Paul James at lunchtime

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery
Please join us for these midday talks in association with Out of Site – Works from the Victoria University of Wellington Art Collection.

Friday 31 March, 12 midday
Paul James on Mladen Bizumic

Please join us for an insightful discussion on the work of Mladen Bizumic and his depiction of modernist architect Ernst Plische’s buildings. Paul James is an independent researcher based in Wellington whose research attends to the intersection between art and architecture.


Friday 7 April, 12 midday
Conal McCarthy on the ‘museum without walls’

Associate Professor Conal McCarthy is director of the Museum & Heritage Studies programme. Rather than talk about the contents of the exhibition he will discuss the container itself, the museum and gallery, using the critical framework of history and theory. McCarthy’s most recent books are Collecting ordering governing: Anthropology, museums and liberal government (2017), and Museum Practice (2015). His next book, co-edited with Mark Stocker, is a collection of essays in memory of prominent art historian Jonathan Mane-Wheoki.


Friday 21 April, 12 midday
Professor John Macalister on John Reynolds

Associate Professor in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, John Macalister, using John Reynolds’s painting Looking West, Late Afternoon, Low Water, which borrows all 1,174 Maori words in the Dictionary of New Zealand English (1997) as a backdrop, will talk about the influence of te reo Maori on the teaching of English in Aotearoa.

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