Experience a live movement response within Pauline Rhodes: Blue Mind, as contemporary dance artist Julia Harvie (Movement Art Practice) performs on the exhibition's final day at the Gallery.

In this one-off performance Julia will use movement as a way to generate a series of meditative and dynamic responses which measure and fill the space between her body and Pauline’s work.

Julia Harvie is an award winning New Zealand dance artist. She graduated from UNITEC in 2003 with a Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts in Contemporary Dance. Julia’s practice involves multidisciplinary collaborations, civic engagement, architecture and improvisation. She tends towards challenging dominant power structures through non-theatrical settings which lead to richer consideration of audience perspective and the female body as a powerful political site. She has worked for a wide range of Aotearoa's foremost choreographers. Her work has toured throughout New Zealand and has been presented in Taiwan and Australia. She has eighteen years of experience producing her own works and since 2013 has been the Artistic Director of Movement Art Practice (MAP). She is dedicated to the growth and development her fellow dance, theatre and visual arts practitioners in building communities around their work here in Ōtautahi Christchurch through her work at MAP and Ōtautahi Tiny Performance Festival.

Pauline Rhodes is one of New Zealand’s most recognised and acclaimed installation artists, and since the 1970s her local area around the hills and beaches of Banks Peninsula has often been her focus. For Rhodes, blue is a colour rich in associations, recalling the sea, the sky, our ‘blue planet’ viewed from space. It’s also a state of mind – clear, calm, reflective and melancholy. Blue Mind combines a wide array of materials, from kelp and cloth to stained wood and glass, that Rhodes has accumulated, salvaged and often recycled over many years and multiple projects. Through her acute understanding of spatial relationships, they transformed into a captivating meditation on vulnerability, fluidity and impermanence.


  • Free


  • Sun 07 Mar


  • 2:00 pm


  • Corner Worcester Boulevard and Montreal Street
  • Ōtautahi Christchurch, 8140