Wednesday 6 November 2019, 6:00pm

In Conversation: Xander Dixon and Jade Kake

Date Wednesday 6 November 2019
Time 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location Artspace, 1/300 Karangahape Rd
Entry Free and open to all
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In Conversation: Xander Dixon and Jade Kake
Wednesday 6 November
6pm - 8pm

You are invited to an evening with Jade Kake and Xander Dixon for a kōrero around Dixon's project, ‘Sharing Directions’, which explores the imagery of the Aotearoa conservation estate and illustrates the many contradictions in Pākehā-led conservation practice and ideology. Kake was invited as one of four writers to respond to the new artists presentations in ‘4/4’. Together, Dixon and Kake will unpack what questions their practices raise in this exhibition. A publication regarding all four works featured in the exhibition will be launched on the closing day, Saturday 9 November at 2pm.

Jade Kake is a designer and writer of Māori and Dutch descent who lives and works in Whangārei. Her tribal affiliations are Ngāpuhi (Ngāti Hau me Te Parawhau), Te Whakatōhea and Ngāti Whakaue. Kake is interested in Indigenous cultural landscapes, Māori-futurism, and decolonisation.

Xander Dixon is an artist/photographer based in Tāmaki Makaurau. Dixon’s practice explores discourse around natural conservation and landscape representation. He graduated from Massey University in Te Whanganui-a-Tara with a BDes (Hons) in Photography and Journalism in 2017.