Talking Culture Sunday Series

Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium • 1 June - 15 June

Hours 1pm & 3pm each Sunday
Where Cnr Kitchener & Wellesley Streets
  09 307 7055
Artists Various
Theme Talking Culture

Sunday 1st June, 1pm: Geoffrey Batchen: Remembering Photography Looking at both nineteenth century and more contemporary examples, this lecture will examine photography as a mode of remembering--that is, an active, creative and ongoing experience, not simply the static recall of images from the past. It will suggest that photography is as much driven by our own fear of being forgotten as by our need to remember.

Sunday 1st June, 3pm: Auckland based artist Fiona Amundsen discusses the development of her recent photographic and moving-image project The Imperial Body, which focuses on Tokyo's controversial Yasukuni Shrine and the ancestry based plight of 96 year-old Ben Kuroki, the only American of Japanese descent permitted to fight aerial-combat in the Pacific Theatre of WWII.

Sunday 8th June, 1pm: Rob Harley hosts a screening of the documentary "Who killed Trent Keegan?" which investigates what really hap- pened to one of this country's bravest and most imaginative photographers. To be followed by a Q + A.

Sunday 8th June, 3pm: Simon Devitt will talk about his recent, self published photo book, 'Portrait of a House' and his practice as a com- mercial photographer of architecture, people and place.

Sunday 15th June, 1pm: dark cloud / white light Artist Joseph Michael shares a few works from his recent multi-media art installation dark cloud / white light. Michael will give insight into the creation of the exhibition which combines time-lapse photography, landscape art and sound to create an intimate experience of awe and wonder. The talk will be concluded by an audience question and answer session. 

Artists and Curators Talk

Friday 30 May, 12.30pm, Aotea Centre: Chris Rainier lead judge of the 34th Nikon Photo Contest talks about the award winners exhibition.

Saturday 31 May, 2pm: Depotartspace - Ann Elias, Associate Professor, Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney in conversation with photogra- pher Peter Peryer.

Tuesday 3 June, 6pm, Allpress Gallery: Guy Needham will be talking at about his experiences with the Huli tribe, Papua New Guinea.

Saturday 7 June, 1pm, Gus Fisher Gallery: Sister Speak, Ane Tonga with Nina Tonga in conversation.

                         2pm: Mary Macpherson discusses the Wellington branch of Photoforum.              

Saturday 7 June, 3pm, nkb Gallery: Becky Nunes – artist talk.

Saturday 14 June, 1pm, Gus Fisher Gallery: Haru Sameshima, Geoff Short & Nina Seja in conversation with Ron Brownson, Senior Curator (New Zealand + Pacific), Auckland Art Gallery

Friday 20 June, 130pm: Glenn Jowitt –Wallace Arts Trust – Artist talk.

Saturday 21 June, 1pm, Gus Fisher Gallery: Athol McCredie, Photography Curator, Te Papa, discussed the collection.

Saturday 28 June, 1pm, Gus Fisher Gallery: Rhondda Bosworth discusses her photographic work.

Thursday 10 July, 6pm, Lopdell House Gallery: Voicing Dissent, The importance of hikoi for voicing issues such as deep sea oil drilling– panel discus- sion" 


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Simon Devitt

Joseph Michael

Joseph Michael Ka Mauka Whakatipu

jowitt_pacific images

Glen Jowitt, Sataue, Savaii, Western Samoa 1982, 1982 Cibachrome print.  Collection of the Wallace Arts Trust
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