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New artist in residence, Connah Podmore

This month, we warmly welcome artist Connah Podmore in the residency studio at 30upstairs. Connah works in a multi-disciplinary way, using photography, drawing and writing to present small, intimate details of her surroundings. A few hairs left in a sink, … Continue reading

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Introducing Hana Miller and Jacob Perkins

We would like to welcome our first artists in residence for 2016: audiovisual artists Hana Miller and Jacob Perkins of Ready Steady Studio (RDYSTDY). They are the founders of this creative studio based in Wellington which produces video art, live projection, … Continue reading

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Some problematic answers

The only things I knew about what was happening in the room were a) an argument about if the girl was really typing the answers people gave or not, and b) that someone I knew replied ‘bomb’ after being asked … Continue reading

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Intimate encounters at 30upstairs

Viewing the three new shows at 30upstairs for the first time on a Thursday morning in silence and solitude made for an intimate experience, one privileged to me as I had missed the opening and happened to be there on … Continue reading

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Another Laith McGregor

When I first saw Laith McGregor’s Dawn on Ceningan Island, Indonesia, July 2014, it was reclining against one of the tables in the 30upstairs office.  The beautiful raw timber frame begs to be touched, and the work itself contains a labyrinth … Continue reading

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30upstairs welcomes our new artist in residence Veronica Green

Fresh from Venice, Wellington born artist Veronica Green will be part of the 30upstairs family as the artist in residence for the next month prior to her exhibition in late August. Green completed her degree in Fine Arts (Hons) in … Continue reading

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Laila O’Brien chats with Dani Terrizzi about her recent work in the LIGHT exhibition, Trembling in the Balance

Over several visits to 30upstairs recently I spent a fair amount of time watching Dani Terrizzi’s work Trembling in the balance in the small dark room at 30upstairs. It was a part of the LIGHT exhibition that finished last Saturday. … Continue reading

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A change in the air

It’s the middle of winter and over the last week the sky has been littered with clouds that span from a dull white to a deep murky purple. The frequency with which I can see my breath in the middle of … Continue reading

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We would like to welcome our new artist in residence, Bridget Reweti.

We would like to welcome our new artist in residence, Bridget Reweti. Bridget’s work presents new interpretations and ways of understanding the New Zealand landscape and is informed by Māori history and customary significance of outdoors sites. Her explorations of … Continue reading

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We farewell Laila O’Brien from the 30upstairs residency and discuss her exhibition Wynken, Blynken, and Nod

  You have just finished your 3-month residency at 30upstairs culminating in an exhibition that includes a large-scale video projection, paintings and a ceiling installation. How are you feeling about the residency and your show? It was a really productive … Continue reading

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