School of Fine Arts exhibitions
The School of Fine Arts provides a range of public spaces for the University of Canterbury to stage a diverse range of arts and cultural programmes through exhibitions, performances and events for the promotion, education and enjoyment of the arts by the university and the wider Canterbury communities.
The Ilam Campus Gallery is open 9am-4pm Monday-Friday and can be found in Block Two, School of Fine Arts.
The Casting Room, our student exhibition space, is located in Block Three, School of Fine Arts.
Current and Upcoming exhibitions
Daegan Wells | A gathering distrust
ILAM CAMPUS GALLERY, BLOCK 2, SoFA, 21 FEBRUARY - 22 MARCH 2018
YOU ARE WARMLY INVITED TO:
THE ILAM CAMPUS GALLERY EXHIBITION OPENING AT 5PM TUESDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2018
Image: Daegan Wells, extract from "A Gathering Distrust"
In October of 1969, a group of concerned locals gathered together at a house in Invercargill, putting in motion a plan to fight the proposed raising of Lake Manapouri as part of the Manapouri hydropower project.
The campaign launched by the Save Lake Manapouri Committees throughout New Zealand highlighted the power of protest in influencing Government policy and has come to symbolise a sea change in New Zealander’s personal engagement with environmental policy.
A Gathering Distrust explores the state of tension between the Save Lake Manapouri supporters, and the National Government under Jack Marshal in the build-up to the 1972 election.
Through his archival and sculptural practice, Daegan Wells explores storytelling as a way of illuminating key political, environmental, social and cultural events from our recent history.
Wells centres his research around the contested foreshore of the lake utilising video installation, and ceramic works formed from clay sourced from the shoreline of Lake Manapouri.