Reserve a place:

Samantha Cheng invites you to join her on the train to participate in a temporary exhibition for Chez Derriere’s final Play workshop.

Join Samantha with an artwork or item you would like to exhibit on a short train journey from Newmarket Station to Mt Albert and back again, starting at 10am on Saturday 16 September at Newmarket Station.

The artist encourages participants to be creative in how they exhibit their item on the train. Items and artworks could be worn on a bag or clothing, it could be a video played on a phone or attached to a bicycle or pet!

Samantha recommends looking at AT’s train etiquette (details of which can be found here and here), as it offers advice on where you could store or exhibit your items on the train, perhaps on your lap or under a seat. Samantha is intrigued by the role of the passenger and invites everyone to assume this role with her; come along for the ride!

On return to Newmarket Station, please stay for a picnic of sandwiches and scones in the Newmarket Station Courtyard. Remember to bring your AT Hop card or train tickets are available to purchase at Newmarket Station.

This performance will be documented and exhibited as part of the upcoming Play exhibition at Chez Derriere opening on 30 September 2023.

Everyone welcome, register your interest by emailing Felixe at

More information about Chez Derriere and Te Tuhi’s Parnell Project Space can be found here.

Samantha Cheng works across installation, sculpture and video to pursue purposelessness and seek out humorous encounters in art making. In her practice these are strategies to reconceive of failure as a generative space for making performative gestures that operate as an ongoing rehearsal for the real world. Previous exhibitions include Mass/Mess, 2023, Window; Interim Express, 2023, Oddly; and Surface Level with Hugo Primbs, 2022, RM Gallery. She is based in Tāmaki Makaurau and has a Master of Visual Arts (2021) from Auckland University of Technology.


  • Free - Bookings Essential


  • Sat 16 Sep


  • 10:00 am — 12:00 pm


  • Newmarket Train Station
  • Newmarket, 1023
  • Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland