Ngātahi welcomes you into an unfolding framework of collective ingenuity that foregrounds books as a source of artistic inspiration.
Working with leading Aotearoa New Zealand based artist Judy Millar, we are proud to introduce the Judy Millar book collection, featuring books suggested by artists and creatives from around the globe. Rendered as a space of critical dialogue and collaboration, the booth reflects the influences that fuel creativity and celebrates these moments of chance encounters with others whose ideas may ultimately shape our own.
Alongside this presentation, curators from Ngātahi organisations will be running a series of public tours of the fair each with a guest artist to be revealed on the day. Visitors to the booth are welcome to browse the Judy Millar book collection for reading, purchase and enjoyment, and share a chat with a curator over a board game and a coffee.
This space has been designed by Sajeev Ruthra to allow for scheduled and unscheduled group activities and discussions to take place. Maybe you'll meet a person, or a book, or a book recommended by a person, by chance.
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.
Ngātahi includes Artspace Aotearoa, Gus Fisher Gallery (The University of Auckland), Objectspace, ST PAUL Gallery (AUT), Te Tuhi and Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery.
Auckland Art Fair
The Ngātahi Chance Meeting Club is part of Auckland Art Fair 2021. Tickets can be purchased here.