22 November – 20 December 2019

Summer Programme 2019

Friday 22 November
10am - 6pm
Soft Launch
Screening Programme of CIRCUIT Artist Cinema Commissions 2019:
Personal Space and Isuma Collective begins.

Saturday 23 November
11am - 1pm
Fiona Clark: The Pumpkin Register

Wednesday 11 December
6pm - 8pm
Phil Dadson, Paul Winstanley and Tom Nunn: 961 Album Release and live performance

Thursday 12 December
6pm - 8pm
Cash & Carry Fundraiser

Monday 16 December
6pm - 8pm
Talk with Serena Bentley, Tanu Gago and Natasha Matila-Smith

Friday 20 December
6pm - late
Artspace Aotearoa Raumati Party

As we move towards summer, closing off another year to spend time with loved ones, Artspace Aotearoa brings together a series of screenings, talks, gatherings and performances as part of our Summer Programme. Special events will take place in our main exhibition spaces on Level One before Artspace Aotearoa moves downstairs in 2020.

At the centre of our Summer Programme will be screenings of works from CIRCUIT (Aotearoa New Zealand) alongside the Inuit film collective Isuma (Nunavut, Nunavik, Nunatsiavut, NunatuKavut).

CIRCUIT’s Personal Space programme curated by Serena Bentley brings together five newly made cinema works from Aotearoa and Australia that explore the notion of ‘home’.

Isuma’s groundbreaking cinematic work depicts and advocates the various ecological and social issues arising from their home and bringing those stories to Aotearoa.
Isuma TV is a project of Isuma Distribution International Inc., Canada's first media distribution company specialising in Inuit and Aboriginal films. Isuma TV was launched in January 2008 with programming from a coalition of independent producers and non-profit partners, including: Igloolik Isuma Productions, (producers of the award-winning Inuit-language Fast Runner Trilogy: Atanarjuat The Fast Runner, The Journals of Knud Rasmussen, and Before Tomorrow); Nunavut Independent TV Network (NITV); Arnait Video Productions; Artcirq; ImagineNATIVE Film+Media Arts Festival; Vtape; Native Communications Society of the NWT (producers of the historic TV series Our Dene Elders); and other non-profit agencies.

The Artspace Aotearoa Summer Programme will recognise and commemorate other unexpected forms of support and works popping up from the past.

Fiona Clark will be presenting a one-day performative installation called The Pumpkin Register, a residue from The Bill, an exhibition from our 2016 programme. In December we will host a Cash & Carry fundraiser evening that will present the opportunity to buy many of our editions. For the final event of the year, Artspace Aotearoa will have a Raumati Party on Friday 20 December on Level One. This event will be a chance for everyone to fare well this special place that has hosted events, exhibitions and countless conversations over the past 21 years.

Summer Screening Programme:
Friday 22 November - Thursday 19 December 2019

Starting on Friday 22 November until 19 December there will be daily screenings every week from Tuesday to Saturday:

10am - 1pm

'Personal Space'
(Repeat screening)
30.19 minutes

Commissioned by CIRCUIT and curated by Serena Bentley.
New works by Janet Lilo, Tanu Gago, Natasha Matila-Smith, Campbell Patterson (New Zealand) and Atong Atem (Australia)

From 1pm

'One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk'
Directed by Zacharias Kunuk
Isuma Collective
Inuktitut-English 2019
111 minutes

'My Fathers Land'
Co-directed by Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn
Isuma Collective
Inuktitut-English 2019
163 minutes