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Multiple ceramic pieces hang by string, some are long and thin and dyed an orange colour; others are a variety of shapes and colours – white, dark blue, green, brown, shorter, squatter, and some have holes in them

Kate Newby: SHE’S TALKING TO THE WALL

Nearly 1,000 wind chimes hang in front of you. Aotearoa New Zealand artist Kate Newby made this expansive artwork over 10 years. Through clay and glass, she explores how natural materials transform when shaped and fired.

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Tata ki te kotahi mano ngā tangihanga hau e iri mai ana ki mua i a koe. I mahia e Kate Newby tēnei mahi toi māhorahora i roto i te tekau tau. Mā te uku me te kōataata, ka tirotirohia e ia te hurihanga o ngā rawa taiao ina ahuahua, ina tahuna ai.

  • When | Āhea 9 Dec 2022 – 2 Jun 2023
  • Where | Ki hea Toi Art, Level 5
  • Cost | Te utu Free entry
  • Ages | Te reanga All ages
  • Accessibility | E wātea ana ki
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Audio guide has transcript

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Ends broken off by the wind. Imprints from fingers, nails, stones. Particles of sand preserved by glazing. These unexpected textures act as reminders of the many places the chimes were made – from remote Fogo Island in Canada to New York City and Te Henga in Aotearoa. They bring the outside world into the gallery.

SHE’S TALKING TO THE WALL is a complicated map of locations, experiences, and relationships – hundreds of small gestures, creating something larger than themselves.

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Ka pakaru ngā pito e te hau. He hāraunga nā ngā matimati, ngā maikuku, ngā kōhatu. Ko ngā korakora o ngā kirikiri ka whakaukatia mā te whakapaka. Ko ēnei kākano poka noa e tohu ana i ngā wāhi maha i mahia ai ngā tangihanga, e kawe mai ana i te ao o waho ki roto i te wharetoi.

He mahere uaua a SHE’S TALKING TO THE WALL o ngā wāhi, ngā wheako, me ngā hononga – e hia rau ngā tohu iti, ka waihangatia mai he mea whakamīharo.

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