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by Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi

The official Te Pātaka Toi Adam Art Gallery podcast! This podcast channel is for material outside the exhibition space, be it recorded public programme, random series, occasional ponderings or curated content. If it is heard it may well end up here. Te Pātaka Toi Adam Art Gallery is the purpose-built gallery of Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. It initiates, produces and presents a highly-regarded programme  ... 

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Podcast episodes

  • Season 8

  • Back of House Ep2 | Thomas Voyce: Is This Meta Enough For You?

    Back of House Ep2 | Thomas Voyce: Is This Meta Enough For You?

    In this episode, you’ll hear a mastered recording of Is This Meta Enough For You? an improvised live electronic music performance by sonic artist Thomas Voyce. During the exhibition installation period for Back of House, Voyce collected field recordings by attaching binaural microphones to individual Adam Art Gallery staff members. Is This Meta Enough For You? is the culmination of these recordings amplified by Te Kōkī Soundsystem and mixed live in the gallery on the evening of Wednesday 18 October 2023. Thomas Voyce is a sound artist from Te Whanganui-a-Tara, who works primarily with field recordings and live diffusion. He has a particular interest in multi-element soundsystems, spatial audio and dub production techniques. Voyce has participated in sound art residencies in Aotearoa and South Africa, with fixed media work exhibited as part of Audiosphere: Sound Experimentation 1980-2020, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid (2020-21). With an enduring fascination with vintage audio technology, Voyce often performs with analog mixing consoles and electromechanical effects, creating work that highlights the marriage of source materials and the production methodologies employed. Back of House, 12 August – 29 October 2023, Te Pātaka Toi Adam Art Gallery.

  • Back of House Ep1 | Cora-Allan: Making Material Histories

    Back of House Ep1 | Cora-Allan: Making Material Histories

    This episode features 'Aro Toi/ Art Collection in Focus' curator Sophie Thorn speaking with artist Cora-Allan on Saturday 16 September 2023, in a floor-talk associated with the exhibition 'Back of House'. Cora-Allan is of Māori (Ngāpuhi, Ngātitumutumu) and Niue descent. A contemporary practitioner of the Niue tradition of barkcloth known as hiapo, Cora-Allan is credited with reviving the ‘sleeping artform’ which has not been practised in Niue for several generations. In this conversation Sophie and Cora-Allan discuss the material processes of harvesting whenua paint and the materials science of producing natural dyes as they relate to Cora-Allan’s three works on hiapo, on display in ‘Aro Toi /Art Collection in Focus: A Gift, A Celebration, An Invitation’.

  • Season 7

  • S07 E07 - In Relation to In Relation Ep6 | Tina Barton Reads - Lunchtime Talks

    S07 E07 - In Relation to In Relation Ep6 | Tina Barton Reads - Lunchtime Talks

    Every second Tuesday lunchtime, Christina Barton, Director of the Adam Art Gallery and co-curator of In Relation: Performance Works by Peter Roche & Linda Buis 1979–1985, selects a performance in the exhibition and reads the relevant original notes drafted by the artists or compiled by their most assiduous audience member, the critic and curator Wystan Curnow. Her idea is to bring a live dimension into the gallery as a way of animating the documentation on display and sharing first-hand insights in their unedited form. Each reading is between 15 and 30 minutes in duration with some comments before and after. In this final session Tina reads an extract from the raw notes Wystan Curnow compiled about the performance by Peter Roche & Linda Buis in October 1982 in which they sit opposite each other raising their arms in a form of unrequited greeting at RKS Art in Auckland. She follows this by reading the published text, ‘A Fine How Do You Do’ Curnow wrote for the New Zealand Listener that gave a fuller account of the performance and was published on 26 February 1983. With grateful thanks to the author for allowing this reading.

  • In Relation to In Relation Ep5 | Tina Barton Reads - Lunchtime Talks

    In Relation to In Relation Ep5 | Tina Barton Reads - Lunchtime Talks

    Every second Tuesday lunchtime, Christina Barton, Director of the Adam Art Gallery and co-curator of In Relation: Performance Works by Peter Roche & Linda Buis 1979–1985, selects a performance in the exhibition and reads the relevant original notes drafted by the artists or compiled by their most assiduous audience member, the critic and curator Wystan Curnow. Her idea is to bring a live dimension into the gallery as a way of animating the documentation on display and sharing first-hand insights in their unedited form. Each reading is between 15 and 30 minutes in duration with some comments before and after. In this session Tina reads three texts by Peter Roche & Linda Buis that describe performances at Auckland City Art Gallery (December 1981), Auckland Museum (March 1982), and Manawatu Art Gallery (August 1982), documentation of which is displayed in one vitrine in the Upper Chartwell Gallery. These three texts share a focus on the role of the audience in the unfolding of each work, proving how contingent each performance was on the actions and reactions of the people who happened upon or came to watch each piece.

  • In Relation to In Relation Ep4 | Tina Barton Reads - Lunchtime Talks

    In Relation to In Relation Ep4 | Tina Barton Reads - Lunchtime Talks

    Every second Tuesday lunchtime, Christina Barton, Director of the Adam Art Gallery and co-curator of In Relation: Performance Works by Peter Roche & Linda Buis 1979–1985, selects a performance in the exhibition and reads the relevant original notes drafted by the artists or compiled by their most assiduous audience member, the critic and curator Wystan Curnow. Her idea is to bring a live dimension into the gallery as a way of animating the documentation on display and sharing first-hand insights in their unedited form. Each reading will be between 15 and 20 minutes with time for questions after. In this reading Tina sat in the Lower Stairwell Gallery, the dimmest area of the exhibition where several works by Roche & Buis that played with light and dark, visibility and blindness were presented. She read Peter Roche & Linda Buis’s account of their performance at 100m2 which started at 10pm on 14 April 1981 and was illuminated only by candles and the ambient street lighting that entered the space once they had opened the doors to the old building in Federal Street. She also read accounts by two audience members, Wystan Curnow and Tony Green to give different perspectives on the occasion. She finished by reading an extract from a letter written by Wystan Curnow to Tony Green describing their performance at Space in Auckland on 27 January 1983. We are grateful to the authors for allowing us to share these direct thoughts with our audience.