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Gus Fisher Gallery

The Gus Fisher Gallery is part of The University of Auckland’s National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries, and is located in The Kenneth Myers Centre, a historic building restored in 2000.

The Gus Fisher Gallery is operated by the Centre for New Zealand Art Research and Discovery, which was established in 2005 to support and develop the academic and research activities connected with the Gus Fisher Gallery, The University of Auckland’s Art Collection, and Window. The gallery aims to present a balanced and relevant programme of curated exhibitions of contemporary and historical art, which interrogates current visual arts knowledge nationally and internationally.

Auckland

New Zealand
Address:
The Kenneth Myers Centre 74 Shortland St Auckland Central
1010
Phone: 09 923 6806
Fax: 373 7921
Website: www.gusfishergallery.auckland.ac.nz


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Current Exhibitions

A Continuous Line: The Art of Dennis K. Turner

To inaugurate the second decade of his art practice in 1958, Dennis Turner “ventured into the dark interior of the continuous line”, going beyond Paul Klee’s dictum of taking a line for a walk to create a menagerie of over a hundred Horned Beasts – cows, antelope, goats and springboks. Already famous for his 1940s portraits of literary luminaries such as D’Arcy Cresswell and Maurice Duggan, Turner was commissioned by the union movement to celebrate the skilled trades of carpentry, building, transport and engineering in Auckland in a series of mural panels completed in 1948. His image of muscly labourers rallying behind the red flag of Unity represents the apotheosis of the organised labour movement in New Zealand before voluntary unionism decimated the ranks. An exploration of oceanic themes derived from Kai Tahu rock art followed, once Turner had entered the orbit of Theo Schoon and Gordon Walters. Working as a guide in the Waitomo caves in the 1950s, he rambled through the South Waikato, depicting remnant bush and pastoral plenty. Meeting a representative of the publishin... [ Read all ]


Forthcoming Exhibitions

From the Vault: Art Works from the University's Collection

07 March 2014 - 29 March 2014


Previous Exhibitions

A Different View: Artists Address Pornography

23 August 2013 - 12 October 2013

This exhibition brings together 20 New Zealand artists with the intention of calling into question the gendered and other conventions of pornography. Showing new and existing works from painting to performance, by well established and emerging artists, the works in the exhibition space address sexism and racism within the production, representation and consumption of mainstream pornography.


Douglas Wright: Body of Work

31 August – 20 October 2012

Paper-jams: artists between the covers
9 March - 28 April 2012
Acknowledging the substantial history of text in art, Paper-jams looks sideways from that legacy to foreground those artists who address the page as a physical and political context rather than focusing on the content of the words contained within.

John Edgar
Ballast: Bringing the Stones Home
9 March - 28 April 2012

Reuben Paterson: Bottled Lightning
20 January - 3 March 2012

Hutton and Cotton: The McGregor Museum Revisited
An installation by Christine Hellyar
20 January - 3 March 2012

Crown Lynn: Pottery for the... [ Read all ]


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Contact-Directors/Staff

Linda Tyler, Director
Andrew Clifford, Curator


Opening Times

Tuesday-Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 12pm - 4pm
Closed Public Holidays