Each book has been recommended by a local or international artist in response to Millar’s invitation to contribute to the project, resulting in a dynamic reading list for anyone interested in visual culture.
Rendered as a space of critical dialogue and collaboration, the booth, and this publication, reflects the influences that fuel creativity and celebrates these moments of chance encounters with others whose ideas may ultimately shape our own.
Ngātahi is an informal collective of public galleries with a focused curatorial programme that engages with local, national and global conversations of contemporary art, design, craft and other practices.
Public galleries in Aotearoa are funded either through central government, local councils or universities, and in many cases also rely on grants from trusts and foundations and support from individual philanthropists. Ngātahi includes CNZ funded, Auckland Council funded and university funded galleries. It includes galleries with and without collections. All of the galleries stage a succession of changing exhibitions and artists projects.
Ngātahi’s collaboration aims to engage with and create opportunities that benefit and strengthen the profile and reach of Ngātahi member galleries and the wider sector, and to shape and contribute to critical discourse around contemporary artistic, curatorial and institutional practices.
Ngātahi includes Artspace Aotearoa, Gus Fisher Gallery (The University of Auckland), Objectspace, ST PAUL St Gallery (AUT), Te Tuhi and Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery.