Crispy, Creamy, Crunchy – Adventures in Candy Coated

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The Dowse Art Museum

45 Laings Road

Lower Hutt, Wellington 5010

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As the darkest day of the year closes in, let us lure you out of hibernation with the promise of a sugary-sweet afternoon in Candy Coated.

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As the darkest day of the year closes in, let us lure you out of hibernation with the promise of a sugary-sweet afternoon in Candy Coated. Like the gingerbread house in Hansel & Gretel, Candy Coated is a sugar-frosted-pink-bubblegum delight designed to coax you in, only for the door to shut heavily behind you.

Catch a delicious line-up of Wellington poets as they whisper sweet and sinister nothings in your ear.

Then, take part in hands-on sensory experimentation with a team of food scientists to explore the mysterious ways your senses impact your perception of flavour.

Join artist Laura Duffy in discussion with Simon Gennard, or take a romp down the lolly aisle with Senior Curator Chelsea Nichols leading to some very dark places.

Finally, join Poneke-based singer & electronic producer, Strange Stains, for industrial-pop soundscapes, droning synths and reverb-soaked vocals that conjure a mood “somewhere between the soundtrack to an 80s horror movie and a lullaby”.

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3pm – Poetry reading: Sam Duckor-Jones & friends

MC Sam Duckor-Jones is joined by poets— Areez Katki, Tayi Tibble, Freya Sadgrove, Claudia Jardine and Becca Hawkes — responding to the sickly sweet themes of Candy Coated.

4pm – Stimulate your Senses, interactive lecture

Take part in a hands-on sensory experimentation session with a team of food scientists from Otago University to explore the ways in which your sense of smell, sight and hearing impact your perception of flavour.

5pm – Curator-led tour of Candy Coated

Tread the fine line between sweet and sickening as you take a walk through Candy Coated with Senior Curator Chelsea Nichols.

5.30pm – Laura Duffy: In Conversation

Join artist Laura Duffy in conversation with friend, writer & curator Simon Gennard as they discuss her work, Garden of Purity, and queering the binaries of repulsion and desire.

6.15pm – Strange Stains

Known for her singular approach and excitable energy, join Strange Stains for a mesmerising and luscious performance of industrial-pop soundscapes that encourage footloose abandon. DIY Ableton beats, a faithful synth, and a strapped-on microphone are just some of the tools used in crafting the fresh aural stains of this bogan Madonna.

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45 Laings Road

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The Dowse Art Museum is a free public gallery for people to enjoy contemporary art and culture.

With constantly changing exhibitions, a welcoming family lounge and delightful store a visit to The Dowse Art Museum is the perfect way to upgrade your day. After you’ve feasted your eyes on the extraordinary art and attended one of our events you can have enjoy kai and kōrero with friends and whānau at Bellbird Eatery.

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