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Guided Tour: Joanna Margaret Paul

Wednesday 25 January, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Beta Street, oil, 1981. Image by S. Taylor-Offord

Join us for an exclusive  guided tour of Joanna Margaret Paul: Imagined in the Context of a Room, with City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi’s Public Programmes Specialist Graham Frost. Imagined in the Context of a Room is a major retrospective of the life and work of Joanna Margaret Paul, an important and pioneering artist of her generation whose art practice spanned drawing, painting, poetry, photography, and film. Paul’s intimate explorations of domestic life pushed the boundaries of artistic practice

Paul’s art asserted the legitimacy and importance of lived experience, particularly the experiences of women, as subject matter. She celebrated the ‘ordinary’ and ‘minor’, she rejected trends and she trusted how the world appeared from her point of view. The exhibition traces key journeys that shaped the artist’s life and work: from Ōtepoti Dunedin to Banks Peninsula to Whanganui; as well as between the landscape and the interior, between the mind, body, and spirit, and between presence and absence

Image by Elias Rodriguez/ http://eliasrodriguez.co.nz). Image provided and reproduced courtesy of City Gallery

Bio: Graham Frost Kaiwhakahaere Hono Hāpori | Public Programmes Specialist Toi. Graham has worked for City Gallery Wellington in various capacities for over seven years. He currently holds the position of Public Programmes Specialist – Toi with a specific interest in community engagement and accessibility. He graduated in 2015 with a Masters in Fine Art from Massey University Place, history and cultural memory are core tenets of his arts practice. Graham also works as Associate Director at The Performance Arcade and has previously taught at Massey University and Toi Whakaari.

Please assemble in the City Gallery foyer by 3.15pm.






Members Only: Ticket includes parking at Te Papa (tickets will be validated on arrival at City Gallery), koha to the gallery and talk. 

Featured Image: Detail from Seacliff, 1972, S Taylor-Offord


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Wednesday 25 January
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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