Mikala Dwyer: The silverings

Hundreds of zeros hover above you. Zero is a number that usually describes absence – but here, zeros are an energising presence.


He tini ngā rau poihau e tārewa ana i runga i a koe. He rite tonu ko te kore te tau e tohu ana i te kore – engari i konei, he kaupapa hihiri tō te kore.

When | Āhea

21 Jun – 18 Sep 2022

Where | Ki hea

Toi Art, Level 4

Cost | Te utu

Free entry

Australian artist Mikala Dwyer sculpts what we cannot see. She uses silver balloons to trap helium, a gas created in the Big Bang.

Zero is a number that usually describes absence – but here, it is an energising presence. The zero-shaped balloons change as helium escapes, and the sculpture gradually descends. The silverings invites us to consider the everyday forces – seen and unseen – that shape us.

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