Objet d’august – This August is all about the tactile. Objet d’art – non-one-dimensional, what a selection there is to choose from this month! I’ve even added a little sound piece that’s hidden away and played daily at the Auckland Art Gallery. Enjoy!
Working exclusively with cast glass, Camden pushes the boundaries of the medium, breaking new ground with large scale casting. Conceptually driven, this series investigates large scale solid forms and ideas of structure and architecture.
Mata Makawa – Mata Vou | Daren Kamali & Ole Maiava: (UN)Registered Savages of Aotearoa On until 16 August | tetuhi.art
Experience the artists’ ongoing research into ulu cavu (Fijian human hair wigs) examining an ancient iTaukei (indigenous Fijian) practice that has been dormant in Fiji for over two centuries. The artists’ revitalise this significant cultural process via contemporary activations of the ancient practice.
A dominant theme throughout Fieldes’ work is the continuing impact of New Zealand’s colonial past on both its varied landscapes and the life forms, indigenous and introduced; the artist also explores the theme of domesticity using ceramic-like objects as metaphors for social comment and thought. Greener Pastures is exhibiting at ArtHaus Contemporary.
Things on Things | Vita Cochran, Octavia Cook, Warwick Freeman, Peter Hawkesby, Sarah Hillary, Karin Montgomery Spath, Marilyn Sainty, Richard Stratton, and Isobel Thom On until 28 August | annamilesgallery.com
An exhibition of objects from 1880 to the present day. The selection of new, old and ingenious things ranges from native timber marquetry ‘specimen’ tables made by Jewell and Sons of Christchurch in the 19th century, to paper flowers made by Karin Montgomery during lockdown in 21st-century Auckland.
Experience the poignant sound work, War Damaged Musical Instruments, by acclaimed international artist, Susan Philipsz which will play daily, on the hour, every hour, in the North Atrium gallery space of the Auckland Art Gallery.