9 March - 7 April
Contemplation#2 is a touring exhibition of the artist Marie E. Potter. Running alopngside UsNow, it is a multi-faceted exhibition with which Marie Potter will explore N.Z.'s cultural and social traditions. With her collection and recontextualisation of objects, she not only interrogates the culture and experience of this country's early European settlers, but also the status of their everyday objects as well as the presence and physical material qualities of these artefacts that are now loaded with history.
Remake: Emerging Artists is an exhibition dedicated to the way artists make one thing into another: the transformational act, whether that be material or concept-based.
From remaking fizzy drink bottles (Anya Mowll) and cable ties (Andi Regan) to a pranged car bonnet (William Hunt) to remaking the tenets of sculpture (Sharon Painter-Arps) and Still Life (Nicola Hansby), this is an exhibition to spend time in - take a walk through an album of images...
E. Mervyn Taylor: A Tribute. 12 January - 3 February.
This is an historic exhibition of work by past Academy and leading New Zealand artist E. Mervyn Taylor (1906 - 1964). It pays tribute not only to Taylor's association with the Academy, but also his contribution to New Zealand art and design.
Taylor is internationally recognised for his wood engravings in particular. He also produced linocuts (some in multiple colours), watercolours and sculpture and the exhibition presents a cross-section of works from his oeuvre.
Telling Stories: Elected Artists. 12 January - 3 February.
An exhibition of works by Elected Artists of the Academy and presenting a small body of work by four newly Elected Artists, now formally recognised for their involvement with the Academy's programme and the quality of their work:
For the second time this year we are presenting the work of ten artists who each take ten metres of gallery space to present their work. Crossing a range of media and styles, this is an exhibition to engage artists and art lovers alike.
Participating artists include: Tom Armstrong, Jane Brimblecombe, Kelsi Doscher, Bee Doughty-Pratt, Jan Haisman, Tetyana Khytko, Jeanne Macaskill, Chris Partington, Christine Pattullo, and Vivian Rodriguez.
Kete was a new initiative of the Academy. Taking place over three days, it included the exhibition and sale of work by leading craft and design galleries and craftspeople, representing work across a range of craft and design practices including jewellery, ceramics, textiles and furniture.