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What’s On at City Gallery Wellington

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
This week features events for fans of all ages and interests. Gallery Babes returns tomorrow—the perfect art fix for parents and carers of young babies.

Thursday evening, we host Pilgrimage from Scattered Points—a film by acclaimed Glasgow-based artist, filmmaker, and musician Luke Fowler. From Scratch: Visitors takes place on Sat 16 February—a day-long performance led by From Scratch.

Events – Free Entry

Gallery Babes
10:30am, Tue 12 February

A mid-morning art fix for parents and carers of young babies. Bring the baby and enjoy a tour of the exhibitions followed by morning tea.
Gallery Babes is best suited to babies 0–12 months.
Fully booked! Book now for March.

Pilgrimage from Scattered Points: Screening and Discussion with Luke Fowler
6pm, Thu 14 February

A film by acclaimed Glasgow-based artist, filmmaker, and musician Luke Fowler. This is Fowler’s portrait of Cornelius Cardew and his original Scratch Orchestra, an important influence on From Scratch’s Philip Dadson. Screening is followed by a discussion with Fowler and Mark Williams, Director of Circuit Artist Film.

From Scratch: Visitors
11am–5pm, Sat 16 February
From Scratch, with their unique invented instruments, lead a day-long performance in collaboration with a travelling roster of local guest musicians, including Bridget Kelly (saxophone/reeds); Gareth Farr and Jo Hilder (gamelan gongs); Johnny Marks (throat singing); Tom Callwood (double-bass); and Antonia Barnett-McIntosh (voice & effects). Drop in, come and go, or stay for the day to experience their sonic playfulness.
Current Exhibitions – Free Entry

Cao Fei: #18
On now until Sun 10 March

Cao Fei is one of China’s leading contemporary artists. She dragged the art world into the virtual world with RMB City (2007–11), a virtual metropolis built and hosted on the online platform Second Life. Her work continues to explore the fluid boundaries between physical and virtual existence, especially as mediated by art, industry, and technology. Please see our website for screening schedule.

Yona Lee: In Transit
On now until Sun 24 March

Yona Lee makes large, maze-like installations. Hundreds of metres of stainless-steel pipe are cut and welded to form elaborate linear structures, bisecting and transforming gallery spaces and the activities that take place there. By incorporating a miscellany of surprising urban and domestic fixtures, Lee infuses her pipe structures with an everyday surrealism.

From Scratch: 555 Moons
On now until Sun 10 March

From Scratch is New Zealand’s best-known art/music ensemble. Formed in 1974, by Philip Dadson, it draws on aspects of experimental, minimal, and non-Western musics, and on Fluxus, minimal art, and post-object art. From Scratch is known for its invented instruments, its utopian egalitarian politics, and its engagement with the sounds and rhythms of the Pacific.

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