School of Fine Arts exhibitions

Fine Arts gallery

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.

Ilam Campus Gallery

The Ilam Campus Gallery is open 9am-4pm Monday-Friday and can be found in Block Two, School of Fine Arts.

The Casting Room + Ir2 Gallery

The Casting Room, our student exhibition space, is located in Block Three, School of Fine Arts.

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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

Daegan Wells | A gathering distrust-main-image

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.

Previous exhibitions

Visit our archives for images of previous exhibitions from the Ilam Campus Gallery, and The Casting Room + Ir2 galleries. 

Sponsors

We are grateful for the ongoing support of sponsors Mt Beautiful and Murray and Co.