• Justene Williams

Making do rhymes with poo is a major new multimedia installation with video and live performance by eminent Australian artist Justene Williams. For the entire opening week, Williams will conduct a durational live performance in the gallery, using her own body to transform the space through menial ‘work’. This exciting new work addresses conscious and unconscious forms of labour undertaken by the body. The title reads both as a way of ‘making do’ with what is at one’s disposal (a nod to the artist’s working-class upbringing and time spent with her father in his wrecking yard) as well as to describe the automatic labour of ‘making’ with the body.

Visitors are encouraged to drop in anytime during the first week of this exhibition to view the live performance. Performance schedule:

Saturday 25 May 4–6pm (coinciding with launch event for exhibition)

Monday 27 May – Saturday 1 June 10am – 1pm, 2pm – 4.30pm

This exhibition is made possible with the support of The Chartwell Charitable Trust.

Opening Hours

  • Winter/Spring: Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-4:30pm
  • Summer/Autumn: Monday - Sunday, 10am to 4.30pm


  • 420 Titirangi Road
  • Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland, 0604