Pride: Events / Exhibitions


11 - 26 February
Michael Lett Gallery + Artspace NZ

I hate you, I hate you, I hate you, because I don't hate you; I love you…

Locations:
Artspace NZ artist studio-workshop
Michael Lett Gallery (upstairs)
Hosted by Search and Destroy, Sunset Tattoo and
Glamuzina Architects. (Cross St)


I hate you, I hate you, I hate you, because I don't hate you; I love you... is an off site project organised by Artspace NZ and Michael Lett in dialogue with Ary Jansen as part of Auckland Pride Festival's visual arts programme.

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14 - 26 February
A Room of Our Own curated by Rachael Duval
Opening: 14 February, 6pm - 8pm, 12pm - 4pm (closed Sundays)
1a Hereford Street

With works from
Alice Senescall, Anna Sisson, Prairie Hatchard-McGill, Emmanuel Sarmiento, Jah, Clara Chon, Diva Blair, Joanna Neumegen, Juliet Carpenter, Cameron Ah loo-Matamua, Sorawit Songsataya, Te Ariki Campbell, Rachael Duval, Ella Scott-Fleming, Oliver Gilbert, Tash Keddy & Daniel John Corbett Sanders

Politics are personal and queerness falls in the canon of tragedy. One can often feel as though they are in a procession of jesters, all vying for the adoration of the Queen's court. Who has the most wit? Intellect? Sex appeal? Who can shock without being beheaded? This is the circus we navigate through daily and have done so since birth. Sometimes we fall prey to the court and sometimes we create rooms of our own. In an address to the Republican National Convention, Caitlyn Jenner said that “it was easy to come out as trans, it was hard to come out as Republican." I'm not including her to be facetious, I think she's relevant to this. Her embodiment of queerness in connection to her personal views seems surreal and crude, but it shouldn't. As attractive as it can be to reduce it to platitudes, queerness is not one singular vision nor is it a liberal politic. Queerness is a beautiful and incongruous mess -- quiet and internal -- churning through births and rebirths as it transcends itself with every passing voice.


Written by Cameron Ah Loo-Matamua




10 February – 4 March
TIM MELVILLE GALLERY, 4 Winchester St, Grey Lynn
Russ Flatt: Take Me to The River
OPENING: Friday 10 February, 6PM–8PM


11 February
Rainbow Youth Drop-In Centre, 11 Edinburgh St, Newton
Rainbow Youth Open Day
MIDDAY - 3PM


18 February
FAMILY BAR, 270 K Road, Newton
Femslick Vogue Ball
FAFSWAG
8PM – 11.30PM

20 February
GALATOS, 17 Galatos St, Newton
The Great Auckland Pride Debate
7.30PM

22 February
THE THIRSTY DOG, 469 K Road
I'm An Apache Attack Helicopter
9PM

24 February
THE THIRSTY DOG, 469 K Road
I'm An Apache Attack Helicopter
9PM

25 February
GALATOS St + Studio
PROUD: Party on Galatos St

10PM