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Come together and celebrate the opening of our new exhibition season with the chance to hear from artists and expert voices. Joining curator Aaron Lister are writer and poet Joan Fleming, and artist Martin Basher, offering fresh responses to our new exhibition Angela Lane: Phosophene.

Joan Fleming: Award-winning poet Joan Fleming is the author of the collections The Same as Yes and Failed Love Poems (THWUP), and the post-environmental-collapse verse novel Song of Less (Cordite Books). She works as a lecturer in Creative Writing at Massey University, and writes about staying awake on the precipice.

Martin Basher: Martin Basher is a US/NZ painter and sculptor currently living in Wellington. Basher received his BA (2003) and MFA (2008) from Columbia University, New York and holds a Doctorate in Fine Art (2016) from Auckland University. Working with a broad range of materials including aluminum, plexiglass, chipboard and wood, Basher's work plays with the relationships between art display and commercial display, between flatness and form, and between nature and the artificial. Basher has exhibited widely in the US, Europe and Australasia.


  • Free | Donation Appreciated


  • Sat 28 Oct


  • 2:00 pm — 3:00 pm


  • Te Ngākau Civic Square
  • 101 Wakefield St
  • Wellington 6140