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Lisa Walker: She wants to go to her bedroom . . .

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An ambitious retrospective exhibition looking at Lisa Walker’s 30-year career as a pioneer of contemporary jewellery

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An ambitious retrospective exhibition looking at Lisa Walker’s 30-year career as a pioneer of contemporary jewellery. Previously shown at CODA Museum in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands (2020); Museum Villa Stuck in Munich, Germany (2019), RMIT Design Hub Melbourne (2019), and Te Papa in Wellington (2018), Te Uru is delighted to present 'Lisa Walker: She wants to go to her bedroom but she can't be bothered,' a major exhibition across two floors, accommodating over 250 pieces – a homecoming for these works that have travelled across the world.

Since departing our shores, each exhibition has been added to, re-thought and re-designed by Walker to present a constantly updated, contemporary presentation. Te Uru’s exhibition will span Galleries Two, Three and Four – a major installation for our 2021 programme. Each space will loosely cover three significant chapters in Walker’s career.

Accompanying the exhibition will be Lisa Walker’s sell-out publication An unreliable guidebook to jewellery — republished by Perimeter Books and RMIT with support from Creative New Zealand. This new iteration features additional pages and information, and will be available from our gallery shop.

Also available from the gallery shop soon is a limited edition tea towel, designed by Lisa Walker and Karl Fritsch especially for the exhibition at Te Uru.

Supported by Dame Jenny Gibbs and Kim Smith.

Image: Lisa Walker (detail)

5 June — 29 August 2021

Opening function Saturday 12 June, 4pm

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Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery is a regional gallery locally rooted in West Auckland but globally minded. We have a distinctive West Auckland focus but a national and international perspective. Through our programmes, we create a world stage for art that is relevant for our audiences, to put local art, artists and ideas in conversation and context with national and international developments in contemporary practice. We present a diverse programme of contemporary exhibitions, events and activities, including art, craft and design, to reflect and strengthen the full diversity of cultural identities, interests and potential of our community.

As a destination gallery, Te Uru operates from an award-winning, building in the recently re-opened Lopdell Precinct. The gallery originally opened in 1986 as the Waitemata City Arts and Cultural Centre, later known as Lopdell House Gallery, sited in the historic Lopdell House building in the heart of Titirangi, gateway to the Waitākere rain forest and en route to Auckland's famous west coast beaches. We reopened as Te Uru on Saturday 1 November 2014 in our new purpose-built facilities, offering extraordinary exhibitions and spectacular views of the surrounding area.

Our name, Te Uru, makes reference to Te Hau a Uru, the wind that blows from the west, a powerful characteristic of the region and an important story for local iwi, Te Kawerau ā Maki, who have bestowed us with this new kaupapa. The west wind shares the messages and vision of the people that live in the west, brings change, sets direction and influences Auckland City from its mountainous perch atop the Great Forest of Tiriwa. Te Uru will be a source of information and ideas that will project across the region - a fitting framework for a contemporary gallery.

420 Titirangi Road, Titirangi, Auckland, New Zealand
Phone:+64 9 817 8087
Open: Monday-Sunday, 10am-4:30pm
Parking available on the street or behind the gallery.
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