Placemakers exhibition at The Engine Room

Placemakers Colonial Real Estate installation

Placemakers is an exhibition of future visions by Australian artist Ash Keating and designers and artists from the Massey University Sustainability Research Network (SuRe). Curated by network members Jenny Gillam, Anne Noble and Amanda Yates, the exhibition includes work by Catherine Bagnall, Wayne Barrar, Jenny Gillam in collaboration with Steve Trewick, Bronwyn Holloway-Smith, Ask Keating, Wendy Neale and Amanda Yates.

PLACEMAKERS
17 March – 9 April 2011

Opening: 6.30pm, Wednesday 16 March
The Engine Room GalleryEast end Block 1, Entrance C
Massey University School of Fine Arts
Wallace Street
Mt Cook, Wellington

PUBLIC FORUM

“how can site-specific art interventions in public and urban space transform viewers’  understandings of local and global environmental issues?”

Preceeding the exhibition opening, Mexican curator Gonzalo Ortega will talk about the public intervention projects executed by Residual (www.residual.com.mx). Gonzalo Ortega is director of the Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte (MUCA Roma) of Mexico City and is in New Zealand courtesy of the Massey University International Visiting Researcher fund and the School of Fine Arts Aotearoa Baroque Project. He will discuss his most recently completed project, “Residual / Artistic Interventions in theCity” in which a number of artists addressed the problem of garbage. The project aimed to raise awareness among the residents and municipal agencies of Mexico City about the shared responsibility associated with rubbish generation and management.

VENUE
Massey University Lecture Theatre
10A02, Old Museum Building
(signs from the main entrance)
5.30 – 6.30 pm, Wednesday 16 March 2011

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