TENDER IS THE NIGHT IN WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND

Two of our films, Anyone else isn’t you (2005) and Make me yours again (2007) will feature in the forthcoming group exhibition at City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand - open 7 May – 17 July 2011 in the North, West & East Galleries.

Tender is the Night asks us all how it feels to fall in and fall out of love. The show brings together a selection of art works which explore the complex and intense nature of desire, love and the loss of a loved one. Tender is the Night is a mix-tape of emotions, a gathering of artists’ explorations from the 18th to the 21st centuries, of the sticky and exhilarating mix of longing and consummation, and those intensely felt moments of loss that characterise the evolution and devolution of human relationships.

The exhibition includes work by: Rita Angus, Kushana Bush, Derrick Cherrie, Phil Dadson, George Dawe, Marlene Dumas, Jeffrey Harris, Michael Harrison, Suzuki Harunobu, Frances Hodgkins, Eric Gill, Jesper Just, Henry Lamb, Liz Maw, Anne Noble, Catherine Opie, Fiona Pardington, Alan Pearson, Edward Poynter, H. Linley Richardson, Auguste Rodin, David Rosetzky, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, Stanley Spencer, Ava Seymour, Katsukawa Shuncho, Laurie Simmons, Douglas Stichbury, Robin White, Francis Upritchard, and Erica van Zon. As well as a number of intriguing works which are currently unattributed to a specific artist.

Tender Is The Night is curated by Heather Galbraith, Associate Professor / Head of School, School of Fine Arts, College of Creative Arts, Massey University, and previously Senior Curator at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and City Gallery Wellington respectively.

More information is available at the City Gallery web site.

Download the media release here.