Current and upcoming
exhibitions around New Zealand
Turn of a century
To mark the Gallery’s 100th anniversary this exhibition brings together a selection of historical and contemporary works from the Gallery’s collection alongside newly commissioned pieces by nine innovative artists. Each were asked to respond to the historic building while it is empty and prior to work commencing on the Gallery’s ambitious redevelopment project.
In 1973, a book called The Secret Life of Plants described experiments showing how plants respond to humans and experience feelings, such as pain or fear, maybe even love. Drawing on the psychology of plants and theories of plant perception, Zina Swanson presents a body of work For Vivian, a window into the world of plant paranormal and our reciprocal relationships with nature.