// Opening Wednesday 19 July 2017, 6pm
// 20 July – 12 August 2017
An exhibition of new work resulting from a conversation between Ruth Ige and Ammon Ngakuru.
Ruth Ige deals with the black body in relation to space, place, presence and belonging. She is interested in creating spaces within her work where people of colour are the protagonists of imagined stories and places. Spaces where reality meets fiction and gives way to reflection and empowerment. At the same time she explores the complexities of a person of colours navigation of familiar and unfamiliar spaces.
Ammon Ngakuru considers ideas of distance, place and (un)belonging, he often utilises personal and public archival information as a guide in the production of installation based works. His current project considers the safe room in american survivalist culture. Recent projects include, A Shelter for Amnesic Relatives at Blue Oyster, Dunedin (2017), Driving from the nearest city, the roads are gradually smaller, stonier, less well kept, with Charlotte Drayton for the Stazione Di Topolò, Italy (2016); Since 1984 – He aha te ahurea-rua?, ST Paul Street Gallery (2015).