Attachment 4

2017 programme The Dowse Art Museum


Appendix 4: 2017 programme, The Dowse Art Museum


At The Beach: 100 Years of Summer Fashion in New Zealand (until 19 Feb)

Touring exhibition of swimming costumes from the New Zealand Fashion Museum


James Greig: Defying Gravity (until 12 March)

A major survey of this late Wairarapa potter. Contains collection works.


Raewyn Atkinson: I Too Am In Paradise (until 12 March)

Outdoor sculpture in the courtyard by a Wellington potter. Has community outreach programme.


SOLO 2016 (until 2 April)

 Two-yearly presentation of new work by Wellington region artists.


Task Action: Jim Allen, Bruce Barber, Campbell Patterson (until 7 May)

Photographs and videos of performance art works. Contains collection works.


Once… (opens 25 Feb)

Collection exhibition curated by exhibition team with Naenae Computer Clubhouse participants


Dark Objects (opens 4 March)

Annual exhibition by curatorial intern, funded by Creative New Zealand and Blumhardt Foundation


Richard Stratton (opens 25 March)

New work by this Wellington potter. Developed as a touring exhibition.


Emma Fitts (opens 25 March)

New work by this New Zealand artist, alongside textile works from the collection


This Time of Useful Consciousness (opens 14 April)

Contemporary artists from New Zealand looking at environmental concerns in our digital age


Drawing Connections (opens 13 May)

Exhibition of drawings by New Zealand artists from the collection


Te Reo Show (opens 17 June)

Exhibition based on collection items and borrowed works, looking at the Māori language


Maureen Lander (opens July)

A new project by this senior artist, an expert in Māori weaving and contemporary sculpture


Fiona Clark (opens July)

Display of a large suite of documentary photographs from the Taranaki region from the collection


Handshake 3 (opens August)

New work by a group of New Zealand jewellers taking part in an international mentoring programme


Nick Mangan (opens August)

Survey show of rising Australian artist


Gavin Hipkins survey (opens November)

Major survey of New Zealand photographer and film-maker


Collection show (opens November)

Family-oriented exhibition based on the collection


Collection show (opens December)

Collection-based exhibition based on contemporary craft works (glass, textiles, ceramics, jewellery)