Event Details


Please join TPR for a talk by artists Daniel John Corbett Sanders and Priscilla Rose Howe on the final day of their TPR exhibition Backdirt.

This talk will focus on points of commonality and difference in these practices, on queer desire, histories and futures, and on material decisions made by each artist.

Light refreshments will be provided, please feel free to bring your own too if you wish to attend in your lunch break!

The talk will be 40 minutes, plus questions.


Priscilla Rose Howe is an artist based in Ōtautahi. Predominantly using drawing materials, Howe explores ideas around queerness, phenomenology and the supernatural within domestic and public settings. Her works suggest a space that is at once magical and worldly, grotesque, and desire-filled. Recent exhibitions include Banquet, The Art Paper, 31 Lorne St, Tāmaki Makaurau, (2023); Green Lipped; Jhana Millers Gallery, Te Whanganui-a-Tara (2022); The Person (with Alex Laurie and Tom Tuke), Coastal Signs, Tāmaki Makaurau (2022); Cruel Optimism: New artists show, Artspace Aotearoa, Tāmaki Makaurau (2021); and In a pool of mud, the night was hot, Sanc Gallery, Tāmaki Makaurau (2021).

Daniel John Corbett Sanders is a Pākehā artist and curator based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara. He is interested in critical geographies and social power structures, especially the relationship between LGBTQIA+ people and political economies. His work is fantastical, and often references film techniques by playing with storyboarding, vignettes, and narrative. Recent exhibitions include Becoming Animals, Play_Station, Te Whanganui-a-Tara (2022); Broken Sovereignty, Lightship, Tāmaki Makaurau (2022); Wild Once More, Te Tuhi, Tāmaki Makaurau (2022); and Urban Nothing, RM Gallery and Project Space, Tāmaki Makaurau (2021).

Read more about the exhibition below.


  • Free - All Welcome


  • Fri 21 Apr


  • 12:30 pm — 1:30 pm


  • 301 Montreal Street
  • The Arts Centre Registry Additions Building
  • (access from The Arts Centre Market Square)
  • Christchurch