Cardboard City to rise at Auckland Art Gallery

Cardboard City to rise at Auckland Art Gallery



See the city emerge from cardboard at the collaborative art installation Project Another Country opens in the school holidays from Saturday 21 April 2018 at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.

The very first cardboard houses to contribute to the installation will be made by Gallery visitors in a series of drop-in workshops being held from Saturday 14 to Sunday 20 April form 10:30am to 3:30pm daily. Children and adults can imagine their perfect home and  then create it using recycled cardboard.

Project Another Country is a participatory artwork commissioned for Auckland Art Gallery’s Todd Foundation Creative Learning Centre. It explores community, family, relocation and homemaking, and is part of an ongoing series of site-specific projects that use art-making to prompt conversations about what makes a home.

Using recycled cardboard boxes to create a model city, the artists invite collaboration by providing work space and materials for Gallery visitors to produce their own small cardboard houses which will be amassed into the installation.

Auckland Art Gallery Director Rhana Devenport says: ‘The themes the Aquilizans explore and the discussions that their work evokes – surrounding migration, displacement and settlement – are so vitally relevant for Aucklanders today and for the city’s future. With 39 per cent of people living in the Auckland region having been born overseas, these are conversations that truly matter in today’s world.”

New Zealand residents FREE
Members and Members Guests FREE (with valid Members card)
Children 12 & under FREE
International adults $20
International students $17 (with ID)

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