Curating and co-created works for Dream Pavilion exhibition: Cloud 9, in Auckland

Exhibition opening July 20th 2021 from 5-7pm. Cloud 9 runs form July 20th- 31st, 2021.


I've been working on the Dream Pavilion exhibition initiative since the first NZ lockdown last year and it's so amazing to finally share images of its first group exhibition, Cloud 9, which opened July 20th in Auckland at Grey Gallery in Auckland. Dream Pavilion is designed to present a revised artist-led exhibition format which adds to the contemporary art dialogue in New Zealand by opening space for exhibiting and creating new and experimental work outside a traditional gallery schedule. As well as this, the initiative endeavours to introduce new outside participants to the local ecosystem; the intention being increased diversity, and perspectives as well as opening new possibilities for New Zealand artists to gain visibility abroad.


13 artists from around New Zealand, Melbourne and London have been invited to make work which is co-created for Cloud 9, the first of what I hope will be many more exhibitions.


More on Cloud 9 HERE.


Images, text and future exhibitions on the Dream Pavilion Instagram page: @_dream_pavilion


Left to right: Epidermis, 76 x 76cm, original mixed media and oil on canvas co-created by Megan Archer & Annie Smits Sandano. Series of ceramic vessels, dimensions varied, response work by Annie Smits Sandano. Soul Substance 4, 50 x 70cm, monotype by Belinda Griffiths. Thinker 4 , 35 x 28cm, glazed stoneware by Annie Sandano, Soul Substance 2, 50 x 70cm, monotype by Belinda Griffiths. Thinker 7 , 35 x 28cm, glazed stoneware by Annie Sandano And it Just Stuck, 48 x 64cm, original gouache and watercolour on paper by Theresa Waugh.



Exhibition introduction text by Seed Gallery Director Kate Mullins:




Left to right: How we can talk (2001 - 2021) Part 1, 80 x 80cm, original acrylic and silk screen print collage on canvas co-created by Steve Lovett & Annie Smits Sandano. How we can talk (2001 - 2021) Part 2, 80 x 80cm, original acrylic and silk screen print collage on canvas co-created by Steve Lovett & Annie Smits Sandano. Absence Kēhua,

70 x 50cm, hand printed dry point etching and watercolour co-created by Vanessa Wairata Edwards & Annie Smits Sandano. Stillness Kēhua, 70 x 50cm, hand printed dry point etching and watercolour co-created by Vanessa Wairata Edwards & Annie Smits Sandano. Pulse II, 30 x 30cm, black gesso, spray paint on paper collage by Caroline Faigan. Earth, Infinity, Masculine, Feminine, 50 x 50cm, hand built glazed ceramic wall hanging by Annie Smits Sandano. Thinker 3, 27 x 37cm, glazed ceramic by Annie Smits Sandano. Lift 4, 37 x 53cm, monotype on paper by Belinda Griffiths.


It's been an amazing privilege to work with this line up of talented artists for this show:


Sorcha Avalon Mackenzie

Fiona Grady

Vanessa Wairata Edwards

Oliver Cain

Belinda Griffiths

Megan Archer

Jonathan Lawes

Isaac Katzoff

John Pusateri

Jamie Te Heuheu

Steve Lovett

Caroline Faigan

Theresa Waugh