Adam Art Gallery this week beginning 14 November 2011

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery

DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING Screening 4.4: Cinemania, dirs. Stephen Kijak and Angela Christlieb, 2002. 80 mins. Tuesday 15 November 2011, 12 noon Kirk Gallery, Adam Art GalleryAdam Art Gallery this week beginning 14 November 2011

DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING
Screening 4.4: Cinemania, dirs. Stephen Kijak and Angela Christlieb, 2002. 80 mins.
Tuesday 15 November 2011, 12 noon
Kirk Gallery, Adam Art Gallery

A hilarious and ultimately sobering portrait of five New York eccentrics who happily live in a fantasy world of ‘being at the movies’. Each present their own spin on the movie-obsessed, yet together share a life governed by the experience of film at the expense of everything else.

SOUND CHECK
Jukebox by Jason Wright
Opening Tuesday 15 November 2011, 5-7pm
16 November – 18 December 2011
Between the sliding doors, Adam Art Gallery

Bring along music of your choice on any format, from any artist or genre to be collaged into the sound material that will be played for the duration of the installation. Jukebox highlights the loudspeaker as an instrument integral to how we perceive sound and music.

IN CAMERA PROJECT SERIES
Shadowgraphs: Photographic Portraits by Len Lye
Opening Friday 18 November 2011, 6pm
19 November-18 December 2011

This is the Adam Art Gallery’s biennial student-led project which enables students to research, write about and present an exhibition on a unique body of work. Curated by Professor Geoffrey Batchen, this exhibition is drawn primarily from the Len Lye Collection at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and presents almost all the photogram portraits made by Lye in 1947-a body of work that until recently was neither well known nor fully understood.

At the opening students in the Art History programme will share their knowledge of the histories that have informed their presentation.

The winner of the Chartwell Trust Student Art Writing Prize will also be announced.

All our events are FREE. All welcome.

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Adam Art Gallery
Victoria University of Wellington
Gate 3, Kelburn Parade
PO Box 600
Wellington 6140
New Zealand
www.adamartgallery.org.nz

We are open Tuesday to Sunday 11am-5pm
FREE ENTRY

Behind Closed Doors: New Zealand Art from Private Collections in Wellington
Accompanied by in camera: a project series around and about collecting
4 June – 18 December 2011

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