Dr. Julie Nagam's 'locating the little heartbeats' open at Te Whare Hēra Gallery today until 4 pm. Come view these beautifully detailed works and hide from the wind!
Please join us for the opening of Julie Nagam - locating the little heartbeats on Thursday 5 December 6-8 pm at Te Whare Hēra Gallery, prow end of Clyde Quay Wharf. locating the little heartbeats is a multi-media exhibition by artist Julie Nagam. Julie Nagam is a scholar, a curator and an artist. In her art, Nagam reads the land as a valuable archive of memory and as a witness. Her installations bring forward important relational concepts through painting with light, animation and projection. These multi-sensory creations incorporate drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, video and sounds from natural elements. Nagam’s artworks result in interactive and transformative experiences for audiences and create the condition of bringing the natural world indoors. The impetus for Nagam’s work stems from her concern for the environment, water systems, and land-based knowledge. Issues around unclean drinking water, food sustainability, foraging, rapid melting of the polar ice caps, chemically contaminated lakes and the finite nature of water are all alarming realities that society faces. Through her art, Nagam offers hope: “our survival and our continuation as a people are tied to Indigenous knowledge of the land and a return or an extension of these land-based practices is what will bring us into the future.” Dr. Julie Nagam (Metis/German/Syrian) is Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Arts, Collaboration and Digital Media and is an Associate Professor in the department of Art History at the University of Winnipeg. Dr. Nagam’s research includes digital maker spaces and incubators, mentorship, digital media and design, international collaborations and place-based knowledge. She is a collective member of GLAM, which works on curatorial activism, Indigenous methodologies, public art, digital technologies, and engagement with place. #julienagam #tewharehera
Performance: How Does a Straight Line Feel? Saturday 16 November 4 pm City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Hēra Eavesdropping artists in residence Bryan Phillips and Fayen d'Evie present a live quadraphonic-sound performance. Eavesdropping is a collaboration with @citygallerywellington, supported by @liquid_architecture through Creative Victoria's International Engagement programme.