Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington
Gate 3, Kelburn Parade
Wellington 6140
New Zealand

Lunchtime Readings

Lunchtime talk

12am 30 May 2023

Te Pātaka Toi Adam Art Gallery

12.00pm, Tuesdays, 16 & 30 May, 13 & 27 June, 11 & 25 July

Every second Tuesday lunchtime, Christina Barton, Director of the Adam Art Gallery and co-curator of In Relation: Performance Works by Peter Roche & Linda Buis 1979–1985, will select a performance in the exhibition and read the relevant original notes drafted by the artists or compiled by their most assiduous audience member, the critic and curator Wystan Curnow. Her idea is to bring a live dimension into the gallery as a way of animating the documentation on display and sharing first-hand insights in their unedited form. Each reading will be between 10 and 20 minutes with time for questions after.

Black and white photo

Peter Roche & Linda Buis, Liaison, part one of a three-part performance, March 1980, Real Pictures, Auckland, digital print from black and white photograph, photograph by Gregory Burke, courtesy Peter Roche Estate.

Peter Roche, Oh Shit No, On the Contrary, performance with Linda Buis, October 1979, Grafton Arts Centre, Auckland, digital print from black and white photograph, photographer unknown, courtesy Peter Roche Estate