She could lie on her back and sink explores witchcraft through contemporary artistic practice. The exhibition awakens past and present knowledge systems pertaining to the medicinal, spiritual and magical applications of plants, animals and fungi. Featuring film, photography, installation and performance, the show is framed through a feminist lens where wise women and their practices are revered. From wave-swept kāeo, a 400-year hallucinogenic episode on the island of Alicudi and the flying ointments and fungal spiritualism of European pagan practices, the exhibition imagines a watery haven where our witchy counterparts can exist in harmony and new tendrils of knowledge are born.
Artist Talk: 2pm Sat 3 June - All are welcome
Join us for an opening weekend talk with exhibiting artists Ann Shelton and Louie Zalk-Neale, both presenting new work as part of our current exhibition.
Pinhole Photography workshop for tamariki: 10:30am Sat 10 June - Free
Bring your whānau along for a fun workshop where you’ll create your own pinhole camera. Inspired by the photography in She could lie on her back and sink, you’ll learn how to make a handmade pinhole camera that you can then use during a guided exploration of the gallery. Suitable for children of all ages with parental supervision. All materials provided.
Registrations for workshop required: