself allows a distancing effect from the immediate situation, then poetics might have the potential to open up a political situation.  —[...]

    August 7, 2013

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    Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi presents Beautiful Creatures

    Beautiful Creatures brings together three artists: doyen of New American cinema Jack Smith (1932–1989); leading contemporary Australian photographer Bill Henson (b. 1955); and Jacqueline Fraser (b. 1956), who has prese[...]

    May 3, 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,[...]

    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 br[...]

    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[...]

    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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