Rituals comprises of a suite of actions and perceptions, removed from the idea of a singular, finished work to a purposeful ritual of collection and making within an integrated, material-oriented practice.
Inside The Fish Tank, The Exquisite Crone is a new work by Phoebe Lysbeth Kay Mackenzie, situated in the window of Blue Oyster Art Project Space over the summer of 2017/2018.
Hikalu Clarke’s practice engages with relationships between governing bodies and its citizenry, focusing upon Counter Terrorism architectural philosophies and Unpleasant Design.
Slow Jamz Till Midnight is a new exhibition by Tāmaki Makaurau-based artist, Christina Pataialii. Presenting a suite of paintings, Pataialii uses codes to offer a language which destabilises traditional dominances within the field of abstraction in a humorous and playful manner.
In The Flesh by Tāmaki Makaurau-based artist and writer, Natasha Matila-Smith, examines societies understanding and expectations of intimacy, lust and romance, and societies assertion of these expectations onto the self.
Unpacking the definition of ‘insider’ within the publicly funded contemporary arts space, Tiger Murdoch have sought and collated visual, written and verbal responses to the term in their exhibition, The Insider.
A familiar name to Blue Oyster, Teresa Andrew presents new work as a critique on social responsibilities and directly, child poverty in Aotearoa in give us this day....
We have created performative video portraits on government purchased land for social housing. Exploring through indigenous methodologies, we have incorporated traditional grass dancing from Daniels culture (Lakota, Sioux) and as he moves through the landscape each step is considered a prayer for the whenua and people.
In Swirling Dream-Wreck Chung and Thomas look at the concept of fantasy with equally diverse approaches, using their shared medium of painting to expand and evolve elements of a shared unknown.
Big Sacred Technologies seeks to consecrate objects and technologies that predict the future (or futures). All the while encompassing the sacredness of the aesthetic, affect and use of contemporary surveillances within technological and cyber networks.