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Day 1: Create & Challenge

Start your camp with creativity and team building at Capital E! First up, it’s exploring Virtual Reality in MediaLab. Next up, City Gallery WellingtonJoin the gallery educators for a Mural Tour and Screenprinting Workshop. Create a screenprint inspired by what you have seen incorporating kupu Māori.  

Day 2: Protest & Demonstrate

Start your day at Wellington Museum, which gives students the chance to connect the past, present, and future. In our Protest and Action programmestudents reflect on the driving factors behind social changeand contemporary issues. After lunch, it’s on to Capital E’s OnTV where your class will create their own TV show!

Day 3: Tour & Explore

Take the Cable Car up to Space Place, where your students will discover the collection of telescopes in a Telescope Tour. Eat a packed lunch in always beautiful Botanic Gardens.  Next up, Nairn Street CottageThe cottage is a 30 minute walk from Space Place. Here your students can explore Waves of Migrationwith a guided visit of the Wallis family home
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Stay up late with City Gallery Wellington and enjoy our changing programme of art, music, film, and talks. On the first Thursday of every month.

Odd Shot Polaroids: Look Again

Drop-in

Glen Hayward’s artworks ask us to consider the everyday in a new perspective, to look again at the familiar or peripheral. They often challenge us to trust in or doubt the validity of the object and experiences we encounter. See the exhibition through fresh eyes by borrowing a polaroid camera to capture a moment of everyday mysticism.

Art Encounter: Enter the Matrix

6pm

Join us for an extended look at Glen Hayward’s I don’t want you to worry about me, I have met some Beautiful People with film scholar Russ Kale, who will decode the layered connections it has with its source in The Matrix and explore this work as part of Glen’s wider practice.

The Future of Monuments

Today, many want to pull down war memorials as expressions of bad politics, especially those memorials that legitimise evil and injustice. Are there 'good' war memorials—and who decides? Can we make use of 'bad' war memorials? How do we understand miscellaneous contemporary war-memorial projects, like Peter Eisenman's Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin and Ground Zero in New York, or Weta and Te Papa's The Scale of War and Peter Jackson 'colourising' World War I footage? What form could future memorials take?

Everyday Mysticism: Artists Respond 

8pm 

Sculptor Glen Hayward’s practice brings the everyday into the gallery in profound and absurd ways. Reconsidering familiar objects is a concern shared by other artists. Join us as they discuss their practices and why they find commonplace objects compelling. 

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Thursday 1 September, 5-10pm | Koha

5pm

Exhibitions open

6pm

Art Encounter: Enter the Matrix

Drop-in

Odd Shot Polaroids: Look Again

7pm

Poets Respond: Profound and Absurd

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Thurs 1 Sept, 5-10pm

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Poets Respond: Profound and Absurd

7pm

Glen Hayward’s artworks snare the viewer in a standoff around what is real or illusionary, art or not art, profound or absurd. Local poets respond to Wish You Were Here to capture the forms, stories and ideas of Glen Hayward’s sculptures in words.  
 
Poets Respond is brought to you by Jay Nieuwland and Nat-Lîm Kado.

As always, our bar and galleries open at 5pm. There will be Tuatara beers, Seresin Estate wine, supper treats and sounds from RadioActive.

Urn (Live)

9pm

Sonic artists Thomas Carroll (Ngati Maru, Hauraki) and Rob Tyler respond to the themes of Matarau. Fusing taonga pūoro and modular synthesis, they incorporate rongoā plants as a modulation source, to create works inspired by Māori philosophy, cosmology and experimental noise music.  

Book Club Redux: A conversation with Glen Hayward

8pm

IMAGE Glen Hayward: Wish You Were Here City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi 2022. Photo Elias Rodriguez.

IMAGE City Gallery Wellington, 2022. Photo: Elias Rodriquez

IMAGE Glen Hayward MOMA 2022, wood and paint. Photo: Cheska Brown

IMAGE City Gallery Wellington, 2022. Photo: Elias Rodriquez

Book Club Redux: A Conversation with 

Glen Hayward

8pm

In this redux edition of City Gallery Book Club, author and regular Book Club convenor Pip Adam will be joined by exhibiting artist Glen Hayward. Take a seat and join the conversation as we read our way into the themes and ideas in Glen Hayward’s Wish You Were Here. It’ll be a chance to get to know what’s on Glen’s own bookshelves, his literary influences, and to hear the stories behind his artworks.

Image: Me and You Copy Paste, 2022. Courtesy of the artists.