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28 April 2012 —
21 October 2012

Gregor Kregar:
Dream House Project

Gregor Kregar, Dream House Project, 2012 (installation view). Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Auckland. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Gregor Kregar, Dream House Project, 2012 (installation view). Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Auckland. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Gregor Kregar, Dream House Project, 2012 (installation view). Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Auckland. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Gregor Kregar, Dream House Project, 2012 (installation view). Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Auckland. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Gregor Kregar, Dream House Project, 2012 (installation view). Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Auckland. Photo by Sam Hartnett.
Gregor Kregar, Dream House Project, 2012 (installation view). Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Auckland. Photo by Sam Hartnett.

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Te Tuhi is proud to present the Dream House Project, a new large-scale installation and collaborative exhibition by Auckland-based artist Gregor Kregar. The Dream House Project follows on from a series of international projects by Kregar exhibited between 2006-2008 in Sydney, New York, New Jersey and North Carolina. In these works Kregar explored through a variety of materials and scales the tensions between architectural theory and its physical reality, particularly of the Russian Constructivists.

The Dream House Project is a significant new development on this body of work. Kregar used the project as an opportunity to experiment with materials, construction and collaboration. The resulting installation is an enormous bird nest-like timber structure that viewers can walk through and sit within. Constructed entirely out of old discarded timber, the structure parasitically engulfs Te Tuhi’s foyer entrance in a complex web of wooden refuse.

In a nearby gallery space, Kregar also displays the dream architecture of local youth. In the weeks leading up to the exhibition, Kregar worked with over three hundred students from Elm Park Primary School to create drawings and cardboard models of their own dream houses. Together the installation and exhibition explore the importance of imagination, experimentation and spontaneity in creating dynamic architectural forms.

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→ Kregar’s Te Tuhi Foyer Installation – EyeContact

TJ McNamara: Building Space - New Zealand Herald

 

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Gregor Kregar: Dream House Project

The gallery is closed for install from 29 January 2023.

Our next exhibition Who can think, what can think curated by Bruce E. Phillips will open 18 February 2023.

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