Necessary Threat Hikalu Clarke

22 November 2017 - 15 December 2017

Hikalu Clarke’s practice engages with relationships between governing bodies and its citizenry, focusing upon Counter Terrorism architectural philosophies and Unpleasant Design.

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Slow Jamz Till Midnight Christina Pataialii

25 October 2017 - 18 November 2017

Slow Jamz Till Midnight is a new exhibition by Tāmaki Makaurau-based artist, Christina Pataialii. Presenting a suite of paintings, Pataialii uses codes to offer a language which destabilises traditional dominances within the field of abstraction in a humorous and playful manner.

 
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In The Flesh Natasha Matila-Smith

25 October 2017 - 18 November 2017

In The Flesh by Tāmaki Makaurau-based artist and writer, Natasha Matila-Smith, examines societies understanding and expectations of intimacy, lust and romance, and societies assertion of these expectations onto the self.

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The Insider Tiger Murdoch

27 September 2017 - 21 October 2017

Unpacking the definition of ‘insider’ within the publicly funded contemporary arts space, Tiger Murdoch have sought and collated visual, written and verbal responses to the term in their exhibition, The Insider.

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give us this day... Teresa Andrew

27 September 2017 - 21 October 2017

A familiar name to Blue Oyster, Teresa Andrew presents new work as a critique on social responsibilities and directly, child poverty in Aotearoa in give us this day....

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We have created performative video portraits on government purchased land for social housing. Exploring through indigenous methodologies, we have incorporated traditional grass dancing from Daniels culture (Lakota, Sioux) and as he moves through the landscape each step is considered a prayer for the whenua and people.

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Swirling Dream-Wreck Fu-On Chung and Sam Thomas

2 August 2017 - 26 August 2017

In Swirling Dream-Wreck Chung and Thomas look at the concept of fantasy with equally diverse approaches, using their shared medium of painting to expand and evolve elements of a shared unknown.

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Big Sacred Technologies Samuel Jackson

5 July 2017 - 29 July 2017

Big Sacred Technologies seeks to consecrate objects and technologies that predict the future (or futures). All the while encompassing the sacredness of the aesthetic, affect and use of contemporary surveillances within technological and cyber networks. 

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A Shelter for Amnesic Relatives considers the safe room, a space common in American survivalist culture and online discourse. 

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Looking Forwards and Backwards playfully tests collaborative ways of looking and listening in exhibition making and practice. 

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