Newcall Gallery

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Christina Read | The Psychologist's Bookshelf | 25 August2009




Tuesday August 25, 6pm

The Psychologist's Bookshelf runs August 26 – September 12, 2009

Gallery hours: Wednesday - Saturday 11-5

With text response by Matthew Crookes

Please also join us Saturday 5 September when Christina will discuss the works in The Psychologist's Bookshelf and wider issues around her practice. The talk will begin at 3pm.


Auckland-based artist Christina Read presents:
The Psychologist’s Bookshelf, an exhibition of sculptures, constructions, video, ornaments and glossy enamel.

You know, everyone's got to fill that worry hole, with worries.
Karl Pilkington

Exhibitions include solo shows ‘The Barge and the Bear’ at The Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin, 2008, ‘The Tragedy of Doctor Simms’, Auckland Festival AK07, 2007 and ‘Untitled Booklist’ at Window Gallery, University of Auckland 2006. Christina was the winner of the 2006 National Drawing Award for her drawing ‘I should have been a detective’, part of the prize being the publication of her book ‘Evidence’ co-published by ARTSPACE and the Physics Room.

Christina completed a Masters in Fine Art at Elam School of Fine Art in 2006.
Currently employed as a lecturer at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design.



Tuesday 25th August, 6 pm

Matters is a journal for contemporary art discourse in New Zealand.

“Matters itself has been designed to shift in response to changes within the local art community. Across issues, it will represent no fixed agenda (or even format). Its ongoing aspiration is simply to stimulate discussion, particularly in those areas perceived to be undernourished by contemporary discourse in New Zealand—this issue focuses on in-depth engagement with specific recent projects staged locally. “ - Sam Rountree WIlliams

Matters has been instigated as part of Newcall Gallery’s broader programme of developing more robust discourse around New Zealand art. It will be released intermittently, varying in format from issue to issue and responding to the perceived needs of the local art community in a flexible manner.

This second issue within the over-arching Matters journal project is powered by intelligent critical reflection on several recent exhibitions staged locally, and maintains a focus on emerging practitioners. Matters 2 contains essays by Jan Bryant, Andrew Clifford, Sarah Hopkinson, Amy Howden-Champan and Laura Preston.

Please join us at Newcall gallery to celebrate the launch, and purchase advance copies of the publication. The launch will take place in conjunction with an exhibition of new work by Auckland artist Christina Read. Newcall is a not-for-profit organisation. We would like to acknowledge the generous support of Creative New Zealand in the production of Matters 2.