Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery
A destination gallery that operates from an award-winning, purpose-built building in the Lopdell Precinct.
Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery presents a diverse program of contemporary exhibitions, events and activities to reflect the full diversity of cultural identities, interests and potential of the community.
Monday - Closed
Tuesday-Sunday - 10am-4.30pm
Closed Good Friday, Anzac Day morning & Christmas Day
Entry is free
WYF: WHERE YOU FROM
Fresh One Collective has partnered with The Creative Souls Project, Whau the People, Creative New Zealand and Te Uru to bring a contemporary, young and, of course, a FRESH approach on how artist collectives interact with gallery spaces that do not necessarily always represent them.
The exhibition title WYF: Where You From draws on the way young people abbreviate text, as well as mimic slang, juxtaposed in a more formal gallery space. “Where you from?” is also a common question asked when people meet, often resulting in conflicting responses depending on how individuals interpret where they come from, whether ethnically via migration, ancestral land connections, or simply their suburb. WYF searches for insight into personal experiences of home; how our homes shape us, politicise us and creates us.
WYF features 10 young artists working in photography, sculpture, painting, design, video and installation. The artists hail from around West and South Auckland and bring collective and individual experiences of place. Exhibition curators Paulina Bentley and Hulita Koloi intend visitors to engage with the stories behind the artworks, and voices from the next generation of artists in Auckland. WYF promotes the diverse views and backgrounds that co-exist and will progress the art world into a more inclusive space for both established and emerging young artists.
Featuring: Ashleigh Taupaki, Atonia Vavao, Cyrille Paul Lim, Eva Fuemana, Hamish Raman, Jacob Hamilton, Jasmine Tuiā, Joseph Hisayasu, Mr Meeseeks, Taunese Puā.
11 July – 13 September