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Art Shorts


Sat 25 Jul 2020, 11:30am–12:45pm

Where: City Gallery Wellington, Civic Square, 101 Wakefield St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • City Gallery: Full Price: $15.00
  • City Gallery: Concession: $12.00
  • City Gallery: Under 14: $10.00
  • Online Rental: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: aucklandcomms

From the sinking city of Venice to the disappearing islands of the Pacific and voyages in between, these four works from New Zealand and European artists share themes of loss and memory, letting the past inform the future.

Art Shorts
72 minutes | Censors rating: G

15 minutes | Director/Producer: Gavin Hipkins
A young man’s letter to his mother, sent home to New Zealand from England during the First World War. London’s Royal Parks provide a painterly setting for this meditation on Empire, travel and longing, that features Gavin Hipkins’ grandfather’s photography and writings from his enlisted travels.

Lettere de Venezia
7 minutes | Director/Producer: Virginia King
Virginia King captures footage of her textual sculpture Floating Alphabet drifting through the Grand Canal in Venice during the Biennale 2019, combining it with imagery of both the faded opulence of the sinking city’s 15th-century buildings and the gorgeous illuminated manuscripts that her work echoes.

A List of Lost Poems
28 minutes | Director: Adam Luxton
New Zealand artist Dane Mitchell’s exhibition for the Venice Biennale 2019 Post hoc employed modern technologies to invoke the memory of the lost. Adam Luxton’s short doco explores Mitchell’s process from his Auckland studio, to a cell tower factory in Guangzhou and the final installation in Venice.

That Which Is to Come Is Just a Promise
22 minutes | Director: Flatform
A single shot takes us through Funafuti in Tuvalu as overheated sea water rises up through the drought-parched earth and floods the atoll. A portrait of a territory in flux, land that is becoming ocean and the concrete effects of global warming writ large.

Tickets on sale from City Gallery.

Online Rental: Wed 29 Jul, 10:00am until Tue 4 Aug, 11:00pm
Tickets on sale from 25 Jul.

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