Past Exhibition

E-Kasino. E-Kare

Hātarei 28 Noema -
Paraire 18 Tīhema

Saturday 28 November -
Friday 18 December


Illustrated atom with 'E-Kasino' at the centre

Image: E-Kare, E-Kasino, 2020.

Blue Oyster and E-Kare are opening the doors for you to come play a few rounds in our cheerily dystopian casino.

Featuring a Reserve Bank, bar, and fantastic gaming facilities, we warmly welcome everyone as VIP high rollers. By disassembling our relationship with capital in the bright flashing lights of a casino, let's dissect our relationships with money, gambling, chance, and love.

Please leave your New Zealand dollars in your wallet, only E-Kardios is legal tender in this casino. We will have tea, coffee, and cordial along with baking and fruit available in the space throughout the project.

A collaboration between E-Kare and Blue Oyster Art Project Space

Opening preview: Friday 27 November, 5.30pm
Free to attend, all welcome.

Public Programme:

Friday 27 Nov, 5:30pm: E-Kasino Grand Opening
Friday 4 Dec, 5:30pm: Jackpot Panel Talk
Friday 11 Dec, 7pm: E-Kasino Royale
Friday 18 Dec, 5:30pm: Shareholder Meeting
Each Saturday 11am–3pm: Zine Workshop

E-Kasino welcomes all visitors and all events are free to attend

Thank you to PGF Services for offering resources and support.

PGF Services   provides free, professional and confidential counselling and support services throughout New Zealand for anyone impacted by gambling. A dedicated health promotion team work in the community to raise awareness of gambling harm. Their mission is enhancing the mana of individuals, families and communities: to be free from gambling harm.

Need help? 

Freephone 0800 664 262 
Free text for help on 5819 
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E-KARE is an XartXmusicX duo formed by Gerrit Jos van Beek (NL) and Piupiu Maya Turei (Ngāti Kahungunu-ki-Wairarapa me Ātihaunui-ā-Pāpārangi). E-Kare loves gameboys and art you can touch, and plays music featuring super positive nihilistic world views. E-Kare is your best friend, your mate, your hooligan. The antidote to the soul crushing poison spell from the final boss of the game...