• Joyce Campbell

On the Last Afternoon: Disrupted Ecologies and the Work of Joyce Campbell is the first exhibition to survey the photo- and media-based practice of artist Joyce Campbell. Curated for the Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi by leading contemporary art historian, LA-based John C. Welchman, the exhibition works with the gallery’s architecture to foreground the remarkable variety of approaches she has taken to her chosen media and subjects. Shifting scale from the microscopic to the global, she uses the full panoply of techniques from photography’s two-hundred-year history to give visible form to the beauty, complexity and sheer perseverance of life under threat.

Campbell’s solo exhibition is accompanied by Te Taniwha: The Manuscript of Ārikirangi the latest iteration of her decade-long collaboration with tribal historian and kaumatua Richard Niania. They bring to light a manuscript written by the prophet leader Te Kooti Ārikirangi Te Turuki containing hymns, prayers and whakapapa that are founding documents of the Ringatū faith. This and other historical documents were given to Niania’s great-great grandfather by Ārikirangi, the religion’s founder, exactly 150 years ago.

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  • Victoria University of Wellington
  • Gate 3, Kelburn Parade
  • Wellington 6140