Event Details


UPDATE: Due to the weather in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, this talk has been rescheduled to Sunday 19 February 2023 at 11am.

'Networks of practice, networks of silence: Exploring and expanding contemporary art exhibition histories in Aotearoa' - A talk by curator and writer, Bruce E. Phillips

You are invited to hear Bruce E. Phillips discuss his recently completed PhD research that involved investigating a 50 year history (1970-2020) of exhibition-making in Aotearoa and how the findings have influenced the upcoming exhibition Who can think, what can think (opening at Te Tuhi on Saturday 18 February) and the editorial direction of a forthcoming publication charting a history of contemporary art exhibitions at Te Tuhi.

Read more about the forthcoming exhibition and Phillips' publication at tetuhi.art

This venue is wheelchair accessible.

About Bruce E. Phillips:

Bruce E. Phillips (Pākehā/NZ European) is an Edinburgh-based arts practitioner from Aotearoa often working as a project manager, writer and curator. His practice is dedicated to working alongside others to address unrealised potential, overlooked histories or to confront social inequalities. Phillips has curated many exhibitions featuring over 200 artists such as Tania Bruguera, Ruth Ewan, Amanda Heng, Tehching Hsieh, Maddie Leach, William Pope.L, Peter Robinson, Santiago Sierra, Shannon Te Ao, Ruth Watson and The Otolith Group. As a writer he has contributed reviews and articles for art magazines and journals including ArtAsiaPacific, ArtLink Australia, Art News New Zealand and Contemporary HUM. In 2022, he completed a PhD through Massey University focusing on curatorial practice in Aotearoa.


  • Free


  • Sun 19 Feb


  • 11:00 am — 12:00 pm

Address (Off-site)

  • Te Tuhi's Parnell Project Space at Parnell Station
  • 23 Cheshire Street, Parnell